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

    Journey   Hiking   Space  
    Colin Fletcher (2014). “The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher”, p.105, Vintage
  • Although the vast majority of walkers never even think of using a walking staff, I unhesitatingly include it among the foundations of the house that travels on my back.

    Colin Fletcher, Chip Rawlins (2015). “The Complete Walker IV”, p.146, Knopf
  • I had better admit right away that walking can in the end become an addiction ... even in this final stage it remains a delectable madness, very good for sanity, and I recommend it with passion.

    Colin Fletcher, Chip Rawlins (2015). “The Complete Walker IV”, p.15, Knopf
  • Now, nakedness is a delightful condition. And it keeps you very pleasantly cool - especially, I suppose, if you happen to be a man. But as I walked on eastward that afternoon through my private, segregated, Tonto world (exercising due care at first for previously protected sectors of my anatomy) I found I had gained more than coolness. I felt a quite unexpected freedom from restraint. And after a while I found that I had moved on to a new kind of simplicity. A simplicity that had a fitting, Adam-like, in-the-beginning earliness about it.

    Colin Fletcher (1972). “The Man who Walked Through Time”, Vintage
  • Life should be an unfinished business.

    Colin Fletcher (1997). “River: One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea”, Knopf
  • The best dress for walking is nakedness.

    Colin Fletcher, Chip Rawlins (2015). “The Complete Walker IV”, p.754, Knopf
  • Mostly, two miles an hour is good going.

    Journey   Two   Hiking  
  • People will assign irrational importance to almost anything in quotes on top of a pleasant image

  • I do what I do instinctively, and that’s me. If you like me, that’s fine; if you don’t like me then don’t watch me.

  • Freed from the pressure of haste, the tyranny of film, and now the restraint of clothes, I found myself looking more closely at what went on around me.

    Colin Fletcher (1972). “The Man who Walked Through Time”, Vintage
  • By walking naked you gain far more than coolness. You feel an unexpected sense of freedom from restraint. An uplifting and almost delirious sense of simplicity. In this new simplicity you soon find that you have become, in a new and surer sense, and integral part of the simple, complex world you are walking through. And then you are really walking.

    Colin Fletcher, Chip Rawlins (2015). “The Complete Walker IV”, p.849, Knopf
  • Even in these mercifully emancipated decades, many people still seem quite seriously alarmed at the prospect of sleeping away from officially consecrated campsites, with no more equipment than they can carry on their backs. When pressed, they babble about snakes or bears or even, by God, bandits. But the real barrier, I'm sure, is the unknown.

    Real   Sleep   Snakes  
  • Every walk of life falls under the Testicular Imperative: Either you have the world by them, or it has you.

    Fall   World   Walks  
    Colin Fletcher, Chip Rawlins (2015). “The Complete Walker IV”, p.74, Knopf
  • The best dress for walking is nakedness. But our sad though fascinating world rarely offers the right and necessary combinations of weather and privacy, and even when it does the Utopia never seems to last very long.

    Weather   Long   Dresses  
  • There there is nothing like a wilderness journey for rekindling the fires of life. Simplicity is part of it. Cutting the cackle. Transportation reduced to leg - or arm - power, eating irons to one spoon. Such simplicity, together with sweat and silence, amplify the rhythms of any long journey, especially through unknown, untattered territory. And in the end such a journey can restore an understanding of how insignificant you are -- and thereby set you free.

    Cutting   Journey   Iron  
    Colin Fletcher (1997). “River: One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea”, Knopf
  • Frankly, I fail to see how going for a six-month, thousand-mile walk through deserts and mountains can be judged less real than spending six months working eight hours a day, five days a week, in order to earn enough money to be able to come back to a comfortable home in the evening and sit in front of a TV screen and watch the two-dimensional image of some guy talking about a book he has written on a six-month, thousand-mile walk through deserts and mountains.

    Real   Book   Home  
    Colin Fletcher, Clem L. Rawlins (2002). “The Complete Walker IV”, Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • I find that the three truly great times for thinking thoughts are when I am standing in the shower, sitting on the john, or walking. And the greatest of these, by far, is walking.

    Colin Fletcher, Chip Rawlins (2015). “The Complete Walker IV”, p.1224, Knopf
  • It is always there, of course, when you come back from the green world. You have been living by sunrise and sunset, by wind and rain, surrounded by the ebb and flow of lives that respond only to such simple, rhythmic elements. But now the tone and tempo of the days switch. Instead of harmony, jangle.

    Rain   Sunset   Simple  
    Colin Fletcher (1973). “The Winds of Mara”, Alfred A. Knopf
  • Under most conditions, the best roof for your bedroom is the sky. This commonsense arrangement saves weight, time, energy, and money.

    Sky   Energy   Weight  
  • God is light, we are told, and Hell is outer darkness. But look at a desert mountain stripped bare by the sun, and you learn only geography. Watch darkness claim it, and for a moment you may grasp why God had to create Satan—or man to create both.

    Men   Light   Darkness  
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