Matthias Alexander, fully Frederick Matthias Alexander

Matthias
Alexander, fully Frederick Matthias Alexander
1869
1955

Australian actor who developed the educational process called the Alexander Technique – a form of education applied to recognize and overcome reactive, habitual limitations in movement and thinking

Author Quotes

Everyone wants to be right, but no one stops to consider if their idea of right is right.

It is not the degree of ?willing? or ?trying?, but the way in which the energy is directed, that is going to make the ?willing? or ?trying? effective.

People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.

Prevent the things you have been doing and you are half-way home.

The things that don?t exist are the most difficult to get rid of.

To know when we are wrong is all that we shall ever know in this world.

Trying is only emphasizing the thing we already know.

We all tend to be greedy end-gainers, paying no attention to our means whereby.

We can throw away the habit of a lifetime in a few minutes if we use our brains.

When anything is pointed out, our only idea is to go from wrong to right; in spite of the fact that it has taken us years to get to wrong we try to get right in a moment.

When people are wrong, the thing which is right is bound to be wrong to them.

You can?t do something you don?t know, if you keep on doing what you do know.

You translate everything--whether physical, mental, or spiritual into muscular tension.

All the darned fools in the world believe they are actually doing what they think they are doing.

Change involves carrying out an activity against the habit of life.

Everyone is always teaching one what to do, leaving us still doing the things we shouldn?t do.

Every man, woman and child holds the possibility of physical perfection: it rests with each of us to attain it by personal understanding and effort.

Author Picture
First Name
Matthias
Last Name
Alexander, fully Frederick Matthias Alexander
Birth Date
1869
Death Date
1955
Bio

Australian actor who developed the educational process called the Alexander Technique – a form of education applied to recognize and overcome reactive, habitual limitations in movement and thinking