Archive for March, 2009

Looking Around

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much. -by Lucy R. Lippard

World Does Not Protect Anyone

Monday, March 30th, 2009

This world does not protect anyone; it offers security to no one; it no longer defends a single person. On the contrary, it is the world which needs to be defended, the world which we must save. -by Georges Bernanos

Roads to Knowledge

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

The roads that lead man to knowledge are as wondrous as that knowledge itself. -by Johannes Kepler

Human Legs as a Means of Travel

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. -by Lewis Mumford

Disoriented and Frightened

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Personally I like going places where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anybody, don’t know my way around and don’t have any delusions that I’m in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home. -by Michael Mewshaw

Voyage Never Ends

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. -by Pat Conroy

Familiar Pillow

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. -by Lin Yutang

Journeys Are Born

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will. -by Lawrence Durrell

Map of the World in My House

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I’m gonna put pins into all the locations that I’ve traveled to. But first, I’m gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won’t fall down. -by Mitch Hedberg

Picture Postcard Lost in the Mail

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

It is a picture postcard lost for eight decades in the mail. -by Wayne King, on Bisbee, Arizona