Throughout her travels, Leslie asked fellow travelers for their favorite quotes. She relays some of her favorites in this article.

A few really resonated with me.


You have to pick the places you don’t walk away from. Joan Didion

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people. George Bernard Shaw

Your whole life is about discovering who you already were. An Egyptian

Feel the fear and do it anyway. An Irishman

Do you feel alive? A Swede

Ordinary life does not interest me. Anaïs Nin

But if one’s dream having to come true was the only referendum on whether they were beautiful, or worth dreaming, well then, no one would wish for anything. And that would be so much sadder. David Rakoff

Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond. Jan Myrdal

Deliver me from Swedish furniture. Deliver me from clever art. May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Chuck Palahniuk


I really like the idea of asking newly met people for their favorite quotes… I think it may be something I have to pick up in my travels.