Here’s a personal blog to serve as a “Where’s Waldo?” service for the friends & family, so I’m starting with a look at travel in quotable format.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”  Augustine of Hippo

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”  Wendell Berry

“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.”   Ray Bradbury

“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.”  Bill Bryson

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”  Buddha

“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.”   Sir Richard Burton

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”   G.K. Chesterton

“The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.”  Anderson Cooper

“Once a year go somewhere you have never been before.”   Dalai Lama

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”  Anita Desai

“Travel teaches toleration.”  Benjamin Disraeli

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”   Benjamin Disraeli

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”  Isabelle Eberhardt

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Gustave Flaubert

“It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.”  Gustave Flaubert

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

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

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

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”  Herman Melville

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”  Henry Miller

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”   Mohammed

“Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor”   Seneca

“I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.”  George Bernard Shaw

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”  Lillian Smith

“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.”  Susan Sontag

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”   Freya Stark

“People don’t take trips . . . trips take people.”   John Steinbeck

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”  Robert Louis Stevenson

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”  Robert Louis Stevenson

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”  Paul Theroux

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.”  J.R.R. Tolkien

“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

“”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

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

“I tramp a perpetual journey.”   Walt Whitman

“Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don’t talk in English and don’t even want to.”   Thornton Wilder

Look for yourself


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