Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Bantam Books, 1984 - Philosophy - 380 pages
The extraordinary story of a man's quest for truth. It will change the way you think and feel about your life.
"The cycle you're working on is a cycle called 'yourself.'"
"The study of the art of motorcycle maintainence is really a study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon." -- Robert M. Pirsig
"Profoundly important... full of insights into our most perplexing contemporary dilemmas... It is intellectual entertainment of the highest order." -- "The New York Times"
"It lodges in the mind as few recent novels have... The book is inspired, original... As the mountains gentle toward the sea--with father and child locked in a ghostly grip--the narrative tact, the perfect economy of effect defy criticism... The analogies with "Moby Dick" are patent. Robert Pirsig invites the prodigious comparison... What more can one say?" -- "The New Yorker"
"It's a miracle.. sparkles like an electric dream. Freshness, originality... that seduces you into loving motorcycles, as tender in their pistons as the petals in the Buddah's dawn lotus." -- "The Village Voice"
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Have been reading this book for past 1 week. Its been an eye opener. A must for every one living in this modern techno crazy society.
Review: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into ValuesUser Review - Goodreads
Explores various interesting aspects of quality, romantic vs classical, and perception vs reality type concepts. Clear and convincing logic. Written in an engaging way and inspires readers to explore concepts beyond what is discussed in the book. Read full review
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Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary Edition
No preview available - 2011