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- "I don't ever remember anyone telling me a real fairy story...but
the tales of the gandy dancers, and of the bundle stiffs, of their jobs
in the wheatfields of Minnesota...the breathtaking yarns of mushing in
Alaska, or getting pinched in San Francisco... were thrillers I remember
to this day".
U.S. author and hobo. Referring to her childhood on the road.
Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Box-Car Bertha (as told to Dr.
Ben L. Reitman)
- A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher;
but he who goes from country to country, guided by a blind impulse of
curiosity, is a vagabond.
The Citizen of the World (1762)