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Favorite Quotes

  • Non-travelers often warn the traveler of dangers, and the traveler dismisses such fears, but the presumption of hospitality is just as odd as the presumption of danger. You have to find out for yourself. Take the leap. Go as far as you can. Try staying out of touch. Become a stranger in a strange land. Acquire humility. Learn the language. Listen to what people are saying. It was as a solitary traveler that I began to discover who I was and what I stood for. --Paul Theroux, Fresh Air Fiend (2000)

  • There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. --Denis Waitley

  • A child on a farm sees a plane fly by overhead and dreams of a faraway place A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home. --Carl Burns

  • I write for the same reason I breathe -- because if I didn't, I would die. -- Isaac Asimov

  • What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. --William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

  • God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. --Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • I quote others in order to better express my own self. --Montaigne

  • Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness. --Mark Twain

  • The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it. --Ernest Hemingway

  • It's the writing that teaches you. --Isaac Asminov
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