Quarterly Quotes

Today marks the completion of one quarter of my year abroad. Some quotations that have stuck with me in the first part of my travels:

“I feel that as long as the Shire lies behind, safe and comfortable, I shall find wandering far more bearable. I shall know that somewhere there is a firm foothold.” – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, p. 96

“Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to tread through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight.” – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, p. 115

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Caroll

“It’s very sad to say that in the past, [the Transport Board of Belize] ruined many bus owners, and today it is doing the same.” – Froylan Gilharry, bus owner in Corozal, Belize

“We end up recycling the trash from the United States.” – Ravei Gilharry, Froylan’s son

“We have a politics of transit of affordability and accessibility…to favor the people with the least means in society.” – Ing. Francisco Alvarado Díaz, General Director of the Managua Transport Regulation Institute

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” – Lao Tzu

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey, environmental author

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