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Freya Stark Quotes

Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.

Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.

Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.

Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle.

If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age.

Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.

The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.