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Tom Robbins Quote: “Our world isn’t made of earth, air and water or even molecules and atoms; our world is made of language.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Madame Lily Devalier always asked “Where are you?” in a way that insinuated that there were only two places on earth one could be: New Orleans and somewhere ridiculous.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “It is better to be small, colorful, sexy, careless, and peaceful, like the flowers, than large, conservative, repressed, fearful, and aggressive, like the thunder lizards; a lesson, by the way, that the Earth has yet to learn.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Though February lay about her shoulders like a cloak of lead.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Love is very powerful, but it has limits and it’s a costly mistake to spread it too thin.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “America is a nation of 270 million people: 100 million of them are gangsters, another 100 million are hustlers, 50 million are complete lunatics, and every single one of us is secretly in show business. Isn’t that fabulous?”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Whatever goes wrong can be used to your advantage, providing it goes wrong enough.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “It’s personal freedom, not hundred dollar bills that lights the soul’s cigar.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Intimacy is the principal source of the sugars which this life is sweetened!”
Tom Robbins Quote: “When we accept bad art because it’s good politics, we’re killing the swan to feed the chickens.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “And it rained a screaming. And it rained a rawness. And it rained a plasma. And it rained a disorder.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Maybe most people were fundamentally contradictory. The real people at any rate.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Outlaws, like lovers, poets, and tubercular composers who cough blood onto piano keys, do their finest work in the slippery rays of the moon.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “There is a similarity between juggling and composing on the typewriter. The trick is, when you spill something, make it look like a part of the act.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “To live fully, one must be free, but to be free one must give up security. Therefore, to live one must be ready to die. How’s that for a paradox?”
Tom Robbins Quote: “At the typewriter you find out who you are.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Death is impatient and thoughtless. It barges into your room when you are right in the middle of something, and it doesn’t bother to wipe its boots.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Of course I’m inconsistent! Only logicians and cretins are consistent!”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Louisiana in September was like an obscene phone call from nature. The air – moist, sultry, secretive, and far from fresh – felt as if it were being exhaled into one’s face. Sometimes it even sounded like heavy breathing.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Cries for help are frequently inaudible.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “There is a sense in which a painted stick is a stick in bloom. This stick points to the hidden face of God. Sometimes it points to you.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Toys are made in heaven, batteries are made in hell.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Hold on to your divine blush, your innate rosy magic, or end up brown. Once you’re brown, you’ll find out you’re blue. As blue as indigo. And you know what that means. Indigo. Indigoing. Indigone.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “When I go to the shore, I take along the poems of Pablo Neruda. I suppose it’s because the poems are simultaneously lush and ripe and kind of lazy, yet throbbing with life – like summer itself.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Whether a man is a criminal or a public servant is purely a matter of perspective.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “I see you’ve met Desire and Fulfillment... Regret is in the kitchen making coffee.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Listen, I’ve been sick ever since I started working here, but today I’m well and I won’t be in anymore.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Should one be shallow enough to view existence as a system of rewards and punishments, one soon learns that we pay as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Life’s an offensive proposition from beginning to end. Maybe those who can’t tolerate offense ought to just go ahead and end it all, and maybe those who demand financial compensation for offense ought to have it ended for them.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “This did not annoy Amanda for it had long been her theory that human beings were invented by water as a device for transporting itself from one place to another.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “My faith is whatever makes me feel good about being alive. If your religion doesn’t make you feel good to be alive, what the hell is the point of it?”
Tom Robbins Quote: “One of my books is a hallucinogen, an aphrodisiac, a mood elevator, an intellectual garage door opener, and a metaphysical trash compactor. They’ll do everything except rotate your tires.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Most Americans pay lip service to the idea of freedom, but can’t handle real freedom.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Survival is not important. What matters is how you survive.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Long as you’re not afraid, nobody can run your life for you. Remember that. Hell is being scared of things.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Don’t talk about it – you’ll talk it away. Let the ideas flow from your mind to the page without exposing them to air. Especially hot air.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Beer’s nice for being glad and dizzy, and sometimes for the mystery and stuff, but the happy that comes out of a beer can is not like the real happy you got to make in your heart.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Solace? That’s why God made fermented beverages and the blues.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “The minute you land in New Orleans, something wet and dark leaps on you and starts humping you like a swamp dog in heat, and the only way to get that aspect of New Orleans off you is to eat it off.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Purpose! Purposes are for animals with a hell of a lot more dignity than the human race! Just hop on that strange torpedo and ride it to wherever it’s going.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Society had a crime problem. It hired cops to attack crime. Now society has a cop problem.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “They’ve built their nests in the chimneys of my heart: those swallows that you lost.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “The pain of love does not break hearts, it merely seasons them. The disappointed heart revives itself and grows meaty and piquant. Sorrow expands it and makes it pithy. The spirit, on the other hand, can snap like a bone and may never fully knit.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “The Middle Ages hangs over history’s belt like a beer belly. It is too late now for aerobic dancing or cottage cheese lunches to reduce the Middle Ages. History will have to wear size 48 shorts forever.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Nothing is implied here. Except the possibility that everything is connected.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Leave it to a naive world-saver like you to view our love as a Sacred Cause when in actual fact all it was was some barking at the moon.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “Early religions were like muddy ponds with lots of foliage. Concealed there, the fish of the soul could splash and feed. Eventually, however, religions became aquariums. Then hatcheries. From farm fingerling to frozen fish stick is a short swim.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “When we can converse with the animals, we will know the change is halfway here. When we can converse with the forest, we will know the change has come.”
Tom Robbins Quote: “The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being. Still, lovers quarrel. Frequently, they quarrel simply to recharge the air between them, to sharpen the aliveness of their relationship.”
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