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  • Marcel shared from Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin by Paul Cronin
    As David Mamet has written, “Those with ‘something to fall back on’ invariably fall back on it. They intended to all along. That is why they provided themselves with it. But those with no alternative see the world differently.”
  • Marcel shared from Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
    “For scientific leadership give me Scott; for swift and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.”
  • Marcel shared from Enjoying India: The Essential Handbook by J. D. Viharini
    “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.”
  • Marcel shared from The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin
    The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static, safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.
  • Marcel shared from Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
    “He who stays at home beside his hearth and is content with the information which he may acquire concerning his own region, cannot be on the same level as one who divides his life span between different lands, and spends his days journeying in search of precious and original knowledge.”
(New York City, New York)
Marcel Fahle