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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
From his book:  “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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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
From his book:  “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
[If you are willing to (and going to) listen to lies anyway, why pretend you are interested in watching the “news”?  —  KMAB]
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Bouncing on beds, I remember from childhood, is a great depression reliever.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book:  “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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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
From his book: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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He came to see his early failure as a lucky break, an accidental escape from a trap that had been set for him, and he was very trap-wary about institutional truths for the remainder of his time.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Your common sense is nothing more than the voices of thousands and thousands of these ghosts from the past.  Ghosts and more ghosts.  Ghosts trying to find their place among the living.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book:  “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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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
From his book:  “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Mental reflection is so much more interesting than tv [that] it’s a shame more people don’t switch over to it.  They probably think what they hear is unimportant, but it never is.
  —  Robert M. Pirsig
From his book: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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