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Tahir Shah Quotes

A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
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Money spent on good-quality gear is always money well spent  (Tahir Shah Quotes) To Succeed, you must reach for the stars, and let your imagination find its own path  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Most journeys have a clear beginning, but on some the ending is less well-defined. The question is, at what point do you bite your lip and head for home?  (Tahir Shah Quotes) In some peculiar way, indeed, the rules were now beginning to seem quite logical. It was then I knew that I had been in India long enough  (Tahir Shah Quotes) The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation  (Tahir Shah Quotes) A man who embarks on a journey must know when to end it  (Tahir Shah Quotes) A cross between a foreign legion boot-camp and a secret-society initiation ritual, the ordeals were grounded in pain. One thing was obvious: the agenda, which was dedicated to grave discomfort, had been drawn up by a passionate sadist  (Tahir Shah Quotes) The taste for glory can make ordinary men behave in extraordinary ways  (Tahir Shah Quotes) There can be few situations more fearful than breaking down in darkness on the highway leading to Casablanca. I have rarely felt quite so vulnerable or alone  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Back at the Chateau Windsor there was a rat-like scratching at the door of my room. Vinod, the youngest servant, came in with a soda water. He placed it next to the bag of toffees. Then he watched me read. I was used to being observed reading. Sometimes the room would fill like a railway station at rush hour and I would be expected to cure widespread boredom  (Tahir Shah Quotes) It was an awkward moment. We were burning down our host’s house, a situation which any guest seeks to avoid.  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Only a man who has his health, a full stomach and wears clean clothes would ever entertain the notion of tracking down the greatest lost city on Earth.  (Tahir Shah Quotes) When I am about to embark on a difficult journey, I comfort myself by reading the accounts of the great nineteenth-century travellers, men like Stanley, Burton, Speke, Burckhardt and Barth.  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Where does one go in a tremendous city like Calcutta to find insider information? I recalled India’s golden rule: do the opposite of what would be normal anywhere else  (Tahir Shah Quotes) There’s nothing quite like a good quest for getting your blood pumping  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Believe, and what was impossible becomes possible what at first was hidden becomes visible  (Tahir Shah Quotes) With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything  (Tahir Shah Quotes) A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you  (Tahir Shah Quotes) The first rule of an expedition is that everyone should stick together  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Contemplation is a luxury, requiring time and alternatives  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Previous journeys had taught me the danger of taking too much stuff  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Respect was one thing. Survival was another. It was important that I kept my priorities in the right order  (Tahir Shah Quotes) The desert was bad, but nothing could compare with the horrors of a tropical rain forest  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Explorers like to pretend that they are a select breed of people with iron nerve and an ability to endure terrible hardship  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Previous journeys in search of treasure have taught me that a zigzag strategy is the best way to get ahead  (Tahir Shah Quotes) The model of publishing is changing and its happening right now, but most publishers are so frightened, they just don’t know how to embrace it  (Tahir Shah Quotes) The inertia of a jungle village is a dangerous thing. Before you know it your whole life has slipped by and you are still waiting there  (Tahir Shah Quotes) There’s nothing like a pack of mules to give one a sense of entourage  (Tahir Shah Quotes) Buy a house in a foreign country and, it seems, that anything which can go wrong usually does  (Tahir Shah Quotes) During the days I felt myself slipping into a kind of madness. Solitary confinement has an astonishing effect on the mind. The trip was to stay calm and keep myself occupied. I spent hours working out how to break free. But trying to escape would have been instant suicide  (Tahir Shah Quotes)
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