Past Quotes of the Week

“I am happy to report that in the war between reality and romance, reality is not the stronger.”
—John Steinbeck

“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.”
—Cheryl Strayed

“However much we may now disagree with Aristotle’s logic and his metaphors, he must still be respected for reminding us that the goal of action is always contemplation—knowing and being rather than seeking and becoming.”
—Alan Watts

“Of all the sciences, geography finds its origin in action, and, what is more, in adventurous action.”
—Joseph Conrad

“My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me.”
—Fernando Pessoa

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.”

“And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”
—Pico Iyer

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”
—Walt Whitman

“For the writer, for anyone, where you live is less important than how devotedly and perceptively you inhabit that place.”
—Scott Russell Sanders

“Sometimes I think that is all we are really here for: to look at the world, and to see as much as we can.”
—John Haines


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