Archive for June, 2010

Reckless curiosity may be what the world needs now

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Reckless curiosity may be what the world needs now. -by Andrew Bird

I never travel without my diary

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. -by Oscar Wilde

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. -by Samuel Johnson

where you’re going is exactly where you are

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I know one thing for certain; it’s much harder to tell whether you are lost than whether you were lost, for, on many occasions, where you’re going is exactly where you are. On the other hand, you often find that where you’ve been is not at all where you should have gone, and, since it’s much more difficult to find your way back from someplace you’ve never left, I suggest you go there immediately and then decide. -by Norton Juster, “The Phantom Tollboooth”

It is what we were made to do.

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

…travel isn’t a luxury waiting for ideal circumstances in our lives. It is what we were made to do. -by Erik Gauger

The only way out is through

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The only way out is through. -by Geneen Roth

not always comfortable, but it is always invigorating

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Stripped of your ordinary surroundings, your friends, your daily routines, your refrigerator full of food, your closet full of clothes – with all this taken away, you are forced into direct experience. Such direct experience inevitably makes you aware of who it is that is having the experience. That’s not always comfortable, but it is always invigorating. -by Michael Crichton

Suddenly you are five years old again

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything. You only have the most rudimentary sense of how things work; you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses. -by Bill Bryson

A flat world is not always a happy one

Friday, June 18th, 2010

A volcano erupts in a remote part of Iceland and within a few days you can’t get a hotel room in Los Angeles or Hong Kong. Such is the interconnected world in which we live. … A flat world is not always a happy one. -by Eric Weiner

Thank God men cannot as yet fly

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. -by Henry David Thoreau