Ella Maillart Quotes

Top 31 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ella Maillart

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Ella Maillart quotes: You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself. You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.
Ella Maillart quotes: The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth. The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth.
Ella Maillart quotes: I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch. I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.
Ella Maillart quotes: Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals. Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own. Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals. Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own.
Ella Maillart quotes: It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better. It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.
Ella Maillart quotes: I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition. I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.
Ella Maillart quotes: There is only one valid species of voyage, which is walk towards the men. There is only one valid species of voyage, which is walk towards the men.
Ella Maillart quotes: Words are impotent to describe certain emotions. Words are impotent to describe certain emotions.
Ella Maillart quotes: When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes. When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.
Ella Maillart quotes: One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion: It cannot be done, since one travels with one's mind. One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion: It cannot be done, since one travels with one's mind.
Ella Maillart quotes: Only when one is able to grasp wideness can one possess it. Only when one is able to grasp wideness can one possess it.
Ella Maillart quotes: I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad. I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad.
Ella Maillart quotes: Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of. Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.
Ella Maillart quotes: The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them. The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them.
Ella Maillart quotes: One travels to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does. One travels to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does.
Ella Maillart quotes: Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive. Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive.
Ella Maillart quotes: The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons. The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.
Ella Maillart quotes: I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences. I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences.
Ella Maillart quotes: I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it. I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it.
Ella Maillart quotes: Happiness is the intoxication produced by the moment of poise between a satisfactory past and an immediate future, rich with promise. Happiness is the intoxication produced by the moment of poise between a satisfactory past and an immediate future, rich with promise.
Ella Maillart quotes: The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself. The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself.
Ella Maillart quotes: From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life, and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide. From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life, and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide.
Ella Maillart quotes: One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible. One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible.
Ella Maillart quotes: That idea of escapism ... these words could sum up my life. That idea of escapism ... these words could sum up my life.
Ella Maillart quotes: One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm. One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.
Ella Maillart quotes: When I look at something, it is certain that for an instant I am one with what I see. When I look at something, it is certain that for an instant I am one with what I see.
Ella Maillart quotes: Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes, where every activity is direct and immediately understandable, are able to live among them. Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes, where every activity is direct and immediately understandable, are able to live among them.
Ella Maillart quotes: The wideness of the horizon has to be inside us, cannot be anywhere but inside us, otherwise what we speak about is geographic distances. The wideness of the horizon has to be inside us, cannot be anywhere but inside us, otherwise what we speak about is geographic distances.
Ella Maillart quotes: We want to feel that this earth is all ours, like our parents' house when we were children. We want to feel that this earth is all ours, like our parents' house when we were children.
Ella Maillart quotes: I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything, to possess it - why cut the rose or marry the man, otherwise? I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything, to possess it - why cut the rose or marry the man, otherwise?