QUOTATION: Robert Louis Stevenson

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) Discuss

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4 responses to “QUOTATION: Robert Louis Stevenson

  1. I remember learning about him at school many years ago and the story has stuck ever since. I think that he refers to time stopping for no one and a sense of regret for not trying to make something of your life. We may not know the career path or end goal fully that we want to achieve “I travel not to go anywhere” however unless we try we cannot work out where we want to travel to. So by travelling to go will open up the enlightenment of where we are trying to travel to. “The great affair is to move” in my opinion the affair is with life. A sacred bond which is world wide inclusive but individually exclusive. To go and make something of yourself and try in the path of life not knowing the outcome is the affair and is living

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    • Shotokan is somehow close in intent and spirit to his concept, our travel to go somewhere is ironic, as at every step, a infinity of experiences and occurrences remind us to stay in the moment and…why not: enjoy that moment for its uniqueness, and for how fortunate an witness you are!

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      • In that moment is great. I feel that it is the human desire to better temhemselves and to not settle for what they have and always seek better that is the key to bettering oneself. Pushing forward amd taking chances to try something new helps us as a collective in the long run 🙂

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      • very true! Thanks for your comment!

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