Quotations About / On: TRAVEL

  • 31.
    Thus, far from the beaten highways and the dust and din of travel, we beheld the country privately, yet freely, and at our leisure.
    (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. 249, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 32.
    Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Art," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
  • 33.
    Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841).)
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  • 34.
    I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad—and to travel for it too!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Rosalind, in As You Like It, act 4, sc. 1, l. 27-9. To Jaques, who has been defining his particular melancholy.)
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  • 35.
    My soul travels on the smell of perfume like the souls of other men on music.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Little Poems in Prose (Paris Spleen), "A Hemisphere in a Head of Hair," (1857).)
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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    Travelling, gentlemen, is medieval, today we have means of communication, not to speak of tomorrow and the day after, means of communication that bring the world into our homes, to travel from one place to another is atavistic.
    (Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Homo faberEin Bericht, Suhrkamp (1957). Professor O., in Homo FaberA Report, p. 100, trans. by Michael Bullock (1977), Abelard-Schuman (1959).)
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