Quotations About / On: TRAVEL
He travels fastest who travels alone, and that goes double for she. Real feminism is spinsterhood.
(Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. author. "Spinsterhood Is Powerful," Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye (1989).)
Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
(Paul Theroux (b. 1941), U.S. novelist, travel writer. The Great Railway Bazaar, ch. 21 (1975).)
Far travel, very far travel, or travail, comes near to the worth of staying at home.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 17, 1844, to Isaac Hecker, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 408, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
I was born to travel and write verse.
(Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), French poet, novelist, critic. Quoted in Ernest Feydeau, Théophile Gautier, souvenirs intimes, Plon (1874).)
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
(Paul Theroux (b. 1941), U.S. novelist, travel writer. quoted in Observer (London, Oct. 7, 1979).)
Evil counsel travels fast.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 714.)
Time travels in divers paces with divers persons.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Rosalind, in As You Like It, act 3, sc. 2, l. 308-9.
Time passes at different speeds according to the person.)
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.
(W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet. "The American Scene," pt. 6, The Dyer's Hand (1962).)
Oh, my. I'd forgotten how much I hate space travel.
(George Lucas (b. 1944), U.S. director, screenwriter. C3PO (Anthony Daniels), Star Wars, as Han Solo's ship, The Millennium Falcon, takes off (1977).)
Falling in love is the right adventure for those who dislike sports and travel.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)