The difference between a criminal and an outlaw is that while criminals frequently are victims, outlaws never are. Indeed, the first step toward becoming a true outlaw is the refusal to be victimized. All people who live subject to other people’s laws are victims. People who break laws out of greed, frustration, or vengeance are victims. People who overturn laws in order to replace them with their own laws are victims. ( I am speaking here of revolutionaries.) We outlaws, however, live beyond the law. We don’t merely live beyond the letter of the law – many businessmen, most politicians, and all cops do that – we live beyond the spirit of the law. In a sense, then, we live beyond society. Have we a common goal, that goal is to turn the tables on the ‘nature’ of society. When we succeed, we raise the exhilaration content of the universe. We even raise it a little bit when we fail.

Tom Robins

11 Responses

    1. Hmmm .. lets see now .. I’ve posted the compete Tom Robbins quote here how many times ? Golly .. I’m guessing at least five . Yet nary a blip from you . Gee … A bit celebrity addled are we ?

      As for removing the front brake . If not being stupid ( not removing front brakes ) makes one a square . Count me among their numbers …

      PS ‘ REAL’ motorcycling is anyone who throws his or her leg over a motorcycle and rides the damn thing … so take your definition and … .. well … you know


      1. Let’s agree to disagree brother. I didn’t mean to offend you. I am ok with nerds riding motorcycles. I shouldn’t expect others to understand what it is to be a real outlaw. Happy new year.

  1. Watched the movie. Fantastic,that is what real motorcycling is..not those posers on their motogp bikes with brandnames plastered all over their crap. Cannot wait for part two.

  2. The lyrics ( short version ) from Joss Whedon’s ” Firefly ” theme song … modified slightly for relevance ( road was originally sky )

    ” Take my love, take my land,
    Take me where I cannot stand.
    I don’t care, I’m still free,
    You can’t take the ( road ) from me.

    Take me out to the black,
    Tell them I ain’t comin back.
    Burn the land and boil the sea,
    You can’t take the ( road ) from me.

    There’s no place, I can be,
    Since I’ve found Serenity.

    And you can’t take the ( road ) from me ”
    PS ; Two thumbs up for posting the complete Tom Robbins ( two B’s ) quote

  3. What’s going on Wolves? Been doing any riding lately? This corona thing has been fairly annoying here. Been wiping my arse with leaves as can’t get any bogroll!

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