Freya Stark Quotes

Top 64 wise famous quotes and sayings by Freya Stark

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Freya Stark quotes: Risk is the salt and sugar of life. Risk is the salt and sugar of life.
Freya Stark quotes: Who dares to be intellectual in the presence of death? Who dares to be intellectual in the presence of death?
Freya Stark quotes: Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature. Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.
Freya Stark quotes: Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us. Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
Freya Stark quotes: The most ominous of fallacies - the belief that things can be kept static by inaction The most ominous of fallacies - the belief that things can be kept static by inaction
Freya Stark quotes: It is better to be passionate than to be tolerant at the expense of one's soul. It is better to be passionate than to be tolerant at the expense of one's soul.
Freya Stark quotes: The symbol is greater than visible substance ... Unhappy the land that has no symbols, or that chooses their meaning without great care. The symbol is greater than visible substance ... Unhappy the land that has no symbols, or that chooses their meaning without great care.
Freya Stark quotes: Style is something peculiar to one person; it expresses one personality and one only; it cannot be shared. Style is something peculiar to one person; it expresses one personality and one only; it cannot be shared.
Freya Stark quotes: The beckoning counts, and not the clicking of the latch behind you. The beckoning counts, and not the clicking of the latch behind you.
Freya Stark quotes: This is excellence - the following of anything for its own sake and with its own integrity ... This is excellence - the following of anything for its own sake and with its own integrity ...
Freya Stark quotes: I feel like a divorced wife once my book is published and has left me, and hate to be brought back into intimate contact! I feel like a divorced wife once my book is published and has left me, and hate to be brought back into intimate contact!
Freya Stark quotes: Freshness trembles beneath the surface of Everyday, a joy perpetual to all who catch its opal lights beneath the dust of habit. Freshness trembles beneath the surface of Everyday, a joy perpetual to all who catch its opal lights beneath the dust of habit.
Freya Stark quotes: Your real progressives are never fair: they are never sufficiently neutral. Your real progressives are never fair: they are never sufficiently neutral.
Freya Stark quotes: Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest. Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.
Freya Stark quotes: There is generosity in giving, but gentleness in receiving. There is generosity in giving, but gentleness in receiving.
Freya Stark quotes: If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road. If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road.
Freya Stark quotes: All the feeling which my father could not put into words was in his hand-any dog, child or horse would recognize the kindness of it. All the feeling which my father could not put into words was in his hand-any dog, child or horse would recognize the kindness of it.
Freya Stark quotes: The thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed. The thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed.
Freya Stark quotes: There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
Freya Stark quotes: Conventions are like coins, an easy way of dealing with the commerce of relations. Conventions are like coins, an easy way of dealing with the commerce of relations.
Freya Stark quotes: I think that the worst unpleasantness of age is not its final fact ... but the tediousness of preparation, the accumulating number of defeats. I think that the worst unpleasantness of age is not its final fact ... but the tediousness of preparation, the accumulating number of defeats.
Freya Stark quotes: We love those people who give with humility, or who accept with ease. We love those people who give with humility, or who accept with ease.
Freya Stark quotes: Words are the only arteries of thought our poor human body possesses ... Words are the only arteries of thought our poor human body possesses ...
Freya Stark quotes: The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home. The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home.
Freya Stark quotes: Whoever designed this frigging map was having a laugh. Just around the corner, my arse. Whoever designed this frigging map was having a laugh. Just around the corner, my arse.
Freya Stark quotes: Advertisement ... has brought our disregard for truth into the open without even a figleaf to cover it. Advertisement ... has brought our disregard for truth into the open without even a figleaf to cover it.
Freya Stark quotes: Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other. Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
Freya Stark quotes: The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised. The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.
Freya Stark quotes: One has to resign oneself to being a nuisance if one wants to get anything done. One has to resign oneself to being a nuisance if one wants to get anything done.
Freya Stark quotes: Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart. Christmas is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.
Freya Stark quotes: The true call of the desert, of the mountains, or the sea, is their silence - free of the networks of dead speech. The true call of the desert, of the mountains, or the sea, is their silence - free of the networks of dead speech.
Freya Stark quotes: From love one can only escape at the price of life itself; and no lessening of sorrow is worth exile from that stream of all things human and divine. From love one can only escape at the price of life itself; and no lessening of sorrow is worth exile from that stream of all things human and divine.
Freya Stark quotes: One life is an absurdly small allowance. One life is an absurdly small allowance.
Freya Stark quotes: What I find trying in a country which you do not understand and where you cannot speak, is that you can never be yourself. What I find trying in a country which you do not understand and where you cannot speak, is that you can never be yourself.
Freya Stark quotes: Things good in themselves ... perfectly valid in the integrity of their origins, become fetters if they cannot alter. Things good in themselves ... perfectly valid in the integrity of their origins, become fetters if they cannot alter.
Freya Stark quotes: The world has become too full of many things, an over furnished room. The world has become too full of many things, an over furnished room.
Freya Stark quotes: I do like people who have not yet made up their minds about everything, who in fact are still receiving I do like people who have not yet made up their minds about everything, who in fact are still receiving
Freya Stark quotes: I have no reason to go, except that I have never been, and knowledge is better than ignorance. What better reason could there be for travelling? I have no reason to go, except that I have never been, and knowledge is better than ignorance. What better reason could there be for travelling?
Freya Stark quotes: I dislike being an anvil for the hammering out of other people's virtues. I dislike being an anvil for the hammering out of other people's virtues.