The journeys of knowledge and life.

22 de Agosto del 2017

Arts and wisdom resemble trips through each person’s psyche and life experiences: many books like the Odyssey, Ulysses, travel diaries, field notebooks, and all the physical and mental phenomena represented in writing attest this fact. Therefore, it is not surprising that thinkers and authors from all disciplines find, in spatial displacements, an apt metaphor for personal growth.


“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


 “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta


“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill


 “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert


 “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine


“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien


“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca


 “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller


“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith


“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery


“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag


“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” –  Lao Tzu


“Who would be so besotted as to die without having made at least the round of this, his prison?” –  Marguerite Yourcenar

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