Quotes

Inspirational.  Motivational.  Or just a good ole combo o’ words.  

“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” — Robert Frost

“The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude.” — James Joyce

“Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept.  Take what is given and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going.  Not against: with.” — Robert Frost

“If you don’t now where you are going, any road will take you there.” — George Harrison

“The world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles.  Only a spiritual journey by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home.” — Wendell Berry

“Better to be alone than to be in bad company.”

“It’s better to be a happy nobody than a sad somebody.”

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” — St. Augustine

“I took one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”  — Robert Frost

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence.  I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.  I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life.” – Leo Tolstoy

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day.”  —  Elwyn Brooks White

“No sense of the irony of human experience, that we are the highest form of life on earth, and yet ineffably sad because we know what no other animal knows, that we must die.”  —  Don DeLillo

“You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.”  — Dr. Seuss

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.  The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.  The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”  — letter from Chris McCandless to Ronald Franz, Into the Wild

“I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness.  A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some us; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor – such is my idea of happiness.  And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps – what more can the heart of a man desire?”  — Leo Tolstoy

“Everything happens as it does because the universe is as it is.”

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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