‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ & ‘Easy Rider’

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In a recent article published on National Book Lovers Day, we put forward eight classic novels that ought to be made into movies. One of our selections was Robert M. Pirsig’s excellent road novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

The reason we chose Pirsig’s novel was that it was felt that the finished product could end up looking like a wholesome, philosophical version of Dennis Hopper’s 1969 counterculture classic Easy Rider. In fact, Pirsig had been keen to make a film adaptation of his book, though it never came to fruition as he had been adamant

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‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’

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“The Buddha, the Godhead,” he writes, “resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower.”

“A study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself.”

“Metaphysics is a restaurant where they give you a 30,000 page menu and no food.”

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” — Robert Pirsig

When I was 20-years-old and an

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The Dart: Art teacher enjoys working on cars in spare time – Daily Leader

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The Dart: Art teacher enjoys working on cars in spare time

Published 4:00 pm Sunday, November 13, 2022

BROOKHAVEN — As the sun began to set on Brookhaven, Kevin Bower finished washing his black 2006 Mazda Miata Convertible in his front yard on Brookwood Drive close to where The Dart landed. He stopped to talk despite his shoes being soaking wet.

Bower is a native

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