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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).

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

If it really was a no-brainer to make it on your own in business there’d be millions of no-brained, harebrained individuals quitting their day jobs.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

If you do not tell the truth about yourself
, you cannot tell it about other people.”

– Virginia Woolf

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

Remember that it’s okay to ask for help when you’re stumped, because sometimes you really can’t be expected to handle everything alone.”

– Martha Beck

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

The great use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

– William James

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

– Avenida Margarita

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

Traveling is one way of lengthening life, at least in appearance.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

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

– William Shakespeare

To follow, without halt, one aim: There’s the secret of success.”

– Anna Pavlova

When I was younger I thought success was being a star, driving nice cars, having groupies. But today I think the most important thing is to live your life with integrity.

– Ellen DeGeneres

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

– Mary Oliver

Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. They are signs of strength.”

– The Dalai Lama

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

– William Jennings Bryan

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

– Noela Evans

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

The awakening to the mystery of life is a revolutionary event; in it an old world is destroyed so that a new and better one may take its place.”

– J.J. Van Der Leeuw, The Conquest of Illusion

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

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

– T.S. Eliot

I may not be able to change what takes place, but I can always choose to change my thinking.”

– Michelle Sedas

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

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

– Jim Butcher, White Night

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”

– Charles R. Swindoll

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
 A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

– Erica Jong

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

– JFK

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

– Indira Ghandi

The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to its absurdity.”

– Marcel Proust

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.”

– Buddha

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leo Jozef Suenens

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself—your own thinking coming back at you.”

– Byron Katie

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

– Benjamin Disraeli

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

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame