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Friedrich NietzscheMystical explanations are considered deep; the truth is, they are not even shallow.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheChristianity is a metaphysics of the hangman.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerI have described religion as the metaphysics of the people.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerMusic is the occult metaphysical exercise of a soul not knowing that it philosophizes.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Immanuel KantMetaphysics has as the proper object of its inquiries three ideas only: God, freedom, and immortality.

—  Immanuel Kant, 1724-1804, German philosopher

Eugene IonescoCut off from his religious, metaphysical and transcendental roots, man is lost; all his actions become senseless, absurd, useless.

—  Eugene Ionesco, 1912-1994, French-Romanian playwright

Carl SaganThe difference between physics and metaphysics is not that the practitioners of one are smarter than the practitioners of the other. The difference is that the metaphysicist has no laboratory.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

Calvin CoolidgeWe do not need more intellectual power, we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen, we need more of the things that are unseen.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

William BlakeIn the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Funny Quotes

Woody AllenI was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

—  Woody Allen, 1935-, American actor & film director

Karl KrausNewspapers have roughly the same relationship to life as fortune-tellers to metaphysics.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer


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