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Freya Stark

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One life is an absurdly small allowance.

— Freya Stark


Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.

— Freya Stark

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Love of learning is a pleasant and universal bond since it deals with what one is and not what one has.

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If one were given a single window from which to look upon the changing Eastern world, it should face, I think, the road.

— Freya Stark


The beckoning counts, not the clicking latch behind you

— Freya Stark

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Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.

— Freya Stark

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The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.

— Freya Stark

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To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

— Freya Stark

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Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.

— Freya Stark

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There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.

— Freya Stark

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Autobiography 1939-1946 (1961) and publiFreya Starkd a history of Rome on the Euphrates: The Story of a Frontier (1966) and another collection of essays The Zodiac Arch (1968). During World War II Freya Stark joined the British Ministry of Information and contributed to the creation of the propaganda network Ikhwan al Hurriya ('Brotherhood of Freedom') aimed at persuading Arabs to support the Allies or at least remain neutral. During these years Freya Stark wrote nothing on travel and exploration but publiFreya Starkd a volume of miscellaneous essays Perseus in the Wind (1948) and three volumes of autobiography Traveller's Prelude (1950) Beyond Euphrates.

She was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the southern Arabian deserts. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan as well as several autobiographic works and essays.

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