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Robin Tierney, Travel Writer

COLUMN = TRAVEL

About Robin Tierney

Robin is a full-time freelance writer who covers art and artists, health, cuisine, and the outdoors. When traveling, this avid (some say intrepid) cyclist looks for offbeat, intriguing places, inventive eco-friendly ventures, and hiking, biking, and water trails that provide communion with natural wonders.

Side projects have ranged from writing canine-care guides, veganized recipes, and mindful living tipsheets for nonprofit groups to building a near-net-zero Earth-friendly homestead by the ocean in Florida. Robin’s articles have appeared in regional and national newspapers; travel, business, and arts magazines; and other media (including very short works etched on sand, ice, and random signposts).

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

– William Shakespeare

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

4oz tequila + 1oz TripleSec + 2oz lime juice + 1oz simple syrup (sugar=water), 1 cup crushed ice. Shake + dance around the kitchen.

– Avenida Margarita

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.”

– Gandi

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”

– Aristotle

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

If you would create something,
 you must be something.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

I always maintained that the greatest obstacle in life isn’t danger, it’s boredom. The battle against it is responsible for most of the events in the world — good or ill.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

A man without a smiling face
 should not open a shop.”

– Chinese Proverb

Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

– Helen Keller

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.”

– Martha Beck, from "Leaving the Saints"

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.”

– Albert Schweitzer

The quality of your life is directly related to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably live with.”

– Tony Robbins

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

I’m not afraid of storms,
for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

– Louisa May Alcott

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.”

– Bob Dylan

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

The only way to compel men to speak good of us is to do it.”

– Voltaire

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

It is to no purpose to turn away from the real nature of the affair because the honor of its elements excites repugnance.

– Carl von Clausewitz, On War

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

– Bruce Lee

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

– Cecil B. DeMille

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam