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Robert Anton Wilson Quotes

A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.

A true initiation never ends.

All phenomena are real in some sense, unreal in some sense, meaningless in some sense, real and meaningless in some sense, unreal and meaningless in some sense, and real and unreal and meaningless in some sense.

An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave.

Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.

Belief is the death of intelligence.

Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation.

Certitude belongs exclusively to those who only own one encyclopedia.

Consciousness itself is an infinite regress. This explains coincidences.

Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves.

Ego is a social fiction for which one person at a time gets all the blame.

Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.

Everyone look around and see if you can spot the NARCS. They're the ones who look like hippies.

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

History, sociology, economics, psychology et al. confirmed Joyce's view of Everyman as victim.

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

Humans live through their myths and only endure their realities.

I have never experienced another human being. I have experienced my impressions of them.

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

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