Ella Maillart Quotes

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Born: February 20, 1903, Geneva, Switzerland
Birth Country: Switzerland
Died: Chandolin, Switzerland, March 27, 1997

Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive.
- Ella Maillart

Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright, my inheritance.
- Ella Maillart

I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it.
- Ella Maillart

Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.
- Ella Maillart

One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.
- Ella Maillart

Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced that to live is to travel towards the world's end.
- Ella Maillart

The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself.
- Ella Maillart

Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.
- Ella Maillart

You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.
- Ella Maillart

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