We yearn for a simpler life based not on refusing all technology but on going back to appropriate technology.

Don’t forget to enjoy the ride

Vagabonding: A privately meaningful manner of travel that emphasizes creativity, adventure, awareness, simplicity, discovery, independence, realism, self-reliance, and the growth of the spirit.

First make it work. Second make it work better

— UK government design service manual

Go where you will. It’s all yours. You asked for it. It’s up to you now. You’re on your own, and nobody’s going to stop you.

— Laurie Lee

La innovació és buscar-se la vida

— Ferran Adrià

Els optimistes s’equivoquen més que els pessimistes, però la vida els va millor

— Daniel Kahneman

By the simple act of stepping into other people’s worlds, we change them and we change ourselves

La salut és un estat de complet benestar físic, mental i social


Ningún mar en calma hizo experto a un marinero

Mai no és massa tard per tornar a començar

Los que sienten con dolor el paso rápido del tiempo no soportan el sedentarismo, en movimiento, se apaciguan.

Morir de content, no de vell

Democracy doesn’t fall from the sky. You have to make sacrifices to fight for it

— Peter Lui

The more you know, the less you need

You can’t change the wind, but you can adjust the sails

Eres lo que te queda por vivir

Les relacions personals són les responsables directes de la felicitat

— Ferran Ramón Cortés

Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done

— Bryan Stevenson

You should measure your wealth not in terms of how much you had accumulated, but in how much time you have left

Las personas optimistas superan mejor las adversidades

Key variables to support well-being: healthy life expectancy, income, social support, freedom, trust and generosity

— World happiness report

Social connection makes us happier, healthier and more successful

The process to perfection is through simplification

Always look at the bright side of life

— Monty Python

Those who experience better emotions live longer

— Paul Dolan

No estamos locos, y sabemos lo que queremos, vive la vida igual que si fuera un sueño

— Ketama

Perfection is finally attained when there is no longer anything to take away

Power rots leaders

Vive y deja vivir

Y cuando llegue el día del último viaje, y esté al partir la nave que nunca ha de tornar, me encontraréis a bordo ligero de equipaje, casi desnudo, como los hijos de la mar

— Antonio Machado

Els grans personatges han estat persones que han rigut de tot.
Només l’estúpid es pren seriosament això que anomenem vida.

— Pepe Rubianes

It’s not an adventure until something goes wrong

Hapiness is only real when shared

— John Krakauer

Miserable young people do not become happier as they grow older

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home

— Gary Snyder

Ens hem inventat la paraula seny per no dir covardia

— Joel Joan

La clase media es servil, siempre está llorando y esperando que no le den un palo más fuerte

— Eduardo Mendoza

Ambiciono libertad y me reservo días en blanco

— Mayte Martín

Walking is the only kind of transportation that puts us on equal with the world around us

— Fillipo de Fillipi

Nobody on their deadhbed wishes their spent more time in the office

— Robert J Waldinger

There are always two paths to take: one back towards the comfort and security of death, the other forward to nowhere

— Henry Miller

Si puedes, no vayas al médico

— Antonio Sitges-Serra

The opposite of poverty is justice

— Bryan Stevenson

Més val penedir-se del que has fet que del que no has fet

Critics are not happy people by nature, but they seemingly enjoy putting other people down

You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to

Si tienes un equipo comprometido y estás rodeado de buena gente, es imposible fallar.
He fichado a gente con muchísimo talento y cero empatía que han sido un desastre.

— Yaiza Canosa

Cuando logras apaciguar tu mundo interior, te sientes muy a gusto estando solo

Do what you want and forget about what other people think of you

— Phil Snider

The key to being happier is to pay more attention to what makes you happy and less attention on to what does not

— Paul Dolan

Commit first, then figure it out

Don’t get democracy for granted

Don’t be distracted by the myth that ‘every little helps.’ If everyone does a little, we’ll achieve a little

— David MacKay

Amigos solo se pueden tener tres o cuatro

— Rafael Santandreu

Real adventure is not polished

You can’t fix what never gets done

Perpetual planning will kill you. Stop Planning, Start Doing

The role of experts is to inform us about the likely consequences of our choices, but it is the role of our democratic representatives to make those choices

— Richard Denniss

It isn’t money that sustains me, it’s that faith I have in myself, in my own powers.
In spirit I’m a millionaire, maybe that’s the best thing, that you believe you’ll rise again.

— Henry Miller

It’s not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change

— Charles Darwin

There is no point in worrying about security. If someone really wants to kill you, they will.

— Ivan Velásquez

I achieved everything I wanted in my life, now I am waiting for the award ceremony

— Yuki Asano

Yo he visto a gente muy desgraciada, y sé que he tenido suerte. Estoy encantado con la vida

— Eduardo Mendoza

The last 10 percent of the way to perfection takes so much of your life that it isn’ t worth the effort

— Yvon Chouinard

Work toward simplicity; replace complex technology with knowledge.

Inhale the good shit, exhale the bullshit!

If you wait until you have enough cash to buy all the best kit, you never will leave home to explore the world

In this life when a road comes to to an end, will you keep pedaling?

— Kyle Dempster

You have to live your life the way YOU want to live it

Wise leaders recognise that they do not have all the answers

Watering down a bad idea doesn’t make it a good idea

If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come with something original

live richly in a simple manner

The further you travel, the less you need

— Dervla Murphy

No tuvimos un final feliz, pero qué historia!

Simplicity is freedom

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home

— James Michener

Gear is a pretty boring chapter.
What it all comes down to in the end is your legs, determination and the ability to improvise.

— Corax

Happiness is experiences of pleasure and purpose over time

— Paul Dolan

I want to see the world, follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans, trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres and sleep with unfamiliar stars. And let the journey unfold before me

— Iohan Gueorguiev

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf

— Jon Kabat-zinn

To really enjoy trabel, you need to be alone

— Dervla Murphy

Nothing is worth more than laughter

— Frida Kahlo

Riding into the unknown is a good exercise in trust, and the practice of feeling optimistic about what comes around the next corner is a great way to grow

— Joachim Rosenlund

L’unitat de l’ou ferrat és dos.

— Joan de Verdú

Intelligence has its limitations, stupidity is infinite.

Freedom means ensuring that people has the health, education and security to lead the life they wanted

— John Stuart Mill and Leonard Hobhouse

Més val demanar perdó que demanar permís

Caminar sin rumbo siempre te lleva a alguna parte

You are my guests. Not my masters

Celui qui veut voyager heureux doit voyager léger

— Antoine de St. Exupery

la salut és cosa nostra i la malaltia, dels metges

— Antonio Sitges-Serra

Do what you like to do. That’s probably what you’ll do best

— Sunil Gupta

Bias toward simplicity and utility helps keep us focused on intended goal

— Miles Johnson

Here are the facts:
I chose a bike inteead of a partner.
I chose the road over a base camp.
And that’s what make all the difference.

— Kyle Dempster

I feel inspired by those people who struggle against such overwhelming odds and with such dignity to achieve the rights that so many of us take for granted.

— Garry leech

Perfection is the second greatest enemy of success

My central concern is encouragement – encouraging people to seek, to experiment, to plan, to create and to dream. If enough people do this we will find a better way.

— William Coperthwaite

Keep it Simple, Stupid.

If there’s a conflict between what someone says and what they do, believe what they do.

No se sabe de la importancia del agua hasta que no se tiene

Cuándo más entreno más suerte tengo

— Ricky Rubio

Celui qui regarde trop la méteo, reste au bistro

La esencia de la civilización consiste en ir más allá de la línea del horizonte para sumergirse en lo desconocido, establecer lazos y relaciones, en descubrir la mejor forma de convivir con nosotros mismos y con otras personas

— Bettany Hughes

The best kit is the one you already have

Life is like a play. A good actor knows when to leave the stage

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

On short trips you never get into the culture.
It’s all about the process, not the goal.

La bicicleta de montaña es un engaño.
Cuando empieza de verdad la montaña, se acaba la bicicleta.

En mi mundo el raro eres tú

Aborrir-se és un catalitzador de la creativitat i propicia el monòleg interior.

Everyone is entitled to their beliefs, but not to stop others from exercising their own freedoms

When we are uncomfortable and unhappy, we lose touch with our intuition

Sin autoestima no se puede sacar partido a la vida

A vida é o que fazemos dela. As viagens são os viajantes.
O que vemos não é o que vemos, senão o que somos.

— Fernando Pessoa

The easier the better

Progress is not a law of nature.
The ground gained by one generation may be lost by the next.

A la vida humana no hi ha certeses

— W Churchill

Vivir es urgente

— Pau Donés

La medicina avanza tanto que pronto estaremos todos enfermos

— Aldous Huxley

Cuando sientes que puedes,vas. Cuando no lo sientes, no vas. El límite es la sensación

— Nicolas y Olivier Favrese

Always make sure you are the oldest person in the room

Our national histories are propaganda, not well balanced investigations

— John Glubb

Las cosas más valiosas salen de mentes ociosas

Appeals to tradition and culture are a familiar way of denying that human rights are universal

— The Economist

Hi ha gent a la qui no li agrada que es parli, s’escrigui ni es llegeixi en català.
És la mateixa gent a qui no li agrada que es parli, s’escrigui ni es llegeix

— Ovidi Motllor

The most dangerous worldviews are the worldviews of those who have never viewed the world

— Alexander von Humboldt

If you can find something that sparks your passion and provides a decent income I think you’re successful in your career.

— Scott Deluzio

The problem is, that all the really good people I knew are dead now

— Charles Sprawson

El que mana vol que els manats siguin dòcils.
Hem de partir d’aquesta obvietat.

— Jaume Fuster

Focus less on gear and more on experience.

— Brian Donnelly

Find your passion and go for that

— Marcia J Rieke

A mí me interesa más la gente que habita el paisaje que el paisaje mismo

— Federico García Lorca

Everyone hopes to reach old age, but when it comes, most of us complain about it

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

Try to work with people whose company you enjoy.