This post contains excerpts from Robert Pirsig's book Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals.

The words are all his, the editing choices are all mine, the consequences of reading are all yours.

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Dynamic is Better, Static is Good Too

Life can’t exist on dynamic quality alone. It has no staying power. To cling to [it] … apart from any static patterns it to cling to chaos. Static patterns … provide a necessary stabilizing force to protect Dynamic progress from degeneration. Dynamic Quality … freedom..creates this world in which we live,Static Quality … order … preserves our world. Neither can survive without the other.

“Life can't exist on dynamic quality alone. It has no staying power.”

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