„Just as in the retina there are myriads of little nerve endings, we are the nerve endings of the universe.“

—  Alan Watts, Ways of Liberation: Essays and Lectures on the Transformation of Self (1983), Context: We say in popular speech that we come into this world, but we do nothing of the kind. We come out of it. In the same way as the fruit comes out of the tree, the egg from the chicken, and the baby from the womb, we are symptomatic of the universe. Just as in the retina there are myriads of little nerve endings, we are the nerve endings of the universe. p. 25
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