Quotations About / On: TRAVEL

  • 31.
    To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. Virginibus Puerisque, "El Dorado," (1881).)
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  • 32.
    He may travel who can subsist on the wild fruits and game of the most cultivated country.
    (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).)
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  • 33.
    Bachelors alone can travel freely, and without any twinges of their consciences touching desertion of the fire-side.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids" (1855), The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987).)
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  • 34.
    I was born and raised in a neighborhood called Noah's Ark. If you didn't travel in pairs, you just didn't travel.
    (Stanley Shapiro (1925-1990), screenwriter, and Maurice Richlin (d. 1990). Lieutenant Holden (Tony Curtis), Operation Petticoat (1959).)
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  • 35.
    Even the elephant carries but a small trunk on his journeys. The perfection of traveling is to travel without baggage.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Yankee in Canada" (1853), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 33, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 36.
    Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong.
    (Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), British novelist, poet. Passenger to Teheran, ch. 1 (1926).)
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  • 37.
    In order always to learn something from others (which is the finest school there can be), I observe in my travels this practice: I always steer those with whom I talk back to the things they know best.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "A trait of some ambassadors," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. I, ch. 17, Simon Millanges, Bordeaux, first edition (1580).)
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  • 38.
    A guide book is addressed to those who plan to follow the traveler, doing what he has done, but more selectively. A travel book, in its purest, is addressed to those who do not plan to follow the traveler at all, but who require the exotic or comic anomalies, wonders and scandals of the literary form romance which their own place or time cannot entirely supply.
    (Paul Fussell (b. 1924), U.S. historian, critic, educator. "Travel Books as Literary Phenomena," Abroad: British Literacy Travelling Between the Wars, Oxford University Press (1980).)
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  • 39.
    What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. letter, Aug. 31, 1820, to poet Thomas Moore. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 7, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
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  • 40.
    ... ideals, standards, aspirations,—those are chameleon words, and take color from their speakers,—often false tints. A scholarly man of my acquaintance once told me that he traveled a thousand miles into the desert to get away from the word uplift, and it was the first word he heard after he reached his destination.
    (Carolyn Wells (1862-1942), U.S. author. The Rest of My Life, ch. 4 (1937).)
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