Writer’s Quote Wednesday – James A. Michener

The world is a large open space, yet cluttered. The only way not to get lost or lose focus is to explore cautiously.

For today I chose a quote by James A. Michener for Writer’s Quote event hosted by Silver Threading. This author is best known for historical fiction and even received a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948 for his first novel, Tales of the South Pacific. He wrote historical fiction sagas focusing on a particular geographic region, letting his readers experience the different countries through his books.

James A. Michener

I love this quote – why do we travel, if not to experience something different? And if we move to another country, but close ourselves up in a little bubble of everything familiar, are we enriching our lives? Of course, you don’t have to like everything you see, hear or taste, but how would you know without even trying?

Most of the time I cook our traditional dishes at home, although a couple of new products became our new favourites during the years…

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