Quotes & Stuff

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

“Think that at any moment, of any day, you could be walking down the street, taking a short cut through the alley, or passing by familiar store fronts, and see a door you have never noticed before; and when you walk inside, there in front of you is the thing that changes everything, a whole new world.” 21 Ways to Think to Think In Ways You’ve Never Thought Before by Isabel Abbott

Think that chalk drawings could be jumped inside. That you could click your heels and go home, whenever you want, the answer in you all along.” 21 Ways to Think to Think In Ways You’ve Never Thought Before by Isabel Abbott

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“Now what I found finally about our contemporary mystics was this. When they said that a wooden post was wonderful (a point on which we are all agreed, I hope) they meant that they could make something wonderful out of it by thinking about it….. To me the post is wonderful because it is there; there whether I like it or not. .. For the amazing thing about the universe is that it exists; not that we can discuss its existence. – Wonder and the Wooden Post by G. K . Chesterton

““You take delight not in a city’s seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.” – Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

“The traveler’s past changes according to the route he has followed: not the immediate past, but the more remote past.” – Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set food on own’s own country as a foreign land.” – G. K. Chesterton

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings

 

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