9 Quotes To Whirl You Into the World in 2015


The insatiable desire to go and go often is the most grappling effect of travel. Addictive like a drug, both a blessing and a curse in times when you're not out there. Whether it be travel or anything else the heart and mind craves, the new year welcomes us to re-evaluate our current state, committing whole-heartedly to the mission at hand. In doing so, it's the personal work. The work that is the hardest but matters the most. For those times when the s-curves don't stop and the questions far exceed answers, when all we can do is look to those who have come before us, telling us to hang on, because

the destination is worth the ride

(and oftentimes, the ride is better than the destination.)

Here are 10 quotes to make the idea of 

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the ones who think they are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones who do.
— Steve Jobs
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Lifes a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass"
- Maya Angelou
If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel - as far and as wide as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them - wherever you go
— Anthony Bourdain
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world
— Freya Stark
When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.
— D.H. Lawrence
You can do things in your early 20s that you can’t do as well before or after, like plunge deeply into projects on a whim and travel super cheaply with no sense of a deadline. For unambitious people, this sort of thing is the dreaded “failure to launch,” but for the ambitious ones it can be an incomparably valuable sort of exploration. If you start a startup at 20 and you’re sufficiently successful, you’ll never get to do it.
— Paul Graham
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If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody
— Anthony Bourdain
Move to a small pond and meet the mad ones.
— Colin Wright
Buy the ticket. Take the ride
— Hunter S. Thompson
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Photos: Cailin Russo for Mlle S/S '15 Campaign, Chasing the Sun. Shot by Henrik Purienne