Each half year, it seems like my list of favorite or funny quotations brings an interesting response from many of you. I appreciate all of them, whether you agree, disagree, or have better ones. Your feedback is important to me, so keep it coming. With the Covid pandemic, life has changed for all of us. Keep this in mind as you read.
“Seeing 20/20 does not mean you have perfect vision” and “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision” – various
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” – Marcel Proust
“From space there are no lines on the map, just one planet, and one race” – Melissa Roy (first South Asian woman to visit all 193 countries in the world)
“Some places were not so good, but maybe we were not so good when we were in them.” – Hemingway
“The flâneur’s pleasure is different from the gratification that comes from being led by expert opinions to the best a city has to offer. It means stumbling upon great places and appreciating the spontaneous process that revealed them.” – Tom Downey
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” — Maya Angelou
“Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
Travel is a state of mind. It has nothing to do with existence or the exotic. It is almost always an inner experience. – Paul Theroux
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” – not Voltaire
“Never let a serious crisis go to waste… It’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel (former Mayor of Chicago)
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden
While this is a challenging period for all of us, I maintain that you should trust the scientists and public health community, not politicians.