Robert M. Pirsig

“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality. The tree that you are aware of intellectually, because of that small time lag, is always in the past and therefore is always unreal. Any intellectually conceived object is always in the past and therefore unreal. Reality is always the moment of vision before the intellectualization takes place. There is no other reality.”


Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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