Robert M. Pirsig

(b. 1928) Author



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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

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  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1984) by RobertáM.áPirsig
An Inquiry into Values

  RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

  On life and puzzle pieces by RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

  On moral activity by RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

  On personal quality by RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

  On quality and direct experience by RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

  On sanity and truth by RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

  On subjects, objects and value by RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

  On traditional scientific method and where you ought to go by RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

  Pirsig on religion by RobertáM.áPirsig (b. 1928) Author

Quotations from Robert M. Pirsig:

 The world comes to us in an endless stream of puzzle pieces that we would like to think all fit together somehow, but that in fact never do.

RobertáM.áPirsig, (b. 1928) Author

 The most moral activity of all is the creation of space for life to move around.

RobertáM.áPirsig, (b. 1928) Author

 My personal feeling is that this is how any further improvement of the world will be done: by individuals making Quality decisions and that's all.

God, I don't want to have any more enthusiasm for big programs full of social planning for big masses of people that leave individual Quality out.

These can be left alone for a while. There's a place for them but they've got to be built on a foundation of Quality within the individuals involved.

We've had that individual Quality in the past, exploited it as a natural resource without knowing it, and now it's just about depleted.

Everyone's just about out of gumption. And I think it's about time to return to the rebuilding of this American resource -- individual worth.

RobertáM.áPirsig, (b. 1928) Author
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

 Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.

RobertáM.áPirsig, (b. 1928) Author
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

 Sanity is not truth. Sanity is conformity to what is socially expected. Truth is sometimes in conformity, sometimes not.

RobertáM.áPirsig, (b. 1928) Author

 Between the subject and the object lies the value.

RobertáM.áPirsig, (b. 1928) Author

 Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best 20-20 hindsight. It’s good for seeing where you’ve been. It’s good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can’t tell you where you ought to go.

RobertáM.áPirsig, (b. 1928) Author
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

 When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.

RobertáM.áPirsig, (b. 1928) Author

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