55+ Tom Robbins Quotes On Love And Life For Budding Young Writers

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Known to many in the industry as a perfectionist, Tom Robbins is one of the finest writers of comedy-drama fiction books today.

He has a writing style that is highly eccentric, amusing, self-aware, and optimistic. Tom Robbins stumbled upon his writing voice while writing a review on the legendary rock band, 'The Doors'.

Being someone who likes mostly to keep to himself, Robbins' words, on the other hand, are quite in-your-face, albeit hilariously. Born, Thomas Eugene Robbins, Tom balanced multiple career changes before pursuing his calling of writing seriocomic novels. A man who hitchhiked across the country, served in the U.S. Air Force, worked as a journalist and even an art critic, Robbins is highly accomplished and has also contributed largely to magazines such as 'GQ', 'Esquire', and even 'The New York Times'.

In his own words, he comes from a long line of policemen and preachers, which has had a major impact on his narrative style. In his signature witty manner, on the topic of love, Tom Robbins said, "Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet."

If you are new to him and are looking to start reading his work, one of the best Tom Robbins books to begin with, is the cult classic 'Jitterbug Perfume'. If you like the following Tom Robbins quotes and are interested in more quotes from authors, do also have a look at our Book lover quotes and Zadie Smith quotes.

Tom Robbins On Love And All Its Beauty

These Tom Robbins love quotes including some Tom Robbins poetry quotes will really get you thinking deeper on the lines of love. Tom Robbins quotes on love are really interesting.

1. "Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice."

-Tom Robbins.

2. "Blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station, along life's bittersweet route."

-Tom Robbins.

3. "People are never perfect, but love can be."

-Tom Robbins.

4. "The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being."

-Tom Robbins.

5. "Love is dope, not chicken soup."

-Tom Robbins.

6. "That while a partner can add sweet dimension to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter."

-Tom Robbins.

7. "What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It's hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay."

-Tom Robbins.

8. "In the end what will prevail is your passion, not your tale, for love is the Holy Grail."

-Tom Robbins.

9. "My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free."

-Tom Robbins.

10. "Laughter is holier than piety, freedom is sweeter than fame, and in the end, it's love and love alone that really matters."

-Tom Robbins.

Tom Robbins 'Still Life With Woodpecker' Quotes

These Tom Robbins quotes from 'Still Life With Woodpecker' by Tom Robbins will have you grinning for sure.

11. "We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love. Wouldn’t that be the way to make love stay?"

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

12. "There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who believe there are two kinds of people in this world and those who are smart enough to know better."

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

13. "The full moon – the mandala of the sky."

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

14. "I'm not quite twenty, but, thanks to you, I've learned something that many women these days never learn: Prince Charming really is a toad. And the beautiful Princess has halitosis."

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

15. "Loving makes love. Loving makes itself."

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

16. "But do we know how to make love stay? I can't even think about it. The best I can do is play it day by day."

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

17. "We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves."

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

18. "It's not men who limit women, it's not straights who limit gays, it's not whites who limit blacks. What limits people is lack of character."

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

19. "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

20. "Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of the bed, and Robbins must have forgotten to set the alarm. There is only one serious question. And that question is: "Who knows how to make love stay?".

-Tom Robbins, 'Still Life With Woodpecker'.

Tom Robbins 'Jitterbug Perfume' Quotes

A handful of the choicest Tom Robbins quotes from a Tom Robbins classic: 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

21. "Well, there's one thing to be said for money. It can make you rich."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

22. "Birth and death were easy. It was life that was hard."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

23. "Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

24. "The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up because that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe. Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

25. "Teachers who offer you the ultimate answers do not possess the ultimate answers, for if they did, they would know that the ultimate answers cannot be given, they can only be received."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

26. "To eliminate the agitation and disappointment of desire, we need but awaken to the fact that we have everything we want and need right now."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

27. "Perhaps the most terrible (or wonderful) thing that can happen to an imaginative youth, aside from the curse (or blessing) of imagination itself, is to be exposed without preparation to the life outside his or her own sphere – the sudden revelation that there is a there out there."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

28. "A sense of humor... is superior to any religion so far devised."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

29. "The universe does not have laws. It has habits. And habits can be broken."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

30. "Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society..."

-Tom Robbins, 'Jitterbug Perfume'.

'Skinny Legs And All' Quotes By Tom Robbins

These 'Skinny Legs And All' lines by Tom Robbins show off some of the best Tom Robbins quotes from this book.

31. "Reality whistles a different tune underwater."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

32. "Don't trust anybody who'd rather be grammatically correct than have a good time."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

33. "You know a trillion times more about art than me. But I've learned that it isn’t necessary to know all that much. You just make what you wanna see, right?"

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

34. "When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers. When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs. In between, they were just pushed around."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

35. "Every day is Judgement Day. Always has been. Always will be."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

36. "My heart is a Latin American food stall and your love is a health inspector from Zurich."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

37. "To concentrate on heaven is to create hell."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

38. "I used to believe that artists went crazy in the process of creating the beautiful works of art that kept society sane. Nowadays, though, artists make intentionally ugly art that's only supposed to reflect society rather than inspire it."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

39. "There are smiles that actually travel along telephone wires, although no engineer at Bell Laboratories could explain how it works."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

40. "He simply has not been taught to fear the things you fear."

-Tom Robbins, 'Skinny Legs And All'.

'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues' Quotes By Tom Robbins

Many of Tom Robbins novels have been turned into Hollywood blockbusters.

Here are some great Tom Robbins quotes from the quirky book by Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

41. "Whatever goes wrong can be used to your advantage, providing it goes wrong enough."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

42. "All a person can do in this life is gather about him his integrity, his imagination, and his individuality – and with these ever with him, out front and in sharp focus, leap into the dance of experience."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

43. "If little else, the brain is an educational toy. The problem with possessing such an engaging toy is that other people want to play with it, too. Sometimes they'd rather play with yours than theirs."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

44. "To live fully, one must be free, but to be free one must give up security. Therefore, to live one must be ready to die. How's that for a paradox?"

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

45. "The brown paper bag is the only thing civilized man has produced that does not seem out of place in nature."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

46. "Love easily confuses us because it is always in flux between illusion and substance, between memory and wish, between contentment and need."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

47. "Your author has found love to be the full trip, emotionally speaking; the grand tour: fall in love, visit both Heaven and Hell for the price of one."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

48. "Don't confuse symmetry with balance."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

49. "People aren't trees, so it is false when they speak of roots."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

50. "Let us live for the beauty of our own reality."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

51. "Nature is not infallible. Nature makes mistakes. That's what evolution is all about: growth by trial and error. Nature can be stupid and cruel."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

52. "Normality is the great neurosis of civilization."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

53. "I believe in everything; nothing is sacred. I believe in nothing; everything is sacred. Ha Ha Ho Ho Hee Hee."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

54. "Be your own flying saucer! Rescue yourself!"

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

55. "If a girl wants to grow up to be a cowgirl, she ought to be able to do it, or else this world ain't worth living in."

-Tom Robbins, 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 55+ Tom Robbins quotes on love and life for budding young writers, then why not take a look at these Agatha Christie quotes, or Alice Walker quotes for more?

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