Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks—on your body or on your heart—are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.
Life is complicated. It’s filled with nuance. It’s unsatisfying. If I believe in anything, it is doubt.
It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about.
It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.
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- Norman Mailer American Novelist
- John Irving American Novelist
- Sidney Sheldon American Novelist, Screenwriter
- Larry McMurtry American Novelist
- Margaret Truman American Singer
- Susan Sontag American Writer, Philosopher
- Annie Dillard American Writer