Boredom always precedes a period of great creativity.
For me, a writer should be more like a lighthouse keeper, just out there by himself. He shouldn't get his ideas from other people all around him.
The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.
One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.
It is not good to talk about Zen, because Zen is nothingness... If you talk about it, you are always lying, and if you don't talk about it, no one knows it is there.
The solutions all are simple - after you have arrived at them. But they're simple only when you know already what they are.
To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
The only Zen you can find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Even in the presence of others he was completely alone.
To live for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.
The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth, and it goes away. Puzzling.
We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives.
Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 - 20 hindsight. It's good for seeing where you've been. It's good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can't tell you where you ought to go.
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