When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.
More Quotes from Tom Robbins:We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
When two people meet and fall in love, there's a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it's usually too late, we've used it up. What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It's hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay.
I believe in nothing, everything is sacred. I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.
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.
Their desperate craving for simplicity sure can create complications. And their pitiful longing for certainty sure can make things unsteady.
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You get used to it when you feel like you're an artist.
Everyone is looking for connections between the songs. I don't usually approach a record as a concept. There's no overriding theme I'm trying to represent. It's all about the individual songs.