To lose a passport was the least of one's worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.
The Songlines (Penguin, 1987, ISBN 0140094296), p. 160
Being lost in Australia gives you a lovely feeling of security.Bruce Chatwin
Tyranny sets up its own echo-chamber.Bruce Chatwin
Like all self-possessed people, he was prey to doubt.Bruce Chatwin
Even today, when an Aboriginal mother notices the first stirrings of speech in her child, she lets it handle the "things" of that particular country: leaves, fruit, insects and so forth. "We give our children guns and computer games," Wendy said. "They gave their children the land."Bruce Chatwin