William Least Heat-Moon





William Least Heat-Moon

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in Kansas City, Missouri, The United States
August 27, 1937

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William Least Heat-Moon, byname of William Trogdon is an American travel writer of English, Irish and Osage Nation ancestry. He is the author of a bestselling trilogy of topographical U.S. travel writing.

His pen name came from his father saying, "I call myself Heat Moon, your elder brother is Little Heat Moon. You, coming last, therefore, are Least." Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Heat-Moon attended the University of Missouri where he earned bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees in English, as well as a bachelor's degree in photojournalism. He also served as a professor of English at the university.


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“What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”
William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways

“When you're traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”
William Least Heat-Moon

“Instead of insight, maybe all a man gets is strength to wander for a while. Maybe the only gift is a chance to inquire, to know nothing for certain. An inheritance of wonder and nothing more.”
William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways. Eine Reise in Amerika.

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