What is external?

Famous quotes containing the word external:

    Many are poets but without the name,
    For what is poesy but to create
    From overfeeling good or ill; and aim
    At an external life beyond our fate,
    And be the new Prometheus of new men.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Truth in philosophy means that concept and external reality correspond.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    The boundary line between self and external world bears no relation to reality; the distinction between ego and world is made by spitting out part of the inside, and swallowing in part of the outside.
    Norman O. Brown (b. 1913)