Favorite Quotes

“The best journeys answer questions that, in the beginning, you didn’t even think to ask.”

~ 180 South

 “You are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be.” 

~ Robyn Davidson

“All journeys have a secret destination of which the traveller is unaware.”

~ Martin Buber

“As a student of disaster, I note that we react alike to our trials and tribulations: frayed and bitter at the time, proud afterwards. Nothing is better for the self esteem than survival.”

~ Martha Gellhorn

“If at some point you don’t ask yourself ‘What have I gotten myself into?’, you’re not doing it right.”

~ Roland Gau

“No matter how horrendous the last journey we never give up hope for the next one, God knows why.”

~ Martha Gellhorn

“We do not take a trip; a trip takes us… The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”

~John Steinbeck

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.”

~ GK Chesterton

“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

~ John A. Shedd

“The world breaks everyone and afterwards many are strong in the broken places.”

~ Hemingway

“Paradise is everywhere and every road, if one continues along it far enough, leads to it.”

~ Henry Miller

“You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an action but a habit.”

 ~ Aristotle

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived… I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…”

~Thoreau

“Comfort is the enemy of creativity”

~Chuck Thompson

“I was surprised, as always, how easy the act of leaving was. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.”

~ Jack Kerouac

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

~ T.S. Eliot 

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