William Least Heat Moon
Quotations


There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they wonít.

To say nothing is out here is incorrect; to say the desert is stingy with everything except space and light, stone and earth is closer to the truth.

The hotel was once where things coalesced, where you could meet both townspeople and travelers. Not so in a motel. No matter how you build it, the motel remains the haunt of the quick and dirty, where the only locals are Chamber of Commerce boys every fourth Thursday. Who ever heard the returning traveler exclaim over one of the great motels of the world he stayed in? Motels can be big, but never grand.

Whoever the last true cowboy in America turns out to be, heís likely to be an Indian.

Beware thoughts that come in the night. They arenít turned properly; they come in askew, free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.



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