"One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Ella Maillart on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Ella Maillart on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Ella Maillart on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Ella Maillart on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Ella Maillart on Sun Tzu
"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."
"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."