Travelogues Quotes

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Rory Stewart
“Unlike most travel writers, he [Babur] is honest.”
Rory Stewart, The Places in Between

Khushwant Singh
“In America, they make a lot of fuss over little things.”
Khushwant Singh, Truth, Love A Little Malice

Susan Straley
“For me as a spouse of a husband who is sexually competent, this is a big issue for me. Not because I desire sex, but because he does.
He has become like a child in many ways. Yet, even as his abilities and personality diminish, he still wants us to act like we always have as husband and wife.”
Susan Straley, Alzheimer's Trippin' with George: Diagnosis to Discovery in 10,000 Miles

“Travels are one of the sources of history: by the narratives of travelers the history of foreign nations is placed beside the particular history of each country," wrote François-René de Chateaubriand in the preface to his Travels in America (1836)”
Sabine Arque, The Grand Tour: The Golden Age of Travel

“Books devoted to France and its various regions became increasingly popular toward the later part of the July Monarchy. This growing preoccupation with France itself—perhaps best exemplified in the novels of George Sand—was a complex phenomenon, related at once to romantic nationalism, to improving communications within France, and to the retreat, after the 1830 revolution, of the legitimist nobility to their country estates, which contributed to making the countryside fashionable.

Though by no means a new genre—they had been widely published since the middle of the eighteenth century—the travelogues had a wider audience than ever before during the July Monarchy because, like novels, they often appeared initially as installments in newspapers, to be published only later in book form. Thus, they were read by a broad segment of the public. Indeed, from upper to lower middle class, the French during the July Monarchy were a nation of enthusiastic armchair travelers.”
Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, The Art of the July Monarchy: France, 1830 to 1848