Tags » Robert M. Pirsig

. . . like ants, serving these strange, incomprehensible shapes

“… I would like not to cut any new channels of consciousness but simply dig deeper into old ones that have become silted in with the debris of thoughts grown stale and platitudes too often repeated. 164 more words


Apologies to Anton

I owe to Anton, because I learned calculus with him, and my last post it was from an George’s book. Yes, last week I caught a George on library, because the sentence sounds ok and his book was slimmer. 145 more words



It is a puzzling thing.  The truth knocks on the door and you say, “Go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away.  

407 more words
The Good

Robert M. Pirsig, Lo Zen e l'arte della manutenzione della motocicletta

Mi ci sono voluti non so quanti mesi, una pagina al giorno, ma mi sono impuntata e l’ho finito. Che fatica!

Ce l’abbiamo una sessione Libro de’ fatica? 208 more words

Anna LittleMax Massimino

Zen, the art of motorcycle maintenance, and pedagogy

Robert M. Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is concerned with quality, and the prose wrings out two different forces. The first is the ‘romantic’ view, which appreciates the aesthetics of objects such as motorcycles, but doesn’t much care for dissecting the motorcycle to learn how it runs or how to maintain it. 382 more words

Rise And Converge

Lo Zen e l'arte della manutenzione della motocicletta, Robert M. Pirsig

Anna Littlemax Massimino Qualcuno l’ha letto? Era nella mia lista di libri da anni e l’ho iniziato un centinaio di pagine fa. La lettura, però, procede lentissima e sto facendo fatica ad andare avanti. 541 more words

Andrea Sartorati


What You Learn On The Move

Alone sipping coffee in a forgotten thoroughfare, it is easy to slip into a state of melancholic aloneness. In those places there are no outward anchors that tether us to our carefully cultivated selves. 1,030 more words