Peter McWilliams, fully Peter Alexander McWilliams

Peter
McWilliams, fully Peter Alexander McWilliams
1949
2000

American Writer and Self-Publisher of Self-help books, Cannabis Medical Activist due to being terminally ill with AIDS and cancer, convicted for violating federal marijuana laws, even though medical marijuana was legal under California state law, later choked to death on his own vomit when forced to switch from cannabis to Marinol in order to remain free on bond pending sentencing

Author Quotes

Ultimately, censorship comes down to taste. What offends me may enlighten you.

Unlike money, wealth is not just what you have. Wealth is what you can do without.

What would the masters do? When people aren?t successful, they sometimes wonder, why not? They get answers, then they wonder why those answers don?t seem to meet their needs. They get the wrong answers, and they get upset about it. Perhaps they?re really getting the right answers, but answering the wrong questions. Too many people ask nothing but Why questions. They analyze and analyze problems - but no solution. You can analyze a glass of water and you?re left with a lot of chemical components, but nothing you can drink. Why? questions can drive us crazy. What? questions drive us sane. What questions lead us to practical solutions.

Programming can happen to anyone. Intelligence, education, common sense, belief, or convictions offer little protection. All it takes is repetition (the slow route) or vulnerability (the fast route) and, eventually, we're hooked. Master programmers - from cult leaders to cigarette companies to government agencies - do both, as often as possible, whether you like it or not.

When we're no longer running from what we call loneliness, we can begin to appreciate the joy of being alone- solitude.

Resentment is anger directed at others--at what they did or did not do.

Whenever something good happens, write it down. Buy a special notebook . . . and use it to list all the good in your life.

Send the light of your own loving ahead of you. When you get there, the loving will have prepared a place for you. Be kind, gentle, and enjoy the journey.

Worrying is the interest paid on a debt you may not owe.

The comfort zone takes our greatest aspirations and turns them into excuses for not bothering to aspire.

You are no more at fault for having depression than if you had asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or any other illness.

The laws against public nudity make no sense. The idea that Jerry Falwell can go topless while Cindy Crawford cannot is an absolute affront to logic, common sense and the 5000 year human struggle for aesthetic taste.

You can't afford the luxury of a negative thought.

The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts... How does the media do this? By quoting some expert... you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything.

Your Master Teacher knows all you need to learn, the perfect timing for your learning it, and the ideal way of teaching it to you. You don't create a Master Teacher / that's already been done. You discover your Master Teacher.

The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.

The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.

There is nothing to be done. Only accept it... and hurt.

This is our true wealth -- the riches we take with us, the joy we carry inside, the support we learn to give ourselves, and the self-loving that flows as a natural by-product of that support.

To affirm is to make firm.

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.

To overcome a fear, here?s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.

Everyone thinks they can be a writer. Most people don't understand what's involved. The real writers persevere. The ones that don't either don't have enough fortitude and they probably wouldn't succeed anyway, or they fall in love with the glamour of writing as opposed to the writing of writing.

No matter what you do, no matter how stupid, dumb or damaging you judge it to be, there is a lesson to be learned from it. No matter what happens to you, no matter how unfair, inequitable or wrong, there's something you can take from the situation and use for your advancement.

Feeling right is a strong drug. Some people sacrifice a lot to be right. Ever hear the expression dead right?

Author Picture
First Name
Peter
Last Name
McWilliams, fully Peter Alexander McWilliams
Birth Date
1949
Death Date
2000
Bio

American Writer and Self-Publisher of Self-help books, Cannabis Medical Activist due to being terminally ill with AIDS and cancer, convicted for violating federal marijuana laws, even though medical marijuana was legal under California state law, later choked to death on his own vomit when forced to switch from cannabis to Marinol in order to remain free on bond pending sentencing