Archive for April, 2009

Two Great Talkers

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Two great talkers will not travel far together. -by Spanish Proverb

Dust and Hotels

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter. -by John Muir

End Up Somewhere Else

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. -by Lawrence J. Peter

Travel is a Besetting Vice

Monday, April 27th, 2009

For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort. -by Aldous Huxley, “Along the Road”

Journey is a Fragment of Hell

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

I slept in black tents, blue tents, skin tents, yurts of felt and windbreaks of thorns. One night, caught in a sandstorm in the Western Sahara, I understood Muhammed’s dictum, “A journey is a fragment of Hell.” -by Bruce Chatwin

A World that Supports Everyone

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are. -by Hafsat Abiola

The Satisfaction I Need

Friday, April 24th, 2009

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I’ve gone and come back, I’ll find it at home. -by Rumi

Adventurer by Fate

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate. -by Vincent van Gogh

Right Traveling Companion

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right traveling companion. -by Adrian Anderson

Education in Themselves

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves. -by Euripides