"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time. "
"The "Great Migration" from the South to the '"The Promise Land" of Chicago brought more African Americans here from Mississippi than any other state...With the migrants came the Delta blues that was the foundation of the classic postwar Chicago blues style."
-Mississippi Blues Commission
"Migrations speak to us, not just as observers, but as integral parts of nature."
-David S. Wilcove
"America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts. "
"A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."
"It is hard to begin to move when you don't know where you are moving, how to move, or if you are going to get there. "
-Peter Nivio Zarlenga
"In blazing a trail; in setting a standard, think of the highest and distinctive standard. If your contenders beat it, you still have the highest standard."
-Ernest Agyemand Yeboah
"Long after this wonderful event in the Earth's history, when the human species was spread over a good deal of Asia, Europe, and Africa, migration to the American continents began in attempts to find new feeding grounds and unoccupied areas for hunting and fishing. "
"A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places. "
"They told me to grow roots, instead I grew wings."
"I've never been one to stay still. I was born a nomad, and I still am a nomad and always will be. "
"Sometimes I feel very alone. I am a bit of a nomad. Many people in sort of emerging countries, emerging economies, find themselves displaced. So there is that sense, and so I'm part of a whole, I think, group of displaced people. "
"... given the distances these nomads travel, the varied habitats they visit, and the hardships they face, it makes little sense to exclude them from a discussion of the plight of migratory species."
- David S. Wilcove
"Long term travel is not an act of rebellion against society; it's an act of common sense within society."
Maria Corte Maidagan
"As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives. "
"Pioneer: One who goes before to prepare or open up the way for others to follow."
-Oxford English Dictionary
"For me, moving is always a big opportunity. It's just a enough of a shift in outlook that every time I move, it seems to open something up. "
- John Darnielle
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. "