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.
“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 🙂