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Tim Cahill Quotes





A lot of us first aspired to far-ranging travel and exocit adventures early in our teens; these ambitions are, in fact, adolescent in nature, which I find an inspiring idea. ... Thus, when we allow ourselves to imagine as we once did, we know, with a sudden jarring clarity, that if we don't go right now, we're never going to do it. And we'll be haunted by our unrealized dreams and know that we have sinned against ourselves gravely.
[Traveling]
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I am living out my adolescent dream of travel and adventure.
[Traveling]
 

I wanted to be a writer from my early teenage years, but I never told anyone. Writers, in my opinion, were god-like creatures, and to say I was striving to be a writer would be incredibly arrogant.
 

In my house, it is always a scramble from paycheck to paycheck.
 

Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.
 

Publishing your work is important. Even if you are giving a piece to some smaller publication for free, you will learn something about your writing. The editor will say something, friends will mention it. You will learn.
 

The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest - find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering.
 

There's a story everywhere. Being bored to death someplace is basically a funny proposition. What you have to watch out for is you don't write a boring story about a boring place.
 

You become a better writer by writing. You become a better travel writer by writing about travel.
 

You have to first be a writer and somebody who loves to write. If I couldn't travel, I would still write.