Skinny Legs and All Quotes.

1. "Don't trust anybody who'd rather be grammatically correct than have a good time."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

2. "Ellen Cherry was from the south and had good manners. She didn´t have any panties on, but she had good manners."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

3. "When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers. When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs. In between, they were just pushed around."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

4. "As long as a population can be induced to believe in a supernatural hereafter, it can be oppressed and controlled. People will put up with all sorts of tyranny, poverty, and painful treatment if they're convinced that they'll eventually escape to some resort in the sky where lifeguards are superfluous and the pool never closes. Moreover, the faithful are usually willing to risk their skins in whatever military adventure their government may currently be promoting."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

5. "Mockingbirds are the true artists of the bird kingdom. Which is to say, although they're born with a song of their own, an innate riff that happens to be one of the most versatile of all ornithological expressions, mocking birds aren't content to merely play the hand that is dealt them. Like all artists, they are out to rearrange reality. Innovative, willful, daring, not bound by the rules to which others may blindly adhere, the mockingbird collects snatches of birdsong from this tree and that field, appropriates them, places them in new and unexpected contexts, recreates the world from the world. For example, a mockingbird in South Carolina was heard to blend the songs of thirty-two different kinds of birds into a ten-minute performance, a virtuoso display that serve no practical purpose, falling, therefore, into the realm of pure art."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

6. "Conservatives understand Halloween, liberals only understand Christmas. If you want to control a population, don't give it social services, give it a scary adversary."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

7. "Religion is nothing but institutionalized mysticism. The catch is, mysticism does not lend itself to institutionalization. The moment we attempt to organize mysticism, we destroy its essence. Religion, then, is mysticism in which the mystical has been killed. Or, at least diminished."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

8. "Dip a slice of bread in batter. That's September: yellow, gold, soft and sticky. Fry the bread. Now you have October: chewier, drier, streaked with browns. The day in question fell somewhere in the middle of the french toast process."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

9. "Of the Seven Dwarfs, the only one who shaved was Dopey. That should tell us something about the wisdom of shaving."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

10. "Reality whistles a different tune underwater."
- Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

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