Wisdom of the Woodpecker

via Tom Robbins' Still Life with Woodpecker*

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. ... There's a tendency today to absolve individuals of moral responsibility 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 stratights who limit gays, it's not whites who limt blacks. What limits people is lack of character. What limits people is that they don't have the fucking nerve or imagination to star in their own movie, let alone direct it. Yuk.

Bernard Mickey Wrangle - Outlaw
aka, The Woodpecker

List under "what I'm reading". You'll be glad you did.

* Copywrite 1980 by Tom Robbins


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