You think you are making a trip…but soon it is the trip that is making you—or unmaking you.
Nicolas Bouvier, The Way of the World (original in French - “L’usage du monde”)
Mesmerizing book on the slow paced traveling and its virtues. I am enjoying every page.
Tenemos que obligar a la realidad a que responda a nuestros sueños, hay que seguir soñando hasta abolir la falsa frontera entre lo ilusorio y lo tangible, hasta realizarnos y descubrir que el paraíso perdido está ahí, a la vuelta de la esquina
My inspiration for 2013, Julio Cortazar
" We shall oblige the reality respond to our dreams; we shall keep dreaming until the fake frontier between illusory and tangible will disappear, until we realize and discover that the lost paradise is here, behind the corner of the road…"
The persistent anxiety that fills the rest of my life is calmed for as long as I have the flavor of something good in my mouth.
Zadie Smith, in her recent article on Joy for the New York Review of Books
why does it sound so familiar?