“A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” 
– Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“Time seems very thin in this landscape, as if one could reach across a thousand years merely by crouching over a lost knife blade made of crystal-shot jasper…”
Craig Childs

“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.”
Isak Dinesen

“Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”
Richard Bach

“We choose our joys and our sorrows long before we experience them.”
Kahlil Gibran

“Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except exactly who you’re being right now.”
Neale Donald Walsch

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone…The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.”
Lin Yutang

“New earths, new themes expect us.”
Henry David Thoreau, The Journal

“If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?”
Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
Bill Bryson

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”
Paul Coelho

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
Henry Miller

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.”
John Burroughs

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
John Muir

“The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious.”
Albert Einstein

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”
Henry David Thoreau

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

“[Arrowheads] can not be said to be lost or found. Surely their use was not so much to bear its fate to some bird or quadruped or man as it was to lie here near the surface of the earth for a perpetual reminder to the generations that come after.”
Henry David Thoreau

“The Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.”
-John C. Neihardt (Black Elk Speaks)

One thought on “Quotes

  1. I am very new to this site and hope I can find you again when I exit. I have been invited to do the silk road in August srnatitg in Budapest. Iam not so sure that is going to happen this year for this American. I am also planning to do South America so will be interested in your trip there. Tom Udulutch

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