Thursday, September 13, 2007

I came across this quote today!

I have often quoted the last part never knowing who`s quote it was!

"Houses, are but badly built boats so firmly aground that you cannot think of moving them. They are definitely inferior things, belonging to the vegetable not the animal world, rooted and stationary, incapable of gay transition. I admit, doubtfully, as exceptions, snail-shells and caravans. The desire to build a house is the tired wish of a man content thenceforward with a single anchorage. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting-place."
– from Racundra's First Cruise by Arthur Ransome

4 comments:

Eternally Curious said...

Yep - sounds 'bout right!

rob said...

Sure so, EC

bowiechick said...

Nice find. Thanks Rob.

Jamie said...

Ah, that's lovely! Just lovely!