Quotes

Quotes are some of my favourite things.  I grew up with my father starting many sentences with “A great man once said” or “In the words of (insert name here)”.  Maybe that’s how it came about.  Either way, I find that many things have already been said; usually far more eloquently than I could say them.  They put into words many of our own feelings and desires.  They can make us laugh.  They can inspire and motivate.  They can give us pause.

Andrew Christie 2012

Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order.  Some are about travel, some about life.  If I can’t find the author, perhaps you can help…if the author is incorrect, also let me know.

“Fortune favours the bold” – Latin Proverb

“90% of life is showing up” – Woody Allen

“I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.” –  A. J. Liebling

“How wonderful it is to do nothing, and rest afterwards.” – Spanish Proverb

“Not all those who wander are lost” – JRR Tolkein

“Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed” – George Burns

“Long-term travel doesn’t require a massive bundle of cash; it requires only that we walk through the world in a more deliberate way.”  – Rolf Potts

“Treat the earth well.  It was never given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.” – Kenyan Proverb

‎”If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.” – Roland Gau

“I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them” – Ian Flemming

“If you are going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.” –  Mark Twain (maybe – either way, I like it)

Andrew Christie 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C.

“I am a drinker with writing problems.” – Brendan Behan

“Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.” – George Carlin

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