Archive for April, 2011

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good

Friday, April 29th, 2011

My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. -by Thomas Paine

If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, and endeavors to lead a life which they have imagined, they will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -by Henry David Thoreau

It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper. ‘I am watching you — are you watching yourself in me?’ -by Lawrence Durrell

The truth is that it is natural, as well as necessary, for every man to be a vagabond occasionally

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The truth is that it is natural, as well as necessary, for every man to be a vagabond occasionally. -by Samuel H. Hammond

My survival depends on my sharing this with you

Monday, April 25th, 2011

We’re at a point in this planet when we’re going to have to make a specific shift in attitude, in how we lend ourselves to life. Up until now it’s been ‘If this were the last cup of grain, my very survival depends on my keeping it for me and my own.’ Now we’re at a time when we will shift to ‘My survival depends on my sharing this with you. If this isn’t enough for me, my survival still depends on my sharing it with you.’ -by John Denver

Where Naples is operatic, Venice is chamber music

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Where Naples is operatic, Venice is chamber music. -by Mary McCarthy

I rarely end up where I was intending to go

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I rarely end up where I was intending to go, but often I end up somewhere I needed to be. -by Douglas Adams

It is in no way worth it to work 12-14 hours a day

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

It is in no way worth it to work 12-14 hours a day, 50 weeks a year, so that for only two weeks a year – and never, ever two consecutive weeks – you can live the life you want. -by Christine Cantera

It’s a battered old suitcase

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

It’s a battered old suitcase and a hotel someplace and a wound that will never heal. -by Tom Waits

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. -by Freya Stark