Archive for November 16th, 2012


set foot

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.

G. K. Chesterton, “The Riddle of the Ivy,” Tremendous Trifles (1909).


ego v. the world

A part, a large part, of travelling is an engagement of the ego v. the world…The world is hydra headed, as old as the rocks and as changing as the sea, enmeshed inextricably in its ways. The ego wants to arrive at places safely and on time.

Sybille Bedford, “The Quality of Travel,” in Esquire (1961)

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