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Robert M. Pirsig's Profile

Brief about Robert M. Pirsig: By info that we know Robert M. Pirsig was born at 1928-09-06. And also Robert M. Pirsig is American Philosopher.

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Even in the presence of others he was completely alone.

Tags: Alone, Others, Presence

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

Tags: Bring, Mountains, Zen

It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling.

Tags: Away, Door, Truth

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

Tags: Future, Goal, Life

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.

Tags: Brainy, Heart, Place

We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives.

Tags: Keep, Lives, Moments

The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth, and it goes away. Puzzling.

Tags: Away, Door, Truth

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

Tags: Food, Give, Thousand

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

Tags: After, Simple, Solutions

When somebody goes outside the cultural norms, the culture has to protect itself.

Tags: Culture, Goes, Somebody

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.

Tags: Best, Good, Truth

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

Tags: Future, Goal, Life

I have money, fame, a happy wife, our daughter Nell.

Tags: Happy, Money, Wife

I really don't mind dying because I figure I haven't wasted this life.

Tags: Dying, Life, Mind

One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.

Tags: Another, Cannot, True

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

Tags: Direct, Experience, Quality

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

Tags: Bring, Mountains, Zen

Just as women's bodies are softer than men's, so their understanding is sharper.

Tags: Bodies, Men, Women

I don't get how it's okay to keep someone alive once they're sick - but not okay to stop them getting sick. I just don't get that.

Tags: Keep, Sick, Someone

I think if we can prevent a fatal disease, we should.

Tags: Disease, Fatal, Prevent