"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."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Ella Maillart on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Ella Maillart on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Ella Maillart on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Ella Maillart on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Ella Maillart on William Shakespeare
"The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself."
"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."
"One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm."
"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."