Robert M. Pirsig
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"Robert Maynard Pirsig" is an American writer and philosopher, and the author of the philosophical novels Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974) and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991).

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The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring there.

To live for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.

Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for others to see of the serenity at the center of it all.

Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food.

The solutions all are simple / after you have arrived at them. But they're simple only when you know already what they are.

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

You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know" it's going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths...

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.

There is an evil tendency underlying all our technology - the tendency to do what is reasonable even when it isn't any good.

Even though quality cannot be defined, you know what quality is.