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“Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin.”
Bruce Chatwin, What Am I Doing Here?
“Man's real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot.”
Bruce Chatwin, What Am I Doing Here?
“We shall not lie on our backs at the Red Castle and watch the vultures wheeling over the valley where they killed the grandson of Genghiz. We will not read Babur's memoirs in his garden at Istalif and see the blind man smelling his way around the rose bushes. Or sit in the Peace of Islam with the beggars of Gazar Gagh. We will not stand on the Buddha's head at Bamiyan, upright in his niche like a whale in a dry-dock. We will not sleep in the nomad tent, or scale the Minaret of Jam. And we shall lose the tastes - the hot, coarse, bitter bread; the green tea flavoured with cardamoms; the grapes we cooled in the snow-melt; and the nuts and dried mulberries we munched for altitude sickness. Nor shall we get back the smell of the beanfields, the sweet, resinous smell of deodar wood burning, or the whiff of a snow leopard at 14,000 feet.”
Bruce Chatwin, What Am I Doing Here?
“As the young have discovered, the secret divinity of the twentieth century is Science. But Science is incapable of forming character. The more people talk of human sciences, the less effect human sciences have on man.”
Bruce Chatwin, What Am I Doing Here?
“And the formation of man is the most pressing problem facing humanity.”
Bruce Chatwin, What Am I Doing Here?

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