Literary Birthday - 18 January - Robert Anton Wilson

Robert Anton Wilson was born 18 January 1932, and died 11 January 2007

Seven Quotes

  1. I don’t believe anything, but I have many suspicions.
  2. Everybody who has ever worked for a corporation knows that corporations conspire all the time. Politicians conspire all the time, pot-dealers conspire not to get caught by the narcs, the world is full of conspiracies. Conspiracy is natural primate behaviour.
  3. Belief is the death of intelligence.
  4. Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.
  5. 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.
  6. Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.
  7. Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5 000 years of history.

Wilson was a novelist, philosopher, psychologist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, civil libertarian and self-described agnostic mystic.

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