"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."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Robert M. Pirsig on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Robert M. Pirsig on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Robert M. Pirsig on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Robert M. Pirsig on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Robert M. Pirsig on Winston Churchill
"Even in the presence of others he was completely alone."
"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."