“I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.”

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir

“’Environments inhabit us,’ Varda said. These places that we take into ourselves and make part of us, so that we’re made of all the places we’ve loved, or of all the places where we’ve changed. We pick up bits and pieces from each of them, and hold them all in ourselves.”

Lauren ElkinLauren Elkin

“Life is growth, and the more we travel, the more truth we can understand. Understanding the things that surround us is the best preparation to understand the things that lie beyond.”

Hypatia of AlexandriaHypatia of Alexandria

“I cherish foreignness, personally and internationally.”

Pico IyerPico Iyer

“No sport encourages the paradoxical impulses of meditative, in-the-moment focus and past-tense memorializing quite like mountain climbing…A mountain presents not just an invitation to climb it but also a provocation to represent that climb.”

Alice GregoryAlice Gregory

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in seeing with new eyes.”

Marcel ProustMarcel Proust