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  • #1
    Dean Koontz
    “Life is a gift that must be given back and joy should arise from its possession. It's too damn short and that's a fact. Hard to accept this earthly procession to final darkness is a journey done, circle completed, work of art sublime, a sweet melodic rhyme. A battle won.”
    Dean Koontz, The Book Of Counted Sorrows

  • #2
    Roman Payne
    “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
    Roman Payne

  • #3
    Ray Bradbury
    “Why aren't you in school? I see you every day wandering around."
    "Oh, they don't miss me," she said. "I'm antisocial, they say. I don't mix. It's so strange. I'm very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn't it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this." She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. "Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don't; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film-teacher. That's not social to me at all. It's a lot of funnels and lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it's not. They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can't do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the Window Smasher place or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker place with the big steel ball. Or go out in the cars and race on the streets, trying to see how close you can get to lampposts, playing 'chicken' and 'knock hubcaps.' I guess I'm everything they say I am, all right. I haven't any friends. That's supposed to prove I'm abnormal. But everyone I know is either shouting or dancing around like wild or beating up one another. Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?”
    Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

  • #4
    Roman Payne
    “I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
    Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

  • #5
    Mandy Hale
    “Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.”
    Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

  • #6
    Roman Payne
    “I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.”
    Roman Payne, The Wanderess

  • #7
    Roman Payne
    “As for you girls, you must risk everything for Freedom, and give everything for Passion, loving everything that your hearts and your bodies love. The only thing higher for a girl and more sacred for a young woman than her freedom and her passion should be her desire to make her life into poetry, surrendering everything she has to create a life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in her imagination.”
    Roman Payne

  • #8
    Roman Payne
    “Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”
    Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition

  • #9
    “The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder.”
    Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

  • #10
    J.A. Baker
    “I have always longed to be part of the outward life, to be out there at the edge of things, to let the human taint wash away in emptiness and silence as the fox sloughs his smell into the cold unworldliness of water; to return to town a stranger. Wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival.”
    J.A. Baker, The Peregrine

  • #11
    Bill Plotkin
    “... to wander far from the familiar "home" of his adolescent ways of belonging, doing, and being. He must, as poet Mary Oliver puts it, "stride deeper and deeper into the world." His culture will greatly influence the manner in which he wanders, as will his gender, physical constitution, psychological temperament, age, and bio-region. In one culture, his wandering might take him geographically far from his hometown or village. In another culture, geographic movement will have little importance for the true depth of his wandering. What is critical is not whether he engages in this practice or that, or undergoes this ritual or another, but that his wandering changes his relationship to the world, that he leaves the home of his adolescent identity, and that his border crossings usher him into the mysteries of nature and psyché.”
    Bill Plotkin, Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World

  • #12
    “There is no sweeter pleasure than wandering aimlessly about.”
    Marty Rubin

  • #13
    Roman Payne
    “To wander is to be alive.”
    Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition

  • #14
    Roman Payne
    “All I want in this life are three...
    a moonlit beach on the starlit sea,
    a breath of opium,
    and thee.”
    Roman Payne



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