A Woman’s World, New York Times


“There is no use trying” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

You educate a boy, and you’re educating an individual, you educate a girl, and you’re educating an entire village. – Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson

Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I, I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
 – Robert Frost

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
 – Mark Twain

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank


3 comments on “Inspiration

  1. Eunice says:

    Hi there 🙂 I am here b/c of Nicholas Kristof’s tweet “A terrific blog by a young American woman traveling the world, volunteering for women’s orgs:

    Here’s a commencement speech that may serve as reaffirmation of what you already know … and maybe even inspire something new? Here’s one of my favorite lines: “The poet Adrienne Rich wrote, “So much has been destroyed I have cast my lot with those who, age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.” There could be no better description. Humanity is coalescing. It is reconstituting the world, and the action is taking place in schoolrooms, farms, jungles, villages, campuses, companies, refuge camps, deserts, fisheries, and slums.” (from

    peace from Queens, NY

  2. Eunice says:

    (oh make sure you get rid of that closing parenthesis at the end of the link, if you want to check it out)

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