65 Inspirational Terence McKenna Quotes For Success In Life

Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, author, and an advocate for the responsible use of naturally occurring psychedelic plants. This motivational Terence McKenna quotes will reconstruct your life.

Best Terence McKenna Quotes

  1. “What we call reality is, in fact, nothing more than a culturally sanctioned and linguistically reinforced hallucination.” – Terence McKenna
  2. “Astonishment is the proper response to reality.” – Terence McKenna
  3. “If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.” – Terence McKenna
  4. “The cost of sanity in this society is a certain level of alienation” – Terence McKenna
  5. “The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words and that if you know the words that the world is made of you can make of it whatever you wish.” – Terence McKenna
  6. “The most beautiful things in the universe are inside the human mind.” – Terence McKenna
  7. “Nature is not mute, it is a man who is deaf.” – Terence McKenna
  8. “The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer” – Terence McKenna
  9. “Worrying is betting against yourself.” – Terence McKenna
  10. “How can we know who is the other until we know who is the self?” – Terence McKenna
  11. “Our ability to destroy ourselves is the mirror image of our ability to save ourselves.” – Terence McKenna
  12. “You see, a secret is not something untold. It’s something which can’t be told.” – Terence McKenna
  13. “For all we know, we know nothing.” – Terence McKenna

  14. “The world which we perceive is a tiny fraction of the world which we can perceive, which is a tiny fraction of the perceivable world.” – Terence McKenna
  15. “If we could feel what we are doing to the Earth, we would stop immediately.” – Terence McKenna
  16. “The main thing to understand is that we are imprisoned in some kind of work of art.” – Terence McKenna
  17. “There is nobody who is so enlightened that they don’t need to work on themselves.” – Terence McKenna
  18. “Science does not deal with subjective experience… Well, that’s too bad because that is all any of us ever have.” – Terence McKenna
  19. “Behind us: the unknown. Before us: the secret.” – Terence McKenna
  20. “We are caught inside a mystery, veiled in an enigma, locked inside a riddle” – Terence McKenna
  21. “The long night of human history is drawing at last to its conclusion.” – Terence McKenna
  22. “We are going through the eye of the needle; make sure you leave what you don’t need behind” – Terence McKenna
  23. “My technique is don’t believe anything. If you believe in something, you are automatically precluded from believing its opposite.” – Terence McKenna
  24. “How do we fight back? By creating art.” – Terence McKenna

  25. “Culture is a plot against the expansion of consciousness.” – Terence McKenna
  26. “Life must be a preparation for the transition to another dimension.” – Terence McKenna
  27. “The drugs of the future will be computers. The computers of the future will be drugs.” – Terence McKenna
  28. “Knowledge, or verbal facility, is no proof that you know what you’re talking about.” – Terence McKenna
  29. “Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.” – Terence McKenna
  30. “The only real experience that counts is your own.” – Terence McKenna
  31. “Being imposes some kind of obligation to find out what’s going on.” – Terence McKenna
  32. “Mind conjures miracles out of time.” – Terence McKenna
  33. “Cultures are virtual realities made of language.” – Terence McKenna
  34. “The bigger you build the bonfire, the more darkness is revealed.” – Terence McKenna
  35. “Half the time you think your thinking you’re actually listening” – Terence McKenna

  36. “There is no liberation to compare with freeing oneself from the illusions and delusions of the age in which one lives.” – Terence McKenna
  37. “You put two egos together and you’ve either got a conflict, which is always interesting or better yet, a love affair.” – Terence McKenna
  38. “There is no knowledge without risk-taking.” – Terence McKenna
  39. “No one knows enough to worry.” – Terence McKenna
  40. “We are the inheritors of a million years of striving for the unspeakable.” – Terence McKenna
  41. “We are the inheritors of a million years of striving for the unspeakable.” – Terence McKenna
  42. “You aren’t an object. You’re a process of some sort.” – Terence McKenna
  43. “We live in condensations of our imagination” – Terence McKenna
  44. “It’s meanings that we need to coax into our lives.” – Terence McKenna

  45. “There is an angel within the monkey struggling to get free, and this is what the historical crisis is all about.” – Terence McKenna
  46. “I’m as against restricting access to drugs as I am to burning books. It offends me in the same way.” – Terence McKenna
  47. “The shaman is not merely a sick man or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself.” – Terence McKenna
  48. “The mind is a far bigger domain than we ever imagined.” – Terence McKenna
  49. “Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness” – Terence McKenna
  50. “The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.” – Terence McKenna
  51. “Our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas” – Terence McKenna
  52. “The imagination is a dimension of nonlocal information” – Terence McKenna, Terence McKenna Quotes is from the book True Hallucinations. 
  53. “To date, the enterprise of thinking has moved us radically away from understanding anything.” – Terence McKenna
  54. “These religions that are so freighted with their own pomposity are no better than inspired guesses.” – Terence McKenna
  55. “History is rooted in the future” – Terence McKenna
  56. “Alchemy is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter.” – Terence McKenna

  57. “The lack of a sense of history makes us really prey to manipulation.” – Terence McKenna
  58. “Chaos is roving through the system and able to undo, at any point, the best-laid plans.” – Terence McKenna
  59. “We are consciousness. We may not always be monkeys.” – Terence McKenna
  60. “Time will perfect matter.” – Terence McKenna
  61. “We do not birth our children into the world of nature. We birth our children into the world of culture.” – Terence McKenna
  62. “We’re not dropping out here, we’re infiltrating and taking over.” – Terence McKenna
  63. “The surface of things is not where attention should rest.” – Terence McKenna
  64. “To carry language from two dimensions into three is the task of the poets, and the rebels in the 20th Century.” – Terence McKenna
  65. “Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.” – Terence McKenna

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