Will Ferguson Quotes.

1. "Many Canadian nationalists harbour the bizarre fear that should we ever reject royalty, we would instantly mutate into Americans, as though the Canadian sense of self is so frail and delicate a bud, that the only thing stopping it from being swallowed whole by the US is an English lady in a funny hat."
- Quote by Will Ferguson

2. "The great themes of Canadian history are as follows: Keeping the Americans out, keeping the French in, and trying to get the Natives to somehow disappear."
- Quote by Will Ferguson

3. "There are no roads in British Columbia. There are only corners joined together. And nowhere is this truer than in Vancouver. In this city, pedestrians, even those within clearly marked crosswalks -- especially those within clearly marked crosswalks -- are viewed not as nuisances to be avoided but as obstacles to be overcome. Rising to the challenge, Vancouver drivers will attempt to weave through these pedestrians without knocking any over -- and, here's the fun part, without ever applying the brakes. Swoosh, swoosh: downtown slalom. Pedestrians, in turn, try to keep things interesting by crisscrossing the streets at random, like neutrons in a particle accelerator. They cross the street like this because, being from Vancouver, they naturally have a sense of entitlement. Either that or they're stoned."
- Quote by Will Ferguson

4. "La conformazione dei villaggi giapponesi ha origine da una necessità che l'Occidente ha sempre ampiamente trascurato come una forma di debolezza: il bisogno della compagnia umana e la tristezza dell'essere lasciati soli.[...] In Occidente siamo ossessionati dall'individualismo. Ci fa sentire forti. [...] ma come qualunque adesione a un ideale, richiede anche dei sacrifici. E noi, in Occidente, abbiamo sacrificato il nostro senso di appartenenza. In Giappone, è la privacy a essere sacrificata."
- Quote by Will Ferguson

5. "È così semplice che risulta quasi banale: nella vita non esistono viaggi lineari, perchè qualunque viaggio è essenzialmente un cerchio. Se vuoi, puoi anche partire e lasciarti il tuo io alle spalle, ma alla fine è lì che ritorni sempre, come uno che si perde nella foresta, come un cane legato al guinzaglio. Se si è inchiodati al centro, qualunque viaggio diventa un cerchio, e i cerchi sono sempre autoreferenziali, poichè tornano sempre al punto di partenza, come Emon saburo alla disperata ricerca di una risposta."
- Quote by Will Ferguson

6. "When sakura fall from the branch, the shock waves can shatter entire cities."
- Quote by Will Ferguson

7. "...when you are constantly prevailing upon the kindness of strangers-as a hitchhiker must-it keeps you in a positive frame of mind. Call it Zen and the Art of Hitchhiking. The Way of the Lift. The chrysanthemum and the Thumb. Heady on beer and the sound of my own voice, the aphorisms spilled out unchecked."
- Will Ferguson, Hitching Rides with Buddha

8. "I’ve never subscribed to the notion that poverty is quaint or that isolation is somehow ennobling. And anyway, this is Rwanda. There is very little innocence left to lose."
- Will Ferguson, Road Trip Rwanda: A Journey Into the New Heart of Africa

9. "The two most important phrases in the human language are "If only" and "Maybe someday". Our past mistakes and our unrequited longings. The things we regret and the things we yearn for. That's what makes us who we are."
- Will Ferguson, Happiness

10. "Obviously, he needed to kill Bubba, but how? The man was a trained prison guard twice his size. The tax auditors had been easy. Mr. Ethics had slapped them to death with their own attaché cases. And even then, his neighbours had chipped in to help him hide the bodies. "A tax auditor, you say? No problem. Let me get my spade."
- Will Ferguson, Happiness

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