Quotation Saturday: Travel and Adventure

quotationsaturdayMamacita says:  I’m getting back on the airplane tomorrow morning, so I thought some quotations about traveling would be appropriate for today:

1. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. — Robert Louis Stevenson

2. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain

3. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. — Lao Tzu

4. There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it. — Charles Dudley Warner

5. Without travel, I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life. — Lauren Hutton

6. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. — Helen Keller

7. Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries. — René Descartes

“8. Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. –- Miriam Beard

9. One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.–- Henry Miller

10. A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. –- John Steinbeck

11. In America, there are two classes of travel: First class, and with children. — Robert Benchley

12. But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home? — Noel Coward

13. Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones. — Anne Sophie Swetchine

14. Most of my treasured memories of travel are recollections of sitting.”–- Robert Thomas Allen

15. Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations. — Elizabeth Drew

16. If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel. — Will Kommen

17. Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned. — Samuel Johnson

18. Long voyages, great lies. – Italian proverb

19. When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. — Susan Heller

20. A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. — Lao Tzu

21. Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings. –- Hodding Carter

22. He who would travel happily must travel light. — Antoine de St. Exupery

23. If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. — James Michener

24. Let your memory be your travel bag. — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

25. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey. — Fitzhugh Mullan

26. No matter where you go, there you are. –Unknown

27. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will lead you there. — Unknown

28. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken. — Frank Herbert

29. He travels fastest who travels alone. — Proverb

. . . but then, there’s:

30. Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

31. The journey, not the arrival, matters. — T. S. Eliot

32. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. — Lin Yutang

33. They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea. — Horace

34. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. — St. Augustine

35. I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. — Mark Twain

36. A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. – Tim Cahill

37. Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli

38. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. — Jawaharal Nehru

39. Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything. –Charles Kuralt

40. I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full. –Lord Dunsany

41. Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. –Anatole France

42. Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. –Seneca

43. The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.” –Daniel J. Boorstin

44. It is not down in any map; true places never are. –Herman Melville

45. What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. –William Least Heat Moon

46. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. –G.K. Chesterton

47. To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. –Charles Horton Cooley

48. And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind. –Dave Barry

49. Travelers never think that they are the foreigners. –Mason Cooley

50. Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. –Ray Bradbury

51. There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. –Orson Welles

52. Just get on any major highway, and eventually it will dead-end in a Disney parking area large enough to have its own climate, populated by large nomadic families who have been trying to find their cars since the Carter administration. –Dave Barry

53. I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. –James Baldwin

54. Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something. –Mignon McLaughlin

55. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. –Mark Twain

56. I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. –George Bernard Shaw

57. I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. Caskie Stinnett

58. A passport, as I’m sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly. –Lemony Snicket

59. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. –Aldous Huxley

60. The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. –G.K. Chesterton

61. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. –Hilaire Belloc

62. The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. –Henry Boye

63. A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. –George Moore

64. Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep. –Chinese Proverb

65. We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey. –John Hope Franklin

66. Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. –Maya Angelou

67. The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. –Henry David Thoreau

68. The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. –Shirley MacLaine

69. Keep things on your trip in perspective, and you’ll be amazed at the perspective you gain on things back home while you’re away…One’s little world is put into perspective by the bigger world out there. –Gail Rubin Bereny

70. To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. –Bill Bryson

71. One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy. — Richard Burton

72. Embrace the detours. –Kevin Charbonneau

73. When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. –Clifton Fadiman

74. . . . that life-quickening atmosphere of a big railway station where everything is something trembling on the brink of something else. —
Vladimir Nabokov

75. It is a great art to saunter. –Henry David Thoreau


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