Patricia Hampl Quote

The paradox: there can be no pilgrimage without a destination, but the destination is also not the real point of the endeavor. Not the destination, but the willingness to wander in pursuit characterizes pilgrimage. Willingness: to hear the tales along the way, to make the casual choices of travel, to acquiesce even to boredom. That's pilgrimage -- a mind full of journey.


Spillville: A Collaboration (ed. Milkweed Editions, 1993)

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The paradox: there can be no pilgrimage without a destination, but the destination is also not the real point of the endeavor. Not the destination,...

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The paradox: there can be no pilgrimage without a destination, but the destination is also not the real point of the endeavor. Not the destination,...

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The paradox: there can be no pilgrimage without a destination, but the destination is also not the real point of the endeavor. Not the destination,...

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The paradox: there can be no pilgrimage without a destination, but the destination is also not the real point of the endeavor. Not the destination,...