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Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
I'm not looking to be a trophy. When not acting, I spend my time studying metaphysics and quantum mechanics to keep my life as grounded as I can.
My views as an individual ought not to be confused with my views as a scientist - the minute you try to mingle God and science, you get into trouble. Metaphysics has its place, and science has its place; don't mix the two.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
To think Being itself explicitly requires disregarding Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted in terms of beings and for beings as their ground, as in all metaphysics.
The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.
Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics.
Michel de Montaigne
If you're trained in metaphysics, you don't see the world as distinct from yourself. You are one with the world.
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.
Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.
Robert M. Pirsig
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
The more science I studied, the more I saw that physics becomes metaphysics and numbers become imaginary numbers. The farther you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. You start to say, 'Oh, there is an order and a spiritual aspect to science.'
Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the dominant religious and theological movements of their day.
Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
F. H. Bradley
The knife of historical relativism... which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion must also bring about healing.
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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