So I've Heard

On Life

“Leave that room, kid. Shut the screen off. Take your dirty shoes, not the pretty ones, and go out to feel the wind. Touch water. Touch earth. Touch wood, touch skin, touch everything you can touch and memorise everything because that’s all you will live off in the end, and that’s all you will need.”

- Charlotte Eriksson -

On Travel

“All of us,’ he said, ‘have hopes of being poet, artist, discoverer, philosopher, scientist; of possessing the attributes of all these simultaneously. Few are permitted to achieve any of them in daily life. But in travel we attain them all. Then we have our day of glory, when all our dreams come true, when we can be anything we like, as long as we like, and, when we are tired of it, pull up stakes and move on. Travel — the solitude of the mountains, the emptiness of the desert, the delicacy of the minaret; eternal change, limitless contrast, unending variety.’

- Robert Edison Fulton Jr., One Man Caravan -

On Life

“I know you’re sad, so I won’t tell you to have a good day.  Instead I advise you to simply have a day.  Stay alive, feed yourself well, wear comfortable clothes, and don’t give up on yourself just yet.  It’ll get better.  Until then, have a day.”

- Unknown -

On Love & Relationships

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

- Maya Angelou -

On Life

“All of us want to do well. But if we do not do good, too, then doing well will never be enough.”

- Anna Quindlen -

On Work & Career

“A key to creativity is to pursue knowledge without a sense of whether it will be relevant in the future.  Too often, people assume that they can judge in advance what they need to understand and what they do not.  Instead, creative people build up their knowledge base so that they will be ready for the opportunities that come later.”

- Unknown -

On Love & Relationships

“Caring too much for objects can destroy you. Only—if you care for a thing enough, it takes on a life of its own, doesn’t it? And isn’t the whole point of things—beautiful things—that they connect you to some larger beauty?”

- Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch -

On Travel

“The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.”

- Anderson Cooper -

On Life

”You’re better off spending time alone than spending time with people who will hold you back with their victim mentality. Hang around people who want to be happy, who are growing, who want to learn, who don’t mind saying sorry or thank you.”

- Unknown -

On Life

“There are far too many smart, educated, talented people operating at quarter speed, unsure of their place in the world, contributing far too little to the productive engine of modern civilization. There are far too many people who look like they have their act together but have yet to make an impact. You know who you are.”

- Po Bronson, What Should I Do With My Life? -

On Love & Relationships

“I fall in love with people’s passion. The way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love and the way they fill with light.”

- Unknown -

On Travel

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

- Jawaharlal Nehru -

On Travel

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”

- Greg Child -

On Life

“You can’t find happiness at the end of your journey if you didn’t bring it with you all along.”

- Katrina Mayer -

On Travel

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.”

- Wilfred Peterson -

On Travel

“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

- Eric Roth -

On Life

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”

- Leonardo da Vinci -

On Travel

“An ardent desire to go took possession of me once more. Not because I wanted to leave – I was quite all right on this Cretan coast, and felt happy and free there and I needed nothing – but because I have always been consumed with one desire; to touch and see as much as possible of the earth and the sea before I die.”

- Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek -

On Travel

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

- Bill Bryson -

On Life

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”

- Ben Stein -

On Life

“Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery.”

- Andrea Gibson -