Quotations About / On:
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
(Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "On Futility," Reasons of the Heart (1965).)
Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. First published by Centaur Press (Philadelphia, 1925). "The Crown," Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine, M. Secker (1934).)
Travelling carries me to the surface, away from the deeps of home-thoughts.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
A man may travel fast enough and earn his living on the road.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 324, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
A man of travel, that hath seen the world.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Armado, in Love's Labor's Lost, act 5, sc. 1, l. 107-8.
Making the claim for himself.)