3 Quotes – Tom Robbins



Tom Robbins, American novelist, short story writer, essayist
(born: Thomas Eugene Robbins)

July 22, 1932 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA

known for (among others):
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas




Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
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In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups onto the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds. In non-fiction, you don’t have that luxury.
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When I go to the shore, I take along the poems of Pablo Neruda. I suppose it’s because the poems are simultaneously lush and ripe and kind of lazy, yet throbbing with life – like summer itself.


Which is your favourite quote by Tom Robbins?  🙂