Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed and where individuals
and nations are free."
"When I orbited the Earth in a spaceship, I saw for the first time how beautiful our planet
is. Mankind, let us preserve and increase this beauty, and not destroy it!"
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
"Dance is active meditation. When we dance, we go beyond thought, beyond mind and beyond
our individuality to become one in the divine ecstasy of the union with the cosmic spirit. This
is the essence of the trance dance experience."
"The living conditions of the poor must be improved if we really want to save our environment"
"We shall not save all we should like to, but we shall save a great deal more than if
we had never tried."
"No powers can stop an idea whose time has come."
"Individually and collectively we can raise the consciousness of the people of this planet,
so that each of us will be viewed as members of the same family, who are here to claim their
birthright of unconditional love and oneness. If we don't do it.......who will ?"
"I believe that if people would learn to use LSD's vision-inducing capability more wisely,
under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the
future this problem child could become a wonder child."
"A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe. He experiences himself, his
thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his
consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires
and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this
prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of
nature in its beauty."
"Wherever one lives, one must travel and meet other people. And you realize how that is
really the greatest art of all the arts that I've found. You can play music, you can be a great
painter, but what does it all mean if you can't really communicate with your fellow human beings
and your fellow human beings don't necessarily speak English. They may speak a lot of other
languages. So you have to learn in your own way, how to communicate and make friends and discover
each other through the universal language of love, and music or anything else you can discover.
I know you are a traveller, we're all travellers and this is one of the great things and the
great joys of life to be able to wake up in a new city or a new place in the country."
"Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow
vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such
thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves."
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's
your own self."
"We were just happy freaks, man."