Quote – Chilean Style

“I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.”

Pablo Neruda

Quote from Japan

“A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.”

Daisaku Ikeda

I know a person just like that.

Quote for a Sunday – Culture

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.”

– Jawaharlal Nehru



Quotes for a Sunday

I think you know that when an American stays away from New York too long something happens to him. Perhaps he becomes a little provincial, a little dead and afraid.

– Sherwood Anderson

I think New York is not the cultural center of America, but the business and administrative center of American culture.

– Saul Bellow

Everybody ought to have a lower East Side in their life.

– Irving Berlin

A great many people go after success simply for the shiny prizes it brings…And nowhere is it pursued more ardently than in the city of New York.

– Stephen Birmingham

As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.

– Pearl S. Buck

Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.

Albert Camus

New York is the only real city-city.

– Truman Capote

New York is the biggest collection of villages in the world.

– Alistair Cooke

There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.

– Simone De Beauvoir

Over the great bridge, with sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money. The city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times : It is a beautiful catastrophe.

– Le Corbusier


Quotes for a Sunday

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
– Abraham Lincoln

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
– Martin Luther

As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
– Woody Allen

Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.
– Kin Hubbard

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
– John Burroughs

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
– Albert Camus

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
– Gustave Flaubert

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
– William Wordsworth

Quotes for a Sunday

Bologna, Italy

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad”.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.” – Russell Baker

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.” – Mohammed

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett