Tourist Quotes

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Khaled Hosseini
“You've always been a tourist here. You just didn't know it.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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

Russell Means
“When a woman grabs my braids and says "How cute!" I crab her breast and say "How cute!" She never touches me again!”
Russell Means, Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means

Amit Kalantri
“You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Erik Pevernagie
“For ages, the bull has been harassed and playfully teased to death in the frame of institutionalized games, in the name of "tauromachic art" and under the auspices of a benevolent, "peaceful" tourist audience. ("Transcendental meditation")”
Erik Pevernagie

Steven Wright
“The other day I went to a tourist information booth and asked, 'Tell me about some of the people who were here last year.”
Steven Wright

Russell Means
“Tourists came around and looked into our tipis. That those were the homes we choose to live in didn`t bother them at all. The untied the door, opened the flap, and barged right in, touching our things, poking through our bedrolls, inspecting everything. It boggles my mind that tourists feel they have the god-given right to intrude everywhere.”
Russell Means, Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means

Tahir Shah
“Move to a new country and you quickly see that visiting a place as a tourist, and actually moving there for good, are two very different things.”
Tahir Shah, Travels With Myself

Patricia Briggs
“When is the last time you were a tourist?” she asked archly.

He just looked at her. Charles, she had to agree, was not tourist material.

“Right,” Anna told him. “Buck up. You might even enjoy it.”

“You might as well have ‘hapless victim’ tattooed across your forehead,” he muttered.”
Patricia Briggs, Fair Game

Michael   Lewis
“...a tourist can't help but have a distorted opinion of a place: he meets unrepresentative people, has unrepresentative experiences, and runs around imposing upon the place the fantastic mental pictures he had in his head when he got there.”
Michael Lewis, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Hilary McKay
“Very helpful, I must say. Look at them in the eye and shout, and they understand every word..." (Mr. Warbeck in Sienna, talking about local Italians.)”
Hilary McKay, Saffy's Angel

“Why should cats care about the rules of men? In their minds, everyone else here is a tourist.”
Maria Lehtman, The Dreaming Doors: Through the Soul Gateways

Dallas Woodburn
“Everyone, even Kai, looks like a tourist in a snorkel mask. And maybe we are all tourists in this underwater world—snorkels are our temporary visas, allowing us to visit this mysterious country for brief slices of time.”
Dallas Woodburn, The Best Week that Never Happened

Ian  Kirkpatrick
“Virginians don’t belong in Maryland for the same reason Marylanders don’t belong in Virginia. When we meet, it should be in DC where everyone is the same kind of nasty: feds.”
Ian Kirkpatrick, Bleed More, Bodymore

John King
“This is the bottom of the shit heap this city. They can keep their Boys From the Blackstuff and Derek Hatton. I'd die in a place like this after growing up in London. I mean, London's shit, but it's home and nothing like Liverpool. This city has to be the arsehole of England. I don't blame Yosser Hughes for nutting everything in sight. I'd have done the same.”
John King, The Football Factory

Susan Straley
“Today we traveled back south toward Portland, Oregon. It occurred to me that we were now going toward our home in Florida instead of away from it.
Maybe this concept was why I was feeling unenthusiastic and worn out.”
Susan Straley, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George: Diagnosis to Discovery in 10,000 Miles

“Life is a tour, we are all tourists”
Dr.P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Traveling changes not just a man, but his art as well.”
Henry Johnson Jr.

Julie Buxbaum
“My dad and I both refuse to patronize the number-one-ranked Curryland, despite the statistical significance of the additional seven five-star reviews in their favor, because as a rule we avoid restaurants that rely on a theme, especially one as nonsensical as pretending that each customer is a tourist in a mythical place called Curryland.”
Julie Buxbaum, What to Say Next

Steven Magee
“I was amazed when one of Arizona’s tourist attractions prevented Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from visiting.”
Steven Magee

“Everything You Should Know About Planning a Trip to Hawaii

Planning a trip to Hawaii should be just as fun as actually going to Hawaii. There are tons of awesome activities and beautiful resorts that you can stay at that it might be hard to choose.”
Hawaiian Planner

Steven Magee
“The most biologically toxic tourist attraction in Hawaii is the 13,797’ Mauna Kea summit tour.”
Steven Magee

J.R. Rim
“The tourist takes his culture with him. The traveler leaves his behind.”
J.R. Rim

“It's so funny that , it is those random stupid acts done. That give us the best memories in life.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Thomm Quackenbush
“The heat of Vegas desiccates the unwary, its dryness sapping moisture from one’s mouth and eyes. Sweat evaporates too quickly to cool, its only evidence dusting of salt on one’s shirt. Las Vegas claims they are the sunniest, least humid state in the Union, which is boast-worthy to those not turning to tourist jerky.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

Thomm Quackenbush
“On long car trips as a passenger, I lose my humanity exit by exit. When I drive, I am in control and have something on which I can focus: not killing myself or other drivers. As a passenger, I am made useless and impatient, aside from finding radio stations and playing “I Spy.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

Thomm Quackenbush
“For the canny traveler, the map is dotted with tourist traps that were once something sincere, something worthy of reverence that gave way to branded merchandise. We follow the billboards that are as accurate as those guiding us to the Corn Palace or the World’s Largest Ball of Twine, kick at the dirt a bit, watch an overinflated PowerPoint or squint at a dusty artifact, peek at the gift shop, and go home with less money but nothing in value gained. These sites are mental stamps that one was in a place where something had once mattered, but the veil between Then and Now is thick and impermeable.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

“Choose to change your wish list to a check list.
Live more , do more rather than wishing more.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Alberto Madrigal
“When you live in a country that speaks a language you don’t know, you learn a lot. You learn not to complain: too much of a hassle.”
Alberto Madrigal, Un lavoro vero

“The problem with seeing a lot of places is they all start to seem the same, especially the ones that are trying to be different.”
Michael Rutger, The Possession

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