Quotations About / On:
Americans are rather like bad Bulgarian wine: they don't travel well.
(Bernard Falk (1943-1990), British broadcaster, author. Quoted in Observer (London, April 27, 1986).)
Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
(Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. Letter, July 9, 1950. Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981).)
The travel writer seeks the world we have lostthe lost valleys of the imagination.
(Alexander Cockburn (b. 1941), Anglo-Irish journalist. repr. in Corruptions of Empire, pt. 1 (1988). "Bwana Vistas," Harper's (New York, Aug. 1985).)
The world must be all fucked up when men travel first class and literature goes as freight.
(Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. the Catalan bookstore owner in Macondo, in 100 Years Of Solitude, 1978 edition, p. 323 (orig. publ. 1967, trans. 1970).)
I should like to oblige you, but with people like us, we must be able to travel faster than our clients.
(Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Captain Feeney (Arthur O'Sullivan), Barry Lyndon, after robbing Redmond Barry, who asked if he could at least keep his horse (1975).)
We can travel longer, night and day, without losing our spirits than almost any persons we ever met.
(Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 557, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (June 6, 1879).
Called "Rutherford the Rover," Hayes traveled more and publicized his pet policies by speaking to the people than did his predecessors.)
Next to a shot of some good, habit-forming narcotic, there is nothing like travelling alone as a "builder-upper."
(Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Chips Off the Old Benchley, "He Travels Fastest," Harper & Brothers (1949).)
Traveling takes the ink out of one's pen as well as the cash out of one's purse.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. letter, Dec. 2, 1849, to Evert A. Duyckinck. Correspondence, vol. 14, The Writings of Herman Melville, ed. Lynn Horth (1993).)
Roads are made for horses and men of business. I do not travel in them much.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 213, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
So as to comprehend that the sky is blue everywhere one doesn't need to travel around the world.
(Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Wilhelm Meister's Travels, Reflections in the Spirit of the Travellers (1829).)