Colin Wilson - Quotes

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The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain. ---->>>

Criminals interest me, because they're driven by the same desires as we are, but they take these disastrous shortcuts and end up in a real mess. ---->>>

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

Being very famous is not the fun it sounds. It merely means you're being chased by a lot of people and you lose your privacy.

Being very famous is not the fun it sounds. It merely means you're being chased by a lot of people and you lose your privacy.

Whereas in the past optimism had been regarded as rather shallow - because 'oh well, it's just your temperament, you happen to be just a cheerful sort of person' - what I wanted to do was to establish that in fact it is the pessimists who are allowing all kinds of errors to creep into their work. ---->>>

I'm basically a writer of ideas, and the English aren't interested in ideas. The English, I'm afraid, are totally brainless. ---->>>

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors. ---->>>

The complex develops out of the simple. ---->>>

When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books. ---->>>

If you asked me what is the basis of all my work, it's the feeling there's something basically wrong with human beings. ---->>>

I've always been a pretty hard worker. That's how I've written over a hundred books. ---->>>

If I'd stayed on in London and carried on going to literary parties, it would have wrecked me as a writer. ---->>>

What I wanted to do was to try to create a philosophy upon a completely new foundation. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 06-26, 1931
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Die: 12-05, 2013
Occupation: Writer
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Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was an English writer, philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal, eventually authoring more than a hundred books. Wilson called his philosophy "new existentialism" or "phenomenological existentialism", and maintained his life work was "that of a philosopher, and (his) purpose to create a new and optimistic existentialism" (wikipedia)