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Ella Maillart Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Ella Maillart

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One of the main points about travelling is to develop
in us a feeling of solidarity,
of that oneness without which no better world is possible.
- Ella Maillart

From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life,
and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide.
- Ella Maillart

Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe
simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced
that to live is to travel towards the world's end.
- Ella Maillart

We want to feel that this earth is all ours,
like our parents' house when we were children.
- Ella Maillart

 

The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into
the running warp of dying time,
vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth.
- Ella Maillart

We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding
of the people we meet here or abroad.
Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life.
- Ella Maillart

You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the
unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you,
or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat.
- Ella Maillart

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One travels to run away from routine,
that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and
all our capacity for enthusiasm.
- Ella Maillart

One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel
at life in the way a child does.
And blessed be the poet, the artist who knows how to
keep alive his sense of wonder.
- Ella Maillart

I wanted to learn a few foreign languages,
and therefore I had to go abroad.
- Ella Maillart

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical,
aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.
- Ella Maillart

There is only one valid species of voyage,
which is walk towards the men.
- Ella Maillart

That idea of escapism...
these words could sum up my life.
- Ella Maillart

The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be
weighed in terms of perfect moments,
but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character.
- Ella Maillart

When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming,
we spoke to no one but each other during many months,
and we covered exactly the same ground.
Nevertheless my journey differed completely from his.
- Ella Maillart

I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes
no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web of references,
of relationships, of values.
- Ella Maillart

I had to live in the desert before I could understand
the full value of grass in a green ditch.
- Ella Maillart

Words are impotent to describe certain emotions.
- Ella Maillart

Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed,
for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.
- Ella Maillart

Only when one is able to grasp wideness can one possess it.
- Ella Maillart

Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes,
where every activity is direct and immediately understandable,
are able to live among them.
- Ella Maillart

I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing
between my weakness and my ambition.
- Ella Maillart

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown,
you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.
- Ella Maillart

It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey.
The sooner we face that self, the better.
- Ella Maillart

I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns:
I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it.
- Ella Maillart

The wideness of the horizon has to be inside us,
cannot be anywhere but inside us, otherwise what we
speak about is geographic distances.
- Ella Maillart

One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion:
It cannot be done,
since one travels with one's mind.
- Ella Maillart

Every time I took a long leave from home,
I felt as if I were going to conquer the world.
Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright,
my inheritance.
- Ella Maillart

The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them.
- Ella Maillart

The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible,
the easier the sailing will be.
- Ella Maillart

When I look at something, it is certain that for an
instant I am one with what I see.
- Ella Maillart

Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals.
Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own.
- Ella Maillart

Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning,
it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self.
Our consciousness being broadened and enriched,
we shall judge ourselves more correctly.
- Ella Maillart

Certain travellers give the impression that they keep
moving because only then do they feel fully alive.
- Ella Maillart

I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
- Ella Maillart

I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything,
to possess it-why cut the rose or marry the man,
otherwise?
- Ella Maillart

Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do,
without heat in pipes, ice in boxes,
sunshine in bulbs,
music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen.
- Ella Maillart

The usual channels of university studies or secretarial
work did not appeal to me.
I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself.
- Ella Maillart

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
- Ella Maillart

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

All unhappiness comes from either
having less than yesterday,
or from having less than one's neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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