Roads of Genius

“Route 66 happens to be, arguably, the most famous highway in the nation — probably the world. In regard to protecting and preserving Route 66, it becomes an obligation for me and it should be for other people to preserve, protect and enhance all the roads – all the roads of history. I’m particularly fond of those roads, those vintage pathways. And you’ll hear me say this in speeches, it’s one of my most favorite quotes. It comes from William Blake of all people – the old English philosopher, poet and artist. It goes something like this: “Improvement makes straight roads, but crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.Route 66 is such a road.”
— Michael Wallis

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