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Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Ultimate Outlaw

I recently saw the first quote below, and was going to give it its own post as a "quote of the day." But since I didn't know who Tom Robbins was, I Googled him, and found a number of fantastic quotes. Here are a few of my favorites.
  • "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. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free."

  • "When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions 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."

  • "If you believe in peace, act peacefully; if you believe in love, acting lovingly; if you believe every which way, then act every which way, that's perfectly valid - but don't go out trying to sell your beliefs to the system. You end up contradicting what you profess to believe in, and you set a bum example. If you want to change the world, change yourself."

6 comments:

  1. Lovely post - all of the quotes are meaningful.

    Loving someone is like a gamble, you never know how it will eventually turn out.
    We are responsible for our own growth and renewal, as well as our mistakes, and missteps.

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  2. Great post. I loved the last quote : )

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  3. Couldn't agree more with #2. Love these quotes!

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  4. I also adored them all. But for me, the idea of love as "outlaw" rings so very true. It is a rouge emotion that materially changes ... everything. As it should...

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  5. Wow...pretty amazing quotes. I had heard of him and perhaps read a few things about him...but this is good stuff!

    Thanks for sharing Max. :)

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  6. So true, so true and so true. Love there.

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