Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tom Robbins and Dorian Vallejo on not being a victim of your times

Dorian Vallejo, the amazing painter and all around cool person clued me in on this amazing quote form a Tom Robbins book that I'd like to share with everyone who feels like the world isn't going their way.

Don't let yourself be victimized by the age you live in. It's not the 
times that will bring us down, any more than it's society. When you 
put the blame on society, then you end up turning to society for the 
solution. Just like those poor neurotics at the Care Fest. There's a 
tendency today to absolve individuals of moral responsiblity and treat 
them as victims of social circumstance. You buy that, you pay with 
your soul. It's not men who limit women, it's not straights who limit 
gays, it's not whites who limit blacks. what limits people is lack of 
character. What limites people is that they don't have the fucking 
nerve or imagination to star in their own movie, let alone direct it. 
Yuck....It's a wonderful time to be alive. As long as one has enough 

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