Metaphysical Sayings and Quotes

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

You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.     

Alan W. Watts

The great mystery of our metaphysical situation, that God is nearer to us than we are ourselves, is manifest in the fact that we cannot even be wholly ourselves in the sense of individuality as a unique divine thought until we are reborn in Christ.     

Dietrich von Hildebrand

If you haven't attained true clear vision, this causes you to lapse into extremes, so that you lose contact with reality.     

Zen Master Yuanwu

From a pure metaphysical perspective, there is no world outside ourselves. So, at the deepest level, the state of the planet is more a reflection of the consciousness of mankind than the consciousness of mankind is a reflection of world events.     

Marianne Williamson

There is surely a piece of divinity within us, something that was before the elements and owes no homage unto the sun.     

Sir Thomas Browne

The universe will use any vehicle and any medium to communicate with us. Our job is to be alert and to listen.     

Elaine Seiler

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct, but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.     

Francis Herbert Bradley

The metaphysical image that a definite epoch forges of the world has the same structure as what the world immediately understands to be appropriate as a form of its political organization.     

Carl Schmitt

Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.     

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier

Metaphysical speculation is independent of the physical validity of the Big Bang itself and is irrelevant to our understanding of it.     

Lawrence M. Krauss

Metaphysical thinking will always no doubt be a strong element in her mentality, and it is to be hoped that she will never lose her great, her sovereign powers in that direction.     

Sri Aurobindo

Metaphysical rebellion is a claim, motivated by the concept of a complete unity, against the suffering of life and death and a protest against the human condition both for its incompleteness, thanks to death, and its wastefulness, thanks to evil.     

Albert Camus

Metaphysical fallacies contain the only clues we have to what thinking means to those who engage in it.     

Hannah Arendt

Metaphysical speculation is about as pointless as a discussion on the meaning of one's lungs. They're for breathing.     

P. D. James

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.     

Deepak Chopra

A metaphysical conclusion is either a false conclusion or a concealed experimental conclusion.     

Hermann von Helmholtz

Force never moves in a straight line, but always in a curve vast as the universe, and therefore eventually returns whence it issued forth, but upon a higher arc, for the universe has progressed since it started.     


The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.     

Alan Watts

At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.     

Christine Mason Miller

For the metaphysical term 'will' we may in these instances safely substitute the chemical term 'photochemical action of light.     

Jacques Loeb

Metaphysics may be, after all, only the art of being sure of something that is not so and logic only the art of going wrong with confidence.     

Joseph Wood Krutch

Metaphysics attempts to discover the ultimate nature of reality, and in this sense, the innerspace of science fiction is metaphysical fiction.     

Kate Wilhelm

The ultimate metaphysical ground is the creative advance into novelty.     

Alfred North Whitehead

All that we see is but a dream within a dream.     

Edgar Allan Poe

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

In the metaphysical elements of aesthetics the various nonmoral feelings are to be made use of; in the elements of moral metaphysics the various moral feelings of men, according to the differences in sex, age, education, and government, of races and climates, are to be employed.     

Immanuel Kant

Do not commit spiritual suicide through a passion for discussing metaphysical subtleties     

Charles H. Spurgeon

There will be a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.     

Louis L' Amour

Metaphysical problems about mind versus matter arise only from epistemological confusions.     

Raymond Smullyan

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.     

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin