[W]e live in a century in which everything has been said. The challenge today is to learn which statements to deny.
Hartshorne's main reflection on a full 100 years of life.
The secret of my success is longevity.Charles Hartshorne
I think my great book is Born to Sing: An Interpretation and World Survey of Bird Song .Charles Hartshorne
Do you remember which way I was heading?Charles Hartshorne
God thus excludes the world; he is only its cause; in no sense is he effect, of himself or anything else. Pantheism (better, " pandeism ," for again it is not really the theos that is described) means that God is the integral totality of ordinary cause-effects, and that there, is no super-cause independent of ordinary causes and effects.Charles Hartshorne
Speculative Philosophy is the endeavour to frame a coherent, logical, necessary system of general ideas in terms of which every element of our experience can be interpreted. By this notion of 'interpretation' I mean that everything of which we are conscious, as enjoyed, perceived, willed, or thought, shall have the character of a particular instance of the general scheme.Charles Hartshorne
All things, in all their aspects, consist exclusively of 'souls', that is, of various kinds of subjects, or units of experiencing, with their qualifications, relations, and groupings, or communities.Charles Hartshorne