Quotes 2017-08-05T16:28:12+00:00
  • A. E. Housman “Clay lies still, but blood’s a rover / Breath’s aware that will not keep. / Up, lad: when the journey’s over there’ll be time enough to sleep.”
    Alan Keightley “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
    Albert Einstein “I love to travel, but hate to arrive.”
    Aldous Huxley “Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty — his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.”
    Aldous Huxley “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
    Aldous Huxley For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.
    Alfred Korzybski “The map is not the territory.”
    Alfred North Whitehead “One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering.”
    Algerian proverb “It is solved by walking.”
    Amelia E. Barr “The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.”
    Anais Nin “Remember That Happiness Is A Way Of Travel – Not A Destination.”
    Anatole France “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”
    Andre Gide One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
    Anita Desai “Wherever You Go Becomes A Part Of You Somehow.”
    Anita Septimus “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.”
    Anna Quindlen The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” 
    Anne Sophie Swetchine “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.”
    Antoine de Saint Exupéry “He who would travel happily must travel light.”
    Arthur C Clarke “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible”
    Author Unknown “The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”
    Benjamin Disraeli “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”
    Bill Bryson “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
    Blaise Pascal “Our Nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.”
    Carl Burns “A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse… and thinks of home.”
    Carlo Goldoni “A wise traveler never despises his own country.”
    Caskie Stinnett I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted my routine.
    Cesare Pavese “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things — air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky — all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
    Cesare Pavese If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
    Charles Dickens “One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind.”
    Charles Dudley Warner “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.”
    Charles Horton Cooley To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
    Chief Seattle “Take Only Memories, Leave Only Footprints.”
    Clifton Fadiman “When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.”
    D. H. Lawrence “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.”
    Dagobert D. Runes “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.”
    Daranna Gidel “You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” 
    David Attenborough “I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.”
    David Mitchell “Travel Far Enough, You Meet Yourself.”
    Dutch Proverb ‘He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.’ 
    Edward Dahlberg “When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.”
    Elizabeth Drew “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.”
    Ella Maillart “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.”
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” 
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  “The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” 
    Fitzhugh Mullan “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.”
    Francis Bacon “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of the experience.” 
    Frank Herbert “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”
    Freya Stark “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
    Freya Stark “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”
    Freya Stark To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
    G. K. Chesterton “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”
    G.K. Chesterton “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”
    Gayle Foreman “Traveling is not something you’re good at. It’s something you do, like breathing.”
    George Bernard Shaw I dislike feeling at home when I’m abroad.
    George Elliot “Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.”
    Gustave Flaubert Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
    Helen Keller “Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or Nothing.”
    Henry David Thoreau Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
    Henry David Thoreau Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
    Henry Miller “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
    Herman Melville “It is not down in any map; true places never are.”
    Hilaire Belloc “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”
    Hilaire Belloc “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” 
    Iain Sinclair “An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.”
    Italo Calvino “Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did now know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”
    J. R. R. Tolkien “Not all those who wander are lost.”
    Jack Kerouac “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”
    James Michener “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”
    James Whittaker “You dont really conquer a mountain. You conquer yourself. You overcome sickness & everything else – your pains, aches, fear – to reach the summit”
    Jawaharial Nehru “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
    Jim Harrison “After a lifetime of world travel I’ve been fascinated that those in the third world don’t have the same perception of reality that we do.”
    John A. Shedd “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” 
    John Muir “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.”
    John Steinbeck “People don’t take trips – trips take people.”
    John Steinbeck “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
    Kurt Vonnegut “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.”
    Lao Tzu “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
    Lao Tzu “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
    Lillian Smith “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”
    Lin Yutang “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”
    Lisa St. Aubin de Teran “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”
    Louis L’Amour “Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.”
    Ma Jian “Everything I Was I Carry With Me, Everything I Will Be Lies Waiting On The Road Ahead.”
    Marcel Proust The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
    Margaret Mead “As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.”
    Mark Jenkins “Adventure is a path. Real adventure — self-determined, self-motivated, often risky — forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
    Mark Twain “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
    Mark Twain “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    Mark Twain “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”
    Martin Buber “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
    Martin Yan “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.”
    Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
    Maya Angelou “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
    Miriam Beard “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
    Mohammed “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”
    Moorish proverb “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”
    Moslih Eddin Saadi “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”
    Orson Welles “There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.”
    Oscar Wilde I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
    Oscar Wilde To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist’
    Pat Conroy “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
    Paul Fussell “Travel at its truest is thus an ironic experience, and the best travelers… seem to be those able to hold two or three inconsistent ideas in their minds at the same time, or able to regard themselves as at once serious persons and clowns.”
    Paul Fussell “All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.”
    Paul Theroux “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
    Paul Theroux “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”
    Paul Theroux  “Most Travel, And Certainly The Rewarding Kind, Involves Depending On The Kindness Of Strangers, Putting Yourself Into The Hands Of People You Don’T Know And Trusting Them With Your Life.”
    Philip Andrew Adams “To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.” 
    Pico Iyer And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson “Do Not Follow Where The Path May Lead. Go Instead Where There Is No Path And Leave A Trail.”
    Ray Bradbury “Half the fun of the travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”
    Ray Bradbury “See The World. It’s More Fantastic Than Any Dream Made Or Paid For In Factories. Ask For No Guarantees, Ask For No Security.”
    Robert Frost “Two roads diverged in a wood and I — I took the one less traveled by.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
    Robert Thomas Allen “Most of my treasured memories of travel are recollections of sitting.”
    Rosalia de Castro “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”
    Roy Goodman “Remember That Happiness Is A Way Of Travel – Not A Destination.”
    Rudyard Kipling “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”
    Rumi “When you’re traveling, ask the traveler for advice / not someone whose lameness keeps him in one place.”
    Rumi “When you are everywhere, you are nowhere / When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.”
    Sam Keen “To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions.”
    Samuel Johnson “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”
    Samuel Johnson “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”
    Selma Lagerlaf “It is a strange thing to come home. While yet on the journey, you cannot at all realize how strange it will be.”
    Seneca “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”
    Sinclair Lewis “He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.”
    St. Augustine “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
    Susan Heller “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”
    Susan Sontag “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
    T. S. Eliot “The journey not the arrival matters.”
    T. S. Eliot “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
    T’ang dynasty poem “The autumn leaves are falling like rain / Although my neighbors are all barbarians / And you, you are a thousand miles away / There are always two cups at my table.”
    Terry Pratchett “Why Do You Go Away? So That You Can Come Back. So That You Can See The Place You Came From With New Eyes And Extra Colors. And The People There See You Differently, Too. Coming Back To Where You Started Is Not The Same As Never Leaving.”
    The Dhammapada “Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.”
    Tim Cahill  “A Journey Is Best Measured In Friends, Rather Than Miles.”
    Tom Waits “It’s a battered old suitcase and a hotel someplace and a wound that will never heal.”
    Unknown “Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.”
    Unknown “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
    Unknown “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
    Unknown “I would rather own a little and see the world, than own the world and see a little of it.”
    Unknown “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets”
    Unknown “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”
    Unknown “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
    Unknown “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”
    Unknown It’s a big world out there, it would be a shame not to experience it.”
    Unknown “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” 
    Walt Whitman “NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” 
    Wendell Berry “Nobody Can Discover The World For Somebody Else. Only When We Discover It For Ourselves Does It Become Common Ground And A Common Bond And We Cease To Be Alone.”
    William Blake ‘Great things are done when men and mountains meet.’
    William Hazlitt “I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.”
    William Least Heat Moon “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.”
    William Least Heat Moon “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”
    William Ross ”Every man dies – Not every man really lives.”
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place….”
    Walt Disney You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
    Walt Disney We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
    Walt Disney The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
    Walt Disney If you can dream it, you can do it.
    Walt Disney All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
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