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Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "Dad?""What?" A small bird rises from a tree in front of us."What should I be when I grow up?"The bird disappears over a far ridge. I don't know what to say. "Honest, " I finally say."

Dad?""What?" A small bird rises from a tree in front of us."What should I be when I grow up?"The bird disappears over a far ridge. I don't know what to say. "Honest, " I finally say.




Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "An egoless acceptance of stuckness is a key to an understanding of all Quality."

An egoless acceptance of stuckness is a key to an understanding of all Quality.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "My favorite cure for boredom is sleep. It's very easy to get to sleep when bored and very hard to get bored after a long rest."

My favorite cure for boredom is sleep. It's very easy to get to sleep when bored and very hard to get bored after a long rest.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "People spend their entire lives at those lower altitudes without any awareness that this high country exists."

People spend their entire lives at those lower altitudes without any awareness that this high country exists.






Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "She was strangely unaware that she could look and see freshly for herself, as she wrote, without primary regard for what had been said before."

She was strangely unaware that she could look and see freshly for herself, as she wrote, without primary regard for what had been said before.




Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "You can’t really think hard about what you’re doing and listen to the radio at the same time. Maybe they didn’t see their job as having anything to do with hard thought, just wrench twiddling."

You can’t really think hard about what you’re doing and listen to the radio at the same time. Maybe they didn’t see their job as having anything to do with hard thought, just wrench twiddling.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "The bones and flesh and legal statistics are the garments worn by the personality, not the other way around."

The bones and flesh and legal statistics are the garments worn by the personality, not the other way around.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "When you have mountains in the distance or even hills, you have space."

When you have mountains in the distance or even hills, you have space.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses.The more you look the more you see."

For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses.The more you look the more you see.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure nature hasn’t misled you into thinking you know something you actually don’t know."

The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure nature hasn’t misled you into thinking you know something you actually don’t know.




Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "Bouncing on beds, I remember from childhood, is a great depression reliever."

Bouncing on beds, I remember from childhood, is a great depression reliever.




Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "When analytic thought, the knife, is applied to experience, something is always killed in the process."

When analytic thought, the knife, is applied to experience, something is always killed in the process.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "He comments on how amazing it is that everything in the universe can be described by the twenty-six written characters with which they have been working."

He comments on how amazing it is that everything in the universe can be described by the twenty-six written characters with which they have been working.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "Definitions are the foundation of reason. You can’t reason without them."

Definitions are the foundation of reason. You can’t reason without them.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion."

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "A slave mentality which had been built into him by years of carrot-and-whip grading, a mule mentality which said, “If you don’t whip me, I won’t work.” He didn’t get whipped. He didn’t work."

A slave mentality which had been built into him by years of carrot-and-whip grading, a mule mentality which said, “If you don’t whip me, I won’t work.” He didn’t get whipped. He didn’t work.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "We want to make good time, but for us now this is measured with the emphasis on "good" rather than on "time"...."

We want to make good time, but for us now this is measured with the emphasis on "good" rather than on "time"....



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there."

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth, " and so it goes away. Puzzling."

The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth, " and so it goes away. Puzzling.




Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "We have artists with no scientific knowledge and scientists with noartistic knowledge and both with no spiritual sense of gravity at all, and the result is not just bad, it is ghastly."

We have artists with no scientific knowledge and scientists with noartistic knowledge and both with no spiritual sense of gravity at all, and the result is not just bad, it is ghastly.



Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Quotes: "To some extent the romantic condemnation of rationality stems from the very effectiveness of rationality in uplifting men from primitive conditions."

To some extent the romantic condemnation of rationality stems from the very effectiveness of rationality in uplifting men from primitive conditions.