Discovering The World Quotes by Ramana Maharshi, Alan Alda, Aristotle, Jean-Luc Godard, Henry David Thoreau, Stefan Zweig and many others.
Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is like trying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking on stones and thorns. It is much simpler to wear shoes.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Movies will continue one way or another. Maybe on video. Even on video games. You have to look at it, if you have children, or if you are linked to children, because it’s new for them. This has not disappeared; the look of a child who is discovering the world, whatever it is.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Now I am discovering the world once more. England has widened my horizon.
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
We read books to find out who we are.
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.
The simplest questions are the most difficult.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
I have always viewed thinking about arguing, about questioning, pushing back with, joking, about sharing and discovering the world and the news as enjoyable, the same way that I view watching basketball.
…these stories are a kind of beacon. By making stories full of empathy and amusement and the sheer pleasure of discovering the world, these writers reassert the fact that we live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.