Selected Quotes about Travel

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. -- Diane Arbus

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. -- Miriam Beard

I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two is this -- we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. -- Hilaire Belloc

Ours is the century of enforced travel. . . of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. -- John Berger

Through the years, a man peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the image of his own face. -- Jorge Luis Borges

The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time. -- Colette

Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone. -- The Dhammapada

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. -- Clifton Fadiman

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me. -- Sigmund Freud

I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. -- Robert Frost

A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change. -- Katharine Butler Hathaway

Your true traveller 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

The traveler that resolutely follows a rough and winding path will sooner reach the end of his journey than he that is always changing his direction, and wastes the hour of daylight in looking for smoother ground and shorter passages. -- Samuel Johnson

To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions. -- Sam Keen

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything. -- Charles Kuralt

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. -- Sinclair Lewis

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. -- Katherine Mansfield

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. -- Margaret Mead

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. -- George Moore

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours. -- J. B. (John Boynton) Priestley

He who would travel happily must travel light. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel. -- George Santayana

‘As I think about (distance travelled) I have a sudden and extraordinary flash, something I have never had before and am never able to recapture again. I see the whole of Africa in one single vision, as though illuminated by lightning.’ -- Ted Simon

I am learning, as I make my way through my first continent, that it is remarkably easy to do things, and much more frightening to contemplate them. -- Ted Simon

Once I traveled about in an old bakery wagon, double-doored rattler with a mattress on the floor, I stopped where people stopped or gathered, I listened and looked and felt, and in the process had a picture of my country the accuracy of which was impaired only by my own shortcomings. -- John Steinbeck

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

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 Louis Stevenson

Travel is only glamorous in retrospect. -- Paul Theroux

The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines. -- Henry J. Tillman

Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. -- Mark Twain

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. -- Mark Twain

No one travelling on a business trip would be missed if he failed to arrive. -- Thorstein Veblen

Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. -- Kurt Vonnegut

A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from. -- Lin Yutang

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. -- Lin Yutang

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