14 September

imagesEvery place is a goldmine. You have only to give yourself time, sit in a teahouse watching the passers-by, stand in a corner of the market, go for a haircut. You pick up a thread – a word, a meeting, a friend of a friend of someone you have just met – and soon the most insipid, most insignificant place becomes a mirror of the world, a window on life, a theatre of humanity.

(Tiziano Terzani, born on 14 September 1938, Sun in Virgo, Moon in Taurus, Ascendant in Aries, Italian writer and journalist)