Archive for November, 2012

Step by Step

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2012 by stevemccurry
 Tibet

Tibet


One step at a time is good walking.
– Chinese proverb

Morocco

Morocco

Solvitur ambulando
(To solve a problem, walk around.)
– St. Jerome

Korea

Korea

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Italy

Italy

  If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.
Angels whisper to those who walk.
- Raymond Inmon

Nepal

Nepal

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

New York, United States

New York, United States

 

Italy

Italy

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy,
but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
-Paul Dudley White, M.D.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.
-Henry David Thoreau

Tibet

Tibet

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop off like falling leaves.
- John Muir

Niger

Niger

 Details of the many walks I made along the crest have blurred, now, into a
pleasing tapestry of grass and space and sunlight.
- Colin Fletcher

Nepal

Nepal

Walking is a man’s best medicine.
- Hippocrates

Vietnam

Vietnam

 In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
-John Muir

India

India

Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.
- Nemann Buhl

 India

India

How often have I had this longing for an infinite walk – of going unimpeded,
until the movement of my body as I walk fell into the flight of
streets under my feet –
until I in my body and the world in its
skin of earth were blended into a single act of knowing.

- Alfred Kazin, The Open Street

France

France

 

Cambodia

Cambodia

Walking shares with making and working that
crucial element of engagement of the body and the mind with the world,
of knowing the world through the body and the body through the world.
- Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Burma

Burma

 

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

With the first step, the number of shapes the walk might take is infinite,
but then the walk begins to define itself as it goes along, though freedom remains total with each step:
any tempting side road can be turned into an impulse, or any wild patch of woods can be explored.
The pattern of the walk is to come true, is to be recognized, discovered.
- A.R. Ammons, A Poem is a Walk

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

With beauty before me, may I walk
With beauty behind me, may I walk
With beauty above me, may I walk
With beauty below me, may I walk
With beauty all around me, may I walk
Wandering on the trail of beauty, may I walk
- Navajo: Walking Meditation

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.
A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo.
- Paul Scott Mowrer

Steve McCurry, Nepal

Steve McCurry, Nepal

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain – and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.
- Robert Frost

Food for the Soul

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by stevemccurry

Conversation is food for the soul.
- Mexican Proverb

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Omo Valley, Ethiopia

 The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much;
always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends;
never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can;
to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
- Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Yemen

Yemen

The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense,
the third good humor, and the fourth wit.

- Sir William Temple, 1628-1699

Tanzania

Tanzania

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another’s observation, not overturning it.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton, 1803 – 1873

Morocco

Morocco

The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others.
- Jean de la Bruyere, 1803 – 1873

 Italy

Italy

 The character of a man is known from his conversations.
- Menander, 342 – 292 BCE

Poet Khalil Khoury, Baghdad, Iraq

Poet Khalil Khoury, Baghdad, Iraq

 

Japan

Japan

 

India

India

Conversation. What is it? A Mystery!
It’s the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest,
of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.

- Guy de Maupassant, 1850 – 1893

Lourdes, France

Lourdes, France

 

China

China

The most fruitful and natural exercise for our minds is, in my opinion, conversation.
-  Michel de Montaigne, The Essays: A Selection, 1533 – 1592

Turkey

Turkey

 

Russia

Russia

 

France

France

 

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

A single conversation with a wise person is worth a month’s study of books.
- Chinese Proverb

Italy

Italy


India

India

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea

Tanzania

Tanzania

In my opinion, the most fruitful and natural play of the mind is in conversation.
I find it sweeter than any other action in life; and if I were forced to choose,
I think I would rather lose my sight than my hearing and voice.
– Michel de Montaigne

Tibet

Tibet

The very act of preparing and serving tea encourages conversation.
The little spaces in time created by teatime rituals call out to be filled with conversation.
Even the tea itself–warm and comforting-inspires a feeling of relaxation and trust that fosters shared confidences.
Emilie Barnes, If Teacups Could Talk

Italy

Italy

The highest good is prayer and conversation with God.
- St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, 347–407

Paraguay

Paraguay

 

Steve McCurry in Omo Valley with men from Surma Tribe

Steve McCurry in Omo Valley with men from Surma Tribe

 

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