Had this book gifted to me almost a year ago by my cousin with a quote on it “Enjoy the ride and share the adventure.” I am talking about Robert Pirsig’s, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
I guess you need to mature and the book has to grow on you. You cant force it upon yourself. The very fact that this is the 3rd time I have started reading it. And it make more sense every time I read it (I did not read the book in its entirety in the 1st two attempts).
Here I am now, sharing a few quotes from the same.
“At first this difference seemed fairly minor, but then it grew . . . and grew . . . and grew . . . until I began to see why I missed it. Some things you miss because they’re so tiny you overlook them. But some things you don’t see because they’re so huge. We were both looking at the same thing, seeing the same thing, talking about the same thing, thinking about the same thing, except he was looking, seeing, talking, looking from a completely different dimension.”
“The world of underlying form is an unusual object of discussion because it is actually a mode of discussion itself. You discuss things in terms of their immediate appearance or you discuss them in terms of their underlying form, and when you try to discuss these modes of discussion you get involved in what could be called a platform problem. You have no platform from which to discuss them other than the modes themselves.”
“When you look directly at an insane man all you see is a reflection of your own knowledge that he’s insane, which is not to see him at all. To see him you must see what he saw and when you are trying to see the vision of an insane man, an oblique route is the only way to come at it. There is only one access to him that I can see as passable and we still have a way to go”
… to be continued