Category Archives: TRAVELLING ON

He that stays in the valley shall never get over the hill.

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“because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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Never travel far without a rope! And one that is long and strong and light. it may be a help in many needs. -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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I am at the ship’s prow. I am no longer the suicide with her raft and paddle. Herr Doktor! I’ll no longer die to spite you, you wallowing seasick grounded man.

Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. “The Doctor of the Heart.”

Most men who have really lived have had, in some share, their great adventure. This railway is mine. – James J. Hill

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“My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing,
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.” 


― Edna St. Vincent MillayThe Selected Poetry

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He is wonderful and strange and who knows how old he is, he thought. Never have I had such a strong fish nor one who acted so strangely.

 

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People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.

 Soren Kierkegaard

Words are like the spider’s web: a shelter for the clever ones and a trap for the not-so-clever. Madagascar

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 25 May 1935

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A spider’s cobweb isn’t only its sleeping spring but also its food trap.   African

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 11 June 1927,

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The problem with finding the easiest way, is that the
enemy already booby trapped it.

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“If you run out of ideas follow the road; you’ll get there” ― Edgar Allan Poe

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[three fragments]

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yesterday in a different voice
discussing emptiness
you flooded with sunlight

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with the water flowing
out of your body
you understand you lost direction

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you lift your head
and the sky rushes in to your mouth

Graham Nunn

http://anotherlostshark.com/tag/contemporary-australian-poetry/

To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendel Holmes

To reach a port we must set sail – Sail, not tie at anchor Sail, not drift.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

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I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendel Holmes

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. Gustave Flaubert

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from PAUL KELLY

We were driving back from the country one night
Mum and dad up the front and the rest of us snug and tight
My kid brother grizzled for a little minute
‘Til my big sister told him he’d better quit or die
It had been a long day in the countryside
Playing with the cousins on my mother’s side
The sound of the radio closed our eyes drifting over the seat

And then I fell asleep I don’t know what woke me up
Maybe a country song or a big truck passing by
I could hear my mama and papa talking
Papa said something then mama began to cry
No more words then, just soft sobs and my head began to throb
I just lay there playing dog breathing slow and deep
They thought I was asleep
They thought I was asleep

http://www.happychild.com.au/node/779

And those who ride on the Border side, Albeit they like him not, They know his mettle has oft been tried Where blows were thick and hot.

The Feud: A Border Ballad

by Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833 – 1870)

Australian writer

http://alldownunder.com/australian-authors/adam-lindsay-gordon/feud-a-border-ballad.htm

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foto at the nsw queensland border in coolangatta/tweed heads australia

Let us all understand that death is not an eraser. It does not remove the deeds or the meanings that existed in anyone’s life. It does not make poor men rich or great men fallible. And when death comes, let us not romanticize its presence nor the person it takes from us. Let us see death for what it really is: a border that we all must cross; a border that, more than any other, defines the lives we are able to lead. Do not mourn for those who cross over. Rather, reflect on the definition they’ve left behind. It is the only truth we are able to know here on earth. When the definition is great, then celebrate it. When it is lacking, then learn from it and improve on it. And use it to make your own definition more truthful and loving and miraculous.

~Russell Andrews

Read more: http://www.gadel.info/2011/07/loss-of-loved-one-quotes-sayings.html#ixzz2mTi1iac2

If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it.”

— Isadora Duncan

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“Any woman or man who would write the truth of their lives would write a great work. But no one has dared to write the truth of their lives.”

― Isadora Duncan, My Life

My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward.

Kenny Loggins

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“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?”

― Mary Manin Morrissey

A wise man doesn’t see his foot on the ground, he watches his next step.

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Proverbs/Ilocano.html

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Eileen Caddy

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.

Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Rumi

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“My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing,
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Selected Poetry

The hardest person to awaken is the person already awake. –

– Tagalog (Filipino)

http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/change-quotes/

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“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”

― Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes you need to move away before you can see where you are.

― Benny Bellamacina, Philosophical Uplifting Quotes and Poems

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Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” –

Cesare Pavese

Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.”

― Gwendolyn Brooks

 

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“Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

– Pat Conroy

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

~ West African

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

 

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“The Gods did not count time spent fishing in the hours of a man’s life.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Endless Nights