110+ Tom Robbins Quotes On Moon, Fantastical And Whimsical

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  1. Reality whistles a different tune underwater.
  2. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
  3. To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
  4. Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
  5. Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
  6. 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.
  7. The beet is the most intense of vegetables
  8. It is better to be small, colorful, sexy, careless, and peaceful.
  9. The trickster's function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom.
  10. On their sofas of spice and feathers, the concubines also slept fretfully. In those days the Earth was still flat, and people dreamed often of falling over edges.

Tom Robbins Image Quotes

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Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide. — Tom Robbins

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It is better to be small, colorful, sexy, careless, and peaceful. — Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Short Quotes

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  • People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.
  • Eating a raw oyster is like french kissing a mermaid.
  • Breathe properly. Stay curious. And eat your beets.
  • We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
  • Does koala bear poop smell like cough drops?
  • Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
  • Of course I'm inconsistent! Only logicians and cretins are consistent!
  • When I sit down to write, I just let the goose out of the bottle.
  • You are what you think you eat.
  • Leave me in the night but please don't leave me in the dark

Tom Robbins Quotes On Love

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Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice. — Tom Robbins

Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need. — Tom Robbins

Love is dope, not chicken soup. — Tom Robbins

Here's an idea: let's get over ourselves, buy a cherry pie, and go fall in love with life. — Tom Robbins

The difference between love and logic is that in the eyes of a lover, a toad can be a prince, whereas in the analysis of a logistician, the lover would have to prove that the toad was a prince, an enterprise destined to dull the shine of many a passion. — Tom Robbins

If love eats the donut, does time eat the hole? — Tom Robbins

A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success. Embrace failure! Seek it out. Learn to love it. That may be the only way any of us will ever be free. — Tom Robbins

People are never perfect, but love can be. — Tom Robbins

Who knows how to make love stay? Tell love you are going to the Junior's Deli on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to pick up a cheesecake, and if love stays, it can have half. — Tom Robbins

In the end what will prevail is your passion not your tale, for love is the Holy Grail. — Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Quotes On Moon

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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

There are essential and inessential insanities. The later are solar in character, the former are linked to the moon. — Tom Robbins

The full moon - the mandala of the sky. — Tom Robbins

There's no point in saving the world if it means losing the moon. — Tom Robbins

Nobody quite knew what to make of the moon any more. — Tom Robbins

Poetry, the best of it, is lunar and is concerned with the essential insanities. Journalism is solar (there are numerous newspapers named The Sun, none called The Moon) and is devoted to the inessential. — Tom Robbins

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

The moon invented natural rhythm. Civilization uninvented it. — Tom Robbins

Redheads are said to be children of the moon, thwarted by the sun and addicted to sex and sugar. — Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Quotes On World

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there are two kinds of people in this world : those who believe there are two kinds of people in this world and those who are smart enough to know better. — Tom Robbins

Each time we exhale, the world ends; when we inhale, there can be, if we allow it, rebirth and spiritual renewal. It all transpires inside of us. In our consciousness, in our hearts. All the time. — Tom Robbins

And who ever said the world was fair, little lady? Maybe death is fair, but certainly not life. We must accept the unfairness as proof of the sublime flux of existence, the capricious music of the universe- and go on about our tasks — Tom Robbins

Alone, the world offers itself freely to us. To be unmasked, it has no choice. — Tom Robbins

One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one's perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them. — Tom Robbins

It's hard to say who's a greater threat to the world, an ambitious CEO with a big ad budget or a crafty cleric with an obsolete Bible verse. — Tom Robbins

The Devil doesn't make us do anything. The Devil, for example, doesn't make us mean. Rather, when we're mean, we make the Devil. Literally. Our actions create him. Conversely, when we behave with compassion, generosity, and grace, we create God in the world. — Tom Robbins

There are people in this world who can wear whale masks and people who cannot, and the wise know to which group they belong. — Tom Robbins

We're making it up. The world, the universe, life, reality. Especially reality. — Tom Robbins

This may be said for the last quarter of the twentieth century: the truism that if we want a better world we will have to be better people came to be acknowledge, if not thoroughly understood, by a significantly large minority. — Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Quotes On Life

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O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate — Tom Robbins

There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum. — Tom Robbins

When freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free. — Tom Robbins

There is no such thing as a weird human being, It's just that some people require more understanding than others. — Tom Robbins

Something has got to hold it together. I'm saying my prayers to Elmer, the Greek god of glue. — Tom Robbins

If you're honest, you sooner or later have to confront your values. Then you're forced to separate what is right from what is merely legal. This puts you metaphysically on the run. America is full of metaphysical outlaws. — Tom Robbins

In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn’t squeak. — Tom Robbins

Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death. — Tom Robbins

Life is like a stew, you have to stir it frequently, or all the scum rises to the top. — Tom Robbins

Equality is not in regarding different things similarly, equality is in regarding different things differently. — Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Quotes On System

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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

Society in general maintains such a vested interested in its cozy habits and solidified belief systems that it had rather die - or kill - than entertain change. Consider how threatened religious fundamentalists of all faiths remain to this day by science in general and Darwin in particular. — Tom Robbins

Christianity is merely a system for turning priestesses into handmaidens, queens into concubines, and goddesses into muses. — Tom Robbins

Every individual has to assume responsibility for his or her own actions, even the poor and the young. A social system that decrees otherwise is inviting intellectual atrophy and spiritual stagnation. — Tom Robbins

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

Tom Robbins Quotes On Question

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To be or not to be isn't the question. The question is how to prolong being. — Tom Robbins

The only question is how to make love stay. — Tom Robbins

Plans are one thing and fate another. When they coincide, success results. Yet success mustn't be considered the absolute. It is questionable, for that matter, whether success is an adequate resposne to life. Success can eliminate as many options as failure. — Tom Robbins

Dip a slice of bread in batter. That's September: yellow, gold, soft and sticky. Fry the bread. Now you have October: chewier, drier, streaked with browns. The day in question fell somewhere in the middle of the french toast process. — Tom Robbins

There is only one serious question. And that is: Who knows how to make love stay? Answer me that and I will tell you whether or not to kill yourself. — Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide. — Tom Robbins

The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. When you're unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. You get to take yourself oh so very seriously. — Tom Robbins

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It is better to be small, colorful, sexy, careless, and peaceful. — Tom Robbins

The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent, not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious. — Tom Robbins

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

He was becoming unstuck, he was sure of that - his bones were no longer wrapped in flesh but in clouds of dust, in hummingbirds, dragonflies, and luminous moths - but so perfect was his equilibrium that he felt no fear. He was vast, he was many, he was dynamic, he was eternal. — Tom Robbins

Our similarities bring us to a common ground; Our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other. — Tom Robbins

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for. — Tom Robbins

Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer. — Tom Robbins

Throughout most of our history, nothing - not flood, famine, plague, or new weapons - has endangered humanity one-tenth as much as the narcissistic ego, with its self-aggrandizing presumptions and its hell-hound spawn of fear and greed. — Tom Robbins

But why diminish your soul being run-of-the-mill at something? Mediocrity: now there is ugliness for you. Mediocrity's a hairball coughed up on the Persian carpet of Creation. — Tom Robbins

It's entirely possible to function as a free-thinking individual without succumbing to narcissism. This can be tricky at times, I suppose, but then so can the tango - particularly if you're dancing alone. — Tom Robbins

Often, moreover, it is...that aspect of our being that society finds eccentric, ridiculous, or disagreeable, that holds our sweet waters, our secret well of happiness, the key to our equanimity in malevolent climes. — Tom Robbins

Zippers are primal and modern at the very same time. On the one hand, your zipper is primitive and reptilian, on the other, mechanical and slick. A zipper is where the Industrial Revolution meets the Cobra Cult. — Tom Robbins

In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups onto the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds. In nonfiction, you don't have that luxury. — Tom Robbins

And it rained a fever. And it rained a silence. And it rained a sacrifice. And it rained a miracle. And it rained sorceries and saturnine eyes of the totem. — Tom Robbins

The Earth is God's pinball machine and each quake, tidal wave, flash flood and volcanic eruption is the result of a TILT that occurs when God, cheating, tries to win free games. — Tom Robbins

What I’ve learned along the way is that existence is cosmic theatre, but paradoxically, we should play our roles to the absolute best of our ability while having the wisdom not to take them too seriously. — Tom Robbins

There is little difference between the Zulu warrior who smeared bis body with lion's fat and the modern woman who dabs hers with expensive perfume. The one was trying to acquire the courage of the king of beasts, the other is attempting to acquire the irresistible sexuality of flowers. The underlying principle is the same. — Tom Robbins

Are you aware that rushing toward a goal is a sublimated death wish? It's no coincidence we call them 'deadlines.' — Tom Robbins

Amnesia is not knowing who one is and wanting desperately to find out. Euphoria is not knowing who one is and not caring. Ecstasy is knowing exactly who one is - and still not caring. — Tom Robbins

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

The ultimate end of any ideology is totalitarianism. — Tom Robbins

A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes. — Tom Robbins

Employing women as my primary protagonists has allowed me to step outside of myself, to distance myself from my own personality, far more easily than were I to look at events from a masculine perspective. — Tom Robbins

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

How can you admire a human who consciously embraces the bland, the mediocre, and the safe rather than risk the suffering that disappointment can bring? — Tom Robbins

Choice. It's the word that allows yes and the word that makes no possible. It's the word that puts the free in freedom and takes obligation out of the mix. It's the word upon which adventure, exhilaration, and authenticity depend. It's the word that the cocoon whispers to the caterpillar. — Tom Robbins

Of the Seven Dwarfs, the only one who shaved was Dopey. That should tell us something about the wisdom of shaving. — Tom Robbins

I've sucked way too much cement for this year. Bad juju rising off them city sidewalks. I need to babble with a brook or two, inhale starlight, make friends with some trees. — Tom Robbins

Deep down, all of us are probably aware that some kind of mystical evolution is our true task. Yet we suppress the notion with considerable force because to admit it is to admit that most of our political gyrations, religious dogmas, social ambitions, and financial ploys are not merely counter-productive but trivial. — Tom Robbins

Meditation... dissolves the mind. It erases itself. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass. — Tom Robbins

The fact is, what I hated in the Church was what I hated in society. Namely, authoritarians. Power freaks. Rigid dogmatists. Those greedy, underloved, undersexed twits who want to run everything. While the rest of us are busy living - busy tasting and testing and hugging and kissing and goofing and growing - they are busy taking over. — Tom Robbins

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

Slavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes, their smoldering inquietude from radishes, their seriousness from beets. — Tom Robbins

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

Would you complain because a beautiful sunset doesn't have a future or a shooting star a payoff? And why should romance 'lead anywhere'? Passion isn't a path through the woods. Passion is the woods. — Tom Robbins

Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. — Tom Robbins

Our greatest human adventure is the evolution of consciousness. We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit, and light up the brain. — Tom Robbins

Don't confuse symmetry with balance. — Tom Robbins

I show up in my writing room at approximately 10 A.M. every morning without fail. Sometimes my muse sees fit to join me there and sometimes she doesn't, but she always knows where I'll be. She doesn't need to go hunting in the taverns or on the beach or drag the boulevard looking for me. — Tom Robbins

What is politics, after all, but the compulsion to preside over property and make others people's decisions for them? Liberty, the very opposite of ownership and control, cannot, then, result from political action, either at the polls or at the barricades, but rather evolves out of attitude. If it results from anything, it must be levity. — Tom Robbins

The Japanese have become so smitten with the Western condiment - its texture as silky as a kimono, its tang as understated as the tang of Zen - that today they have a word for mayonnaise junkie: mayora. — Tom Robbins

...language is not the frosting, it's the cake. — Tom Robbins

At the typewriter you find out who you are. — Tom Robbins

we've produced a generation of spiritual panhandlers, begging for coins of wisdom, banging like bums on every closed door...if an old man moves into a shack or a cave and lets his beard grow, people will flock from miles around just to read his "no trespassing" sign — Tom Robbins

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

Except in the areas of civil rights and medical marijuana, the legacy of the sixties counterculture has been largely superficial. Still, though the light has dimmed and gone underground, something in me would like to think the sixties phenomenon was a dress rehearsal for a grander, wider leap in consciousness yet to come. — Tom Robbins

I had literary interests my whole life. I decided at the age of five I was going to be a writer. So I had done a great deal of reading. I suppose I was more at home in Greenwich Village than, say, any of classmates from Warsaw High School. But in any case, it was an overwhelming experience for me. It took me some time to begin to assimilate it. — Tom Robbins

It's personal freedom, not hundred dollar bills that lights the soul's cigar. — Tom Robbins

The trouble with the fast lane is that all the movement is horizontal. And I like to go vertical sometimes. — Tom Robbins

red hair is caused by sugar and lust. — Tom Robbins

Any half-awake materialist well knows - that which you hold holds you. — Tom Robbins

Whether a man is a criminal or a public servant is purely a matter of perspective. — Tom Robbins

Funny how we think of romance as always involving two, when the romance of solitude can be ever so much more delicious and intense. — Tom Robbins

Me? I stand for uncertainty, insecurity, bad taste, fun, and things that go boom in the night. — Tom Robbins

If little else, the brain is an educational toy. — Tom Robbins

My personal motto has always been: Joy in spite of everything. Not just [mindless] joy, but joy in spite of everything. Recognizing the inequities and the suffering and the corruption and all that but refusing to let it rain on my parade. And I advocate this to other people. — Tom Robbins

I'll follow him to the ends of the earth,' she sobbed. Yes, darling. But the earth doesn't have any ends. Columbus fixed that. — Tom Robbins

Just because you're naked doesn't mean you're sexy. Just because you're cynical doesn't mean you're cool. — Tom Robbins

The enemy is every expert who practices technocratic manipulation, the enemy is every proponent of standardization and the enemy is every victim who is so dull and lazy and weak as to allow himself to be manipulated and standardized. — Tom Robbins

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. — Tom Robbins

Danger is to adventure what garlic is to spaghetti sauce. Without it, you just end up with stewed tomatoes. — Tom Robbins

Words on a page can hypnotize you if the rhythm is right — Tom Robbins

Outlaws are can openers in the supermarket of life. — Tom Robbins

There're many ways, my dear, to victimize people. The most insidious way is to persuade them that they're victims. — Tom Robbins

From the air, Vatican City looked like a marble Monopoly set. The Church owned all the property from Broadwalk to Illinois Avenue, has three hotels on every lot, and no matter how often it tossed the dice you just knew it would never land on Go to Jail, it would be forever passing Go and collecting $200. — Tom Robbins

Life Lessons by Tom Robbins

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  1. Tom Robbins teaches us to never be afraid to take risks in life and to always be open to new experiences.
  2. He encourages us to think for ourselves and to be independent in our decisions and actions.
  3. He also reminds us to stay true to ourselves and to never forget to appreciate the beauty and joy of life.

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