"I would love to travel around the world working for a travel company taking students abroad on cultural immersion trips."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Karen Russell on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Karen Russell on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Karen Russell on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Karen Russell on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Karen Russell on Saint Augustine
"I love weird or funny or beautiful sentences Joy Williams could write a microwave-oven manual and I'm sure I'd love it, because the sentences would be tuned up like music."
"I think that different pleasures work for different readers - a friend of mine won't read anything that's not a cardiovascular sort of page-turner. I tend to care less about plot, but I'm a sucker for humor and strangeness."
"Now I'll read anytime, anywhere. I love reading in front of the space heater. Isn't that a sad confession? But it's like my substitute for the roaring fireplace of yore."