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“Explore unfamiliar sections—on foot if wet, on bicycle, if dry.”

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source: Henry Miller on Writing (New York: New Directions Publishing, 1964), 162.

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“Better walk than ride like that.”

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source: 1001 Yiddish Proverbs, by Fred Kogos (Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1970), 29.

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notes: Yiddish translation: Aider azoi foren iz besser tsu fus gaien.

“…I’ve always promised myself I’m going to spend my declining years just taking walks in Rome. Nothing could be more profitable, I think, for the last 20 years of one’s life.”

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source: letter to Robert Lowell, dated Sunday, July 24, 1948, in Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010), 45.

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