What I am is a heretic who’s recanted and, thereby, in everyone’s eyes, saved his soul. Everyone’s eyes but one, who knows deep down inside that all he has saved is his skin.
When somebody goes outside the cultural norms, the culture has to protect itself.
There’s no such thing as morality.
It’s the dualistic ways of looking at things that produces the evil.
Quality is the Buddha.
Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions.
We do need a return to individual integrity, self-reliance, and old-fashioned gumption. We really do.
The funny thing about insane people is that it is kind of the opposite of being a celebrity. Nobody envies you.
Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20 – 20 hindsight. It’s good for seeing where you’ve been. It’s good for testing the truth of what you think you know, but it can’t tell you where you ought to go.
I did not want to write one of those sequels that famous first-book authors get into where everybody says, ‘Oh yeah.’