quotations about travel
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
MARK TWAIN, Innocents Abroad
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
ST. AUGUSTINE, attributed, 20,000 Quips and Quotes
Travel is like a university without walls.
ANITA RODDICK, Third Way, April 1996
Travel is the art form available to Everyman. You sit in the coffee shop in a strange city and nobody knows who you are, or cares, and so you shed your checkered past and your motley credentials and you face the day unarmed ... And onward we go and some day in the distant future, we will stop and turn around in astonishment to see all the places we've been and the heroes we were.
GARRISON KEILLOR, "The Art of Travel", A Prairie Home Companion, July 28, 2009
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, "Passports to Understanding"
He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
FRANCIS BACON, Essays
I cannot rest from travel; I will drink life to the lees.
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, Ulysses
Travel is not the time to break in new shoes.
LYNNE CHRISTEN, Travel Wisdom
Tourism is sin, and travel on foot virtue.
WERNER HERZOG, Minnesota Declaration
Strong and content I travel the open road.
WALT WHITMAN, Song of the Open Road
If you travel, it must be to seek difference.
KATHLEEN LEE, "Into the Heart of the Middle Kingdom"
Travel is like the high drama of youth. It's the best and worst at the same time. One minute you are flung to the depths of despair, the next, you feel the giddy, exaggerated joy of an adolescent. For me, it had been a chance to make rash decisions, to take wild risks, to lose everything knowing I'd still have plenty of time to earn it all back.
WENDY DALE, Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals
Travel is like knowledge. The more you see the more you know you haven't seen.
MARK HERTSGAARD, Earth Odyssey
We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again -- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
PICO IYER, "Why We Travel"
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
EDWARD DAHLBERG, Reasons of the Heart
He who will travel far spares his steed.
JEAN RACINE, Plaideurs
Many a man who has gone but a few miles from home, understands human nature better, detects motives and weighs character more sagaciously, than another who has travelled over the known world, and made a name by his reports of different countries.
WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING, Self-Culture: An address introductory to the Franklin lectures
For always roaming with a hungry heart,
Much have I seen and known.
ALFRED TENNYSON, Ulysses
No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car.
AUGUST STRINDBERG, Miss Julie
Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.
KURT VONNEGUT, JR., Cat's Cradle