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Quotations About / On: TRAVEL

  • 41.
    The grass does grow
    The rains causes floods
    The earth does quake
    Tornadoes do travel
    And age, age grows older
    While all man has are warnings.
    (Power of Nature)
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  • 42.
    Ours is the century of enforced travel ... of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon.
    (John Berger (b. 1926), British author, critic. repr. In Keeping a Rendezvous (1992). "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," Expressen (Stockholm, Nov. 3, 1990).)
    More quotations from: John Berger, travel, people
  • 43.
    I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other countries. I know them all now, and in any critical moment of my life, they all rise up in armed legions for or against me.
    (Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), French actor. The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt, ch. 8 (1977 ed.).)
    More quotations from: Sarah Bernhardt, thanks, life
  • 44.
    To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
    (Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929), U.S. sociologist. Human Nature and the Social Order, ch. 6 (1902).)
  • 45.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Michel de Montaigne, school
  • 46.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Paul Fussell, romance, travel, time
  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    ... 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).)
    More quotations from: Carolyn Wells, color
  • 49.
    These studies which stimulate the young, divert the old, are an ornament in prosperity and a refuge and comfort in adversity; they delight us at home, are no impediment in public life, keep us company at night, in our travels, and whenever we retire to the country.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Archia Poeta, 14.)
  • 50.
    The things which can make life enjoyable remain the same. They are, now as before, reading, music, fine arts, travel, the enjoyment of nature, sports, fashion, social vanity (knightly orders, honorary offices, gatherings) and the intoxication of the senses.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. The Autumn of the Middle Ages, ch. 2 (1921, trans. 1995).)
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