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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Robert Anton Wilson on books, meaning, rising, death, love, crusade, woman, perfect, kind, social and religious.

62 Top Robert Anton Wilson Quotes That Give Insights On Nature Of Belief System

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Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist, Playwright, Psychologist, Science fiction writer

Born On: January 18, 1932

Died On: January 11, 2007

Born In: Brooklyn

Died At Age: 74

Robert Anton Wilson was a prolific American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, author, editor, self-described agnostic mystic, and futurist. Identified as saint of Discordianism, Pope and an Episkopos, he helped pushing the group through his interviews, thoughts and writings. Some of his notable works include, ‘The Sex Magicians,’ ‘Masks of the Illuminati,’ ‘Cosmic Trigger Trilogy,’ ‘The Walls Came Tumbling Down’, ‘Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits,’ and ‘TSOG: The Thing That Ate The Constitution’, besides several others. His writings include fiction and non-fiction works, plays, screenplays, philosophical trilogy, autobiographical trilogy, discography, and essay collections. We have curated notable quotes and sayings by Robert Anton Wilson from the enormous sea of his works, thoughts, writings and life. Take a look at the meaningful quotes and thoughts by Robert Anton Wilson.

Belief is the death of intelligence.

Robert Anton Wilson

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.

Robert Anton Wilson

...an optimistic mind-set finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.

Robert Anton Wilson

...when dogma enters the brain, all intellectual activity ceases.

Robert Anton Wilson

I don't believe anything, but I have many suspicions.

Robert Anton Wilson

...reality is always plural and mutable.

Robert Anton Wilson

We all see only that which we are trained to see.

Robert Anton Wilson

We look for the Secret - the Philosopher's Stone, the Elixir of the Wise, Supreme Enlightenment, 'God' or whatever...and all the time it is carrying us about...It is the human nervous system itself.

Robert Anton Wilson

In conlusion, there is no conclusion. Things will go on as they always have, getting weirder all the time.

Robert Anton Wilson

Human beings live in their myths. They only endure their realities.

Robert Anton Wilson

Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.

Robert Anton Wilson

It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.

Robert Anton Wilson

Anyone in the United States today who isn't paranoid must be crazy.

Robert Anton Wilson

Human society as a whole is a vast brainwashing machine whose semantic rules and sex roles create a social robot.

Robert Anton Wilson

The future is up for grabs. It belongs to any and all who will take the risk and accept the responsibility of consciously creating the future they want.

Robert Anton Wilson

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson

The normal is that which nobody quite is. If you listen to seemingly dull people very closely, you'll see that they're all mad in different and interesting ways, and are merely struggling to hide it.

Robert Anton Wilson

Reality is what you can get away with.

Robert Anton Wilson

Only the madman is absolutely sure.

Robert Anton Wilson

We're trapped in linguistic constructs... all that is is metaphor.

Robert Anton Wilson

The fear of death is the beginning of slavery.

Robert Anton Wilson

Taxation is robbery based on monopoly of weapons

Robert Anton Wilson

You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you.

Robert Anton Wilson

Help conquer the IQ shortage worry less and think more

Robert Anton Wilson

Having a spine is overrated. If everybody squealed and ran away, there'd be no more wars.

Robert Anton Wilson

The easiest way to get brainwashed is to be born. All of the above principles then immediately go into action, a process which social psychologists euphemistically call socialization.

Robert Anton Wilson

Nothing of any importance can be taught. It can only be learned, and with blood and sweat.

Robert Anton Wilson

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.

Robert Anton Wilson

Of course there are robots among us. There are also Magicians among us. I think we take turns playing each role, as a matter of fact. The Magician defines a reality-mesh and the robot lives in it. Grok?

Robert Anton Wilson

Encounters with death and danger are only adventures to the survivors.

Robert Anton Wilson

Existence is larger than any model that is not itself the exact size of existence....

Robert Anton Wilson

The longer one is alone, the easier to hear the song of the earth.

Robert Anton Wilson

Mystics are all a bit funny in the head anyway," the priest added cynically, "which is why the church locks them all up in mental hospitals and euphemistically calls these institutions monasteries.

Robert Anton Wilson

I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there’s no rational life here.

Robert Anton Wilson

No wife, no horse, no mustache

Robert Anton Wilson

Groups are grammatical fictions; only individuals exist, and each individual is different.

Robert Anton Wilson

What the world calls sanity has led us to the present planetary crisis...and insanity is the only viable alternative.

Robert Anton Wilson

Part of the humor of living on this backward planet is listening to the hominids rationalize their predations.

Robert Anton Wilson

A disciple is an asshole looking for a human being to attach itself to.

Robert Anton Wilson

Humans live through their myths and only endure their realities.

Robert Anton Wilson

Wishing to prove oneself right is the usual motive for scholarship.

Robert Anton Wilson

The individual act of obedience is the cornerstone not only of the strength of authoritarian society but also of its weakness.

Robert Anton Wilson

See you when tea is hot.

Robert Anton Wilson

A chicken is the egg’s way of making more eggs.

Robert Anton Wilson

Certitude belongs exclusively to those who only own one encyclopedia.

Robert Anton Wilson

If it were Hegel, I might suspect it means nothing. But Goethe means something, always.

Robert Anton Wilson

Ipsum Nomen Res Ipsa: The Name Itself is the Thing Itself. I.N.R.I.: Isis, Apophis, Osiris: IAO.

Robert Anton Wilson

Nothing in this book is an attempt to prevent the really resolute misery addicts from continuing their pursuit of frustration and failure.

Robert Anton Wilson

G.W.F. Hegel. "He's perfect," Weishaupt wrote.... "Unlike Kant, who makes sense only in German, this man doesn't make sense in any language.

Robert Anton Wilson

This special green is the result of high copper concentration in the soil.

Robert Anton Wilson

I can summarize my thoughts now by simply saying each must find his or her own Way because "the way" does not exist.

Robert Anton Wilson

There are gods, but there is no God; and all gods become devils eventually.

Robert Anton Wilson

The Greatest thing about masturbation is that it is always available. I wager that many a condemn man has consoled himself this way during the night before his execution.

Robert Anton Wilson

If one can only see things according to one's own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind.

Robert Anton Wilson

Here's what it is, here's what it isn't, now here's why you need to go tell everyone how smart I am.

Robert Anton Wilson

There is no complete theory of anything.

Robert Anton Wilson

He had decided that what was going on was that everybody was very carefully avoiding paying attention to what was going on.

Robert Anton Wilson

I would hate to be taken seriously. Serious people are always so grim and uptight that they make me want to dance naked on the lawn playing a flute.

Robert Anton Wilson

What a fantastic piece of hot lustful woman she was, Roger thought irrelevantly.

Robert Anton Wilson

He had an ego so large that only by contemplating the mathematical definition of infinity could anything so limitless be imagined.

Robert Anton Wilson

Here's to the good nuns for telling me what books NOT to read!

Robert Anton Wilson