“When asked, as frequently am, why I should concern myself so deeply with the conservation of animal life, I reply that I have been very lucky and that throughout my life the world has given me the most enormous pleasure. But the world is as delicate and as complicated as a spider’s web. If you touch one thread, you send shudders running down all the other threads. We are not just touching the web, we are tearing great holes in it”
~Gerald Durell

“A sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together.”
– Rebecca Solnit

The Great thing in this world is not so much where we are , but in what direction we are moving.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes –

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. ”
– Marshall McLuhan-

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
– John Muir

“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.”
— Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

“A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.’
– Albert Einstein

” Flags are bits of coloured cloth that governments use to first, shrink wrap people’s brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.”
– Arundhati Roy

“No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.”
-Jack Kerouac

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
— Albert Camus

“I have always noticed, and it is a fact, that often when we have something valuable in our possession and handle it freely, we do not esteem or appreciate it in all its worth, as we would if we could realize how much we would miss it if we… were to lose it. Thus, we gradually belittle its value, but once we have lost it and we miss its benefits, we feel it in our heart and are forever wanting, thinking of way and means to reieve it.”
– Pedro de Castaneda
History of the Expedition
October 1596


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