Colin Thubron quotes

  • Sometimes journeys begin long before their first step is taken
    -- Colin Thubron

    #Taken #Journey #Long

  • Sometimes a journey arises out of hope and instinct, the heady conviction, as your finger travels along the map: Yes, here and here ... and here. These are the nerve-ends of the world ...
    -- Colin Thubron

    #Journey #Nerves #World

  • A nation is bound not only by the real past, but the stories it tells itself: by what it remembers, and what it forgets.
    -- Colin Thubron

    #Real #Past #Stories

  • Once, at the dreaming dawn of history -- before the world was categorized and regulated by mortal minds, before solid boundaries formed between the mortal world and any other -- fairies roamed freely among men, and the two races knew each other well. Yet the knowing was never straightforward, and the adventures that mortals and fairies had together were fraught with uncertainty, for fairies and humans were alien to each other.
    -- Colin Thubron

    #Dream #Adventure #Men

  • The attributes you need to be a travel writer are somewhat contradictory. For travel you need to be tough and resilient and to write you must be sensitive and sympathetic.
    -- Colin Thubron

    #Writing #Needs #Tough

  • I want to leave my readers with a sequence of ideas/phrases that makes them question something they'd taken for granted. Or that confuses them to the point that they laugh, but contains one or two phrases/lines that stick in their minds.

  • I was given a small camera as a wedding gift from a very dear friend. My first pictures were taken on my honeymoon. As soon as I became familiar with the camera, I was intrigued with the possibilities of expression it offered. It was like a discovery for me.

  • First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.

  • Art is too serious to be taken seriously.

  • Baseball is about homecoming. It is a journey by theft and strength, guile and speed, out around first to the far island of second, where foes lurk in the reefs and the green sea suddenly grows deeper, then to turn sharply, skimming the shallows, making for a shore that will show a friendly face, a color, a familiar language and, at third, to proceed, no longer by paths indirect but straight, to home.

  • I define spirituality as a search for love, beauty, happiness and wisdom. Spirituality is a journey that we never finish.

  • The nearest my parents came to alcohol was at Holy Communion and they utterly overestimated its effects. However bad the weather, Dad never drove to church because Mam thought the sacrament might make him incapable on the return journey.

  • I dont drive around London much. Any journey around Islington involves hundreds of speed bumps that seem to tear the bottom of your car off.

  • Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!” said Piglet, feeling him. Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.

  • So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.