Robert Anton Wilson Quotes.
On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.
Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren’t even mammals.
You know, I have found a new way to get high and stay spaced out for hours on end, and the government can’t stop me… It’s called senility.
How many times… have you encountered the saying, ‘When the student is ready, the Master speaks?’ Do you know why that is true? The door opens inward. The Master is everywhere, but the student has to open his mind to hear the Masters Voice.
There are gods, but there is no God; and all gods become devils eventually.
It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.
Only the madman is absolutely sure.
Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.
It is a great privilege to be conscious in this universe. Those who understand, shine like stars.
Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.
The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth.
My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not about God alone, but agnosticism about everything.
Groups are grammatical fictions; only individuals exist, and each individual is different.
The function of Theology? The recitation of the incomprehensible by the unspeakable to pick the pockets of the unthinking.
The path up is the path down. The way forward is the way back. The universe inside is outside but the universe outside is inside.
I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there’s no rational life here.
“Every national border in Europe,” El Eswad added ironically, “marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty. Patriotism is the delusion that one of these gangs of bandits is better than all the others.”
The final war will be between Pavlov’s dog and Schoedinger’s Cat.
Everyone look around and see if you can spot the NARCS. They’re the ones who look like hippies.
Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.
I used to be an atheist, until I realized I had nothing to shout during blowjobs. Oh Random Chance! Oh Random Chance! just doesn’t cut itвЂ¦.
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).
Humans live through their myths and only endure their realities.
Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation.
An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave.
Certitude belongs exclusively to those who only own one encyclopedia.
The Grail is the womb of the beloved.
I don’t believe anything, but I have many suspicions.
Once something becomes discernible, or understandable, we no longer need to repeat it. We can destroy it.
A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.
Philadelphia merely seems dull because it’s next to exciting Camden, New Jersey.
I’m not an anarchist any longer, because I’ve concluded that anarchism is an impractical ideal.
A true initiation never ends.
The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.
Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church.
The web of life is a beautiful and meaningless dance. The web of life is a process with a moving goal. The web of life is a perfectly finished work of art right where I am sitting now.
The average is that which no person quite ever is.
Consciousness itself is an infinite regress. This explains coincidences.
Try living forever with the metaprogram, ‘Everything works out more perfectly than I plan it.
History, sociology, economics, psychology et al. confirmed Joyce’s view of Everyman as victim.
If one can only see things according to one’s own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind.
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt… Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.
The fear of death is the beginning of slavery.
There is one universal sex law: Sex shall not be unregulated.
Most people live in a myth and grow violently angry if anyone dares to tell them the truth about themselves.
I have never experienced another human being. I have experienced my impressions of them.
There is no complete theory of anything.