When the virus of restlessness begins to take possession of a wayward man, and the road away from Here seems broad and straight and sweet, the victim must first find himself a good and sufficient reason for going.
Two separate beings, placed in different situations, confronting each other in their freedom, and seeking the justification of existence through each other, will always live an adventure full of risks and promises.
No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.[said the Gryphon in an impatient tone]
I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.
I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.
For the most banal even to become an adventure, you must (and this is enough) begin to recount it.[Pour que l’événement le plus banal devienne une aventure, il faut et il suffit qu’on se mette à le raconter.]