Thursday, March 30, 2006

"The first source is traveling as discovery, as exploration, as exertion: the journey as a search for truth, not as relaxation. My travels mean paying attention, having patience to look into things, wanting to know, to see, to understand and to accumulate the entirety of knowledge. Such traveling is devotion and hard work."
Ryszard Kapuscinski

6 comments:

wandering-woman said...

OOh, I like it.
I don't know the name. Somebody I should read?

woman wandering said...

I hadn't read this guy but when I was searching for information about the award Riverbend had been nominated, I found this site http://www.lettre-ulysses-award.org/authors05.html and the quote was on this page.

There are a variety of quite delicious quotes on the right of each page.

Anonymous said...

read the book imperium of Kapuscinsky.
I loved the stories; they introduce you to USSR.

woman wandering said...

Thanks anonymous ... I'm curious about the mind of Kapuscinsky.

wandering-woman said...

Hey w-w, thanks for the comment on my blog leading me back here (and to Imperium). Google tells me he's a Polish journalist and writer..long list of tempting books - and lots of artcles in magazine called Granta (know it?) which also looks cool (and is new to me. www.granta.com)

woman wandering said...

I'm tempted to search out the book too ... although I have 2 of Robert Fisk's on my 'must buy' list. I often enjoy books by journalists and have been reading 'The Kindness of Strangers' by Kate Adie of late.

Granta ... yes, I used to buy them back in NZ, wanting a taste of other worlds.