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I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Four thousand volumes of metaphysics will not teach us what the soul is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
[Alvy Singer does a stand-up comic act for a college audience]



Alvy Singer:
I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year for cheating on my metaphysics final, you know. I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me. When I was thrown out, my mother, who was an emotionally high-strung woman, locked herself in the bathroom and took an overdose of Mah-Jongg tiles. I was depressed at that time. I was in analysis. I was suicidal as a matter of fact and would have killed myself, but I was in analysis with a strict Freudian, and, if you kill yourself, they make you pay for the sessions you miss.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[Opening narration]



Annie Savoy:
I believe in the Church of Baseball. I've tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I've worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn't work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. You see, there's no guilt in baseball, and it's never boring... which makes it like sex. There's never been a ballplayer slept with me who didn't have the best year of his career. Making love is like hitting a baseball: you just gotta relax and concentrate. Besides, I'd never sleep with a player hitting under .250... not unless he had a lot of RBIs and was a great glove man up the middle. You see, there's a certain amount of life wisdom I give these boys. I can expand their minds. Sometimes when I've got a ballplayer alone, I'll just read Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman to him, and the guys are so sweet, they always stay and listen. 'Course, a guy'll listen to anything if he thinks it's foreplay. I make them feel confident, and they make me feel safe, and pretty. 'Course, what I give them lasts a lifetime; what they give me lasts 142 games. Sometimes it seems like a bad trade. But bad trades are part of baseball - now who can forget Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas, for God's sake? It's a long season and you gotta trust. I've tried 'em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball.

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'G' Makeup Artist:
I've made you up to look like you have no make-up on at all.



G:
That's a metaphysics I didn't even know existed.

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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.More [09/21/2011 04:09:55]
However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time - well into the eighteenth century.More [09/21/2011 04:09:13]
The knife of historical relativism... which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion must also bring about healing.More [09/21/2011 04:09:56]
It was lunar symbolism that enabled man to relate and connect such heterogeneous things as: birth, becoming, death, and ressurection; the waters, plants, woman, fecundity, and immortality; the cosmic darkness, prenatal existence, and life after death, followed by the rebirth of the lunar type ("light coming out of darkness"); weaving, the symbol of the "thread of life," fate, temporality, and death; and yet others. In general most of the ideas of cycle, dualism, polarity, opposition, conflict, but also of reconciliation of contraries, of coincidentia oppositorum, were either discovered or clarified by virtue of lunar symbolism. We may even speak of a metaphysics of the moon, in the sense of a consistent system of "truths" relating to the mode of being peculiar to living creatures, to everything in the cosmos that shares in life, that is, in becoming, growth and waning, death and ressurrection. More [09/28/2011 03:09:08]
Religion is the metaphysics of the masses.More [05/18/2012 01:05:46]
He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My studies in Speculative philosophy, metaphysics, and science are all summed up in the image of a mouse called man running in and out of every hole in the Cosmos hunting for the Absolute Cheese.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When he to whom a person speaks does not understand, and he who speaks does not understand himself, that is metaphysics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I
looked into the soul of the boy next to me.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To gauge the understanding and insight that metaphysics provides is to ask whether, in the final analysis, it helps us to cope with our world and harmonize our existence with nature, humanity, and ourselves, and leads to greater freedom and self-realization. Metaphysics is only the beginning. The end is human progress.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So Whitehead's metaphysics doesn't fit very well on to physics as we understand the process of the world.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's a power that brings us to things, and there's a power that lets us move away from things, from people, places, experiences. And what you learn to do in metaphysics is accept.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Metaphysics is a science.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That is my morality or my metaphysics or me myself: a passer-by in everything, even my own soul. I belong to nothing, I desire nothing, I am nothing except an abstract centre of impersonal sensations, a sentient mirror fallen from the wall but still turned to reflect the diversity of the world.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have described religion as the metaphysics of the people.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When a historian enters into metaphysics he has gone to a far country from whose bourne he will never return a historian.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are not called to proclaim philosophy and metaphysics, but the simple gospel. Man's fall, his need of a new birth, forgiveness through atonement, and salvation as the result of faith, these are our battle-ax and weapons of war.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The way towards 'wisdom' or towards 'freedom' is the way towards your inner being. This is the simplest definition of metaphysics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Metaphysics abstracts the mind from the senses, and the poetic faculty must submerge the whole mind in the senses. Metaphysics soars up to universals, and the poetic faculty must plunge deep into particulars.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Laughter is the real religion. Everything else is just metaphysics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My studies in Speculative philosophy, metaphysics, and science are all summed up in the image of a mouse called man running in and out of every hole in the Cosmos hunting for the Absolute Cheese.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
God will not take shelter behind a jugglery of logic or metaphysics. He is neither a schoolman nor theologian, but our Father in Heaven.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena. The verbal interpretation, on the other hand - i.e., the metaphysics of quantum theory - is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. Some of their most esteemed inventions have no other apparent purpose - for example, the dinner party of more than two, the epic poem, and the science of metaphysics.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ethical metaphysics is fundamentally an attempt, however disguised, to give legislative force to our own wishes.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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