Quotes by Tom Robbins

"We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love."

"When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter."

"The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being."

"...disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business...."

"Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won't adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words "make" and "stay" become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free."

Books by Tom Robbins

  • The Politics of Ecstasy
  • 632 ratings
  • Published September 4th 1998 by Ronin Publishing

    (first published January 1st 1968)

  • Siddhartha
  • 612 ratings
  • July 18th 2006 by Modern Library

    (first published 1922)

  • Richmond Noir
  • 146 ratings
  • March 1st 2010 by Akashic Books

    (first published 2010)

  • Jitterbug Perfume
  • 71 ratings
  • April 9th 2001 by No Exit Press

    (first published December 1984)

Tom Robbins
  • Tom Robbins

  • Date of birth: July 22, 1936
  • Born: in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, The United States.

  • Description: Thomas Eugene Robbins (born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina) is an American author. His novels are complex, often wild stories with strong social undercurrents, a satirical bent, and obscure details. His novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976) was made into a movie in 1993 directed by Gus Van Sant.