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Letter "R" » Robert Anton Wilson Quotes
«If you think you know what the hell is going on, you're probably full of shit.»
«Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.»
«Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.»
«It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.»
«The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.»
«Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.»
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
, The Tunnel
«. . . there are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven't noticed already.»
«I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there's no rational life here.»
«The shock of discovering that most of the power in the world is held by ignorant and greedy people can really bum you out at first; but after you've lived with it a few decades, it becomes, like cancer and other plagues, just another problem that we will solve eventually if we keep working at it.»
«Belief is the death of intelligence»