Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.
“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.”
Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.
“When in doubt, choose to live.”
“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth, then I ask myself the same question.”
“I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted, or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored.”
There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.
Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground.
from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you.