Tom Robbins

1936 -

A Quote by Tom Robbins on childhood, happiness, and tom robbins

It's never to late to have a happy childhood

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Still Life with Woodpecker

Contributed by: Gil

A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on soul, life, spirit, spirituality, and mystery

If you need to visualize the soul, think of it as a cross between a wolf howl, a photon, and a dribble of dark molasses. But what it really is, as near as I can tell, is a packet of information. It's a program, a piece of hyperspatial software designed explicitly to interface with the Mystery. Not a mystery, mind you, the Mystery. The one that can never be solved.

To one degree or another, everybody is connected to the Mystery, and everybody secretly yearns to expand the connection. That requires expanding the soul. These things can enlarge the soul: laughter, danger, imagination, meditation, wild nature, passion, compassion, psychedelics, beauty, iconoclasm, and driving around in the rain with the top down. These things can diminish it: fear, bitterness, blandness, trendiness, egotism, violence, corruption, ignorance, grasping, shining, and eating ketchup on cottage cheese.

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.

But say you've inflated your soul to the size of a beach ball and it's soaking into the Mystery like wine into a mattress. What have you accomplished? Well, long term, you may have prepared yourself for a successful metamorphosis, an almost inconceivable transformation to be precipitated by your death or by some great worldwide eschatological whoopjamboreehoo. You may have. No one can say for sure.

More immediately, by waxing soulful you will have granted yourself the possibility of ecstatic participation in what the ancients considered a divinely animated universe. And on a day to day basis, folks, it doesn't get any better than that.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on mysticism, evolution, truth, and purpose

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 (1936 -)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Tom Robbins on divine, labryinth, and god

If one yearns to see the face of the Divine, one must break out of the aquarium, escape the fish farm, to go swim up wild cataracts, dive in deep fjords. One must explore the labyrinth of the reef, the shadows of the lily pads. How limiting, how insulting to think of God as a benevolent warden, an absentee hatchery manager who imprisons us in the 'comfort' of artificial pools, where intermediaries sprinkle our restrictive waters with sanitized flakes of processed nutriment.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Skinny Legs and All

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins

Love is the ultimate outlaw.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Still Life with Woodpecker

Contributed by: GeeSamBee

A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins

Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don't be surprised at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Contributed by: Joey

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on tom robbins, still life with a woodpecker, humanity, and innovation

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.

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Still Life with Woodpecker

Contributed by: Trista

A Quote by Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins on goddess, feminine, and woman

Christianity is merely a system for turning priestesses into handmaidens, queens into concubines and goddesses into muses.
Who can guess into what it will turn us nymphs?

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Jitterbug Perfume

Contributed by: txgoddess

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on tom robbins, individuality, grace, love, and wit

"Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures and rides it, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route."

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: Jitterbug Perfume

Contributed by: Jasper

A Quote by zaadzster_1

"Peeple of zee wurl, relax" - Sailor Boy the Parrot

Tom Robbins (1936 -)

Source: 'Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates'

Contributed by: Jasper

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