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30 Pico Iyer Quotes (THE ART OF STILLNESS)

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In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.
In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.
Movement is a fantastic privilege… but it ultimately only has meaning if you have a home to go back to.
Movement is a fantastic privilege… but it ultimately only has meaning if you have a home to go back to.
I think it's in human nature to want to have more, to compete with the other and, at some level, to be dissatisfied if someone else has more than you.
I think it’s in human nature to want to have more, to compete with the other and, at some level, to be dissatisfied if someone else has more than you.
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves.
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves.
I've never meditated in my life. I don't practice yoga nor any religion. I'm a tourist on the realm of stillness.
I’ve never meditated in my life. I don’t practice yoga nor any religion. I’m a tourist on the realm of stillness.
Home is not just the place where you happen to be born. It's the place where you become yourself.
Home is not just the place where you happen to be born. It’s the place where you become yourself.
Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits.
Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits.
But it’s only by having some distance from the world that you can see it whole, and understand what you should be doing with it.
But it’s only by having some distance from the world that you can see it whole, and understand what you should be doing with it.
We travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
We travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.

7 Pico Iyer Quotes on Stillness

“Not many years ago, it was access to information and movement that seemed our greatest luxury; nowadays it’s often freedom from information, the chance to sit still, that feels like the ultimate prize.”

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Sitting still as a way of falling in love with the world and everything in it.
Sitting still as a way of falling in love with the world and everything in it.
Going nowhere... isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.
Going nowhere… isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.
A man sitting still is alone, often, with the memory of all he doesn't have. And what he does have can look very much like nothing.
A man sitting still is alone, often, with the memory of all he doesn’t have. And what he does have can look very much like nothing.
Adventure today means finding one’s way back to the silence and stillness of a thousand years ago.
Adventure today means finding one’s way back to the silence and stillness of a thousand years ago.
As soon as you do sit still, you find that it actually brings you closer to others, in both understanding and sympathy.
As soon as you do sit still, you find that it actually brings you closer to others, in both understanding and sympathy.
A holy day, after all, is a day for considering everything you otherwise think too little about.
A holy day, after all, is a day for considering everything you otherwise think too little about.

6 Wise Pico Iyer Quotes that Will Make You Think

“To me, part of the beauty of a comma is that it offers a rest, like one in music: a break that gives the whole piece of music greater shape, deeper harmony. It allows us to catch our breath.”

Pico Iyer
One is reminded, at a level deeper than all words, how making a living and making a life sometimes point in opposite directions.
One is reminded, at a level deeper than all words, how making a living and making a life sometimes point in opposite directions.
It takes courage, of course, to step out of the fray, as it takes courage to do anything that’s necessary...
It takes courage, of course, to step out of the fray, as it takes courage to do anything that’s necessary…
Heaven is the place where you think of nowhere else.
Heaven is the place where you think of nowhere else.
We have more and more ways to communicate, as Thoreau noted, but less and less to say.
We have more and more ways to communicate, as Thoreau noted, but less and less to say.
You can only make sense of the online world by going offline and by getting the wisdom and emotional clarity to know how to make the best use of the Internet.
You can only make sense of the online world by going offline and by getting the wisdom and emotional clarity to know how to make the best use of the Internet.

8 Pico Iyer Quotes on Traveling

“And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, in dimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.”

Pico Iyer
We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.
We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.
The beauty of being foreign is that it snaps you awake.
The beauty of being foreign is that it snaps you awake.
Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love, because suddenly all your senses are at the setting marked “on”.
Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love, because suddenly all your senses are at the setting marked “on”.
As soon as I’m on the road, I see, often palpably, that I know nothing at all, which is always a great liberation.
As soon as I’m on the road, I see, often palpably, that I know nothing at all, which is always a great liberation.
We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed.
We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed.
Places have charisma, in short, as much as people do.
Places have charisma, in short, as much as people do.
My Christmas present to myself each year is to see how much air travel can open up the world and take me to places as far from sheltered California and Japan as possible.
My Christmas present to myself each year is to see how much air travel can open up the world and take me to places as far from sheltered California and Japan as possible.

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