"Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Gregory Bateson on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Gregory Bateson on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Gregory Bateson on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Gregory Bateson on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Gregory Bateson on Albert Camus
"Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains."
"All experience is subjective."
"Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it."
"We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future."
"It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future."