"Even in the presence of others he was completely alone."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Robert M. Pirsig on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Robert M. Pirsig on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Robert M. Pirsig on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Robert M. Pirsig on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Robert M. Pirsig on Marilyn Monroe
"Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions."
"Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a thirty thousand page menu, and no food."
"To live for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top."
"To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top."
"It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, 'Go away, I'm looking for the truth,' and so it goes away. Puzzling."