Journey of a Thousand Miles

My Story

Journey of a Thousand Miles

“Number One” was a phrase my father—and, for that matter, my mother—repeated time and time again. It was a phrase spoken by my parents’ friends and by their friends’ children. Whenever adults discussed the great Chinese painters and sculptors from the ancient dynasties, there was always a single artist named as Number One. There was the Number One leader of a manufacturing plant, the Number One worker, the Number One scientist, the Number One car mechanic. In the culture of my childhood, being best was everything. It was the goal that drove us, the motivation that gave life meaning. And if, by chance or fate or the blessings of the generous universe, you were a child in whom talent was evident, Number One became your mantra. It became mine. I never begged my parents to take off the pressure. I accepted it; I even enjoyed it. It was a game, this contest among aspiring pianists, and although I may have been shy, I was bold, even at age five, when faced with a field of rivals. Born in China to parents whose musical careers were interrupted by the Cultural Revolution, Lang Lang has emerged as one of the greatest pianists of our time. Yet despite his fame, few in the West know of the heart-wrenching journey from his early childhood as a prodigy in an industrial city in northern China to his difficult years in Beijing to his success today. Journey of a Thousand Miles documents the remarkable, dramatic story of a family who sacrificed almost everything—his parents’ marriage, financial security, Lang Lang’s childhood, and their reputation in China’s insular classical music world—for the belief in a young boy’s talent. And it reveals the devastating and intense relationship between a boy and his father, who was willing to go to any length to make his son a star. An engaging, informative cultural commentator who bridges East and West, Lang Lang has written more than an autobiography: his book opens a door to China, where Lang Lang is a cultural icon, at a time when the world’s attention will be on Beijing. Written with David Ritz, the coauthor of many bestselling autobiographies, Journey of a Thousand Miles is an inspiring story that will give readers an appreciation for the courage and sacrifice it takes to achieve greatness.

Sketches of America

A Narrative of a Journey of Five Thousand Miles Through the Eastern and Western States of America; Contained in Eight Reports Addressed to the Thirty-nine English Families by Whom the Author was Deputed, in June 1817, to Ascertain Whether Any, and what Part of the United States Would be Suitable for Their Residence. With Remarks on Mr. Birkbeck's "Notes" and "Letters."

Sketches of America


The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step. Lao Tzu

Inspirational Wisdom Quote Sketchbook Doodle Pad. Do the Difficult Things While They Are Easy and Do the Great Things While They Are Small. a Journey of a Thousand Miles Must Begin with a Single Step. Quote from Lao Tzu

The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step. Lao Tzu

This attractive large format sketchpad features an inspirational quote from Taoist sage Lao Tzu. "The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins With One Step." Any fan of Lao Tzu or wise sayings will love this sketchpad. It features modern stylish typography on an artistic colorful background. The full quote is featured on the back of the sketchbook: "Do the difficult things while they are easy and Do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

Journey of a Thousand Miles

Journey from Love, Grief and Faith

Journey of a Thousand Miles

What will you do if today is the last journey of your life? Are you ready to meet your creator or are you ready to let go the person you love most? Journey of A Thousand Miles is about Thomas life journey during the death of Sarah and his baby Abigail. From the journey of grief, losing faith in god and finding hope from the angels sent by God in human form. It will challenge our view of the purpose of our life on earth, people who haven't grow in true grace and unprepared for the greatest things from God. Life is like a thick door in one's path, a door that recedes before us as we advance. No one will ever know what is beyond that door. We can only know step by step by opening one door at a time. We never know what the future holds. We can never know what events a single day may bring in our life. These events sometimes fill us with happiness and success and sometimes beyond that door we may find unexpected and undesired events. All of us go through each door in our life and anxious to open the next one. If we plan our steps in a proper way it will lead us to success. In our entire life, everyday we take a step and continue to walk till we rest in peace.Many of us don't realize that in each door that we open God is standing there to walk with us but sadly very often we walk pass by him and pretend not to notice him. The steps we take with God will be beautiful when we come to the final journey because during times of trouble and pain, God will walk in our path and carry the burden for us. Life is beautiful if we know how to live it. So don't despise the little steps you know you can take every day. There are tiny miracles in each and every one of them.

Journey of a Thousand Miles

Journey of a Thousand Miles

Lee escapes from Vietnam with his family in a rickety fishing boat, and wonders if he will ever see dry land again.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step

Blank Lined Journal to Write in - Ruled Writing Notebook

The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step

Never Ever Ever Give Up on Your Goals! Perfect for gym, fitness and any sports athletes, entrepreneurs, careerists and everyone else who dont quit and move towards their dreams. This design will remind you that every time you use it. Hiking is a popular outdoors activity that's fun for families and people of all ages. If you enjoy the great outdoors, backpacking, walking, boating, climbing and camping, this is the perfect design. Gift for hikers, campers, RV drivers and stargazers.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begin with a Single Step.

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The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begin with a Single Step.

This notebook features an inspirational quote by Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism. It contains dot grid paper, which is a popular background for doodling and journaling.

Bella's Rodeo [Journey of a Thousand Miles 1]

Bella's Rodeo [Journey of a Thousand Miles 1]

[Menage Amour: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M] Isabella, Alyssa, and Jessica have been friends since high school, their own little makeshift family. After Isabella loses her job, she convinces her friends to go on a road trip, one that they had planned since high school. Bella is looking for some adventure and a little fun when they leave Southern California and head on their journey. When their car breaks down, the three women are stuck in Coltmann County, Texas, but they won’t be alone for too long. Clint, Clay, and Cody Colton have moved back home to Coltmann County from living on the rodeo circuit. They are looking for a woman they can share, a woman to be a part of their family. When Bella’s car breaks down, they work together, convincing her that she should stay with them. Will Bella be able to start over in a new town, or will she be too afraid to entrust her future to three sexy cowboys? Let the real adventure begin... Note: There is NO sexual relationship/touching among the brothers. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Miraculous Air

Journey of a Thousand Miles Through Baja California, the Other Mexico

Miraculous Air

This exquisite book is a rare jewel in the literature of Mexico and its little-known peninsula, Baja. Describing her adventures on this austere and beautiful slip of land, C. M. Mayo creates a multi-layered map of place filled with daredevil aviators, sea turtle researchers, Stone Age cave painters, and countless other colorful characters. Covering Baja from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana, Mayo's wit and curiosity help her weave a story that seamlessly combines history, myth, art, and local color.