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Old 04-12-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default I want to contact Robert M Pirsig

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Old 04-12-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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here's a place to start:
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Do you have a query about this website or a paper about Robert Pirsig's
philosophy that you'd like to publish here? Please feel free to contact
Dr Anthony McWatt, the administrator of the website, at:

anthonymcwatt{at}hotmail.com

c/o Department of Philosophy
University of Liverpool
L69 3BX
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Can I get in touch with Robert Pirsig?

You can write to him via his publisher at:

Author Mail
HarperCollins Publishers
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022-5299
United States

Please remember that Mr Pirsig has retired so don't be
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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In Project Mayhem, we don't have names
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #5
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You cereal, OS? On a 'Zen' kick?
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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You cereal, OS? On a 'Zen' kick?
I am serious. But I'm not on a zen kick. I literally wrote almost his exact thoughts to a friend of mine a couple weeks ago, and then picked up the book. I had never read it. But it's full of my own conclusions that parallel what he is saying.

the problem is that as he points out, life at that philisophical level life becomes almost meaningless. "the sweep goes on and on and on so obviously much further than the mind can grasp one hesitates even to go near for dear of getting lost in them and never finding ones way out"

which is where i am...

i want to know how he survived it
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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but seriously, database
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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His closest friends call him 'Bobby'
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #10
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So OS, you would say Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is worth reading, or will I become hopelessely despondant by the meaningless of life.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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i hear ya, and i've been there before in some way or another myself. until you find the answers you seek...
http://scaleofuniverse.com/
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:55 PM   #12
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I hear that Kevin Spacey plays him in the feature film.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #13
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So OS, you would say Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is worth reading, or will I become hopelessely despondant by the meaningless of life.
it's comforting to me to know that i'm not alone in my thoughts...I dont know that a lot of people would understand what he's saying. Most people that i mention it to are like "yeah that book is weird"

he makes a point about insanity, which somedays i feel like I am teetering on...
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:13 PM   #14
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #15
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Would a home phone number be good enough?
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #16
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #17
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If you really want his home address/phone number PM me.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #19
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I just picked up ZatAoMM last week. I'm about half-way through. Most of the reviews I've read said it wasn't about motorcycles.. but I strongly disagree.. it's all about motorcycles. Those people must not ride.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:34 AM   #21
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he makes a point about insanity, which somedays i feel like I am teetering on...
A little bit of insanity's the only thing that keeps me sane.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #22
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he makes a point about insanity, which somedays i feel like I am teetering on...
Most insane people aren't able to understand that they're crazy without intensive therapy. They just think everyone else is crazy.

That feeling can be a good thing... or it can mean you're nuts.



I'm glad to have helped clear that up for you.
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The point of life is whatever you want it to be.
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The point of life is whatever you want it to be.
The point of life is to wander around, pop out some more people, die, and rot in a hole.
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it's comforting to me to know that i'm not alone in my thoughts...I dont know that a lot of people would understand what he's saying. Most people that i mention it to are like "yeah that book is weird"

he makes a point about insanity, which somedays i feel like I am teetering on...
Truth / Quality can only be defined by yourself in each individual moment of the now.

Looking to others to define absolute Truth / Quality and passively incorporating their perspective into your perspective will drive you insane.

Cliff notes. ZAMM = YMMV
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