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When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming, we spoke to no one but each other during many months, and we covered exactly the…
We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding of the people we meet here or abroad. Like us, they are passengers on board that…
Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced that to live is…
Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs,…
One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does. And blessed be the poet, the…
Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness…
I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web…
Words are impotent to describe certain emotions.
You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you,…
We want to feel that this earth is all ours, like our parents’ house when we were children.
There is only one valid species of voyage, which is walk towards the men.
The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal…
The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself.
Only when one is able to grasp wideness can one possess it.
I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad.
I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it.
I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything, to possess it-why cut the rose or marry the man, otherwise?
Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of…
The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our…
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