Book Reviews

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

一位同学推荐我看这本书,网上也有帖子说这本书是乔帮主推荐的,不知真伪。 但当同学给我发过来一段书中的文字后,我立刻就在Amazon上花$4.59买了这本书的Kindle电子版。


You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.


I argue that physical discomfort is important only when the mood is wrong. Then you fasten on to whatever thing is uncomfortable and call that the cause. But if the mood is right, then physical discomfort does’t mean much.

When you want to hurry something that means you no longer care about it and want to get on to other things.

“What’s new?” is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow.

Anxiety, the next gumption trap, is sort of the opposite of ego. You’re so sure you’ll do everything wrong you’re afraid to do anything at all. Often this, rather than “laziness,” is the real reason you find it hard to get started.