Quotes About Travel

Quotes tagged as "travel" (showing 181-210 of 1,963)
Jodi Picoult
“Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Clive Barker
“Wherever I go, I will speak of you with love.”
Clive Barker, The Thief of Always

Horace
“Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.
(They change their sky, not their soul, who rush across the sea.)”
Horace, The Odes of Horace

Guillermo del Toro
“The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you're not a traveler. You're a f@@king tourist.”
Guillermo del Toro

Charlotte Eriksson
“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

Lisa Ann Sandell
“They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me. I want to do things-- I want to walk the rain-soaked streets of London, and drink mint tea in Casablanca. I want to wander the wastelands of the Gobi desert and see a yak. I think my life's ambition is to see a yak. I want to bargain for trinkets in an Arab market in some distant, dusty land. There's so much. But, most of all, I want to do things that will mean something.”
Lisa Ann Sandell, A Map of the Known World

Erol Ozan
“You can't understand a city without using its public transportation system.”
Erol Ozan

Hermann Hesse
“Whither will my path yet lead me? This path is stupid, it goes in spirals, perhaps in circles, but whichever way it goes, I will follow it.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddharta

Cormac McCarthy
“They spoke less and less between them until at last they were silent altogether as is often the way with travelers approaching the end of a journey.”
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Julian Barnes
“He didn’t really like travel, of course. He liked the idea of travel, and the memory of travel, but not travel itself.”
Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

Antonio Porchia
“Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.”
Antonio Porchia

Richard Paul Evans
“I don't want to go to Peru."
How do you know? You've never been there."
I've never been to hell either and I'm pretty sure I don't want to go there.”
Richard Paul Evans, The Sunflower

Rick Steves
“I would like travelers, especially American travelers, to travel in a way that broadens their perspective, because I think Americans tend to be some of the most ethnocentric people on the planet. It's not just Americans, it's the big countries. It's the biggest countries that tend to be ethnocentric or ugly. There are ugly Russians, ugly Germans, ugly Japanese and ugly Americans. You don't find ugly Belgians or ugly Bulgarians, they're just too small to think the world is their norm.”
Rick Steves

Gregory Maguire
“The overdressed traveler betrays more interest in being seen than in seeing, while the true traveler knows that the novel world about her serves as the most appropriate accessory.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

David Sedaris
“People are often frightened of Parisians, but an American in Paris will find no harsher critic than another American.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day

Sarah Reijonen
“How you live your life is up to you. You have to go out and grab the world by the horns. Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you.”
Sarah Reijonen, Country Girl: Letting Love & Wanderlust Take the Reins

Elizabeth Gilbert
“Traveling-to-a-place energy and living-in-a-place energy are two fundamentally different energies”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Norman Lewis
“I am looking for the people who have always been there, and belong to the places they live. The others I do not wish to see.”
Norman Lewis

Margaret George
“I had a desire to see something besides my own shores, if only to be content to return to them someday. If I wish to live in my native land and love her, it should not be out of ignorance.”
Margaret George, Mary Queen of Scotland and The Isles

Bruce Feiler
“...I had always believed that I left a bit of me wherever I went. I also believed that I took a bit of every place with me. I never felt that more than with this trip. It was as if the act of touching these places, walking these roads,and asking these questions had added another column to my being. And the only possible explanation I could find for that feeling was that a spirit existed in many of the places I visited, and a spirit existed in me and the two had somehow met in the course of my travels. It's as if the godliness of the land and the godliness of my being had fused.”
Bruce Feiler

Robert M. Pirsig
“We want to make good time, but for us now this is measured with the emphasis on "good" rather than on "time"....”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Pico Iyer
“Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice”
Pico Iyer

Robin McKinley
“It doesn't matter if I'm only to be gone four days, as in this case; I take six months' supply of reading material everywhere. Anyone who needs further explication of this eccentricity can find it usefully set out in the first pages of W. Somerset Maugham's story "The Book-Bag.”
Robin McKinley, Imaginary Lands

Whitney Otto
“While she was in transit, being unattached was exhilarating, but the moment she stopped, so did the high.”
Whitney Otto, Eight Girls Taking Pictures

John Hope Franklin
“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey;”
John Hope Franklin

Paul Theroux
“..luxury is the enemy of observation, a costly indulgence that induces such a good feeling that you notice nothing. Luxury spoils and infantilizes you and prevents you from knowing the world. That is its purpose, the reason why luxury cruises and great hotels are full of fatheads who, when they express an opinion, seem as though they are from another planet. It was also my experience that one of the worst aspects of travelling with wealthy people, apart from the fact that the rich never listen, is that they constantly groused about the high cost of living – indeed, the rich usually complained of being poor.”
Paul Theroux, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Charlotte Brontë
“I like the spirit of this great London which I feel around me. Who but a coward would pass his whole life in hamlets; and for ever abandon his faculties to the eating rust of obscurity?”
Charlotte Brontë, Villette

Walt Whitman
“My spirit has pass'd in compassion and determination around the whole earth.
I have look'd for equals and lovers an found them ready for me in all lands,
I think some divine rapport has equalized me with them”
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Bill Bryson
“What is it about maps? I could look at them all day, earnestly studying the names of towns and villages I have never heard of and will never visit...”
Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

Elizabeth Bowen
“Karen, her elbows folded on the deck-rail, wanted to share with someone the pleasure in being alone: this is the paradox of any happy solitude. She had never landed at Cork, so this hill and that hill beyond were as unexpected as pictures at which you say "Oh look!" Nobody was beside her to share the moment, which would have been imperfect with anyone else there.”
Elizabeth Bowen

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