Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance By Robert Pirsig

Conversations, stories & touch of philosophy from a father and son motorcycle trip.




• To travel is better than to arrive.

• The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.

• You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.

• We’re in such a hurry most of the time we never get much chance to talk. The result is a kind of endless day-to-day shallowness, a monotony that leaves a person wondering years later where all the time went and sorry that it’s all gone.

• To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here’s where things grow.

• When you want to hurry something, that means you no longer care about it and want to get on to other things.

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2 thoughts on “Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance By Robert Pirsig

  1. Oh my goodness, I didn’t realise this was still around! I had a dog-eared paperback copy when I was at university. I loved it and lent to anyone I could persuade to read it. Thank you for reminding me.


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