Lao Tzu on travel

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

— Lao Tzu

Tolkien on travel

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“Not all those who wander are lost.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien

Stevenson on travel

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Wealth I ask not, hope nor love,
Nor a friend to know me;
All I seek the heaven above
And the road below me.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Montgomery on travel

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Never a ship sails out of the bay
But carries my heart as a stowaway.

— Roselle Mercier Montgomery

St. Vincent Millay on travel

August 19, 2006 | Comments Off on St. Vincent Millay on travel

My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I’ll not be knowing;
Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take,
No matter where it’s going.

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

Herold on travel

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Visit, that ye be not visited.

— Don Herold

Lowell on travel

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A wise man travels
to discover himself.

— James Russell Lowell

Belloc on travel

July 19, 2006 | Comments Off on Belloc on travel

“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled;
the difference between the two being this,
that we wander for distraction,
but we travel for fulfillment.”

— Hilaire Belloc

Fields on Safari

July 9, 2006 | Comments Off on Fields on Safari

“Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.”

W. C. Fields

Disraeli on travel

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Travel teaches toleration.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Flaubert on travel

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Travel makes one modest —
you see what a tiny place
you occupy in the world.

— Gustave Flaubert

St. Vincent Millay on travel

May 28, 2006 | Comments Off on St. Vincent Millay on travel

How shall I know, unless I go
To China and Cathay,
Whether or not
this blessed spot
Is blest in every way?

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

Dillard on writing

May 28, 2006 | Comments Off on Dillard on writing

Thanks to the San Francisco Writing Salon for this quotation:

“When you write, you lay out a line of words. The line of words is a miner’s pick, a woodcarver’s gouge, a surgeon’s probe. You wield it, and it digs a path you follow…. You make the path boldly and follow it fearfully. You go where the path leads.”

— Annie Dillard

Lord Chesterfield on travel

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The world is a country which
nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one’s self
to be acquainted with it.

— Lord Chesterfield

Travel proverb

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The further you go,
the more you shall see
and know.

— Medieval proverb

Fuller on travel

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He that travels much
knows much.

— Thomas Fuller

Tuckerman on travel

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To be a good traveler
argues one no ordinary philosopher.
A sweet landscape must sometimes
atone for an indifferent supper,
and an interesting ruin charm away
the remembrance of a hard bed.

— Henry Theodore Tuckerman

Santayana on travel

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The traveller must be somebody
and come from somewhere.
so that his definite character
and moral traditions
may supply an organ
and a point of comparison
for his observations.

— George Santayana

Maugham on travel

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A good traveler has
the gift of surprise.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Burns

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“O Would that God
the gift might give us,
to see ourselves as
others see us.”

— Robert Burns

Ferber on Writing

May 14, 2006 | Comments Off on Ferber on Writing

Thanks fto April Orcutt for sending along this quotation from novelist Edna Ferber (one of the Algonquin Round Table with Dorothy Parker in the 1920s):

“Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never!”

A list of sources for quotations

May 3, 2006 | Comments Off on A list of sources for quotations

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations at Bartleby.com” A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature.” Includes more than 11,000 searchable quotations and more than 52,000 searchable keywords, plus a dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, and English usage sections.

The Quotations Page “Your source for famous quotes.” More than 24,000 quotations from more than 2,700 authors.

Think Exist “Finding Quotations was never this Easy!” More than 300,000 quotations by more than 20,000 authors.

Brainy Quote “vast and comprehensive quotations site.”

Rushkoff

March 31, 2006 | Comments Off on Rushkoff

Thanks to Andrew Dean Nystrom for sending this thought-provoking but only tangentially travel-related quotation:

We’re moving into an era when we will define ourselves more by the technologies we refuse than the ones we accept.

— Douglas Rushkoff

Holmes

March 31, 2006 | Comments Off on Holmes

To travel is to possess the world.

— Burton Holmes

Symmes

March 31, 2006 | Comments Off on Symmes

Thanks to Brad Newsham for another insightful quotation about travel:

“Darya Maoz…teaches a class at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University called Sociological and Antrhopological Aspects of Tourism and Backpacking… Many societies, she notes, encourage their youth to drop out for a period of self-discovery. (This is called a “gap year” in Britain, “walkabout” in Australia, and “wasting your life” in America.)”

— Patrick Symmes
“The Book” Outside Magazine, August 2005

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