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Freya Stark Quotes

Quotes by Freya Stark - (23 quotes)

Freya Stark - From the Adventure category:

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Aging category:

If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands, I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasant waters for our old age. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Aging category:

On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning - regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

A work of art is static; and its value and its weakness lie in being so: but the tuft of grass and the clouds above it belong to our own travelling brotherhood. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Change category:

The most ominous of fallacies: the belief that things can be kept static by inaction. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Curiosity category:

Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Drunkenness category:

Good days are to be gathered like grapes, to be trodden and bottled into wine and kept for age to sip at ease beside the fire. If the traveler has vintaged well, he need trouble to wander no longer; the ruby moments glow in his glass at will. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Education category:

Love of learning is a pleasant and universal bond since it deals with what one is and not what one has. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Friendship category:

One is so apt to think of people's affection as a fixed quantity, instead of a sort of moving so with the tide, always going out or coming in but still fundamentally there: and I believe this difficulty in making allowance for the tide is the reason for half the broken friendships. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Gender category:

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Goals category:

This is a great moment, when you see, however distant, the goal of your wandering. The thing which has been living in your imagination suddenly become part of the tangible world. It matters not how many ranges, rivers or parching dusty ways may lie between you; it is yours now for ever. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Happiness category:

- The Journey's Echo...
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Life category:

One life is an absurdly small allowance. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Nature category:

The slightest living thing answers a deeper need than all the works of man because it is transitory. It has an evanescence of life, or growth, or change: it passes, as we do, from one stage to another, from darkness to darkness, into a distance where we, too, vanish out of sight. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Obsession category:

It is only the amateur like myself who becomes obsessed and rejoices with a sadistic pleasure in weeds that are big and bad enough to pull, and at last, almost forgetting the flowers altogether, turns into a Reformer. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Opportunity category:

The beckoning counts, not the clicking latch behind you. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Repetition category:

Most people, after accomplishing something, use it over and over again like a gramophone record till it cracks, forgetting that the past is just the stuff with which to make more future. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Solitude category:

Solitude is the one deep necessity of the human spirit to which adequate recognition is never given in our codes. It is looked upon as a discipline or penance, but hardly ever as the indispensable, pleasant ingredient it is to ordinary life... (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Spirituality category:

Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Symbols category:

-East is West...
The symbol is greater than visible substance... Unhappy the land that has no symbols, or that chooses their meaning without great care. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Travel category:

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Travel category:

The difference between travel and tourism is taking what every place brings without trying to turn it into a healthy private pattern of one's own. (Freya Stark)

Freya Stark - From the Windows category:

-East is West...
If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road. (Freya Stark)