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Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Charles Chatwin (13 May 194018 January 1989) was a British novelist and travel writer.


  • Even today, when an Aboriginal mother notices the first stirrings of speech in her child, she lets it handle the "things" of that particular country: leaves, fruit, insects and so forth. "We give our children guns and computer games," Wendy said. "They gave their children the land."
  • To lose a passport was the least of one's worries. To lose a notebook was a catastrophe.

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