Sometimes you need to move away before you can see where you are
The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.
The tourist was the great conservative who hated novelty and adored dirt.
Nulla dietro di me, tutto avanti, è sempre così sulla strada…
I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.
You cannot keep something down that is bound to rise.
Humboldt’s early biographer, F.A. Schwarzenberg, subtitled his life of Humboldt What May Be Accomplished in a Lifetime. He summarised the areas of his subject’s extraordinary curiosity as follows: ‘1) The knowledge of the Earth and...