Monday, January 18, 2010

Meandering on the edge . . .

Today is the birthday of Robert Anton Wilson (January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007), novelist, essayist, philosopher, futurist, and guerilla ontologist. He is best known for his satirical work (with Robert Shea), The Illuminatus! Trilogy.

"Mind is a tool invented by the universe to see itself; but it can never see all of itself, for much the same reason that you can’t see your own back (without mirrors)." - Robert Anton Wilson

"All phenomena are real in some sense, unreal in some sense, meaningless in some sense, real and meaningless in some sense, unreal and meaningless in some sense, and real and unreal and meaningless in some sense." - Robert Anton Wilson

"The fallacy is that one can judge the part in isolation from the whole is "the Lie that all men believe." - Robert Anton Wilson

"It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea." - Robert Anton Wilson

"I don't believe anything, but I have many suspicions." - Robert Anton Wilson

"Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation." - Robert Anton Wilson

"There is absolutely nothing that can be taken for granted in this world." - Robert Anton Wilson

"The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth." - Robert Anton Wilson

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