24 Most Famous Timothy Leary Quotes

24 Most Famous Timothy Leary Quotes

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Timothy Leary was a psychologist and author from Springfield, Massachusetts. He is most famous for his ad vocation of psychedelic drugs such as LSD. He directed many experiments with various drugs at Harvard University, he was soon fired from his position with the school due to the controversy that surrounded the drugs. He died on May 31, 1996 at the age of 75.

“All suffering is caused by being in the wrong place. If you’re unhappy where you are, MOVE.”

“By drop out, I mean to detach yourself from involvement in secular, external social games.”

“Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.”

“Drugs Are the Religion of the People — The Only Hope is Dope.”

“Fundamentalist Christianity appeals to pre-civilized, prudish tribal people who are not ready for urban feudal pleasures.”

“Giger’s work disturbs us, spooks us, because of its enormous evolutionary time span. It shows us, all too clearly, where we come from and where we are going.”

“I have always considered myself, when I learned what the word meant, I’ve always considered myself a Pagan.”

“If you are serious about your religion, if you really wish to commit yourself to the spiritual quest, you must learn how to use psychochemicals. Drugs are the religion of the twenty-first
century. Pursuing the religious life today without using psychedelic drugs is like studying astronomy with the naked eye because that’s how they did it in the first century A.D., and besides
telescopes are unnatural.”

“If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.”

“If you want to move beyond hive-docility, you must become God the Moralist.”

“Individual societies begin in harmonious adaptation to the environment and, like individuals, quickly get trapped into nonadaptive, artificial, repetitive sequences.”

“My advice to myself and to everyone else, particularly young people, is to turn on, tune in and drop out.”

“Of course, the drug does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key — it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures.”

“Our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos.”

“People use the word “natural” … What is natural to me is these botanical species which interact directly with the nervous system. What I consider artificial is 4 years at Harvard, and the
“Bible, and Saint Patrick’s cathedral, and the sunday school teachings.”

“The language of God is not English or Latin; the language of God is cellular and molecular.”

“The universe is an intelligence test.”

“They’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.”

“Think for yourself and question authority.”

“We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history… The problem is that no one is giving them anything fresh. They’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.”

“We cannot study the brain, the instrument for fabricating the realities we inhabit, using the mental constructs of the past.”

“When the individual’s behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a dead robot, and it is time for him to die and be reborn. Time to “drop out,”
“turn on,” and “tune in.”

“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”

“You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.”