Traveler Quotes

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Roman Payne
“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.”
Roman Payne, Cities & Countries

Italo Calvino
“Don't be amazed if you see my eyes always wandering. In fact, this is my way of reading, and it is only in this way that reading proves fruitful to me. If a book truly interests me, I cannot follow it for more than a few lines before my mind, having seized on a thought that the text suggests to it, or a feeling, or a question, or an image, goes off on a tangent and springs from thought to thought, from image to image, in an itinerary of reasonings and fantasies that I feel the need to pursue to the end, moving away from the book until I have lost sight of it. The stimulus of reading is indispensable to me, and of meaty reading, even if, of every book, I manage to read no more than a few pages. But those few pages already enclose for me whole universes, which I can never exhaust.”
Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

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

Andrew Zimmern
“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”
Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre World of Food: Brains, Bugs, and Blood Sausage

Kahlil Gibran
“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.”
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

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

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 introspection.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Jean Webster
“I have a terrible wanderthirst; the very sight of a map makes me want to put on my hat and take an umbrella and start. I
shall see before I die the palms and temples of the South.”
Jean Webster, Daddy-Long-Legs

Kamand Kojouri
“Here's another poem,
like all others before and after,
dedicated to you.
There isn't anything left to be said
but I will spend my life
trying to put you into words.
You who is every goodness,
every optimism
and hope.
Your love is a better fate for me
than anything I could wish for.
If you are a part of me,
then you’re the best part.
And if you're separate from me,
then you are my destination.
But I’ve become a weary traveller,
so please,
let us never be apart.”
Kamand Kojouri

George Washington
“[death]...the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return”
George Washington

Lao Tzu
“A good traveler leaves no track.”
Tao te Ching

Raquel Cepeda
“Come to think of it, maybe God is a He after all, because only a cruel force would create something this beautiful and make it inaccessible to most people.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Richie Norton
“Travel to unravel.”
Richie Norton

“He did not choose to become a wanderer.

He did not take a conscious decision that he wants to become a wanderer.

Destiny chose him to wander. And then he became a wanderer.

The wanderings keep on happening on their own. And the wanderer keeps on wandering!

The wanderer does not have a final home. He does not have a certain destination.

He keeps on drifting from place to place. And wanderings become his destiny!

And he becomes the wanderer!”
Avijeet Das

Alexander Jablokov
“His action of joining them, which would have been rude in a restaurant that was not moving at three hundred kilometers an hour, was perfectly acceptable on a train, which mimicked the entirely random joinings of life but revealed their true nature by making them last only hours or days, rather than years and decades. People on a train form an alliance, as if the world that surrounded the parallel rails were hostile and and they refugees from it. The dining car, humming and rocking gently in the night, annihilated past and future and made all associations outside of itself seem vaguely unreal. So they welcomed him at their table, for he was one of them, a traveler, not one of those wraiths through whose night-lit cities they passed.”
Alexander Jablokov, Carve the Sky

Carlos José Pérez Sámano
“Any travel is pointless if you don't come back. Any travel is pointless if you don't really leave yourself back.”
Carlos José Pérez Sámano, África Sueño de Sombras Largas

Nitya Prakash
“I know you don’t need or want love. But I just have so much to give that I don’t know how to keep it. Sweetheart, think of me as a fellow traveler, a companion, till the journey allows. Till we reach where we must be.”
Nitya Prakash

Charlotte Eriksson
“We drove to the ocean and smoked cigarettes until six in the morning when I fell asleep on your chest.
When you woke up I was gone and you went back to yours, and I keep having my best conversations while the world is asleep, trying to find myself somewhere between dawn and the sunrise.
Dear universe, may I never find myself.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

Gabriela Mistral
“This salt mist blots out everything
that comforts and speaks to the traveler:
roads, bridges, towns, trees.
There's no face I might see and know,
only the mist whose insistent hand
runs over our faces and flanks.”
Gabriela Mistral, Madwomen: Poems of Gabriela Mistral

“He did not choose to become a wanderer.

He did take a conscious decision that he wants to become a wanderer.

Destiny chose him to wander. And then he became a wanderer.

The wanderings keep on happening on their own. And the wanderer keep on wandering!

The wanderer does not have a final home. He does not have a certain destination.

He keeps on drifting from place to place. And wanderings become his destiny!

And he becomes the wanderer!”
Avijeet Das

“A traveling traveler travels but the non traveling traveler travels to places with the help of books that opens a traveler's chapter in the life of a non traveling yet traveling traveler.”
Suyasha Subedi

Dorothea Lasky
“You were
Something or someone I loved
But I am a traveler
And I love no one
But the empty road”
Dorothea Lasky, Rome: Poems

Noor Al-Shanti
“The Travelers say that it is not in the human nature to kill or harm anyone. They believe that war is so abhorrent to the human spirit that it can destroy those who are victorious more surely than it destroys those who are killed.”
Noor Al-Shanti, Children of the Dead City

Rachel Hartman
“You are the traveler, taking this journey. You are the hero, writing this story. When the trickster Pau-Henoa wandered under the earth, what did he find?”
“The sun,”
“Right,” said Chessey firmly. “Even the pagans knew: you will wander the dark places under the earth, but you will come back with the sun.”
Rachel Hartman, Tess of the Road

“Carry self-belief as baggage in your journey of life!”
Avijeet Das

“I am the wanderer. You won't find me. I keep on drifting. You can't keep me with you. I have to wander. I am sensitive. But I am a Man. I like drifting. So you can't keep me. I am the wanderer.”
Avijeet Das

Victoria Alexander
“There are two kinds of women in this world, my dear. Those who wave goodbye to others starting on grand adventures and those waving back from the window of a train or the deck of a ship. - Ophelia Higginbotham”
Victoria Alexander, The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl

“you and i
belong to this city
this city which
we both love

this city of stupa
and chanting
of temple and arati
of church and hymn
of masjid and namaz
of gurudwara and
gurbani

this city of love and
affection
this city of culture and
tradition
this city reaching
for a modern sky
yet its roots deep
and ancient!

you and i
belong to this city
this city which we
both love.”
Avijeet Das

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