Voyaging On

In the spirit of Columbus, some words of wisdom about discovery and adventure:

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.” Ursula K. Le Guin

“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Writing, like life itself, is a voyage of discovery….I had to learn to think, feel, and see in a totally new fashion, in an uneducated way, in my own way, which is the hardest thing in the world.” Henry Miller

It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet.” Franz Kafka

“The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.” O’Henry

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

“When you’re writing, it’s rather like going on a very long walk, across valleys and mountains, and things, and you get the first view of what you see and you write it down. Then you walk a bit further, maybe onto the top of a hill, and you see something else. Then you write that…” Roald Dahl

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” Seth Godin

Because in the end, you won’t remember the times you spent in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” Jack Kerouac

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human Soul –“

Emily Dickinson

“All serious daring starts from within.” Eudora Welty

And now, emboldened and enlivened, let’s all write on!

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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