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1. “All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost;The old that is strong does not wither,Deep roots are not reached by the frost.From the ashes a fire shall be woken,A light from the shadows shall spring;Renewed shall be blade that was broken,The crownless again shall be king.”

Tags : Frost Glitter Gold Lost Poetry Roots Strength Strong Wander Wither
Source : The Fellowship of the Ring

2. “You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”

Tags : Ambition Bravery Dancer Dancing Female Liberation Femininity Filles Girl Girls Hearts Kiss Passionate Roaming Romantic Sensual Women Young Love
Author : Roman Payne

3. “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”

Tags : Aesthete Bravery Daring Desire Female Characters Female Empowerment Feminine Feminism First Love Freedom Girl Quotes Happiness Imagination Life Philosophy Map Motivation Pretty Risk Roaming Roman Sacred Strength Sweet Time Travel Wandering Woman S Character Woman S Strength Womanhood Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne

4. “I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.”

Tags : Allegory Bravery Empowerment Expatriate Female Beauty Female Characters Female Hero Femme Girl Quotes Goals Imagination Inspire Living Memory Passion Povery Pretty Risk Roaming Seductive Surrender The Wanderess Wander Wanderlust Woman Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

5. “As for you girls, you must risk everything for Freedom, and give everything for Passion, loving everything that your hearts and your bodies love. The only thing higher for a girl and more sacred for a young woman than her freedom and her passion should be her desire to make her life into poetry, surrendering everything she has to create a life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in her imagination.”

Tags : Adventuress Allegory Ambition Bravery Desire Enjoying Female Characters Female Empowerment Femininity Femme Filles Girl Power Gorgeous Lovely Loving Motivation Pretty Risk Roaming Romantic Sensual Travel Wanderess Wisdom Women Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne

6. “I know a girl from whose body sunbeams rose to the clouds as if they’d fallen from the sun.Her laugh was like a bangle of bells. “Your hair is wet,” I told her one day, “Did you take a bath?” “It is dew!” she laughed, “I’ve been lying in the grass. All morning long, I lay here waiting for the dawn.”

Tags : Adventuress Bangle Beautiful Enjoying Female Characters Filles Girl Power Girls Goal Hiding Inspirational Inspire Literature Living Loving Couple Seductive The Wanderess Travel Wayfaring Wisdom Woman S Strength Womanhood Women Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne

7. “All I want in this life are three...a moonlit beach on the starlit sea,a breath of opium, and thee.”

Tags : Ambition Beautiful Life Filles Girl Power Goal Happiness Hiding Intoxication Literature Living Map Memory Risk Roman Romantic Sensual Sweet True Love Wanderer Woman Woman S Strength Women S Inspirational Women S Liberation
Author : Roman Payne

8. “When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.”

Tags : Adventuress Aesthete Allegory Ambition Bravery Children Compass Courage Direction Enjoying Expatriate Female Femininity Gentle Girl Girls Hiding Kid Kiss Literature Living Love Map Memory Motivation Payne Power Roman Roman Payne Secretive Sweet Travel Wander Wandering Wayfaring Wisdom
Author : Roman Payne

9. “All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost.”

Tags : Glitter Journey Shine Tolkien Travel Wander Wanderlust
Source : The Fellowship of the Ring

10. “Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I'll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.”

Tags : Coffee Happy London Love Morning Simple Living Wander
Source : Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

11. “I once had a lovewho folded secrets between her thighs like napkins and concealed memories in the valley of her breasts.There was no match for the freckles on her chest, and no one could mistake them for a field of honeysuckles.Upon her lips, a thousand lies were spread in sweet gloss.Her kiss was like a storybook from ancient history.She was at home with the body of a man inside her, beside her.At night, when she lay in bed crying,no one could mistake the tears she wept for a summer showerShe is gone, my love. She was a wanderess, a wildflower.”

Tags : Aesthete Beautiful Beautiful Life Dreams Female Beauty Female Characters Female Hero Females Femininity Femme Filles Gentle Girl Power Hiding Kiss Lies Literature Love Affair Loving Couple Roman Roman Payne Running Secretive Storybook Summer Rain Wander
Author : Roman Payne

12. “From time to timeI once wondered how one wanders from time to timeAnd think up the paradox lineSpeak of Epoch's crimeOh I lied, it hasn't happened yetBut bet you better believe it's such a habit thatI just said that in a past mindset”

Tags : Crime Curiosity Epoch Fantasy Imagination Lies Lyrics Paradox Poetry Pondering Riddles Song Thinking Time Truth Wander Wonder
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

13. “A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.”

Tags : Errant Exploration Exploring Instability Land Legs Mankind Quotes From Books Quotes From Novels Racines Roots Stability Travel Novels Traveling Travelling Travelogue Travels Trees Vines Voyage Voyages Wander Wanderess Wandering Wanderlove Wanderlust
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

14. “Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”

Tags : Activity Discovered Discoveries Exploration Explored Genius Journey Labor Living Nafsica Old French Roaming Suffering The Love Of Europa The Self Traveling Alone Wander Wanderers Wanderess Quote Wanderlove Word Meanings Words Work
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

15. “The paralyzing fear of being lost is fed solely by the irrational fear that we will never be found.”

Tags : Abandon Abandoned Discover Fear Find Found Irrational Locate Lost Misguided Misled Paralyzing Rational Wander Wandering

16. “With her enchanting songs, her rare beauty, and clever tricks, this wild 'wanderess' ensnared my soul like a gypsy-thief, and led me foolish and blind to where you find me now. The first time I saw her, fires were alight. It was a spicy night in Barcelona. The air was fragrant and free.”

Tags : Aesthete Courage Drive Experience Female Female Characters Feminism Femme Filles First Love Hiding Imagination Love Motivation Poetry Risk Roaming Romantic Sacred Secretive Sensual Wanderer Wanderess Wandering Wanderlust Woman S Character Womanhood Women
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

17. “When reading the history of the Jewish people, of their flight from slavery to death, of their exchange of tyrants, I must confess that my sympathies are all aroused in their behalf. They were cheated, deceived and abused. Their god was quick-tempered unreasonable, cruel, revengeful and dishonest. He was always promising but never performed. He wasted time in ceremony and childish detail, and in the exaggeration of what he had done. It is impossible for me to conceive of a character more utterly detestable than that of the Hebrew god. He had solemnly promised the Jews that he would take them from Egypt to a land flowing with milk and honey. He had led them to believe that in a little while their troubles would be over, and that they would soon in the land of Canaan, surrounded by their wives and little ones, forget the stripes and tears of Egypt. After promising the poor wanderers again and again that he would lead them in safety to the promised land of joy and plenty, this God, forgetting every promise, said to the wretches in his power:—'Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness and your children shall wander until your carcasses be wasted.' This curse was the conclusion of the whole matter. Into this dust of death and night faded all the promises of God. Into this rottenness of wandering despair fell all the dreams of liberty and home. Millions of corpses were left to rot in the desert, and each one certified to the dishonesty of Jehovah. I cannot believe these things. They are so cruel and heartless, that my blood is chilled and my sense of justice shocked. A book that is equally abhorrent to my head and heart, cannot be accepted as a revelation from God.When we think of the poor Jews, destroyed, murdered, bitten by serpents, visited by plagues, decimated by famine, butchered by each, other, swallowed by the earth, frightened, cursed, starved, deceived, robbed and outraged, how thankful we should be that we are not the chosen people of God. No wonder that they longed for the slavery of Egypt, and remembered with sorrow the unhappy day when they exchanged masters. Compared with Jehovah, Pharaoh was a benefactor, and the tyranny of Egypt was freedom to those who suffered the liberty of God.While reading the Pentateuch, I am filled with indignation, pity and horror. Nothing can be sadder than the history of the starved and frightened wretches who wandered over the desolate crags and sands of wilderness and desert, the prey of famine, sword, and plague. Ignorant and superstitious to the last degree, governed by falsehood, plundered by hypocrisy, they were the sport of priests, and the food of fear. God was their greatest enemy, and death their only friend.It is impossible to conceive of a more thoroughly despicable, hateful, and arrogant being, than the Jewish god. He is without a redeeming feature. In the mythology of the world he has no parallel. He, only, is never touched by agony and tears. He delights only in blood and pain. Human affections are naught to him. He cares neither for love nor music, beauty nor joy. A false friend, an unjust judge, a braggart, hypocrite, and tyrant, sincere in hatred, jealous, vain, and revengeful, false in promise, honest in curse, suspicious, ignorant, and changeable, infamous and hideous:—such is the God of the Pentateuch.”

Tags : Agony Blood Book Corpses Death Deceived Exodus Famine Heartless History Ignorant Infamous Liberty Mythology Pentateuch Pity Religion Serpents Slavery Unreasonable Wasted
Source : Some Mistakes of Moses

18. “To wander is to be alive.”

Tags : Alive At One Body Etymology Europa Experience Genius Human Inspiration Journey Labor Laborious Journey Love Europa Nausicaa Passion Roam Soul Tormenting Travel Traveling Around The World Wanderlove Wayfarer Words
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

19. “The best traveler is one without a camera.”

Tags : Best Boundaries Camera Experience Explore Explorer Flight Hiker Inspiration Inspirational Journey Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Life Moment Plane Pleasure Quote Travel Traveling Traveller Travelling Wander

20. “When she was a child, my love carried a road map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs.”

Tags : Allegory Ambition Children Compass Expatriate Female Feminine Femininity Feminism First Love Gentle Girl Goal Happiness Hitch Hiking Literature Memory Motivation Novels Pretty Quotes About Love Quotes From Books Quotes From Modern Writers Quotes Of Life Roman Payne Romantic Saul Strength Sweet The Wanderess Travel Traveler Traveling Alone Traveller Travelogue Wander Wanderer Wanderess Wayfaring
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

21. “If the Pentateuch is inspired, the civilization of of our day is a mistake and crime. There should be no political liberty. Heresy should be trodden out beneath the bigot's brutal feet. Husbands should divorce their wives at will, and make the mothers of their children houseless and weeping wanderers. Polygamy ought to be practiced; women should become slaves; we should buy the sons and daughters of the heathen and make them bondmen and bondwomen forever. We should sell our own flesh and blood, and have the right to kill our slaves. Men and women should be stoned to death for laboring on the seventh day. 'Mediums,' such as have familiar spirits, should be burned with fire. Every vestige of mental liberty should be destroyed, and reason's holy torch extinguished in the martyr's blood.”

Tags : Bible Burning Christianity Crime Death Penalty Divorce Forever Heathen Heresy Holy Husbands Inspired Judaism Kill Martyr Mental Mistake Murder Pentateuch Politics Polygamy Sabbath Slaves Spirits Torth
Source : Some Mistakes of Moses

22. “A girl without braids is like a mountain without waterfalls.”

Tags : Beauty Beauty In Literature Braided Fashion Fashion Designer Fashion Statement Fashion Women Fashionable Fashions Girl Power Girltalk Hair Hair Care Haircut Hairs Hairstyle Hairstyling Mountain Climbing Mountain Scenery Roman Payne Wander Wanderers Wanderess Women
Author : Roman Payne

23. “She called herself Europa, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself Europa, and her god was Beauty.”

Tags : Aesthete Amants Ancient History Breasts Chest Dawn Dew Dreams Females Feminism Girl Girl Quotes Girls Gloss God Inspirational Living Loving Couple Napkins Roman Roman Payne Running Seductive Surrender Wanderess Wayfaring Wisdom Women S Liberation
Author : Roman Payne

24. “The word "travel" comes from the Old French word "travail" (or "travailler"), which means "to work, to labor; a suffering or painful effort, an arduous journey, a tormenting experience." ("Travel," thus, is "a painful and laborious journey"). Whereas "to wander" comes from the West Germanic word "wandran," which simply means "to roam about." There is no labor or torment in "wandering." There is only "roaming." Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”

Tags : Alive At One Child Exploration Fundamental Love Europa Painful Roaming Self Discovery Suffer Survive Travailler Travel Wander Wanderess Quote Wandering Wandran Wayfarer West Germanic
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

25. “Visions from the gods are gifts alone for those who wander.”

Tags : Europa Gifted Gods Love Europa Visionaey Visions Wander Wanderer Wanderess Wandering Wanderlust
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

26. “As I look back on my life, I think of how few rules should be followed. As for men, we must learn bravery and live for Pleasure and for Beauty. More important than those two things should stand only one thing for us... Honor. A man's honor should be more sacred to him than his life — especially in our age, a time when very few men know what honor is.”

Tags : Adventure Brave Freedom Hommes Imagination Life Life Philosophy Loving Man S Strength Masculinity Men S Movement Passion Payne Pleasure Poetry Power Roaming Roman Payne Sacred Time
Author : Roman Payne

27. “I find myself drunk in the streets again.A glass of wine and so my thoughts begin.I smile at passersby to and fro,Faces like blank slates minutes ago,Now emotions readily painted on canvases:Grief, despair, joy, and madnesses.At this time, the clouds are sweating sweet waterAnd you can smell the scent of each corner:Fish, dirt, rotten apples, and burning tires.Close your eyes here to smell all your heart desires.Everything is more colourful when you're not yourself.So long as you’re sound body and mind, you have your wealth.I am now treading almost fleeting.Birds singing, bicycle bells ringing.I have lost my way but not my heart.Have my head, those two are apart.Take care dear city, I must soon head home.Until tomorrow evening when again I will roam.”

Tags : Bells Bicycle Blank Slate Canvas City Day Description Dirt Drunk Emotions Evening Eyes Feeling Fish Grief Home Kojouri Merriment Merry Mind Pavement Road Sidewalk Singing Streets Thoughts Tire To And Fro Walk Walking Water Wine

28. “If you keep wandering in the dark streets, may be it is because you find peace in the darkness rather than in the light!”

Tags : Dark Streets Darkness Darkness Quotes Find Peace Light Mehmet Murat Ildan Peace Streets Wander Wandering Wandering Soul

29. “Not all those who wander are lost.”

Tags : Bilbo Journey Lost Quest Travel Wander
Source : The Fellowship of the Ring

30. “Without knowing why or how, I found myself in love with this strange Wanderess. Maybe I was just in love with the dream she was selling me: a life of destiny and fate; as my own life up until we met had been so void of enchantment. Those things: mystery, fate, enchantment... they are things that young people offer us as soon as we get close to them. And if we're not careful, we can be seduced by, and drawn back into, the youthful world they preside over.”

Tags : Ageing Aging Desire Destiny Enchantment Fate Fountain Of Youth Roman Payne The Wanderess Vagabond Wander Wanderer Wanderess Wandering Wanderlust Young Love Youth Youth Age Youthful Youthfulness
Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

31. “Could it be that we lost something because had we not lost it, we would have lost ourselves?”

Tags : Clarity Compass Destiny Lose Lost Map Ourselves Purpose Rationale Reason Road Self Wander Wandering

32. “Just as a painter paints,and a ponderer ponders,a writer writes,and a wanderer wanders.”

Tags : Courage Courage In Life Errant Errante Fine Art Fine Arts Inspiration Inspirational Life Odysseus Painters Ponder Ponderful Pondering Travel Traveler Traveleress Travelling Travelogue Wander Wanderers Writing Inspiration
Author : Roman Payne

33. “I was forced to wander, having no one, forced by my nature to keep wandering because wandering was the only thing that I believed in, and the only thing that believed in me.”

Tags : Exploration Explore Exploring Novelist Roman Payne Saskia Travel Traveler Traveling Traveling Alone Travelling Wander Wanderer Wanderers Wanderess Wandering Wanderings Wanderlove Wanderlust
Author : Roman Payne

34. “How I wish I was like the water,Flowing so freely with every dropLet my every emotion wonder,No need to start, nor even stopHow I wish I was like the fire,Burning with every flame upLeaving a trace of hot desireAs a Phoenix raises its' wings upHow I wish I was like the earth,Raising each flower from the groundSeeing the beauty of death and birthAnd then returning to the groundHow I wish I was like the wind,Hearing each whisper, sound and thoughtA lonesome and wandering little wind,Shattering all that has been soughtOh, how I wish I was where you are,Not separated by empty space, so farIt seems like we're galaxies apart,But we find hope within our heartAnd how I wish I was all of the above,So I can come below and yet forget,The beauty of angels which come down like a doveAnd demons who love with no regret.”

Tags : Angels Birth Death Desire Dove Earth Flower Hearing Heart Hope Lonesome Love Regret Space Trace Whisper Wings

35. “I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”

Tags : Facades Fruit Fruitful Garden God Grateful Gratitude Illusion Life Looking Miracles Nature Orchardgracious Real Search Sight Tongues Ugly
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

36. “Never stop wandering into wonder.”

Tags : Wander Wandering Wonder Wonderful Wondering Wonderment
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

37. “Exploring in ocean without lifeboat in search of life .”

Tags : Life Wander
Author : Ankit Samrat

38. “You're back where you swore yourself you wouldn't beThe familiar shackles you can't tell from your own skinYour head's under water when you learned to swimOn a road to hell, congratulations, you're free...”

Tags : Bars Cry Depression Drown Drowning Escape Intentions Learn Love Memories Miserable Pain Past Prison Run Sad Sarcasm Skin Survive Travel Wander

39. “As humans, we roam the entire world. We even venture beyond it not space. The whole planet is ours, but the whole planet is not our home. Instead, home is the ground we measure with our own two feet. And home is the place that measures us. Home is the place that names us and the place we, in turn, name. It feeds us, body and soul, and if we are living well, we feed it too. Home is the place we cultivate with our love.”

Tags : Home Place Rooted Wander
Source : Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons

40. “And I keep wandering in search of a nothingness...”

Tags : Nothingness Search Travel Wander
Author : Avijeet Das

41. “Sometimes not looking for something is the best way to look for it”

Tags : Best Find Look Lost Seek Wander

42. “We no longer find our identity or value in having the right theology or being a part of the right denomination.”

Tags : Adventure Christianity Faith God Identity Nomad Spirituality Theology Thoughts Wander
Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

43. “We no longer find out identity or value in having the right theology or being a part of the right denomination.”

Tags : Adventure Christianity Faith God Identity Nomad Spirituality Theology Thoughts Wander
Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

44. “With God, being lost is nothing more than an idea that never has and never will be anything more than an idea.”

Tags : Abandon Abandoned Assured Beliefs Confidence Faith God Idea Ideas Longing Lost Misbeliefs Misguided Misled Search Searching Wander Wandering

45. “When you can maintain continual awareness of where you are and hold onto the vision of where you want to go, you transform your life from wandering to wonder.”

Tags : Aware Maintain Transform Life Vision Wander Wonder

46. “If you lead me astray, then my wanderings will bring me to my destination.”

Tags : Astray Believe In Yourself Conviction Darkness Destination Destiny Deviation Divine Comedy Estimation Faith Fate Haven Journey Leaders Learning Mentality Michael Bassey Johnson Random Thoughts Recuperation Relying In God Repentance Restoration Salvation Scold Scolding Spiritual Growth Spiritual Journey Thoughts Toture Truth Wander Wanderings

47. “I AM A BIG STUPID,SO NEAR ME WANDER CUPID,BUT I KNOW TO BE LUCID,I NEVER WASTE MY EYES FLUID.”

Tags : Cupid Eyes Fluid Stupid Wander Waste
Author : merlin8thomas

48. “Following the death of his wife, Sam Johnson wrote to the Reverend Mr. Thomas Warton, "I have ever since seemed to myself broken off from mankind; a kind of solitary wanderer in the wilds of life, without any certain direction, or fixed point of view: a gloomy gazer on a world to which I have little relation." But my wife wasn't dead, merely absent.”

Tags : Apathy Break Up Break Ups Depression Disconnected Grief Grieve Loss Of Faith Loss Of Hope Loss Of Love Loss Quotes Love Quotes Relationship Quotes Wander Wanderer Wandering
Source : Barney's Version

49. “Building bridges is the best defence against ignorance.”

Tags : 100 Days Drive Author Be Happy Bestseller Carmaker Competition Conquer Conquer Fear Contentness Control You Life Dream Big Fresh Start Good Soul Happiness Humanity Light Never Quit Nomad Opportunity Respect Spirituality Strength
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

50. “There's more to a person than flesh. Judge others by the sum of their soul and you'll see that beauty is a force of light that radiates from the inside out.”

Tags : Accomplish Believe Chances Change Chase Dreams Cherish Destiny Dreamer Fearless Happiness Hope Inner Strength Joy Judgement Love Thy Neighbor Love Thyself Luck No Regrets Opportunity Power Respect Risk Taking Satisfaction Service To Others Thick Skin Think Outside The Box Writer

51. “At some point, you just gotta forgive the past, your happiness hinges on it.”

Tags : Acceptance Break Barriers Carmaker Chances Cherish Content Courage Dreamer Faith Fearless Goals Hope Inspiration Joy Love Thy Neighbor Love Thyself Never Quit Positive Thinking Pride Reflections Risk Taking Service To Others Soar Strength
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

52. “It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.”

Tags : 100 Days Drive Ambition Break Barriers Cherish Conquer Fear Control You Life Fearless Find Yourself Forgive Humanity Inner Beauty Inner Strength Light Never Quit Nomad One Life Pride Reflections Soul Food Start All Over Struggle Values
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

53. “Without struggle, success has no value.”

Tags : 100Daysdrive Awakening Be Happy Break Barriers Compassion Conquer Fear Content Destiny Determination Don T Give Up Dreamer Find Yourself Freedom Goals In Life Liberate Life Life Lessons Love Yourself Pride Push Limits Respect Service To Others Think Outside The Box Writer
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

54. “If you didn't earn something, it's not worth flaunting.”

Tags : 100Daysdrive Acceptance Author Be Happy Cherish Control You Life Crossroads Determination Dream Big Explore Follow Your Dreams Freedom Fresh Start Good Soul Humility Journey Joy Liberate Life Lessons Love Thy Neighbor Opportunity Pride Satisfaction Strength Success Wanderlust
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

55. “Travel is costly yes, but it pays dividends too.”

Tags : Accomplish Author Be Happy Be Proud Believe Chances Cherish Don T Worry Be Happy Explore Follow Your Own Path Goals Humility Liberate Liberating Love Yourself Luck No Regrets Pride Service To Others Struggle
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

56. “Explore, Experience, Then Push Beyond.”

Tags : Acceptance Accomplish Competition Conquer Fear Crossroads Determination Don T Worry Be Happy Empower Faith Follow Your Dreams Follow Your Heart Follow Your Own Path Forgive Freedom Inspiration Parenthood Perspective Positive Thinking Reflections Resiliency Soul Food Spirituality Struggle Think Outside The Box Travel
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

57. “There is no such thing as loving a child too much.”

Tags : 100 Days Drive Acceptance Author Be Happy Break Barriers Coming Of Age Conquer Fear Control You Life Courage Dig Deep Don T Worry Be Happy Dream Big Find Yourself Forgive Fresh Start Goals Gratitude Inspiration Liberate Light Love Thy Neighbor Nomad Positive Thinking Resiliency Road Trip Strength Success Values
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

58. “Successes are those highlights of life we look back on with a smile. But it's the day to day grind of getting them that defines the laugh lines etched until the end of time. Enjoy each moment along the way”

Tags : Author Bestseller Break Barriers Chances Chase Dreams Coming Of Age Compassion Determination Dreamer Find Yourself Freedom Goal Setting Goals Gratitude Hope Life Life Lessons Love Thyself Luck No Regrets Nomad Parenthood Perspective Power Reflections Risk Taking Satisfaction Writer
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

59. “The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.”

Tags : 100 Days Drive Carmaker Cherish Conquer Fear Determination Goal Setting Humanity Humility Inner Beauty Joy Judgement Liberating Love Thy Neighbor Love Thyself Luck Never Quit No Regrets One Life Parenthood Positive Thinking Power Soar Spirituality Travel
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

60. “There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.”

Tags : Chances Cherish Confidence Crossroads Determination Don T Give Up Dream Big Empower Fearless Follow Your Own Path Free Fresh Start Goals In Life Gratitude Laugh Nomad Power Pride Respect Service To Others
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

61. “We love our partners for who they are, not for who they are not.”

Tags : 100Daysdrive Chances Chase Dreams Compassion Content Control You Life Determination Empower Find Yourself Goals Goals In Life Inner Beauty Journey Judgement Life Life Lessons Light Love Thyself Love Yourself Memoir No Regrets Nomad Pride Push Limits Resiliency Service To Others Soar Thick Skin Think Outside The Box Wander
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

62. “The highway of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite.”

Tags : 100Daysdrive Accomplish Break Barriers Carmaker Change Conquer Conquer Fear Control You Life Courage Enjoy Life Explore Good Soul Happiness Inner Strength Inspiration Judgement Liberate Life Lessons One Life Power Service To Others Smile Spirituality Travel

63. “Be a team player, not a bandwagon jumper.”

Tags : Acceptance Believe Bohemian Cherish Competition Destiny Dig Deep Energy Enjoy Life Fearless Find Yourself Free Gratitude Happiness Inner Beauty Inspiration Laugh Limitless Luck Parenthood Respect Risk Taking Satisfaction Values
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

64. “The high road of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite.”

Tags : Acceptance Accomplish Author Bohemian Carmaker Control You Life Courage Don T Give Up Follow Your Dreams Free Goals Goals In Life Judgement Laugh Learn Liberate Life Limitless Positive Thinking Pride Resiliency Respect Travel Values
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

65. “And also, to encompass the madness within, let us reach forth our minds.”

Tags : Curiousity Enlightenment Knowledge Wander
Author : Rae La Rae

66. “What if one's tendency to go wandering off is truly a gift? What if the driving force beneath the curiosity that leads a person to wander off the beaten path is not immaturity, but the wild, untamable Spirit of God, drawing them into the foliage to be refined, to discover fresh insights, and pioneer a new way forward for a new group of people?”

Tags : Adventure Christianity Curiousity Faith God Nomad Spirituality Wander Wild
Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

67. “Ô, the wine of a woman from heaven is sent,more perfect than all that a man can invent.”

Tags : Body Fluids Compass Enjoying Female Empowerment Female Liberation Femininity Goals Motivation Oral Sex Power Sensuality The Love Of Europa Wanderer
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

68. “From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life.”~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive”

Tags : Compassion Competition Conquer Determination Don T Give Up Energy Fearless Follow Your Dreams Follow Your Heart Fresh Start Heal Humility One Life Perspective Positive Thinking Quitting Lasts Forever Resiliency Satisfaction Service To Others Soul Food Spirituality Staystrong Truth

69. “True friends don't come with conditions.”

Tags : Adventure Be Happy Be Proud Chances Change Chase Dreams Courage Dreamer Enjoy Life Follow Your Own Path Goals Heal Inspiration Opportunity Push Limits Quote Of The Day Road Trip Spirituality Thick Skin Think Outside The Box Travel Wander Writer
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

70. “Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.”~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive”

Tags : Author Be Proud Bohemian Change Content Courage Destiny Dream Big Fearless Follow Your Own Path Fresh Start Goal Setting Gratitude High Road Humility Laugh Limitless Live Life Quotes Luck One Life Quotes Resiliency Road Trip Strength Think Outside The Box Truth
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

71. “I live there...where the birds are infiniteeverywherewhere they fleeit's a place your eyes can wanderbut never seeWhere everyone accepts me,Without any pretenseIt's a place your mind can picturebut never really comprehend.”

Tags : Acceptance Birds Comprehend Deep Thoughts Indian Authors Infinite Infinity Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Pretense Wander
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : A touch, a tear, a tempest

72. “Half the world is wandering, the other half is lost.”

Tags : Jenim Dibie Lost Tolkien Wander Wandering
Author : Jenim Dibie

73. “It is only those who do not know who wander the paths. A blind eye and a stout heart create a true wanderer. Those who seek the paths do so in vain; only those who can see deep might hope to wander.”

Tags : Esoteric Gods Mystic Spiritual The Soul Wanderers Toulouse Wander Wisdom
Source : Wrestling with Gods

74. “You must have your wits about you. No wandering minds allowed.”

Tags : Minds Wander Wits
Source : The Name of This Book Is Secret

75. “Maybe we're just falling stars, we once danced in the same skyline looking down at the world. And we've fallen like all others, from near and far, we've gathered together, but separated by time and space, keeping a part of that light that we've came with and spreading it in this dark world that we've chosen to live in, in order to shine some light and love around. Maybe we've chosen to believe one truth today, and find it to be false tomorrow. Maybe we're trying to not get attached to the idea that we now know it all. At night, we see the truth of where we've fallen from, gazing in that night sky full of distant stars, constellations, planets, the reflection of the sun on the moon, all with their own stories to tell. Sometimes we wonder why would we leave such a mysterious place, with an infinite amount of stories and wonders. Maybe it's because as stars we could've only seen each other's light from afar, but here we can listen more carefully to each other's story, embrace each other and kiss, discover more and more of what can be seen when infinite star dust potential is put into one body and given freedom to walk the Earth and wander, love and enjoy every moment until coming back. Maybe in the morning, we'll only see one star shining up there and forget the others. Maybe that is also how life and death is, and the beauty of the sunrise and sunset that come in between, our childhood years and old years, when we reflect on the stars that we once were and that we will once again be. Maybe, just maybe.”

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76. “God speaks to you all the time ~ Have you tuned in to the cosmic vibrations of love, harmony, peace, and truth? Unless you quieten that blabbering little mind of yours, you won’t be able to listen to the Divine music that plays on and on...Just for one heavenly second, shut your eyes, ears, and mind to the cacophonous noises of this physical, illusionary, temporary world. Exit all the drama.Just for that one heavenly second, stay quiet and simply listen. Listen to the ambrosial sound. It vibrates with joy.You can have more of this soulful peace in your life, if only you choose to align yourself with the Source of Love and Light. The more you stay attuned to "Home", the less you’d wander in-vain.”

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Author : Manprit Kaur

77. “I built my home in the feeling of waking up at dawn in a new city, where every road is the right road because there is no ordinary. Everything is as profound as you make it.”

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78. “WHERE YOUR DREAMS WANDER,THERE U MAKE SEVERAL BLUNDER,EVEN IT HURT MISTAKES THUNDER,IT WILL CARVE U STRONGER,ONE DAY THE WORLD WONDER.”

Tags : Blunder Dreams Mistakes Thunder Wander World
Author : merlin8thomas

79. “I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.”

Tags : Arrive Arriving Born Home Leaving Love Touring Travel Traveller Travelling Vagabond Vagabonding Wander Wandering Wanderlust
Source : Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

80. “Walking on a path of uncertainties, Shuffling on the probabilities of uncertainties, Waging on the possibilities of uncertainties, Waiting for the occurrences of uncertainties,Solving the mysteries of wandering uncertainties,We move, lead and live.”

Tags : Mystery Occurrences Shuffle Shuffling Uncertain Uncertainities Uncertainity Wager Waging Wait Wander Wandering
Author : Pushpa Rana
Source : Just the Way I Feel

81. “Youth is to wander! Adult is to act! Age is to assimilate the beauty of thoughts.”

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82. “To speculate without facts is to attempt to enter a house of which one has not the key, by wandering aimlessly round and round, searching the walls and now and then peeping through the windows. Facts are the key.”

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Author : Julian Huxley
Source : Essays in Popular Science

83. “Surely there were others like me, born without an inkling of direction. The wanderers, the amblers, the dabblers, united by our purposeless mantra-I have no idea what to do with my life.”

Tags : Amble Ambler Amblers Dabble Dabbler Dabblers Direction Life Like Me Mantra No Idea Purpose Purpose In Life Purposeless Purposelessness United Wander Wanderer Wanderers
Source : Coffeehouse Angel

84. “Traveling light gives me a way to set down what would otherwise be the baggage of someone else' decision to cling to a well-worn path.”

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Source : Nomad: Not-So-Religious Thoughts on Faith, Doubt, and the Journey In Between

85. “Traveling light gives me a way to set down what would otherwise be the baggage of someone else' decision to cling to well-worn path.”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

86. “…spiritual ADD…”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

87. “Allowing myself to wander off into the vast jungles of religion and spirituality has often led to me stumbling upon life altering new ways of thinking, living, and being.”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

88. “But it's only when we allow ourselves to get lost that we can have the opportunity to find and be found.”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

89. “…those who are the most confident are often those who don't have any fun.”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

90. “If they're not willing to explore beyond the realm of their safety, certainty, and comfort, they will never know if their fantasies are true.”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

91. “What are we to do when we seem to grow out of God? Or at least the understanding of God that we grew up with?”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

92. “…for exploring beyond the boundaries that I had been taught to stay within.”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

93. “I have come to see that exploration is not a practice of the unfaithful, but rather is exactly what being a follower of Christ is actually all about.”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

94. “…because he was far more interested in allowing his disciples to cultivate a relationship and trust with and in him than leading them to a place of "arrival".”

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Source : Nomad: A spirituality for travelling light

95. “You wander. You work nearly every job known to man, it seems, only to arrive at the wonderings of philosophy.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

96. “Wander with intentinto a garden glorious.Walk with double briskupon edenic paths.Flee the cursing fearthat lights upon your eye.Seize the twisted dreamthat strangles earth and sky.”

Tags : Dream Eden Fear Garden Sky Wander
Author : Craig Froman
Source : An Owl on the Moon: A Journal from the Edge of Darkness

97. “We look around us and we find ourselves confused as to why the world has fallen into such deep darkness. And standing in this descending darkness, what we need to realize is that the farther we move from God, the darker everything gets. And no light of man can illuminate that kind of darkness.”

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98. “The passion for travelling is, I believe, instinctive in some natures. We have seen men persevere in their enterprises against the most formidable obstacles; and, without means or friends, and even ignorant of the languages of the various countries through which they passed, pursue their perilous journeys into remote places, until, like the knight in the Arabian tale, they succeeded in snatching a memorial from every shrine they visited.”

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Author : James Holman

99. “God never leaves His children to wander alone. We are always surrounded with unconditional love.”

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Source : The Book of Simple Human Truths

100. “Ô, the wine of a womanfrom heaven is sent, more perfect than allthat a man can invent.When she came to my bed and begged me with sighsnot to tempt her towards passion nor actions unwise, I told her I’d spare her and kissed her closed eyes, then unbraided her body of its clothing disguise.While our bodies were nude bathed in candlelight fineI devoured her mouth, tender lips divine;and I drank through her thighs her feminine wine.Ô, the wine of a woman from heaven is sent,more perfect than all that a man can invent.”

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Author : Roman Payne

101. “what is a journeywithout someone who wandersif sometimes a pairis made of two”

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102. “He wondered if somewhere far off, defying the laws of science, Mitch's two screams were still echoing, if those vibrations had traveled into space, if they moved on and on like rays in a light-year. There might be other forms of life who were receiving the noise and trying to interpret the tones.”

Tags : Science Universe Wander
Author : Jane Hamilton

103. “I have wander in many minds through the pages of books.”

Tags : Books Education Reading Wander

104. “Ah, Toulouse, you have travelled too much. You know the gods of a hundred lands, those of the trees and mountains, the sky and sea, the stars and planets, of demons and angels, and even the Master of the Cosmos. But I am speaking of God. There are others, I’m sure, but only one God who created even great Zeus and Rama. Yet travel is like philosophy: a few years of it will perk the eye to differences, which you shall be able to notice with ease. Yet living as I have, travelling to lonely lands and through a thousand metropolises and hidden woods, you rather see the similarities. All becomes one, and God too becomes one. Not the sum of all those gods here, but beyond them, a being few philosophers have truly grasped. He has always been one, but he is severed in our minds. So it is up to us to piece him back together. If our souls possess a clarity beyond what our mortal nature can bestow, we shall see him.”

Tags : God Inspirational Kristeur One Philosophy Rama Religion The Soul Wanderers Toulouse Travel Wander Zeus
Source : Wrestling with Gods

105. “One thing that creates difference between pilgrims of life as they journey along the various paths of life is their head. It makes some fall, others rest and some pursue to the farther.The reason for the difference is not the size, shape, hair color or the style of their head but what is within their head, what fills their mind, what enters their ears; what their eyes look and see, what their ears hear and listen to; make some champions of life and others wanders of life.”

Tags : Brainy Quote Championsns Eyes Inspirational Quotes Life Purpose Purpose Of Life Quotes About Life Wander Wisdom Quotes Wonder
Source : Distinctive Footprints of Life: Where Are You Heading Towards?

106. “The damage love does when love goes astray. And did it ever, given half a chance, fail to wander?”

Tags : Astray Damage Love Wander
Author : Paul Russell
Source : The Coming Storm

107. “We violate the innocence of things in the name of rationality so we can wander about, uninterrupted, in our search for passion and sentiment.”

Tags : Innocence Passion Sentiment Wander
Source : A Thousand Days in Venice

108. “Losing myself is so second nature to me by now that I'm always surprised when it's noticed by others.”

Tags : Alone Life Lost Wander
Author : Amy Wilensky
Source : Passing for Normal

109. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”

Tags : Accomplish Be Happy Believe Bestrong Bohemian Break Barriers Competition Dreamer Follow Your Heart High Road Inspiration Journey Judgement Liberating Life Love Thy Neighbor Nomad Risk Taking Satisfaction Service To Others Staystrong Think Outside The Box
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

110. “It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.”

Tags : Accomplish Adventure Chase Dreams Crossroads Empower Enjoy Life Faith Goals In Life Good Soul Heal Humility Joy Limitless Love Thy Neighbor Nomad Open Road Risk Taking Service To Others Staystrong Strength Success Travel
Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

111. “Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be Humble.”

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Source : 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

112. “As long as there is greed (desire) for even a single situation, one will have to come back into the world and wandering will continue until then.”

Tags : Desire Ego Greed Spiritual Spiritual Quote Wander Wandering World
Author : Dada Bhagwan

113. “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belongs to no man and to no city. She knows nothing of borders and invents her own rules and customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”

Tags : Breasts Chest Dew Female Hero Female Liberation Feminists Filles Freedom Girl Girls Goals Hiding Inspirational Inspirational Quote Literature Love Affair Romantic Secretive Summer Rain The Wanderess Wander Wanderer Wanderess Wanderlust Womanhood Women S Inspirational Young Love
Author : Roman Payne

114. “I no longer feel the eternal sublime of magical time. I need my love for that ...for I am no god, I am just an artist; and when an artist is a man, he needs a woman to create like a god.”

Tags : Ancient History Beautiful Beautiful Life Dawn Feminism First Love Girl Power Hearts Hiding Inspirational Jeune Fille Laughter Loving Couple Roman Roman Payne Sensual Strength Summer Rain Wanderess Wildflower Wisdom Woman Woman S Strength Women S Inspirational Young Love
Author : Roman Payne
Source : Europa: Limited Time Edition

115. “He was no god, he was just an artist; and when an artist is a man, he needs a woman to create like a god.”

Tags : Allegory Dreams Female Empowerment Feminine Femme Imagination Inspirational Life Inspirational Quote Inspirational Quotes Jeune Fille Lies Literature Living Love Roman Running Secretive Secrets Strength Thighs Travel Wander Women S Liberation Women S Strength
Author : Roman Payne

116. “The Native Americans, whose wisdom Thoreau admired, regarded the Earth itself as a sacred source of energy. To stretch out on it brought repose, to sit on the ground ensured greater wisdom in councils, to walk in contact with its gravity gave strength and endurance. The Earth was an inexhaustible well of strength: because it was the original Mother, the feeder, but also because it enclosed in its bosom all the dead ancestors. It was the element in which transmission took place. Thus, instead of stretching their hands skyward to implore the mercy of celestial divinities, American Indians preferred to walk barefoot on the Earth: The Lakota was a true Naturist – a lover of Nature. He loved the earth and all things of the earth, the attachment growing with age. The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. It was good for the skin to touch the earth and the old people liked to remove their moccasins and walk with bare feet on the sacred earth. Their tipis were built upon the earth and their altars were made of earth. The birds that flew in the air came to rest on the earth and it was the final abiding place of all things that lived and grew. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing. That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of propping himself up and away from its life-giving forces. For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply and to feel more keenly; he can see more clearly into the mysteries of life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him. Walking, by virtue of having the earth’s support, feeling its gravity, resting on it with every step, is very like a continuous breathing in of energy. But the earth’s force is not transmitted only in the manner of a radiation climbing through the legs. It is also through the coincidence of circulations: walking is movement, the heart beats more strongly, with a more ample beat, the blood circulates faster and more powerfully than when the body is at rest. And the earth’s rhythms draw that along, they echo and respond to each other. A last source of energy, after the heart and the Earth, is landscapes. They summon the walker and make him at home: the hills, the colours, the trees all confirm it. The charm of a twisting path among hills, the beauty of vine fields in autumn, like purple and gold scarves, the silvery glitter of olive leaves against a defining summer sky, the immensity of perfectly sliced glaciers … all these things support, transport and nourish us.”

Tags : Awe Beauty Discovery Earth Explore Freedom Fresh Air Get Outside Hikes Hiking Holy Places Joy Native American Wisdom Outdoors Outdoors Church Outside Philosophy Pilgrim Pilgrimage Poetry Sacred Places Serenity Walking Walks Wander Wanderer Wonder
Source : A Philosophy of Walking

117. “But just a vibration among the trees and stones, on the paths. Walking to breathe in the landscape. Every step an inspiration born to die immediately, well beyond the oeuvre. I like to walk at my ease, and to stop when I like. A wandering life is what I want. To walk through a beautiful country in fine weather, without being obliged to hurry, and with a pleasant prospect at the end, is of all kinds of life the one most suited to my taste.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

118. “None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here: two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind. When you walk, the world has neither present nor future: nothing but the cycle of mornings and evenings. Always the same thing to do all day: walk. But the walker who marvels while walking (the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills) has no past, no plans, no experience. He has within him the eternal child. While walking I am but a simple gaze.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

119. “But walking causes absorption. Walking interminably, taking in through your pores the height of the mountains when you are confronting them at length, breathing in the shape of the hills for hours at a time during a slow descent. The body becomes steeped in the earth it treads. And thus, gradually, it stops being in the landscape: it becomes the landscape. That doesn’t have to mean dissolution, as if the walker were fading away to become a mere inflection, a footnote. It’s more a flashing moment: sudden flame, time catching fire. And here, the feeling of eternity is all at once that vibration between presences. Eternity, here, in a spark.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

120. “Thoreau: ‘The West of which I speak is but another name for the Wild; and what I have been preparing to say is, that in Wildness is the preservation of the world.’ That is why walking leads to a total loss of interest in what is called – laughably no doubt – the ‘news’, one of whose main features is that it becomes old as soon as it is uttered. Once caught in the rhythm, Thoreau says, you are on the treadmill: you want to know what comes next. The real challenge, though, is not to know what has changed, but to get closer to what remains eternally new. So you should replace reading the morning papers with a walk. News items replace one another, become mixed up together, are repeated and forgotten. But the truth is that as soon as you start walking, all that noise, all those rumours, fade out. What’s new? Nothing: the calm eternity of things, endlessly renewed.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

121. “Perhaps the itinerant monks called ‘Gyrovagues’ were especially responsible for promoting this view of our condition as eternal strangers. They journeyed ceaselessly from monastery to monastery, without fixed abode, and they haven’t quite disappeared, even today: it seems there are still a handful tramping Mount Athos. They walk for their entire lives on narrow mountain paths, back and forth on a long repeated round, sleeping at nightfall wherever their feet have taken them; they spend their lives murmuring prayers on foot, walk all day without destination or goal, this way or that, taking branching paths at random, turning, returning, without going anywhere, illustrating through endless wandering their condition as permanent strangers in this profane world.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

122. “Joy is not the satisfied contemplation of an accomplished result, the emotion of victory, the satisfaction of having succeeded. It is the sign of an energy that is deftly deployed, it is a free affirmation: everything comes easy. Joy is an activity: executing with ease something difficult that has taken time to master, asserting the faculties of the mind and the body. Joys of thought when it finds and discovers, joys of the body when it achieves without effort. That is why joy, unlike pleasure, increases with repetition, and is enriched. When you are walking, joy is a basso continuo. Locally, of course, you may run into effort and difficulty. You will also find immediate moments of contentment: a proud gaze backwards to contemplate the long steep plunge of the slope behind you. Those satisfactions, though, too often present an opportunity to reintroduce quantities, scores, figures (which track? how long? what altitude?). And walking becomes a competition. That is why expeditions in high mountain country (conquering peaks, each one a challenge) are always slightly impure: because they give rise to narcissistic gratification. What dominates in walking, away from ostentation and showing off, is the simple joy of feeling your body in the most primitively natural activity.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

123. “the joy of walking and feeling the body advancing ‘like a man alone’; the fullness of feeling alive. And then happiness, before the spectacle of a violet-shadowed valley below the beams of the setting sun, that miracle of summer evenings, when for a few minutes every shade of colour, flattened all day by a steely sun, is brought out at last by the golden light, and breathes. Happiness can come later, at the guesthouse, in the company of others staying there: people met there, happy to find themselves together for a moment through chance. But all of that involves receiving.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

124. “Zhuang Zhu also meant that the feet as such are small pieces of space, but their vocation (‘walking’) is to articulate the world’s space. The size of the foot, the gap between the legs, have no role, are never lined up anywhere. But they measure all the rest. Our feet form a compass that has no useful function, apart from evaluating distance. The legs survey. Their stride constitutes a serviceable measurement.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

125. “In the history of walking, many experts considering him (Wordsworth) the authentic originator of the long expedition. He was the first – at a time (the late eighteenth century) when walking was the lot of the poor, vagabonds and highwaymen, not to mention travelling showmen and pedlars – to conceive of the walk as a poetic act, a communion with Nature, fulfilment of the body, contemplation of the landscape. Christopher Morley wrote of him that he was ‘one of the first to use his legs in the service of philosophy’.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking

126. “Walking causes a repetitive, spontaneous poetry to rise naturally to the lips, words as simple as the sound of footsteps on the road. There also seems to be an echo of walking in the practice of two choruses singing a psalm in alternate verses, each on a single note, a practice that makes it possible to chant and listen by turns. Its main effect is one of repetition and alternation that St Ambrose compared to the sound of the sea: when a gentle surf is breaking quietly on the shore the regularity of the sound doesn’t break the silence, but structures it and renders it audible. Psalmody in the same way, in the to-and-fro of alternating responses, produces (Ambrose said) a happy tranquillity in the soul. The echoing chants, the ebb and flow of waves recall the alternating movement of walking legs: not to shatter but to make the world’s presence palpable and keep time with it. And just as Claudel said that sound renders silence accessible and useful, it ought to be said that walking renders presence accessible and useful.”

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Source : A Philosophy of Walking