Paul Theroux inspiration!

Photo taken from http://www.jamesewan.com/paul-theroux-the-pillars-of-hercules/I’ve been reading some Paul Theroux recently and these really spoke to me:

– You go away for long time and return different person – you never come all the way back.

-Travel is a state of mind. It has nothing to do with existence or the exotic. It is almost entirely an inner experience.

-Travel holds the magical possibility of reinvention that you might find a place to love, to begin a new life and never go home.

-Travel is at its best a solitary enterprise . To see, to examine, to access, you have to be alone and unencumbered. Other people can mislead you, or crowd you.

-If one is loved and feels free and has gotten to know the world somewhat, travel is simpler and happier.

-Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they are going!

– In Mumbai: a tourist would have been in a temple or museum. I had been in a slum.

Betty

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  1. “Travel is at its best a solitary enterprise . To see, to examine, to access, you have to be alone and unencumbered. Other people can mislead you, or crowd you.”
    Really like that one, and I also agree with all of the quotes. Check my blog, if you like Paul Theroux maybe you’ll like it 🙂

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