Thursday, July 03, 2008

Jake's Quote of the Day: Robert Pirsig on Stuckness...

Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

If you are into Rolex and Quality oriented and you have not read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, run out and buy it and start reading it immediately. If you sincerely appreciate Rolex, you will love Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Here is a great quote from the book:

“Stuckness shouldn’t be avoided. It’s the psychic predecessor of all real understanding. An egoless acceptance of stuckness is a key to understanding of all Quality, in mechanical work as in other endeavors. It’s this understanding of Quality as revealed by stuckness which so often makes self-taught mechanics so superior to institute-trained men who have learned how to handle everything except a new situation.”  –Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

Robert Pirsig with son Chris above at the rest stop on the evening of their first day of their trip