Ella Maillart

Ella Maillart

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Author Profession: Swiss Writer
Born: February 20, 1903
Died: March 27, 1997
Birth Sign: Pisces

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The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them.

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.

I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.

Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive.

When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes.

Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes, where every activity is direct and immediately understandable, are able to live among them.

One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible.

One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.

One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does. And blessed be the poet, the artist who knows how to keep alive his sense of wonder.

The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be.

Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals. Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own.

We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding of the people we meet here or abroad. Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life.

Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright, my inheritance.

It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.

From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life, and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide.

I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.

I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad.

That idea of escapism... these words could sum up my life.

The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons.

The wideness of the horizon has to be inside us, cannot be anywhere but inside us, otherwise what we speak about is geographic distances.

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. Michael Faraday quotes

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

I have always loved cashmere and knitwear is the first thing I'm drawn to when shopping - even if I don't need any. Claudia Schiffer

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