My philosophy has always been, "do what you love and the money will follow."
When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
Philosophy is the product of wonder.
What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally while in mysticism you go vertically.
Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
You should carefully study the Art of Reasoning, as it is what most people are very deficient in, and I know few things more disagreeable than to argue, or even converse with a man who has no idea of inductive and deductive philosophy.
My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you I the best place for the next moment.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.
What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations - human emotions - taking an intellectual form.
Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.
My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy.
Isn't that an odd philosophy for a vampire?
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.