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Tom Robbins Quote: “To emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on heaven is to create hell.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Some praise me, some blame me. I go the other way. Sometimes those things that attract the most attention to us are the things which afford us the greatest privacy.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “If you want to make a name for yourself, the oldest trick in the book is to attack what everybody else reveres.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Cant you understand that romanticism is no more an enemy of science than mysticism is? In fact, romanticism and science are good for each other. The scientist keeps the romantic honest and the romantic keeps the scientist human.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Conservatives understand Halloween, liberals only understand Christmas. If you want to control a population, don’t give it social services, give it a scary adversary.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Does koala bear poop smell like cough drops?”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Life is hard if you think it’s hard.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “To some extent, Seattle remains a frontier metropolis, a place where people can experiment with their lives, and change and grow and make things happen.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Brilliantly, ecstatically, irrepressibly. This is the way to burn.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “There are essential and inessential insanities. The later are solar in character, the former are linked to the moon.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Hard times and funky living can season the soul, true enough, but joy is the yeast that makes it rise.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Once, in a spasm of sappiness, you asked Q-Jo if she thought your dreams would ever come true. ‘You aren’t talking about dreams,’ she corrected you, ’you’re referring to your pathetic bourgeoisie ambitions. Dreams don’t come true. Dreams are true.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It’s no coincidence we call them ’deadlines.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “From the outside, my life may look chaotic, but inside I feel like some kind of monk licking an ice cream cone while straddling a runaway horse.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Things. Cosas. Things attach themselves like leeches to the human soul, then they bleed out the sweetness and the music and the primordial joy of being unencumbered upon the land.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Plato did claim that the unexamined life was not worth living. Oedipus Rex was not so sure.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “There are people in this world who can wear whale masks and people who cannot, and the wise know to which group they belong.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “When we accept small wonders, we qualify ourselves to imagine great wonders.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Don’t trust anybody who’d rather be grammatically correct than have a good time.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “If love eats the donut, does time eat the hole?”
Tom Robbins Quote: “But do we know how to make love stay?? I can’t even think about it. The best I can do is play it day by day.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “The more advertising I see, the less I want to buy.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “It was autumn, the springtime of death.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations – ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies – were not only accepted but occasionally applauded.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “There is only one serious question. And that is: Who knows how to make love stay? Answer me that and I will tell you whether or not to kill yourself. Answer me that and I will ease your mind about the beginning and the end of time. Answer me that and I will reveal to you the purpose of the moon.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Faith is believing in something you know isn’t true.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “This is the room where Jezebel frescoed her eyelids with history’s tragic glitter.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “On their sofas of spice and feathers, the concubines also slept fretfully. In those days the Earth was still flat, and people dreamed often of falling over edges.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Anyone who maintains absolute standards of good and evil is dangerous. As dangerous as a maniac with a loaded revolver.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Western civilization was declining too fast for comfort, but too slowly to be very exciting.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Always compare yourself to the best. Even if you never measure up, it can’t help but make you better.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “The French say that the best part of an affair is going up the stairs.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “The first thunderstorm of the season was in the dressing room, donning its black robes and its necklace of hailstones, strapping on its electrical sword.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “What I’ve learned along the way is that existence is cosmic theatre, but paradoxically, we should play our roles to the absolute best of our ability while having the wisdom not to take them too seriously.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “People aren’t trees, so it is false when they speak of roots.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Political activism is seductive because it seems to offer the possibility that one can improve society, make things better, without going through the personal ordeal of rearranging one’s perceptions and transforming one’s self.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “The mission of the artist in an over-technologi zed society, is to call the old magic back to life.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups onto the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds. In nonfiction, you don’t have that luxury.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Those people who recognise that imagination is reality’s master, we call sages, and those who act upon it, we call artists.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “They fell asleep smiling. It is to erase the fixed smiles of sleeping couples that Satan trained roosters to crow at five in the morning.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “If it is committed in the name of God or country, there is no crime so heinous that the public will not forgive it.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Transformation, liberation and celebration are the themes of all my novels.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Violence stinks no matter which side of it you’re on. But now and then there’s nothing left to do but hit the other person over the head with a frying pan.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Nobody quite knew what to make of the moon any more.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “I do not know why the dead do not come back to life. Perhaps death is so wonderful, in ways we cannot comprehend, that they prefer it over and above their friends and loved ones, although I am inclined to doubt that be the case.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “One tended to lose one’s bearings in the presence of willful and persistent acts of craziness, and the more gentle the act, the crazier it seemed, as if rage and violence, being closer to the norm, were easier to accommodate.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “If little else, the brain is an educational toy.”
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