Quote – Chilean Style

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

Pablo Neruda

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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 the Day: Paris

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Quote for a Sunday – Culture

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

– Jawaharlal Nehru

 

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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