Tom Robbins Quotes by Lapis .....

A great author who has a nice spiritual bent to his writings.

Date:   5/19/2006 1:35:55 AM ( 15 y ago)

When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.

- Tom Robbins, In Perspective

In the staircase of life, Art is the only stair that doesn't creak.

- Tom Robbins, In Art

Teachers who offer you the ultimate answers do not possess the ultimate answers, for if they did, they would know that the ultimate answers cannot be given, they can only be received.

- Tom Robbins, In Education/Teachers

See, I think we have to ask ourselves--and this is corny in a way--what are we doing here. And I've become convinced, after a lifetime of asking that question,that we are here to enlarge our souls, light up our brains, and liberate our spirits.

- Tom Robbins, In Philosophy

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.

- Tom Robbins, In Perspective

Young girls are the biological equivalent of "new car smell."

- Tom Robbins, In Literature/Tom Robbins

"If you need to visualize the soul, think of it as a cross between a wolf howl, a photon, and a dribble of dark molasses. But what it really is, as near as I can tell, is a packet of information. It's a program, a piece of hyperspatial software designed explicitly to interface with the Mystery. Not a mystery, mind you, the Mystery. The one that can never be solved. Data in our psychic program is often nonlinear, nonhierarchical, archaic, alive, and teeming with paradox. Simply booting up is a challenge, if not for no other reason than that most of us find acknowledging the unknowable and monitoring its intrusions upon the familiar and mundane more than a little embarrassing. More immediately, by waxing soulful you will have granted yourself the possibility of ecstatic participation in what the ancients considered a divinely animated universe. And on a day to day basis, folks, it doesn't get any better than that."

- Tom Robbins, In Literature/Tom Robbins

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

- Tom Robbins, In Humanity

The price of self-destiny is never cheap, and in certain situations it is unthinkable. But to achieve the marvelous, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.

- Tom Robbins, "Jitterbug Perfume" ( $ ) ( ? ), In Motivation

If you believe in peace, act peacefully; if you believe in love, acting lovingly; if you believe every which way, then act every which way, that's perfectly valid— but don't go out trying to sell your beliefs to the system. You end up contradicting what you profess to believe in, and you set a bum example. If you want to change the world, change yourself.

- Tom Robbins, "Still Life With Woodpecker" ( $ ) ( ? ), In Change

"There are two kinds of people in this world; those who think there are two kinds of people and those who are smart enough to know better"

- Tom Robbins, "Still Life with Woodpecker"


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