"My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Ryszard Kapuscinski 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."Ryszard Kapuscinski on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Ryszard Kapuscinski on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Ryszard Kapuscinski on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Ryszard Kapuscinski on Saint Augustine
"He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel."
"Amin knew that neither West nor East would criticize him for fear that he would support the other side. He felt he was untouchable and he said so openly."
"Readership was high, and very attentive. It was people's only source of knowledge about the world."
"The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart."
"Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands."