The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.
“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”—Bertrand Russell (via thesoutherly)
“The short of it is this: Once you have traveled with someone of like mind, explored with them and seen the world through their eyes, experienced the destination as well as the journey alongside such a companion, and when they are the only person you’ve trusted enough to share things you would be ashamed to utter to another living soul — that person — it changes your definition of travel entirely.”—The life of a lonely traveler. – London, United Kingdom — A Hi Moment