Traveling Quotes

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Scott Westerfeld
“When she awoke, the world was on fire.”
Scott Westerfeld, Uglies

Aldous Huxley
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
Huxley Aldous

Jhumpa Lahiri
“You are still young, free.. Do yourself a favor. Before it's too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

Cassandra Clare
“I am with you. I'm not going anywhere."

"Is there anything special you want to see? Paris? Budapest? The Leaning Tower of Pisa?"

Only if it falls on Sebastian's head, she thought. "Can we travel to Idris? I mean, I guess, can the apartment travel there?"

"It can't get past the wards." His hand traced a path down her cheek. "You know,I really missed you."

"You mean you haven't been going on romantic dates with Sebastian while you've been away from me?"

"I tried", Jace said, "but no matter how liquored up you get him , he just won't put out.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

Ijeoma Umebinyuo
“So, here you are
too foreign for home
too foreign for here.
Never enough for both.”
Ijeoma Umebinyuo, Questions for Ada

Ray Bradbury
“Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.”
Ray Bradbury

Michael Palin
“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”
Michael Palin

Roman Payne
“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Charlotte Eriksson
“I thought that if I owned nothing, had nothing, was nothing, I would have nothing left to lose, and I wouldn't be scared anymore. Because my whole life I’ve been so damn scared. Scared to live because I was scared to die. But at the same I was so scared of living, so I wanted to die. Or maybe so scared of dying that I refused to live. You don't have to be afraid to fall, when you're already on the ground. You don't have to be scared to lose someone, when there's no one around to lose.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

Robert W. Service
“The Wanderlust has got me... by the belly-aching fire”
Robert W. Service, Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.”
The Prophet Mohammed, القرآن الكريم

مصطفى محمود
“نزهتى المفضلة أن أذهب إلى قلب إنسان اّخر أتظلل فى صداقته و أرتوى بكلماته,و سفريتى المحببة أن أبحث عن روح مؤنسة لا عن بلد جديد.”
مصطفى محمود, يوميات نص الليل

“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

Helen Oyeyemi
“I’m never sad when a friend goes far away, because whichever city or country that friend goes to, they turn the place friendly. They turn a suspicious-looking name on the map into a place where a welcome can be found. Maybe the friend will talk about you sometimes, to other friends that live around him, and then that’s almost as good as being there yourself. You’re in several places at once! In fact, my daughter, I would even go so far as to say that the further away your friends, and the more spread out they are the better your chances of going safely through the world…”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

“Paris is a place in which we can forget ourselves, reinvent, expunge the dead weight of our past.”
Michael Simkins, Detour de France: An Englishman in Search of a Continental Education

مصطفى محمود
“اختلاف الأماكن من بلد إلى بلد اّخر لا يعنى كثيراً,و إنما اختلاف الناس هو الذى يعنى أكثر,لأننا نعاشر الناس و لا نعاشر الجدران.و انت لا تسافر حينما تغير مكانك و لكنك تكون قد سافرت حينما توسع من ثقافتك و تثرى من عاطفتك و تجدد من روحك.”
مصطفى محمود, يوميات نص الليل

Jonathan Safran Foer
“People around the world were moving from one place to another. No one was staying.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Roman Payne
“They say Alexander the Great slept with 'The Iliad' beneath his pillow. Though I have never led an army, I am a wanderer. During the waning moon, I cradle Homer’s 'Odyssey' as if it were the sweet body of a woman.”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Aldous Huxley
“For every traveller who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.”
Aldous Huxley

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Gayle Forman
“You thought too hard. Same with travel. You can't work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.”
Gayle Forman, Just One Day

Italo Calvino
“what he sought was always something lying ahead, and even if it was a matter of the past it was a past that changed gradually as he advanced on his journey, because the traveller's past changes according to the route he has followed: not the immediate past, that is, to which each day that goes by adds a day, but the more remote past. Arriving at each new city, the traveller finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Paul Theroux
“He regarded himself as an accomplished writer — a clear sign of madness in anyone.”
Paul Theroux

“I probably did too much thinking in India. I blame it on the roads, for they were superb...”
Robert Edison Fulton Jr., One Man Caravan

Kazuo Ishiguro
“As I say, I have never in all these years thought of the matter in quite this way; but then it is perhaps in the nature of coming away on a trip such as this that one is prompted towards such surprising new perspectives on topics one imagined one had long ago thought throughly.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

P.G. Wodehouse
“Half a league
Half a league
Half a league onward
With a hey-nonny-nonny
And a hot cha-cha.”
P.G. Wodehouse

Italo Calvino
“Journeys to relive your past?' was the Khan's question at this point, a question which could also have been formulated: 'Journeys to recover your future?'
And Marco's answer was: 'Elsewhere is a negative mirror. The traveller recognizes the little that is his, discovering the much he has not had and will
never have.”
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”
Asian Proverb

Tim Hawkins
“Every town you go to, they tell you what's special about their town. What they're number one at... This guy comes up and says, 'D'you know that we're the home of the world's largest frying pan?'
'...Really! That is great 'cause I'm writin' a new book called Things I Don't Care About.”
Tim Hawkins

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