The 25 Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer | Outside Online
Source: The 25 Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer | Outside Online I would add: “The Gobi Desert – The Adventures of Three Women Travelling Across the Gobi Desert in the 1920s”.
Carlos Castaneda’s “The Teachings of Don Juan” on the power of knowledge
From: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda
Louis L’Amour on education
From: Education of a Wandering Man, A Memoir by Louis L’Amour
audio: Reading from Henry Miller’s “Stand Still Like the Hummingbird”
From: Miller, Henry. “The Hour of Man.” Stand Still Like the Hummingbird.
“Imperfection is the language of art” (and what lays behind all good writing)
— Paul Theroux, ‘Hotel Honolulu’ In my own experience, some of the best storytellers have not been people who call themselves writers or artists — and all the snooty connotations that goes along with those labels — no, the best storytellers I have known were normal, everyday people telling interesting stories from normal, everyday events.
- John Steinbeck on the sudden irrelevance of day-to-day concerns when traveling