Favourite Quotes

"I have an enormous need for affection and a terrible need to give it." -Audrey Hepburn

"My fault, my failure is not the passions I have; but my lack of control of them." - Jack Kerouac

"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

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." - Jane Austen

"I hope that the world turns and things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you or kiss you -- I love you. With all my heart, I love you." -V for Vendetta

"I don't know what frightens me more, the power that crushes us or our endless ability to endure it." - G.D. Roberts, Shantaram

"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat" - Rebecca West, 1913

"It was the promise of this salvation that I thought I saw in the study of anthropology... where I imagined I could make a life out of running and out of the learning that comes from running." - Laurent Dubois

"The overtones are lost, and what is left are conversations which, in their poverty, cannot hide the lack of real contact. We glide past each other. But why? Why--? We reach out towards each other. In vain -- because we have never dared to give oursleves." - Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware: joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." -Henry Miller

"And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may, in-fact be the first steps of a journey." -Lemony Snicket

"Though we travel the world to find the beautiful; we must carry it with us or we find it not. " - R.W. Emerson

"The sea's only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong. Now I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head." -Primo Levi, as quoted in Into the Wild