65 Aleister Crowley Quotes from the Occultist and Magician

Aleister Crowley was a British occultist writer and mountaineer known for practicing “magick” and identifying as the Beast 666.

Although criticized during his lifetime he gained a cult following posthumously.

Born Edward Alexander Crowley he rejected Christianity early on adopting the name Aleister at university.

He inherited a fortune that allowed him to travel and publish his works including a first poetry book in 1898.

Aleister Crowley Quotes

Crowley was a skilled mountaineer attempting to climb K2 and Kanchenjunga. He joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in 1898 later founding his religion Thelema and the order A∴A∴. Crowley also wrote extensively including “The Diary of a Drug Fiend” (1922).

He died in poverty but gained popularity in popular culture inspiring personalities like The Beatles and Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page.

I have listed below some of the top quotes by Aleister Crowley.

Best Aleister Crowley Quotes


The key of joy is disobedience. ~ Aleister Crowley.


For I am divided for love’s sake, for the chance of union. ~ Aleister Crowley.


Love is the only principle which makes life tolerable. ~ Aleister Crowley.


The word of Sin is Restriction. ~ Aleister Crowley.


A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage point from which to view the world. ~ Aleister Crowley.


By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe. ~ Aleister Crowley.

The best models of English writing are Shakespeare and the Old Testament. ~ Aleister Crowley.


Love is the law, love under will. ~ Aleister Crowley.

This Universe is a wild revel of atoms, men, and stars, each one a Soul of Light and Mirth, horsed on Eternity. ~ Aleister Crowley.

It is the mark of the mind untrained to take its own processes as valid for all men, and its own judgments for absolute truth. ~ Aleister Crowley.


May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! ~ Aleister Crowley.

Famous Aleister Crowley Quotes


I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics or the founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle. ~ Aleister Crowley.

It is necessary that we stop, once for all, this ignorant meddling with other people’s business. Each individual must be left free to follow his own path. ~ Aleister Crowley.


A burnt child dreads the fire. ~ Aleister Crowley.

The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices. ~ Aleister Crowley.

The Way of Mastery is to break all the rules – but you have to know them perfectly before you can do this; otherwise you are not in a position to transcend them. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales. ~ Aleister Crowley.


Repeal all laws which assume that mankind is a herd of cattle. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfill it according to the law of light. ~ Aleister Crowley.

One would go mad if one took the Bible seriously; but to take it seriously one must be already mad. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Top Aleister Crowley Quotes

Magick is the Art of Life itself. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Sex is the sacred song of the soul; Sex is the sanctuary of Self. ~ Aleister Crowley.

He shall fall down into a pit called Because, and there he shall perish with the dogs of reason. ~ Aleister Crowley.


The Holy Guardian Angel is the spiritual Sun of the Soul of the Adept. ~ Aleister Crowley.

I did not hate God or Christ, but merely the God and Christ of the people whom I hated. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion. ~ Aleister Crowley.


Every intentional act is a magical act. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Happiness lies within one’s self, and the way to dig it out is cocaine. ~ Aleister Crowley.

The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal. ~ Aleister Crowley.


It is necessary, in this world, to be made of harder stuff than one’s environment. ~ Aleister Crowley.

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Popular Aleister Crowley Quotes

I’m a poet, and I like my lies the way my mother used to make them. ~ Aleister Crowley.

I will interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with my soul. ~ Aleister Crowley.


There is no part of me that is not of the Gods. ~ Aleister Crowley.

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Knowledge is really confined to experience. The laws of Nature are, as Kant said, the laws of our minds, and, as Huxley said, the generalization of observed facts. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Invoke often! Inflame thyself with prayer! ~ Aleister Crowley.


Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people. ~ Aleister Crowley.

What is necessary is not to seek after some fantastic ideal, utterly unsuited to our real needs, but to discover the true nature of those needs, to fulfill them, and rejoice therein. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Initiation means the Journey Inwards: nothing is changed or can be changed; but all is trulier understood with every step. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Powerful Aleister Crowley Quotes

For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect. ~ Aleister Crowley.

What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Your friends will notice at once that glib vacuities fail to impress, and hate you, and tell lies about you. It’s worth it. ~ Aleister Crowley.


Having to talk destroys the symphony of silence. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Oh, how superior is the Eye of Horus to the Mouth of Isis! ~ Aleister Crowley.

Tell the truth, but lead so improbable a life that the truth will never be believed. ~ Aleister Crowley.

In the absence of willpower the most complete collection of virtues and talents is wholly worthless. ~ Aleister Crowley.

I’ve written this to keep from crying. But I am crying, only the tears won’t come. ~ Aleister Crowley.

The most delicious sensation of all is the re-birth of healthy human love. Spring coming back to Earth! ~ Aleister Crowley.

A white male child of perfect innocence and intelligence makes the most suitable victim. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Magick is the Science of understanding oneself and one’s conditions. It is the Art of applying that understanding in action. ~ Aleister Crowley.

A man who is doing his True Will has the inertia of the Universe to assist him. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Profound Aleister Crowley Quotes

I am the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset; I am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Black magic is not a myth. It is a totally unscientific and emotional form of magic, but it does get results – of an extremely temporary nature. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Every man and every woman is a star. ~ Aleister Crowley.

You can only accomplish your object in life by complete disregard of the opinions of other people. ~ Aleister Crowley.

This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade ‘Know Thyself!’ and taught Initiation. ~ Aleister Crowley.

I am alone. There is no God where I am. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Anything which throws light upon the Universe, anything which reveals us to ourselves, should be welcome in this world of riddles. ~ Aleister Crowley.


Intolerance is evidence of impotence. ~ Aleister Crowley.

Love is a virtue; it grows stronger and purer and less selfish by applying it to what it loathes; but theft is a vice involving the slave-idea that one’s neighbor is superior to oneself. ~ Aleister Crowley.

So these were the 65 top quotes about Aleister Crowley.

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