Quotes

Love dogs?  Be a hero.  Save a life.  Go to your local shelter for your four legged bundle of joy.  Or don’t save a life.  Don’t be a hero.  And go to a breeder.  The choice is yours. WBG

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Puerto Natales Sunset, Patagonia, Chile

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.”

Elizabeth West

 

“I haven´t been everywhere.  But it’s on my list.”

Susan Sontag

 

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

 

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

 

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling.  I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.  I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.  It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-resilience.”

Susan B Anthony 1896

 

“I’m in love with cities I’ve never been too.”

Uknown

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”

Lao Tzu

 

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

Mary Anne Radmache

 

“(the bicycle) makes me independent in a way no other form of transport can – it needs no fuel, no documents and very little maintenance.  Most importantly it goes along at the right speed for seeing everything, and as it doesn’t cut me off from my surroundings, it makes me a lot of friends.”

Bettina Selby 1988

 

“Whereever you are, be all there.”

Jim Elliot

 

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Confucius

 

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

Ibn Battuta

 

“I began to feel that myself plus the bicycle equaled myself plus the world, upon whose spinning wheel we must all learn to ride, or fall into the sluice-ways of oblivion and despair. That which made me succeed with the bicycle was precisely what had gained me a measure of success in life — it was the hardihood of spirit that led me to begin, the persistence of will that held me to my task, and the patience that was willing to begin again when the last stroke had failed. And so I found high moral uses in the bicycle and can commend it as a teacher without pulpit or creed. She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.”

Frances E. Willard 1895

 

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

Tim Cahill

 

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Aldous Huxley

 

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

Ray Bradbury

 

“I finally concluded that all failure was from a wobbling will rather than a wobbling wheel.”  

Frances E. Willard

 

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.”

Caskie Stinnett

 

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

“On my tenth birthday a bicycle and an atlas coincided as gifts and a few days later I decided I was going to cycle to India.”

Dervina Murphy

 

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”

Chief Seattle

 

“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.”

Matthew Karsten

 

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.”

Elizabeth West

 

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