Quotes About Travel

Quotes tagged as "travel" (showing 271-300 of 2,364)
G.K. Chesterton
“London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.”
G.K. Chesterton

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

Dejan Stojanovic
“I travel, always arriving in the same place.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

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

bell hooks
“I mostly want to remind her of the recipes of healing, and give her my own made-on-the spot remedy for the easing of her pain. I tell her, “Get a pen. Stop crying so you can write this down and start working on it tonight.” My remedy is long. But the last item on the list says: “When you wake up and find yourself living someplace where there is nobody you love and trust, no community, it is time to leave town – to pack up and go (you can even go tonight). And where you need to go is any place where there are arms that can hold you, that will not let you go.”
bell hooks, Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery

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

Mark Helprin
“Quite possibly there's nothing as fine as a big freight train starting across country in early summer, Hardesty thought. That's when you learn that the tragedy of plants is that they have roots.”
Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

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

Amin Maalouf
“Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.”
Amin Maalouf, Leo Africanus

Mark Twain
“The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the gentle reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass. If the case be otherwise, I beg his pardon and extend to him the cordial hand of fellowship and call him brother. I shall always delight to meet an ass after my own heart when I have finished my travels.”
Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad

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

Juliet C. Obodo
“You cannot keep something down that is bound to rise.”
Juliet C. Obodo, Writer's Retreat: New York City Edition: Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops for Writers, Bloggers & Students

Salvador Dalí
“New skin, a new land! And a land of liberty, if that is possible! I chose the geology of a land that was new to me, and that was young, virgin, and without drama, that of America. I traveled in America, but instead of romantically and directly rubbing the snakeskin of my body against the asperities of its terrain, I preferred to peel protected within the armor of the gleaming black crustacean of a Cadillac which I gave Gala as a present. Nevertheless all the men who admire and the women who are in love with my old skin will easily be able to find its remnants in shredded pieces of various sizes scattered to the winds along the roads from New York via Pittsburgh to California. I have peeled with every wind; pieces of my skin have remained caught here and there along my way, scattered through that "promised land" which is America; certain pieces of this skin have remained hanging in the spiny vegetation of the Arizona desert, along the trails where I galloped on horseback, where I got rid of all my former Aristotelian "planetary notions." Other pieces of my skin have remained spread out like tablecloths without food on the summits of the rocky masses by which one reaches the Salt Lake, in which the hard passion of the Mormons saluted in me the European phantom of Apollinaire. Still other pieces have remained suspended along the "antediluvian" bridge of San Francisco, where I saw in passing the ten thousand most beautiful virgins in America, completely naked, standing in line on each side of me as I passed, like two rows of organ-pipes of angelic flesh with cowrie-shell sea vulvas.”
Salvador Dalí, The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí

J.M.G. Le Clézio
“Nights are long when it's cold and you're waiting for a train.”
J.M.G. Le Clézio, Wandering Star

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

“A girl who travels will need someone that questions her, not too little, and not too much. She’ll need someone to read her, but also really listen to her. Because she’ll want to do the same. She’ll want a person that shares an interest but at the same time stays genuine to who they are. Not drown in a puddle of narcissism. And not drown in a lake of fascination.”
lauren klarfeld

Douglas Adams
“David Attenborough has said that Bali is the most beautiful place in the world, but he must have been there longer than we were, and seen different bits, because most of what we saw in the couple of days we were there sorting out our travel arrangements was awful. It was just the tourist area, i.e., that part of Bali which has been made almost exactly the same as everywhere else in the world for the sake of people who have come all this way to see Bali.”
Douglas Adams, Last Chance to See

Laura Fraser
“London on your own actually seems more exotic than Egypt on a tour.”
Laura Fraser, An Italian Affair

Stefanos Livos
“A book is the cheapest ticket you will ever hold.”
Stefanos Livos

Neil Gaiman
“This is a roadside attraction,' said Wednesday. 'One of the finest. Which means it is a place of power.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

David Nicholls
“Paris was all so... Parisian. I was captivated by the wonderful wrongness of it all - the unfamiliar fonts, the brand names in the supermarket, the dimensions of the bricks and paving stones. Children, really quite small children, speaking fluent French!”
David Nicholls, Us

Samuel Johnson
“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”
Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Amy Hempel
“A five-hour flight works out to three days and nights on land, by rail, from sea to shining sea.

You can chalk off the hours on the back of the seat ahead. But seventy-some hours will not seem so long to you if you tell yourself first: This is where I am going to be for the rest of my natural life.”
Amy Hempel, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom: Stories

Pat Conroy
“I thought that I must always search for the remarkable combinations, add unknowns, mix things that were clearly marked with things beyond marking. I would leave the simulated test and enter into forbidden territory. I would look for that moment when I would begin to pour alone and in wonder. I would always try to seize that moment and to accept its challenge. I wanted to become the seeker, the aroused and passionate explorer, and it was better to go at it knowing nothing at all, always choosing the unmarked bottle, always choosing your own unproven method, armed with nothing faith and a belief in astonishment. And if by accident, I could make a volcano in a single test tube, then what could I do with all the strange magnificent elements of the world with its infinity of unknowns, with the swarm of man, with civilization, with language?”
Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline

Michael Poeltl
“The storm long past, the night sky was beset with stars. Pointing upward, I asked her to pick a point of light and stay with it. Standing up, I eased Sara to her feet. Whispering into her ear, I asked, “Have you ever stood under a star... and felt the earth move under your feet?” - The Judas Syndrome”
Michael Poeltl, The Judas Syndrome

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. ”
Elizabeth Drew
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“A young gratuitous smile; trust and distrust;
Promiscuities of bed and board and road;
The one assured treasure
A life, in recollection, truly possessed.”
Robert Wells

M.B. Dallocchio
“The open road. Seemingly my only friend for years upon end since leaving war. The road embraced me, let me breathe, and more importantly, did not judge me.”
M.B. Dallocchio

Don Darkes
“Just because I am paranoid does not mean that someone is not out to get me”
Don Darkes, 6692 Pisces the Sailfish

Julia de Burgos
“Voy a hacer un rompeolas
con mi alegria pequena. No quiero que sepa el mar que por mi pecho van penas.”
Julia de Burgos

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