Carlos Castaneda Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old carlos castaneda quotes, carlos castaneda sayings, and carlos castaneda proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.     

Carlos Castaneda

In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.     

Carlos Castaneda

Challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.     

Carlos Castaneda

A warrior takes responsibility for his acts, for the most trivial of acts. An average man acts out his thoughts, and never takes responsibility for what he does.     

Carlos Castaneda

A warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.     

Carlos Castaneda

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing, when in effect he knows nothing.     

Carlos Castaneda

A warrior never worries about his fear.     

Carlos Castaneda

A warrior seeks to act rather than talk.     

Carlos Castaneda

Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don't demolish them     

Carlos Castaneda

The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.     

Carlos Castaneda

The art of being a warrior is to balance the wonder and the terror of being alive.     

Carlos Castaneda

If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.     

Carlos Castaneda

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.     

Carlos Castaneda

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.     

Carlos Castaneda

We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.     

Carlos Castaneda

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.     

Carlos Castaneda

Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.     

Carlos Castaneda

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.      

Carlos Castaneda

Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.     

Carlos Castaneda

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.     

Carlos Castaneda

The ego is like a tired old dog. We can never kill it, so put it out on the back porch, let it rest there, and step around it.      

Carlos Castaneda

All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!     

Carlos Castaneda

You see all of us go through the same doubts. We are afraid of being mad; unfortunately for us, of course, all of us are already mad.     

Carlos Castaneda

Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives.     

Carlos Castaneda

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.     

Carlos Castaneda

Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere, but one has a heart, the other doesn’t. One makes for a joyful journey; as long as you follow it, you are one with it. The other will make you curse your life.     

Carlos Castaneda

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.     

Carlos Castaneda