Quotes About Travel

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Emma Donoghue
“People move around so much in the world, things get lost.”
Emma Donoghue, Room

Roman Payne
“I once had a love
who folded secrets between her thighs like napkins
and concealed memories in the valley of her breasts.
There was no match for the freckles on her chest,
and no one could mistake them for a field of honeysuckles.
Upon her lips, a thousand lies were spread in sweet gloss.
Her kiss was like a storybook from ancient history.
She was at home with the body of a man inside her, beside her.
At night, when she lay in bed crying,
no one could mistake the tears she wept for a summer shower
She is gone, my love. She was a wanderess, a wildflower.”
Roman Payne

Roman Payne
“Wandering is the activity of the child, the passion of the genius; it is the discovery of the self, the discovery of the outside world, and the learning of how the self is both "at one with" and "separate from" the outside world. These discoveries are as fundamental to the soul as "learning to survive" is fundamental to the body. These discoveries are essential to realizing what it means to be human. To wander is to be alive.”
Roman Payne, Europa: Limited Time Edition

Richard Francis Burton
“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.”
Richard Francis Burton

Bret Easton Ellis
“I kept staring into the blackness of the woods, drawn into the darkness as I always had been. I suddenly realized how alone I was. (But this is how you travel, the wind whispered back, this is how you've always lived.)”
Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park

Erin Morgenstern
“Something about the circus stirs their souls, and they ache for it when it is absent.”
Erin Morgenstern

Robert Louis Stevenson
“To travel hopefully is better than to have arrived.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Paul Theroux
“The measure of civilized behavior is compassion.”
Paul Theroux, Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

“If travel has momentum and wants to stay in motion, as I mentioned earlier, then adventure has the gravitational pull of a black hole. The more you do it, the more you find a way to keep doing it.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter

Isabella L. Bird
“I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one's life and sigh.”
Isabella L. Bird, Adventures in the Rocky Mountains

Cara Bertoia
“It's hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you're on a losing one.”
Cara Bertoia, Cruise Quarters - a Novel About Casinos and Cruise Ships

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Until-as often happened during those first months travel, whenever I would feel such happiness-my guilt alarm went off. I heard my ex-husband's voice speaking disdainfully in my ear: So this is what you gave up everything for? This is why you gutted our entire life together? For a few stalks of asparagus and an Italian newspaper?
I replied aloud to him: "First of all," I said, "I'm very sorry, but this isn't your business anymore. And secondly, to answer you question...yes.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

William Least Heat-Moon
“Memory is each man's own last measure, and for some, the only achievement.”
William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways

Rebecca Solnit
“Suddenly I came out of my thoughts to notice everything around me again-the catkins on the willows, the lapping of the water, the leafy patterns of the shadows across the path. And then myself, walking with the alignment that only comes after miles, the loose diagonal rhythm of arms swinging in synchronization with legs in a body that felt long and stretched out, almost as sinuous as a snake…when you give yourself to places, they give you yourself back; the more one comes to know them, the more one seeds them with the invisible crop of memories and associations that will be waiting for when you come back, while new places offer up new thoughts, new possibilities. Exploring the world is one the best ways of exploring the mind, and walking travels both terrains.”
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

“The serious reader in the age of technology is a rebel by definition: a protester without a placard, a Luddite without hammer or bludgeon. She reads on planes to picket the antiseptic nature of modern travel, on commuter trains to insist on individualism in the midst of the herd, in hotel rooms to boycott the circumstances that separate her from her usual sources of comfort and stimulation, during office breaks to escape from the banal conversation of office mates, and at home to revolt against the pervasive and mind-deadening irrelevance of television.”
Eric Burns, The Joy of Books

Tahir Shah
“The idea of my heart dancing with delight was far too good to pass up.”
Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself
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Raquel Cepeda
“I wish she’d said something different, but patriarchy is as prevalent around the world as racism and xenophobia are. We can’t hide from it, not even here.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Raquel Cepeda
“Globalization by the way of McDonald’s and KFC has captured the hearts, the minds, and from what I can see through the window, the growing bellies of the folks here.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

“Periodista:
-¿Por qué vá a subir al Everest?
Mallory:
-Porque está ahí.”
Conrad Anker, The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mt. Everest

Tahir Shah
“Lured by the wilderness, and by the chance of spotting rare desert elephants, a few intrepid tourists make their way to the Skeleton Coast each year. It's just about as remote as any tourist destination on earth, but one that pays fabulous dividends.”
Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself

Michael Chabon
“[A]dventures befall the unadventurous as readily, if not as frequently, as the bold. Adventures are a logical and reliable result - and have been since at least the time of Odysseus - of the fatal act of leaving one's home, or trying to return to it again. All adventures happen in that damned and magical space, wherever it may be found or chanced upon, which least resembles one's home. As soon as you have crossed your doorstep or the county line, into that place where the structures, laws, and conventions of your upbringing no longer apply, where the support and approval (but also the disapproval and repression) of your family and neighbors are not to be had: then you have entered into adventure, a place of sorrow, marvels, and regret.”
Michael Chabon, Gentlemen of the Road

Neal Shusterman
“...Our conversation with the supermarket manager had been about as helpful as a New Jersey road sign, and if you've ever been there, you know the signs don't tell you the exit you're coming up to, they only point out the exits you've just missed.
It puts parents in very foul moods--and since you're probably there to visit relatives, their mood was pretty touch and go to begin with.”
Neal Shusterman, The Schwa Was Here

Jan Wong
“Living in China has made me appreciate my own country, with its tiny, ethnically diverse population of unassuming donut-eaters.”
Jan Wong, Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now

“There, Clover found the "gardens and great trees and old cottages...so beautiful" that seeing them exhausted her. It was as if, she joked with her husband, "this English world is a huge stage-play got up only to amuse Americans. It is obviously unreal, eccentric, and taken out of novels.”
Natalie Dykstra, Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life

Paul Theroux
“So far I had been travelling alone with my handbook and my Western Railway timetable: I was happiest finding my own way and did not require a liaison man. It had been my intention to stay on the train, without bothering about arriving anywhere: sight-seeing was a way of passing the time, but, as I had concluded in Istanbul, it was an activity very largely based on imaginative invention, like rehearsing your own play in stage sets from which all the actors had fled.”
Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar

Racquel McDonnell
“I nearer than I was yesterday and further than I am today, tomorrow I'll be square one.”
Racquel McDonnell

Graham Greene
“Rocinante was of more value for a true traveller than a jet plane. Jet planes were for business men.”
Graham Greene, Monsignor Quixote

“It was during my enchanted days of travel that the idea came to me, which, through the years, has come into my thoughts again and again and always happily—the idea that geology is the music of the earth.”
Hans Cloos, Conversation with the Earth

“Where can one buy a lit of that *Right Stuff* bravado required to shrug off the fact that your airplane is now a convertible?”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter

Graham Greene
“the sense of a small courageous community barely existing above the desert of trees, hemmed in by a sun too fierce to work under and a darkness filled with evil spirits - love was an arm round the neck, a cramped embrace in the smoke, wealth a little pile of palm-nuts, old age sores and leprosy, religion a few stones in the centre of the village where the dead chiefs lay, a grove of trees where the rice birds, like yellow and green canaries, built their nests, a man in a mask with raffia skirts dancing at burials. This never varied, only their kindness to strangers, the extent of their poverty and the immediacy of their terrors. Their laughter and their happiness seemed the most courageous things in nature”
Graham Greene

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