my favorite “Quotes” page

It is indeed more worthwhile taking the road less traveled. You are sure to suffer, hurt, curse and get frustrated. But in the end you’ll always come out the other end with more than a tale. You’ll have a spot in your memory that will always take your breath away every time you revisit it.”

Robert Thomson.

“They laugh at me because I’m different; I laugh at them because they’re all the same.”
Kurt Cobain.

Imagine, do not believe

Wim Harwig.

She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life

Frances E. Willard in; How I Learned To Ride The Bicycle (1895)

The weak characters are the ones who will lose them…………The strong ones only start wars !

Wim Harwig.

“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”

Christopher Hitchins

If you don’t honour your forefathers,…………..You’re not worthy to use your surname

(wie z’n voorvaderen niet eert, is z’n naam niet waard )

old saying in the Netherlands.

Respect the bike lanes, and the bikers will respect you. We will even stop to avoid ruining your pictures, give you painstaking directions to wherever you want to go, and do what we can to explain the Dutch culture. Just please, stay off the bike lane!

Janelle Ward.

“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.”

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. 

-Robert A. Heinlein

“If we end up serving our plans, instead of them serving us, then we’ve kinda lost the plot.”

“Everyone who uses the public way has both rights and responsibilities. That includes motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, and even horse back riders or horse-drawn vehicles. I’m getting fed up with motorists who think that their larger, heavier, more powerful vehicle gives them a greater right to use that public space, and I’m getting especially fed up with the pencil-necked geeks who use their vehicles as weapons. It’s an annoying problem, and that problem has a solution.

Cyclists should carry guns.”

“The older I am, the better I was.”

“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. 

Either case is a failure of leadership.”
Colin Powell

“Bicyclists are anarchist, buspassengers communist and motorists fascist”
inti pelupessym University Leiden, in de Stelling. (de Telegraaf 23-4-2005)

Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.

As with all travelers, I’ve seen more than I remember, and remember more than I’ve seen.

Imagine a world where there is no such thing as a bicycle helmet.


“never travel without duct tape”

Rob Thomson

Person A (in Person B’s house): “Mind if I smoke?”

Person B: “Mind if I shit in your mouth?”


Freedom is the freedom to say Two plus Two equels Four ; if that is granted , all else follows ………

George Orwell


if you pay peanuts you get monkeys

Sir James Goldsmith

Courtesy is the most dangerous weapon

old saying

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.

Mary Wilson Little

“which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence”

Christopher Hitchins

“I don’t worry about dying.
It’s not going to happen in my lifetime.”

Richard Harter

“If the manufacturer says it´s maintenance free then that means it is not possible to maintain”

a saying in Sweden

After your dog died, you need him most !

Wim Harwig.

” Be yourself; everyone else is already taken


“A cozy evening by the fireplace can only exist if it is horrible and dark and wet and cold outside”

Ezra Caldwell.

“If there is one thing photography is here to teach us it would be that while one picture can be worth a thousand words, sometimes it takes a thousand pictures to get to that one.”

“Doing the right thing is more important than doing things right.”

Wim Harwig

“Freedom is what you get when your umbilical cord is deleted; what you partly cede when growing up; what you can fully recover during your puberty and what you can retain by scientific thinking alone.”

Wim Harwig

“Everyone is living another one’s dream.”

Marjan Wijngaarden

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.

We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.

But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don’t know
We don’t know.

Donald Rumsfeld

“Walk, as if your feet kiss the earth and look back every once and awhile.”

Wim Harwig

“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”

Frank Zappa