Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Quotes from Robert M. Pirsig's book - Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

"Some things you miss because they’re so tiny you overlook them. But some things you don’t see because they’re so huge"

"For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses"

"The more you look, the more you see"

"Look and notice well; but as there isn't time to see everything and as it's better not to see than to see wrongly, it's necessary ... to make a choice."

"The difference between a good mechanic and a bad one, like the difference between a good mathematician and a bad one, is precisely this ability to select the good facts from the bad ones on the basis of quality."

"We have artists with no scientific knowledge and scientists with no artistic knowledge ..., and the result is not just bad, it is ghastly"

"Well, he should somehow try to slow down deliberately and go over ground that he has been over before and see if things he thought were important really were important ..."

"We just have to keep going until we find out what's wrong or find out why we don't know what's wrong"

"The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality."

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