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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tahir Shah
“Real travel is not about the highlights with which you dazzle your friends once you're home. It's about the loneliness, the solitude, the evenings spent by yourself, pining to be somewhere else. Those are the moments of true value. You feel half proud of them and half ashamed and you hold them to your heart.”
Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

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

Charlotte Eriksson
“I embrace the rain like no one else and I call for storms because I live for the moments when I get through to the other side with all my organs intact.
I change with the seasons and the seasons live in me, depending on the weather as if it's something to be trusted. I don't feel safe unless I'm far below or high above, near the ocean, or climbing the mountain. Where I can't be reached or seen by anyone or anything and not even myself, because it seems to me that these voices in my head get louder just to kill the noise from the outside,
and so I need to go away from time to time.
You will never see me surrender, never see me cry, but you will often see me walk away. Turn around and just leave, without looking back.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

Joy Harjo
“I thought my dance alone through worlds of
odd and eccentric planets that no one else knew
would sustain me.”
Joy Harjo, She Had Some Horses

“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

“to travel is essential
to grasp the world
but you don't need
to travel the world
to grasp yourself”
Dahi Tamara Koch, Within the event horizon: poetry prose

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

Italo Calvino
“El viajero reconoce lo poco que es suyo al descubrir lo mucho que no ha tenido y no tendrá.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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

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

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

“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

this city of love and
this city of culture and
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

“I am not used to staying at one place for so long. I am the wanderer. And I keep on wandering.”
Avijeet Das

“Why do I keep on drifting? Yes, I wish I knew why? I am not aware of the reason myself. Why do I keep on drifting?”
Avijeet Das

Namrata Gupta
“His biggest investments were not kept for future, but for the present. His adventurous life was his
investment, the mementos that he collected from the places he visited were his treasure, facing and eliminating his innermost fears were his achievements, and understanding himself was his
Namrata Gupta, The Full Circle

Namrata Gupta
“Why is the word ‘settled’ synonymous with fixedness? Doesn’t settling down signify that you are content with your life? I’m content with my life at this point, and therefore, I feel settled.”
Namrata Gupta, The Full Circle

Namrata Gupta
“I have been travelling alone for years now and I never needed any companion, but after meeting you, I don’t want to go anywhere alone.”
Namrata Gupta, The Full Circle

Namrata Gupta
“When I was leaving, I felt that my energy had been sapped, someone took a part of me away, the part which defined me, which I loved the most, and for the first time in my life, I wasn’t ecstatic about
going to a new place.”
Namrata Gupta, The Full Circle

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