Tahir Shah Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Tahir Shah quotes, Tahir Shah sayings, and Tahir Shah proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything. Tahir Shah
The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation. Tahir Shah
Nothing was really so important to my father as the achievement of selflessness. He rarely mentioned it directly, but tried to guide us to it in a roundabout way. Tahir Shah
The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation. Tahir Shah
With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything. Tahir Shah
Moroccan traffic isn't like normal traffic. It's armed combat, a war of wills, in which only the very bravest have a chance to survive. Tahir Shah
Contemplation is a luxury, requiring time and alternatives. Tahir Shah
Everyone knows that even the best exorcism has to be renewed once in a while. Tahir Shah
Contemplation is a luxury, requiring time and alternatives. Tahir Shah
A journey of observation must leave as much as possible to chance. Random movement is the best plan for maximum observation Tahir Shah
Experience has taught me the power of trophies. You may have every knick-knack and useless contraption ever devised, but while they weigh you down, a simple trophy can go a long, long way. Tahir Shah
In Morocco, before you even get to the matter of the sale, you have to coax the owner to sell. Tahir Shah
The first rule of an expedition is that everyone should stick together. Tahir Shah
There is nothing like a train journey for reflection. Tahir Shah
The desert was bad, but nothing could compare with the horrors of a tropical rain forest. Tahir Shah
The pursuit of illusion is not about studying for prizes, or for study's sake. There's no right or wrong, no pass or fail. Tahir Shah
Exploration is a dirty game. Tahir Shah
Life is devoted to exploration and deep-sea research work. Tahir Shah
A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you. Tahir Shah
A man who embarks on a journey must know when to end it. Tahir Shah
Most journeys have a clear beginning, but on some the ending is less well-defined. The question is, at what point do you bite your lip and head for home? Tahir Shah
A journey of observation must leave as much as possible to chance. Tahir Shah
Previous journeys in search of treasure have taught me that a zigzag strategy is the best way to get ahead. Tahir Shah
Explorers like to pretend that they are a select breed of people with iron nerve and an ability to endure terrible hardship. Tahir Shah
Time spent in India has an extraordinary effect on one. It acts as a barrier that makes the rest of the world seem unreal. Tahir Shah
Where does one go in a tremendous city like Calcutta to find insider information? I recalled India’s golden rule: do the opposite of what would be normal anywhere else. Tahir Shah