El fin de los viajes

Cites llegides a les que m’agrada tornar


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
El Midi d’Ossau, la muntanya més bonica dels Pirineus

Keep it Simple, Stupid. Simplicity is freedom. The easier the better.

Pues esos primitivos a quienes basta con visitar para volver purificado, esas cumbres heladas, esas grutas y esas selvas profundas, templos de altas y aprovechables revelaciones, son, de diferente manera, los enemigos de una sociedad que representa para sí misma la comedia de ennoblecerlos en el momento en que termina de suprimirlos, pero que sólo experimentaba hacia ellos espanto y repugnancia cuando eran adversarios verdaderos.

Claude Lévi-Strauss

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

James Michener


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

Kyle Dempster

It is very satisfying to have a route mapped ahead of us, and all the freedom in the world to move forward along that path. Get up in the morning, ride through the landscape until we’re tired, find a place to set up camp, eat some dinner, and go to sleep. Over and over again. No schedule, no obligations, no decisions, no worries. This feeling doesn’t develop on a one or two week trip; I need enough time to establish the rhythm and sense of freedom.

Amy from doingmiles.com

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

Jon Kabat-zinn

You could not direct the wind, but you could trim your sail so as to propel your vessel as you pleased, no matter which way the wind blew

En mi mundo el raro eres tú. Vive y deja vivir.

Les relacions personals són les responsables directes de la felicitat.

Ferran Ramón Cortés

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

Pepe Rubianes

Ambiciono libertad y me reservo días en blanco.

Mayte Martín

And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness.

Boris Pasternak

Happiness only real when shared

Christopher McCandless

Eres lo que te queda por vivir. Mai no és massa tard per tornar a començar.

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

Ketama

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

Daniel Kahneman

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

A la vida humana no hi ha certeses.

W. Churchill

Our national histories are propaganda, not well balanced investigations.

John Glubb

Always look at the bright side of life.


Monty Python

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

Perpetual planning will kill you. Stop Planning, Start Doing

First, make it work. Second, make it work better.

UK government design service manual

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

Don’t forget to enjoy the ride

Wise leaders recognise that they do not have all the answers.

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

David MacKay

Aborrir-se és un catalitzador de la creativitat i propicia el monòleg interior. Las cosas más valiosas salen de mentes ociosas

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

John Stuart Mill and Leonard Hobhouse

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

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


Nicolas y Olivier Favrese
caminant per Escòcia

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

The Economist.

It is not the proper role of the university (“ie anyone”) to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive. Concerns about civility and mutual respect can never be used as justification for closing off discussion of ideas, however offensive or disagreeable.

University of Chicago

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

Ovidi Montllor

Within each human heart lies an inexhaustible yearning for liberty, but when people are fearful, angry or confused, they are tempted to give away freedoms, or the freedom of others, to leaders promising order.

Madeleine Albright.

Liberals contend that societies can change gradually for the better and from the bottom up. They differ from revolutionaries because they reject the idea that individuals should be coerced into accepting someone else’s beliefs. They differ from conservatives because they assert that aristocracy and hierarchy, indeed all concentrations of power, tend to become sources of oppression.

Power rots leaders

Don’t get democracy for granted

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

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

Charles Sprawson

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

Yuki Asano

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

Celui qui veut voyager heureux doit voyager léger


Antoine de St. Exupery
a non flying UFO al final de 4 setmanes de ruta