Max Quotes

To enable realisation of peoples dreams by inspiring their passion to dream.
I try to enable people to experience “The Essense” of overland travel, defined by a friend as “something that cannot be explained, only experienced”.
“To encourage those thinking of travel to go, and enable those gone to get off the beaten track.” Max.

“The overland traveller goes around the corner to see who there is to meet around the next corner…” Max.

“The hitch hiker is there so you can do your good deed for the day”, Max.

“The traveller hitch hiker is there to give you the opportunity so you can do your good deed for the day, to share a ride in the same direction.” Max.

“An ultimate way of travel, try hitch hike with a bike” , Max.
“And what about a solar rechargeable compact electric bike?” Max.

“And I use help/work as my token of exchange for goods and services”, Max.

“Language is a terrible tool for communication”, Max.

“Time is defined as a “sequence of events”.
and life as “a sequence of memories”.
Then is a memorable life “a sequence of memorable memories”?” Max.

“If you cannot laugh you are dead”, Max.

what some of us long distance overland travellers call “The Essesnse”, defined as “that something that cannot be explained, but only experienced”, “that something about spontaneous hospitality given by a local to a visiting stranger.” Max.

One of my favourite sayings, having been around this world twice , much of that overland, walked half of africa , offered to be a future CEO of CouchSurfing.org … ; ” I am glad we are all different , how can we all just get on with each other, and add up all our differences to make a new whole?” max.

And I have to ask these questions again ” it it 2020, why have we not got it right yet? Which begs the question, Can we get it right? Which begs the question, Are we able to get it right? Which begs the questions, are we meant to be able to get it right? Or is life just about making best of what you have just in front of you?”  Max.

“if we all travel, then there will be no one to visit”. Max.

” the most dangerous thing we do is live, the next is crossing a road, any road, anywhere”, max.

If my previous role. We had a saying.  “One poster/sign on the wall people may read it, two posters/signs on the wall people will look at it, three or more posters/signs on the wall then that is just wallpaper. NOTE, nowhere does it say that anybody understood or cognated what was written”, max.

In a letter that my mother typed to me on an old style typewriter with sticky keys and no correction ability when I was walking africa for peace back in 1979, was a line that read “What is wrong with the world is greed greed and 3/4greed”, max.

“The Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” – Karen Blixen – Out of Africa.

“Every turn of a wheel is a new revolution”, Tour d’Africa.

“Civilization exists only at geological consent, coma, subject to change at short notice”. Will Durant.

“the absence of alternatives clears the mind marvellously”. Henry Kissinger.

Live Radio New Zealand National afternoon program 29 April 2010 on max’s travels and CS. link podcast:
and search date 29 April 2010.

Radio New Zealand, National, Nights, live interview Tuesday 26th April 2011 at 7:10pm NZ time on my travels and CouchSurfing.