Date A Girl Who Travels
'If she says she loves you, she must have seen something in you, something that can always call her back from her travels, something that can anchor her to the world in the way that she wants to after weeks and months of being on the road.'
Date A Girl Who Reads
'Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.'
'Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.'
'Fail her. ...Because girls who [read] understand that all things will come to end.'
'Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop.'
'You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.'
'If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.Or better yet, date a girl who writes.'
I hope I can meet a boy that appreciate the trips I have taken and the books I have read. Yes, only to appreciate and know how much they meant to me. I don't hope for a prince that knows everything or experiences everything, which I once think he needs to. And if this long trip must have some meanings to me, understanding how important and pleasurable reading and travelling are to me must be one of them. In some some sense, they are the same. They bring me out of space and time, to meet somebody that you'll never ever meet again if you had never started those journeys. You feel loneliness and happiness in trips and books, maybe at the same time. But you won't forget them. The more you travel and read, the more you understand yourself and the more you can let go, but not everything. You understand what is the most important to you and what is not.
Date somebody who reads and travels. They don't know everything but they are eager to understand and learn :)