"The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."Ella Maillart on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Ella Maillart on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."Ella Maillart on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."Ella Maillart on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."Ella Maillart on James Dean
"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."
"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."