A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace. CONFUCIUS


Very few genuine words are exchanged in a day, really very few. Perhaps we only fall in love in order finally to begin to speak. Perhaps we only open a book in order finally to begin to hear. CHRISTIAN BOBIN

I do not know where we are going, but I do know this — that wherever it is we shall lose our way. PRÁXEDES MATEO SAGASTA

Zen teaches nothing; it merely enables us to wake up and become aware. It does not teach, it points. DT SUZUKI

Love can read the writing on the furthest star. OSCAR WILDE

A deep truth is a truth so deep that not only is it true but its exact opposite is also true. NIELS BOHR

Someone once said that God offers man the choice between repose and truth: he cannot have both. PETER MATTHIESSEN

A walk expresses space and freedom, and the knowledge of it can live in the imagination of anyone, and that is another space too. RICHARD LONG

Come forth into the light of things / Let Nature be your teacher.

Nature never did betray / The heart that loved her.

The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.

We are fallen in mostly broken pieces, I thought, but the wild can still return us to ourselves. ROBERT MACFARLANE

When a man despoils a work of art we call him a vandal, when he despoils a work of nature we call him a developer. COLIN FLETCHER

No matter how mundane some action might appear, keep at it long enough and it becomes a contemplative, even meditative act. HARUKI MURAKAMI

Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. OCTAVIO PAZ

How will you go about finding that thing the nature of which is totally unknown to you? PLATO

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless: peacocks and lilies, for instance. JOHN RUSKIN

A woman's hand is white and beautiful because it is a thing of flesh and bone, not ivory and silver; I esteem it not because it gleams but because it grasps. SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ

Exceptional beauty and charm are among those gifts given by the sinister fairy at the christening. REBECCA SOLNIT

I haven’t got any special religion this morning. My God is the God of Walkers. If you walk hard enough, you probably don’t need any other god. BRUCE CHATWIN

The wound is the place where the light enters you. RUMI

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. RUMI

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. AMIT RAY

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life. FERNANDO PESSOA


Unknown said...

Qui cherche la lune ne voit pas les étoiles.

Proverbe français

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for this, Deborah.