"I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.The cloud clears as you enter it. I have learned this, but like everyone, I learned it late."
— Beryl Markham, West with the Night
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
— Saint Augustine
"“They miss the whisper that runs
any day in your mind,
“Who are you really, wanderer?”
and the answer you have to give
no matter how dark and cold
the world around you is:
“maybe I’m a king.”"
— William Stafford