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Quotes of the Day for 10 September 2001 – The Road

Today's theme is The Road. Charles Kuralt, who made a career of finding interesting things along quiet parts of America's roads, was born on this day in 1937. Also, on this day in 1913 the Lincoln Highway opened for traffic, the first coast-to-coast paved road in the US.

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The quotes:

What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds. When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
     - William Least Heat Moon

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.
     - Charles Kuralt, 1934 - 1997

The road to a friend's house is never long.
     - Danish proverb

And the wind shall say: Here were decent godless people. Their only monument the asphalt road. And a thousand lost golf balls.
     - T. S. Eliot, 1885 - 1968

Still round the corner there may wait,
a new road or a secret gate.
     - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892 - 1973


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