Quotes About Travel

Quotes tagged as "travel" (showing 121-150 of 2,120)
Danzy Senna
“It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.”
Danzy Senna

Michael Palin
“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”
Michael Palin

Ryszard Kapuściński
“A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our door step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable.”
Ryszard Kapuściński, Travels with Herodotus

Santosh Kalwar
“If life is a journey then let my soul travel and share your pain.”
Santosh Kalwar

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Alice Steinbach
“I suspected, however, that I wasn't homesick for anything I would find at home when I returned. The longing was for what I wouldn't find: the past and all the people and places there were lost to me.”
Alice Steinbach, Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman

Michael Mewshaw
“Personally I like going places where I don't speak the language, don't know anybody, don't know my way around and don't have any delusions that I'm in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home.”
Michael Mewshaw

Agnes Repplier
“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. ”
Agnes Repplier

Justina Chen
“I didn't know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful.”
Justina Chen

Anthony Bourdain
“The journey is part of the experience - an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca.”
Anthony Bourdain, A Cook's Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines

Robert Benchley
“There are two kinds of travel: first class and with children.”
Robert Benchley, Pluck and Luck

Alex Garland
“Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled.”
Alex Garland, The Beach

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Fare well we call to hearth and hall
Though wind may blow and rain may fall
We must away ere break of day
Over the wood and mountain tall

To Rivendell where Elves yet dwell
In glades beneath the misty fell
Through moor and waste we ride in haste
And wither then we cannot tell

With foes ahead behind us dread
Beneath the sky shall be our bed
Until at last our toil be sped
Our journey done, our errand sped
We must away! We must away!
We ride before the break of day!”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Charles Bukowski
“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”
Charles Bukowski

“It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!”
Penelope Riley, Travel Absurdities

Elizabeth Gilbert
“My restlessness makes me a far better day-to-day traveler than he will ever be. I am infinitely curious and almost infinitely patient with mishaps, discomforts, and minor disasters. So I can go anywhere on the planet—that’s not a problem. The problem is that I just can’t live anywhere on the planet.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Lao Tzu
“A good traveler leaves no tracks. Good speech lacks fault-finding.”
Lao Tzu

John Ruskin
“No changing of place at a hundred miles an hour will make us one whit stronger, or happier, or wiser. There was always more in the world than man could see, walked they ever so slowly; they will see it no better for going fast. The really precious things are thought and sight, not pace. It does a bullet no good to go fast; and a man, if he be truly a man, no harm to go slow; for his glory is not at all in going, but in being.”
John Ruskin

Roman Payne
“In my errant life I roamed
To learn the secrets of women and men,
Of gods and dreams.
I've known all the countries of our world,
I've lived a thousand lives:
Many lives I lived in love,
Other lives I squandered.
For in my life I never traveled,
All I did was wander.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Bill Bryson
“I turned to my own bunk and examined it with a kind of appalled fascination. If the mattress stains were anything to go by, a previous user had not so much suffered from incontinence as rejoiced in it. He had evidently included the pillow in his celebrations.”
Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Evelyn Waugh
“I have a good mind not to take Aloysius to Venice. I don't want him to meet a lot of horrid Italian bears and pick up bad habits.”
Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited

Bill Bryson
“It was the kind of pure, undiffused light that can only come from a really hot blue sky, the kind that makes even a concrete highway painful to behold and turns every distant reflective surface into a little glint of flame. Do you know how sometimes on very fine days the sun will shine with a particular intensity that makes the most mundane objects in the landscape glow with an unusual radiance, so that buildings and structures you normally pass without a glance suddenly become arresting, even beautiful? Well, they seem to have that light in Australia nearly all the time.”
Bill Bryson

Jack Kerouac
“...but I preferred reading the American landscape as we went along. Every bump, rise, and stretch in it mystified my longing.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

John Steinbeck
“You don't even know where I'm going."
"I don't care. I'd like to go anywhere.”
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

Eudora Welty
“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”
Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings

Ursula K. Le Guin
“The explorer who will not come back or send back his ships to tell his tale is not an explorer, only an adventurer; and his sons are born in exile.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Anthony Doerr
“Leave home, leave the country, leave the familiar. Only then can routine experience—buying bread, eating vegetables, even saying hello—become new all over again.”
Anthony Doerr

Saadi
“Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.”
Saadi

Dave Eggers
“We would oppose the turning of the planet and refuse the setting of the sun.”
Dave Eggers, You Shall Know Our Velocity!

Carl Sagan
“The vast distances that separate the stars are providential. Beings and worlds are quarantined from one another. The quarantine is lifted only for those with sufficient self-knowledge and judgment to have safely traveled from star to star.”
Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

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