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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
— Chinese proverb

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Someone soon to start on a journey is always a little holy.
The longest journey begins with a single step, not with the turn of an ignition key.


It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

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Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order.
Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.
A pen and a notebook and a reasonable amount of discrimination will change a journey from a mere annual into a perennial, its pleasures and pains renewable at will.
Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will—whatever we may think.


How do you expect to arrive at the end of your own journey if you take the road to another man's city?  How do you expect to reach your own perfection by leading somebody else's life?

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Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey's fits and starts, rehearses life's own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.


All amateur travellers have experienced horror journeys, long or short, sooner or later, one way or another.  As a student of disaster, I note that we react alike to our tribulations: frayed and bitter at the time, proud afterwards. Nothing is better for self-esteem than survival.