Quote of the Day
Tom Robbins Quotes
- Page 3
Our world isn't made of earth, air and water or even molecules and atoms; our world is made of language.
If the novelist isn't surprised by where his book ends up, he or she probably hasn't written anything worth remembering.
Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.
My paintings are very strange - large and empty, like walls. Just the opposite of my writing, which is rich and juicy.
Writing is the hardest physical work there is.
The brutal truth is, we're scarcely 'educating' children at all. Even if you overlook the guilt, fear, bigotry, and dangerous anti-intellectual flapdoodle being funneled into young brains by schools on the religious right, what we're doing is training kids to be cogs in the wheels of commerce.
A lot of aspiring writers are all ready to write a novel, but they don't know how to write sentences.
John Irving once told me he doesn't start a novel until he knows the last sentence. I said, 'My God, Irving, isn't that like working in a factory?'
Most novelists write about twisted lives.
The gods have chosen to entertain me with chronic eyestrain headaches. Very poisonous episodes. So I don't do a lot of reading anymore except on tape.
One of my books is a hallucinogen, an aphrodisiac, a mood elevator, an intellectual garage door opener, and a metaphysical trash compactor. They'll do everything except rotate your tires.
There are stories still in existence that I wrote when I was five. However, I did not get published until I was seven.
I have never ever Googled myself; in fact I think the Christian right prohibits such things.
A writer needs a life of introspection.
I eat so much mayonnaise they were going to send me to the Mayo Clinic.
Well, I have never, ever Googled myself.
A lot of my work comes from what in Asia is called the 'mind of wonder.' There is not a lot of 'mind of wonder' writing in contemporary Western literature. I think that's what appeals to the readers who are my fans.
Find on Amazon:
Cite this Page:
Download the free
BrainyQuote iPhone/iPad app
Create beautiful picture quotes to share, and get Today's Quote in Notifications on your devices.
Henry David Thoreau
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Follow BrainyQuote on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share inspiring quotes with friends. Join now!
Image of the Moment
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote