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Freya Stark Quotes

Life, to be happy at all, must be in its way a sacrament, and it is a failure in religion to divorce it from the holy acts of everyday, of ordinary human existence.
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Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.

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Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle.

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Tidiness ... makes life easier and more agreeable, does harm to no one and actually saves time and trouble to the person who practices it: there must be an ominous flaw to explain why millions of generations continue to reject it.

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You will, if you're wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown and accept whatever comes in the spirit in which the gods may offer it.

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I cannot think a civilization worth having that does not encourage and enable its subjects to spend something, not extorted by governments but freely given to keep wretchedness at least from the streets they walk through day by day.

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What I find trying in a country which you do not understand and where you cannot speak, is that you can never be yourself.

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It is better to be passionate than to be tolerant at the expense of one's soul.

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I have long come to believe that, more than any other destruction, our word-recklessness is endangering the future of us all.

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The essence of travel is diffuse. It is never there on the spot as it were, but always beyond: its symbol is the horizon, and its interest always lies over that edge in the unseen.

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I feel like a divorced wife once my book is published and has left me, and hate to be brought back into intimate contact!

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Style is something peculiar to one person; it expresses one personality and one only; it cannot be shared.

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The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home.

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It is only the unexpected that ever makes a customs officer think.

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Good days are to be gathered like grapes, to be trodden and bottled into wine and kept for age to sip at ease beside the fire. If the traveler has vintaged well, he need trouble to wander no longer; the ruby moments glow in his glass at will.

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