Robert M. Pirsig Quote

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.


Ch. 7 - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...