Tom Robbins

Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. His novels are complex, often wild stories with strong social undercurrents, a satirical bent, and obscure details. He is probably best known for his novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976), which was made into a movie in 1993 directed by Gus Van Sant

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Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
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.
I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.
If little else, the brain is an educational toy.
Maybe most people were fundamentally contradictory. The real people at any rate.
Meditation... disolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass.
Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper.
The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
There are many things worth living for, there are a few things worth dying for, but there is nothing worth killing for.
There exists a false aristocracy based on family name, property, and inherited wealth. But there likewise exists a true aristocracy based on intelligence, talent and virtue.
To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
When she was a small girl, Amanda hid a ticking clock in an old, rotten tree trunk. It drove woodpeckers crazy. Ignoring tasty bugs all around them, they just about beat their brains out trying to get at the clock. Years later, Amanda used the woodpecker experiment as a model for understanding capitalism, Communism, Christianity, and all other systems that traffic in future rewards rather than in present realities.

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