I love my friends and family, but I also love it when they can't find me and I can spend all day reading or walking all alone, in silence, eight thousand miles away from everyone. All alone and unreachable in a foreign country is one my most favorite possible things to be.
I run six-to-eight miles a day, plus weights and aerobics in the lunch hour. I also lie a lot, which keeps me thin.
Early on the next morning we reached Kansas, about five hundred miles from the mouth of the Missouri.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
New York is only 97 miles from Philadelphia but was the Big Time as no other American city has ever been.
Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse.
I don't need somebody behind a desk to tell me what a marketing survey says is funny. I got 3 million miles and 70,000 tickets sold, telling me that I know how to make people laugh.
We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long it will take or how hard it will be. We make the journey by taking each day step by step and then repeating it again and again until we reach our destination.
In 1990 we ran across Europe through 13 countries and covering 7,130 miles.
Now I say that if you run more than 15 miles a week, it's for something other than aerobic fitness. Once you pass 15 miles, you do not see much further improvement.
Thinking fascinates me, and I probably spend too much time in my mind. My wife says that my perfect world is to be in the Suburban driving, with her next to me and the boys in the back seat and complete silence for two thousand miles.
I like to listed to the adventurous guys - the Coltranes, Miles Davis, the guys who just let it loose.
I didn't really escape that gravity until I moved 300 miles south to go to college at 18, where authorship no longer seemed something liable to induce vengeful punishment.
I can't remember faces, don't remember names, but after awhile and a thousand miles it all becomes the same.
In one year I travelled 450,000 miles by air.
It's never crowded along the extra mile.
I'm a professional cook. I've worked with other cooks from all over the world, but my family is not that way - they're always lived within 25 miles of my hometown!
The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days - an average of two hundred miles a day. But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.
Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly.
Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake.
We get picked up in these Rolls Royces and get three miles down the highway and five cop cars pull us over.
A pat on the back is only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, but is miles ahead in results.
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