Bruce Chatwin

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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
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Bruce Charles Chatwin (1940-05-13 - 1989-01-18) was a British novelist and travel writer.


  • Even today, when an Aboriginal mother notices the first stirrings of speech in her child, she lets it handle the "things" of that particular country: leaves, fruit, insects and so forth. "We give our children guns and computer games," Wendy said. "They gave their children the land."


  • There is a connection between instinct and story-telling.
  • To lose a passport was the least of one's worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.

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