Quotes About Travel

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Elizabeth von Arnim
“[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen

Hermann Hesse
“What I am in search of is not so much the gratification of a curiosity or a passion for worldly life, but something far less conditional. I do not wish to go out into the world with an insurance policy in my pocket guaranteeing my return in the event of a disappointment, like some cautious traveller who would be content with a brief glimpse of the world. On the contrary, I desire that there should be hazards, difficulties and dangers to face; I am hungry for reality, for tasks and deeds, and also for privation and suffering.”
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game

Frank Delaney
“When I come out on the road of a morning, when I have had a night's sleep and perhaps a breakfast, and the sun lights a hill on the distance, a hill I know I shall walk across an hour or two thence, and it is green and silken to my eye, and the clouds have begun their slow, fat rolling journey across the sky, no land in the world can inspire such love in a common man.”
Frank Delaney, Ireland

“All of us,' he said, 'have hopes of being poet, artist, discoverer, philospoher, scientist; of possessing the attributes of all these simultaneously. Few are permitted to achieve any of them in daily life. But in travel we attain them all. Then we have our day of glory, when all our dreams come true, when we can be anything we like, as long as we like, and, when we are tired of it, pull up stakes and move on. Travel -- the solitude of the mountains, the emptiness of the desert, the delicacy of the minaret; eternal change, limitless contrast, unending variety.' (Eric Lang)”
Robert Edison Fulton Jr., One Man Caravan

“will I ever get over the pull I feel to both of these places?”
Sara Ferguson

William Least Heat-Moon
“With a nearly desperate sense of isolation and a growing suspicion that I lived in an alien land, I took to the road in search of places where change did not mean ruin and where time and men and deeds connected.”
William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways

Tahir Shah
“Usually, there is nothing more pleasing that returning to a place where you have endured hardship.”
Tahir Shah, In Search of King Solomon's Mines

Ernesto Che Guevara
“At night, after the exhausting games of canasta, we would look out over the immense sea, full of white-flecked and green reflections, the two of us leaning side by side on the railing, each of us far away, flying in his own aircraft to the stratospheric regions of our own dreams. There we understood that our vocation, our true vocation, was to move for eternity along the roads and seas of the world. Always curious, looking into everything that came before our eyes, sniffing out each corner but only ever faintly - not setting down roots in any land or staying long enough to see the substratum of things; the outer limits would suffice.”
Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

Alice Munro
“This is the way you look at the poorest details of the world resurfaced, after you've been driving for a long time -- you feel their singleness and precise location and the forlorn coincidence of you being there to see them.”
Alice Munro, The Progress of Love

Winna Efendi
“And guess what? I have to admit.. I kinda start liking it here.”
Winna Efendi, The Journeys

Chris Brady
“It's hard to be less than happy when you can be happy with less.”
Chris Brady, A Month of Italy: Rediscovering the Art of Vacation

Damon Galgut
“A journey is a gesture inscribed in space, it vanishes even as it's made. You go from one place to another place, and on to somewhere else again, and already behind you there is no trace that you were ever there.”
Damon Galgut, In a Strange Room

Freya Stark
“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”
Freya Stark

Pascal Mercier
“...nicht nur in der Zeit sind wir ausgebreitet. Auch im Raum erstrecken wir uns weit über das hinaus, was sichtbar ist. Wir lassen etwas von uns zurück, wenn wir einen Ort verlassen, wir bleiben dort, obgleich wir wegfahren. Und es gibt Dinge an uns, die wir nur dadurch wiederfinden können, dass wir dorthin zurückkehren. Was könnte aufregender sein, als ein unterbrochenes Leben mit all seinen Versprechen wieder aufzunehmen?”
Pascal Mercier

Sinclair Lewis
“If travel were so inspiring and informing a business...then the wisest men in the world would be deck hands on tramp steamers, Pullman porters, and Mormon missionaries.”
Sinclair Lewis, Dodsworth

“Imagine that you are stuck on a long train ride and must choose one of two books to read in order to pass the time: the first is a novel whose main character is an office worker who is essentially working to pay his monthly cable bill; the second is about someone who decides to travel in South America (and of course encounters various setbacks in the process), but who pushes beyond the boundaries of conventional American life. Which... book would you pick up to read? Indeed, which of the two characters would you rather be?”
Mark Thompson

Evelyn Waugh
“Every Englishman abroad, until it is proved to the contrary, likes to consider himself a traveller and not a tourist.”
Evelyn Waugh, Labels

Bruce Chatwin
“Sluggish and sedentary peoples, such as the Ancient Egyptians-- with their concept of an afterlife journey through the Field of Reeds-- project on to the next world the journeys they failed to make in this one.”
Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines

“The desert doesn't care who you are, and neither does anyone or anything who lives in it.”
Deanne Stillman, Joshua Tree: Desolation Tango

Sara Shepard
“We did all the tourist crap, but I just wanted to sit in a cafe and watch people”
Sara Shepard, Ruthless

Peter Jenkins
“It was as if we'd only been gone the weekend. Or had we been gone a lifetime. Part of that was because when you've lived in Alaska, living in other places seems easier, less challenging, less threatening. Alaska had enlarged each of us. No one is ever the same after coming back from Alaska.”
Peter Jenkins, Looking For Alaska

Eamonn Gearon
“If asked which words one associated with the Sahara, only the most dedicated surrealist might be expected to offer "whale".”
Eamonn Gearon, The Sahara: A Cultural History

“No doubt you are wondering what you will find, out there.' The Commandant said it for me.
'Well, it would be useless for me to try and tell you. The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it...”
Robert Edison Fulton Jr., One Man Caravan

Christopher Hitchens
Your favorite occupation? Travel in contested territory. Hard-working writing and reading when safely home, in the knowledge that an amusing friend is later coming to dinner.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

Truman Capote
“Perhaps, like most of us in a foreign country, he was incapable of placing people, selecting a frame for their picture, as he would at home; therefore all Americans had to be judged in a pretty equal light, and on this basis his companions appeared to be tolerable examples of local color and national character.”
Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's

Bruce Feiler
“In the end I believe the essential spirit that animates those places animates me. If that spirit is God, then I found God...If that spirit is life, then I found life...If that spirit is awe, then I found awe. Part of me suspects it's all three...all I had to do to discover that spirit and the resulting feeling of humility and appreciation was not to look or listen or taste or feel. All I had to do was remember, for what I was looking for I somehow already knew.”
Bruce Feiler

Clara E. Laughlin
“The great glory of travel, to me, is not just what I see that's new to me in countries visited, but that in almost every one of them I change from an outsider looking in to an insider looking out.”
Clara E. Laughlin, Traveling Through Life
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Tom  Carter
“The snapshots in CHINA: Portrait of a People are not meant to be works of art. I was too preoccupied with participating, with reveling in the moment, to worry about their perfection. Their purpose, then, is to form a candid portrait of China exactly as China presented itself to me.”
Tom Carter, China: Portrait of a People

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“There comes a moment when the things one has written, even a traveler's memories, stand up and demand a justification. They require an explanation. They query, 'Who am I? What is my name? Why am I here?”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, North to the Orient

“...all the disadvantages of good roads: high speed, and almost total lack of that inspiring factor in travel -- the welcoming hand of the interested stranger.”
Robert Edison Fulton Jr., One Man Caravan

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