Robert M. Pirsig Quote

The bones of the Sophists long ago turned to dust and what they said turned to dust with them and the dust was buried under the rubble of declining Athens through its fall and Macedonia through its decline and fall. Through the decline and death of ancient Rome and Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire and the modern states—buried so deep and with such ceremoniousness and such unction and such evil that only a madman centuries later could discover the clues needed to uncover them, and see with horror what had been done.


Ch. 29 - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

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The bones of the Sophists long ago turned to dust and what they said turned to dust with them and the dust was buried under the rubble of declining...

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The bones of the Sophists long ago turned to dust and what they said turned to dust with them and the dust was buried under the rubble of declining...

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The bones of the Sophists long ago turned to dust and what they said turned to dust with them and the dust was buried under the rubble of declining...

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The bones of the Sophists long ago turned to dust and what they said turned to dust with them and the dust was buried under the rubble of declining...