Shipwreck

Shipwreck

“The voyage will not teach you anything if you do not accord it the right to destroy you –
a rule as old as the world itself.
A voyage is like a shipwreck,
and those whose boat has never sunk will never know anything about the sea.
The rest is skating or tourism”.

Nicolas Bouvier
Le Vide e le Plein. Carnets du Japon 1964-1970 

About the author

I get easily fascinated with people and places. I am passionately curious. I get often seduced with the beauty of nature. Blue sky, pure water, white snow and endless horizon seams to be enough to make me happy.

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  • Robert

    I also love Nicolas Bouvier! Do you have his English books?