"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."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Ella Maillart on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Ella Maillart on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Ella Maillart on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Ella Maillart on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Ella Maillart on Robert Frost
"The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself."
"One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm."
"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."
"Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive."
"You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself."