Category Archives: WILD COUNTRY TRAVELLING

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.

Dagobert D. Runes

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"From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork."

Albus Dumbledore

foto – january 2012 horses going home

Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning, Wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. Jeremiah 31:15-17.

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Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
Thomas Fuller.

http://www.best-quotes-poems.com/giving-quotes.html

foto – stop light at central railway station sydney

" The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St. Augustine.

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Australia, n. A country lying in the South Sea, whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil’s Dictionary"

http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy/qcountry.html

The traveler is active; he goes strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing. Daniel Boorstin 1914-2004

http://www.hillmanwonders.com/travel_quotes/feb_quote_boorstin_passive.htm#_vtop

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A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.

Vietnamese.

foto – on the southbound xpt in august 2010

Yuh cahn be in town an’ country too. Barbados.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Barbadian+proverbs+and+sayings-a0111464809

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A man can’t be hid. He may be a pedler in the mountains, but the world will find him out to make him a king of finance. He may be carrying cabbages from Long Island, when the world will demand that he shall run the railways of a continent. He may be a groceryman on the canal, when the country shall come to him and put him in his career of usefulness.        

Dr. John Paxton—Sermon. He Could not be Hid. Aug. 25, 1889. Extract from TheSun. Aug. 26, 1889

Nicht en der wagon spuken. Don’t spit in the railway car.

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“While so much ill-treatment of animals goes on, while the moans of thirsty animals in railway trucks sound unheard, while so much brutality prevails in our slaughterhouses . . . we all bear guilt. Everything that lives has value as a living thing, as one of the manifestations of the mystery that is life.”
Albert Schweitzer

http://episcoveg.weblogger.com/quotes/

foto – on the xpt heading south august 2010

Like one who walks the glen in heat of day, Yet hears, in the strath afar, the murmur soft of mountain- rills.

A birthday book : in Gaelic and English 

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If you want your children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
Abigail Van Buren

http://creativeshoes.com/a-month-of-shoe-quotes.html

foto- bellingen markets june 2010

Don’t spoil the ship for a ha’p’orth of tar. Meaning: Don’t jeopardize a project – especially a large one – by being miserly or cutting corners.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/English_proverbs

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A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says She is gone.

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you. Friedrich Nietzche

http://www.quotegarden.com/philosophical.html

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Abyssus abyssum invocat in voce cataractarum tuarum; omnes gurgites tui et fluctus tui super me transierunt
Deep calls to deep in the voice of your waterfalls: all your whirlpools and waves have passed over me.

http://audiolatinproverbs.blogspot.com/

foto – gorge in the new england nsw 2005 from the mob

Fead air fuar-luirg. Whistling on cold track.

"A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"

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If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

FOTO-GRAFFITI ON CARRIAGE AT GRAFTON NSW 09

What vegetable did Noah not take on the ark? Leeks.

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Three of the worst things man ever did — to rise from food without grace ; to rise from his own wife to another man’s ; to rise from Mass without listening.

A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"

foto – vegies in bilambil 09

http://www.gardendigest.com/veget.htm

In fact, one grand development of Time We found is this, that none declare it crime For each to be himself — to shout, to talk As children do — to dress, to leap, or walk, And freely think, in bounds of innocence.

"Verse"

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With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me and about me, I walk,
It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty
Navaho Night Chant, Looking Far West

http://www.gardendigest.com/beauty.htm

foto – shoes in bilambil 2009

A cat has nine lives, and a woman has nine cats’ lives.

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Sail, quoth the king ; hold, faith the wind. 

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases, collected from the most authentic sources, alphabetically arranged, and annotated" 1869.

FOTO – OWL AND PUSSYCAT BY ERIS FLEMING AS HUNG IN GRAYDON GALLERY NEW FARM BRISBANE.

One mountain does not go to aid another, but man does go to the aid of another man. Pashito.

p3265844FOTO – VIEW FROM BEECHMONT TO THE SOUTH. 2009.

Bann or, Our Afghan frontier

Tall and stately as a pine, the daughter of the mountains stands at the tent-door in her indigo-dyed petticoat and hood, smiling on the gambols of her naked brats, or else sits down and rubs out corn for her lord who is a-field.

 

BANNU UNDER NATIVE RULE 

It’s not the HAIR on your head that matters. It’s the kind of HAIR you have inside. Garry Shandling .

Caw caw; or, the chronicle of crows / by RM

1848.

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SHOCK-HEADED PETER.

Just look at him! There he stands, With his nasty hair and hands. See! his nails are never cut; They are grim’d as black as soot; And the sloven, I declare, Never once has comb’d his hair; Any thing to me is sweeter Than to see Shock-headed Peter.

FOTO – PETER KNOX AT CAM AND SIAN’S WEDDING IN NERANG. 2009.