“Indeed it is well-said, ‘The world is full of inexhaustible meaning’; for the eye sees in it what the eye brings means of seeing.” – Thomas Carlyle

“When you travel you don’t see what is, but who you are.” – Anaïs Nin

“My interest is in interesting interests.” – Galit Sorokin

“Everything can be found at sea, according to the spirit of your quest…” – Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of The Sea

“A writer publishes to be read; then hopes the readers are affected by the words, hopes their opinions are changed or strengthened or enlarged, or that readers are pushed to notice something they have not stopped to notice before. All my reporting life, I have thrown small pebbles into a very large pond, and have no way of knowing whether any pebble caused the slightest ripple. I don’t need to worry about that. My responsibility was the effort.” – Martha Gellhorn

” Let the artist have just enough to eat, and the tools of his trade. Ask nothing of him. Materially, make the life of the artist sufficiently miserable as to be unattractive and no one will take to art save those in whom the divine demon is absolute” – Clive Bell