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Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter by Josh Gates
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“Travel does not exist without home....If we never return to the place we started, we would just be wandering, lost. Home is a reflecting surface, a place to measure our growth and enrich us after being infused with the outside world.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“The magnificent thing about her [Amelia Earhart] is, in the eyes of the world, she simply never died. Her fear never witnessed, her failure never recorded, her shiny twin-engine Electra never recovered. Earhart's legacy of inspiration is amplified because her adventure is perpetual. We don't think of her as dead; we think of her as missing. She is forever flying, somewhere beyond Lae, over that limitless blue horizon.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“If travel has momentum and wants to stay in motion, as I mentioned earlier, then adventure has the gravitational pull of a black hole. The more you do it, the more you find a way to keep doing it.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“Adventrue rewrites the routine of our lives and wakes us sharply from the comforts of the familiar. It allows us to see how vast the expanse of our experience. Our ability to grow is no longer linear but becomes unrestricted to any direction we wish to run.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“The true secret to seeking the unknown is in the looking, not the finding. The journey is what matters.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“This isn't my last brush with catastrophe while making Destination Truth. Rather, it's merely the opening act in a cabaret of close calls, all in the name of exploration. I'm not saying that making D.T. is dangerous; it's not, per se. It's just that when you go out of your way to find adventure, sometimes adventure bites you on the ass. The key is figuring out how to walk away in one piece.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“They're both a bit cavalier about the whole thing at first; more than anything, they seem to think that it's going to be a lot of fun. Which it is, of course, but mostly in the way a plane crash is fun to reminisce about after you survive it.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“Beyond customs and norms and wildly variant beliefs, we all generally laugh, cry, and make our way along the dusty road of life in pretty much the same way.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“When traveling in rural Africa, it's important to not actually *go* to a hospital until the patient is on the brink of expiration, otherwise things are apt to get worse.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“What i took away from witnessing the broken climbers in Moshi was this: *Everything is easy until it isn't.*”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“We cannot bear for our most mysterious experiences to remain unexplained. I've therefore learned...that every story has worth, since a person takes the time to tell it. The key is to listen.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“When we can stand in the solitary presence of something magnificent, the obligation of sharing the experience evaporates, and we are free to truly be a part of it.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“As travelers, it is our responsibility to adapt, otherwise we miss the whole point: the opportunity to gain a new perspective.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“Where can one buy a lit of that *Right Stuff* bravado required to shrug off the fact that your airplane is now a convertible?”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“Chernobyl haunts us with the reminder that all of man’s ambitions are ephemeral. Our grandest designs and sturdiest monuments,”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“In flight...entire days can be wound back or skipped over...as we exist merely in a world of vapor. Adventures are both beginning and coming to a close up here as people from opposite ends of experience paradoxically move in one direction.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“Seeing the world is a prerequisite to understanding one’s place in it.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“Chernobyl haunts us with the reminder that all of man’s ambitions are ephemeral. Our grandest designs and sturdiest monuments, fleeting. Waves of exhausting sadness came over me at Chernobyl. It’s the side effects of exposure, not to radiation but to deafening silence. It forces us to face an uncomfortable truth: that we are all simply ghosts in waiting.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“And so I would like to humbly offer a little basic travel etiquette (and a tip or two on how to not be an international douchebag).”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“Chernobyl haunts us with the reminder that all of man’s ambitions are ephemeral. Our grandest designs and sturdiest monuments, fleeting. Waves of exhausting sadness came over me at Chernobyl. It’s the side effects of exposure, not to radiation but to deafening silence. It forces us to face an uncomfortable truth: that”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“It’s just that when you go out of your way to find adventure, sometimes adventure tries to bite you on the ass. The key is figuring out how to walk away in one piece.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter
“Never travel with people you aren’t willing to depend on. Remember that.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter