Simon, The idea

Simon, The idea

The idea of travelling round the world had come to me one day in March that year, out of the blue. It came not as a vague thought or wish but as a fully formed conviction. The moment it struck me I knew it would be done and how I would do it. Why I thought immediately of a motorcycle I cannot say. I did not have a motorcycle, nor even a licence to ride one, yet it was obvious from the start that that was the way to go, and that I could solve the problems involved.


Simon, Ted. 2008. Dreaming of Jupiter. London: Abacus.

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Life is sweeping by
go and dare before you die.
Something mighty and sublime,
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe