“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link– Leo Tolstoy
between man and nature
shall not be broken”
“You see, in my view, a writer is a writer not because she writes well and easily, because she has amazing talent, because everything she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway.”
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Travel makes one modest,
you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
“The purpose of art
is washing the dust of daily life
off our souls.”
“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, Scottish novelist and travel writer.
“A girl who travels will need someone that questions her, not too little, and not too much. She’ll need someone to read her, but also really listen to her. Because she’ll want to do the same. She’ll want a person that shares an interest but at the same time stays genuine to who they are. Not drown in a puddle of narcissism. And not drown in a lake of fascination.”
-Lauren Klarfeld, writer.
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
– Gustave Flaubert
I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual.
-Henry David Thoreau
“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.”
“Sea lo que sea que quieras en la vida, otra gente también lo quiere. Cree en ti misma lo suficiente como para aceptar la idea de que tú tienes el mismo derecho a ello.”
– Diane Sawyer, Journalist.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.