Quotes About Travel

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Patrick Rothfuss
“No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.”
Patrick Rothfuss

Ira Levin
“Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler”
Ira Levin, Rosemary's Baby

G.K. Chesterton
“London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.”
G.K. Chesterton

Roman Payne
“88. People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain.. or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris.”
Roman Payne, Crepuscule

Matsuo Bashō
“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
Matsuo Bashō

Tasha Alexander
“At least as a single woman, I had time to pursue my own interests, read voraciously, and travel when opportunity presented.”
Tasha Alexander, And Only to Deceive

Vera Nazarian
“Whenever you go on a trip to visit foreign lands or distant places, remember that they are all someone's home and backyard.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Nothing can be compared to the new life that the discovery of another country provides for a thoughtful person. Although I am still the same I believe to have changed to the bones.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey

John Masefield
“Only the road and the dawn, the sun, the wind, and the rain,
And the watch fire under stars, and sleep, and the road again.

John Masefield

Bill  Murray
“You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey.”
Bill Murray, Common Sense and Whiskey

Winna Efendi
“Wish you were here, we can get lost in the forest together and eat bamboo rice.”
Winna Efendi, The Journeys

Albert Camus
“Any country where I am not bored is a country that teaches me nothing.”
Albert Camus

Mark Twain
“One must travel, to learn. Every day, now, old Scriptural phrases that never possessed any significance for me before, take to themselves a meaning.”
Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad

ربعي المدهون
“أجمل ما في السفر ، هو تقلب مشاهده أمام المسافر مثل مواسم غير مستقرة”
ربعي المدهون, السيدة من تل أبيب

Roman Payne
“This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive and feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad.”
Roman Payne, Cities & Countries

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Oh! That was poetry!" said Pippin. "Do you really mean to start before the break of day?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Henry Rollins
“Yeah, that’s my experience. Humbling to the point where you have major regrets about some of the stupid things you said, some of the things you thought were right. You keep going to these countries, and it’s like, you forgot the lesson from the last time. Because the first person you encounter kind of bitch-slaps you upside the head in the most wonderful, innocent way and you realize, God, I’m still an asshole. And this guy, by doing nothing except being broke and so incredibly polite—it takes you aback, you realize, I’m still not there yet. I still have like eight miles to go before I can even get into the parking lot of humility. I have to keep going back. It’s like going back to a chiropractor to get a readjustment. That’s me in Africa, that’s me in Southeast Asia. You come back humbled and you bring that into your life. It’s made me much more tolerant of other peoples—and I’m not saying I used to be a misogynist, or I used to be a racist, that was never my problem. But I can be extremely headstrong, impatient, rude. Like, “Hurry up, man. What’s your problem? Get out of my way.” That sentiment comes easy to me. Going to these countries, you realize none of that is necessary, none of it’s cool, it’s nothing Abraham Lincoln would do, and so why are you doing it? Those are the lessons I’ve learned.”
Henry Rollins

Elisabeth Eaves
“I know it's not strictly sex that accounts for my straying the motive usually attributed to men. I think it's just too tempting to have two lives rather than one. Some people think that too much travel begets infidelity: Separation and opportunity test the bonds of love. I think it's more likely that people who hate to make choices to settle on one thing or another are attracted to travel. Travel doesn't beget a double life. The appeal of the double life begets travel.”
Elisabeth Eaves, Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

Winna Efendi
“Well, if you ask me what’s so special about this place.. aku akan bilang, most of the time, beauty lies in the simplest of things.

Kayak semilir angin pagi dari teras kamar.
Minum air tanpa harus dijerang lebih dulu.
Makan sayuran hijau yang baru dipetik.
Mendaki kebun teh di siang hari, di tengah gerimis.
Menyeruput kuah dengan berisik, setelah kenyang menyantap rebusan rebung muda.
Sarapan di kedai mi sederhana yang pernah masuk program televisi.
Berjalan kaki sepanjang pasar malam yang dihiasi temaram lentera kertas.
Menuliskan doa di kuil.
Minum teh hangat di atap terbuka, di bawah hamparan langit berbintang.
Hiking di rain forest dan menikmati alam terbuka.

Ini hanya kisah perjalanan sederhana, dibumbui beberapa gigitan nyamuk, oleh-oleh sepasang sumpit kayu, dan petualangan kuliner yang nambah-nambahin bobot timbangan. Ini cerita tentang menemukan sesuatu yang nggak terduga, di tempat yang tidak disangka.

Semua dari sebuah desa kecil bernama air.

And that’s the beauty of small things.
Don’t you agree?”
Winna Efendi, The Journeys

Michael Palin
“Night falls over Machu Picchu to the sound of Abba's 'Dancing Queen'.”
Michael Palin, Full Circle

Sarah Glidden
“One thing that I love about traveling is feeling disoriented and removed from my comfort zone.”
Sarah Glidden, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Roman Payne
“With the need for the self in the time of another / I left my seaport grim and dear / knowing good work could be made / in the state governed by both Hope and Despair.”
Roman Payne

E.M. Forster
“How can the mind take hold of such a country? Generations of invaders have tried, but they remain in exile. The important towns they build are only retreats, their quarrels the malaise of men who cannot find their way home. India knows of their trouble. She knows of the whole world's trouble, to its uttermost depth. She calls "Come" through her hundred mouths, through objects ridiculous and august. But come to what? She has never defined. She is not a promise, only an appeal.”
E.M. Forster, A Passage to India: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism

Terry Pratchett
“You haven't really been anywhere until you've got back home.”
Terry Pratchett, The Light Fantastic

Elizabeth Gilbert
“I had long ago learned that when you are the giant, alien visitor to a remote and foreign culture it is sort of your job to become an object of ridicule. It’s the least you can do, really, as a polite guest.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

Pascal Mercier
“Warum bedauern wir Leute, die nicht reisen können? Weil sie sich, indem sie sich äußerlich nicht ausbreiten können, auch innerlich nicht auszudehnen vermögen, sie können sich nicht vervielfältigen, und so ist ihnen die Möglichkeit genommen, weitläufige Ausflüge in sich selbst zu unternehmen und zu entdecken, wer und was anderes sie auch hätten werden können.”
Pascal Mercier

Mary Roach
“Every mode of travel has its signature mental aberration.”
Mary Roach, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

“There's something in the act of setting out that renews me, that fills me with a feeling of possibility. On the road, I'm forced to rely on instinct and intuition, on the kindness of strangers, in ways that illuminate who I am, ways that shed light on my motivations, my fears.”
Andrew McCarthy, The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down
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Amin Maalouf
“Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.”
Amin Maalouf, Leo Africanus
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