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“To wander is to be alive.”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition
“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
“The word "travel" comes from the Old French word "travail" (or "travailler"), which means "to work, to labor; a suffering or painful effort, an arduous journey, a tormenting experience." ("Travel," thus, is "a painful and laborious journey"). Whereas "to wander" comes from the West Germanic word "wandran," which simply means "to roam about." There is no labor or torment in "wandering." There is only "roaming." 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
“Visions from the gods are gifts alone for those who wander.”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition
“Ô, the wine of a woman from heaven is sent,
more perfect than all that a man can invent.”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition
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“The Love of Europa: She called herself Europa. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself Europa, and her god was Beauty.”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition
“After 15 years living in Paris, I felt myself growing old and stagnant—similar to stagnant water sitting in a bowl; cats have a survival instinct not to drink this water. They can sense when it’s old and may be carrying air-borne germs. After 15 years in Paris, I no longer felt drinkable.”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition
“A 'dreamer' is one possesses the gift of dreaming by day. Sure, many dream at night, but don’t also small babies and animals dream at night? To dream by day and dream aloud: Is this not the reward for all the troubles we humans must face?”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition
“Passionate attraction to someone of the opposite sex will make a hero or a fool of a novelist each time.”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition
“I no longer feel the eternal sublime of magical time. I need my love for that ...for I am no god, I am just an artist; and when an artist is a man, he needs a woman to create like a god.”
Roman Payne, The Love of Europa: Limited Time Edition