Granite With Cutting Flints

by solitary walker

“Wealth I seek not, hope nor love, / Nor a friend to know me; / All I seek, the heaven above / And the road below me.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.” Robert Louis Stevenson

I’ve written out many quotes about walking and travel on this blog, and on my main blog, The Solitary Walker, but this last one by Stevenson is possibly my favourite.