Robert Anton Wilson

A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson on universe, awareness, observation, reality, and consciousness

I go to a pub and talk to another man. He is experienced deeply part of the time, and shallowly another part of the time, depending on the quality of my consciousness. If I am very conscious, meeting him can be an experience comparable to great music or even an earthquake; if I am in the usual shallow state, he barely "makes an impression." If I am practicing alertness and neurological self-criticism, I may observe that I am only experiencing him part of the time, and that part of the time I am not-tuning-in but drifting off to my favorite “Real” Universe and editing out at the ear-drum much of what he is saying. Often, the “Real” Universe hypnotizes me sufficiently that, while I “hear” what he says, I have no idea of the way he says it or what he means to convey.

Robert Anton Wilson

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson on monopoly, communication, and power

A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.

Robert Anton Wilson

Source: Illuminatus Trilogy: from Hagbard Celine's Manifesto ``Never Whistle While You're Pissing'' http://www.rawilson.com/whistlepiss.html

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson on quantum, physics, Robert, anton, wilson, wars, and murder

People have murdered each other, in massive wars and guerilla actions, for many centuries, and still murder each other in the present, over Ideologies and Religions which, stated as propositions, appear neither true nor false to modern logicians-- meaningless propositions that look meaningful to the linguistically naive.

Robert Anton Wilson

Source: Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson on raw, homo neophili, illuminatus book 1, the eye in the pyramid, and illuminati

The human race is not divided into the irrational and the rational, as some idealists think. All humans are irrational, but there are two different kinds of irrationality - those who love old ideas and hate and fear new ones, and those who despise old ideas and joyfully embrace new ones. Homo neophobus and homo neophilus. Neophobus is the original human stock, the stock that hardly changed at all for the first four million years of human history. Neophilus is the creative mutation that has been popping up at regular intervals during the past million years, giving the race little forward pushes, the kind you give a wheel to make it spin faster and faster. Neophilus makes a lot of mistakes, but he or she moves. They live life the way it should be lived, ninety-nine percent mistakes and one percent viable mutations.

Robert Anton Wilson

Source: The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson

Nothing is true, everything is permitted
Everything is true, nothing is permitted
                                                                 

Robert Anton Wilson

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson

...when dogma enters the brain, all intellectual activity ceases.

Robert Anton Wilson

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson

Fnord!

Robert Anton Wilson

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson on hagbard celine, obedience, and authoritarian

"The individual act of obedience is the cornerstone not only of the strength of authoritarian society but also of its weakness." -Hagbard Celine, Never Whistle While You're Pissing

Robert Anton Wilson

Source: The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan, Pages: 235

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson on corruption

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt . . . Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.

Robert Anton Wilson

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A Quote by Robert Anton Wilson on cats, dogs, and war

The final war will be between Pavlov's dog and Schoedinger's Cat.

Robert Anton Wilson

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