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Tom Robbins

Brief Bio: American novelist

Lived: 1932-

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“The World is a Wonderfully Weird Place”

The world is a wonderfully weird place, consensual reality is significantly flawed, no institution can be trusted, certainty is a mirage, security a delusion, and the tyranny of the dull mind forever threatens – but our lives are not as limited as we think they are, all things are possible, laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end it’s love and love alone that really matters.

From the interview “Gracie Goes to Schooner School”

— 2007

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“That Magical Honeycomb of Words”

…language, that magical honeycomb of words into which human reality is forever dissolving and from which it continually reemerges, having invented itself anew. The adjective in the lotus. The jewel in the inkwell. A blue dolphin leaping from a sink of dirty dishes.

From the book Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

— 2014

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