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I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there. (Fred Allen)

Most people feel best about their work the week before their vacation, but it's not because of the vacation itself. What do you do the last week before you leave on a big trip? You clean up, close up, clarify, and renegotiate all your agreements with yourself and others. I just suggest that you do this weekly instead of yearly. (David Allen, author)

Traveling these days has a lot of problems and also it wears you out more. (Mose Allison)

I'm not usually where I think I am. It's kind of spooky. (Laurie Anderson)

I'm always on a train or a plane, so wherever I happen to be is home. (Keren Ann)

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. (Diane Arbus)

In a land of immigrants, one was not an alien but simply the latest arrival. (Rudolf Arnheim)

Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist. (W. H. Auden)

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. (Saint Augustine)

Packing light isn't hard, until you run against the 'Just In Case' Syndrome. (Leo Babauta)

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. (Sir Francis Bacon)

I have no need of travel; the only journey I'm interested in is the one where I go from start to finish on an art project. (Janet Badger)

I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. (James Baldwin)

-A Northwoods Companion, Spring/Summer issue, 1997
While I'm sure I would greatly enjoy traveling and 'seeing the world,' I've discovered more than enough universe near my doorstep in which to travel. (John Bates)

Carriage, take me with you! Ship, steal me away from here! / Take me far, far away. Here the mud is made of our tears! (Charles Baudelaire)

Certainly, 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)

It's so nice to know where you're going, in the early stages. It almost rids you of the wish to go there. (Samuel Beckett)

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. (Hilaire Belloc)

In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children. (Robert Benchley)

Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. (John Berger)

You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. (Yogi Berra)

There comes... a longing never to travel again except on foot. (Wendell Berry)

- Betelgeuse Incident...
When you don't know where to start, just go to a place you miss so much. (Toba Beta)

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. (Yogi Bhajan)

The traveler is active; he goes strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him... (Daniel J. Boorstin)

A danger of travel is that we may see things at the wrong time, before we have had an opportunity to build up the necessary receptivity, so that new information is as useless and fugitive as necklace beads without a connecting chain. (Alain de Botton)

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. (Ray Bradbury)

Leave the substance for the shadow. Leave your easy life, leave what you are given for the future. Set off on the roads. (Andre Breton)

Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home. (Gwendolyn Brooks)

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets. (Mel Brooks)

To paint... to travel... to combine the two... is to celebrate life. (Jack R. Brouwer)

Oh, to be in England now that April's there. (Robert Browning)

Bike lane: the section of the road that accommodates wide loads and has speed bumps to protect drunk drivers. (Benson Bruno)

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. (Martin Buber)

It's easier to find a traveling companion than to get rid of one. (Art Buchwald)

-Camilla bk.4. ch.2 (1782)
Travelling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy. (Fanny Burney)

There are two kinds of cruises - pleasure and with children. (George Burns)

My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India. (Mary Chapin Carpenter)

-Journey to the End of the Night...
An unfamiliar city is a fine thing. That's the time and place when you can suppose that all the people you meet are nice. It's dream time. (Louis-Ferdinand Celine)

To lose a passport was the least of one's worries. To lose a Moleskine notebook was a catastrophe. (Bruce Chatwin)

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)

The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before. (G. K. Chesterton)

The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and, even then, he sits down a lot of the time. (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World. (Christopher Columbus)

-The Prince of Tides
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey. (Pat Conroy)

Travelers never think that they are the foreigners. (Mason Cooley)

Bring on the empty horses! (Michael Curtiz)

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Travel teaches toleration. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. (Elizabeth Drew)

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. (Lawrence Durrell)

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 Dusany)

Traveling is a fool's paradise... I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there besides me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

It's not the destination that matters. It's the change of scene. (Brian Eno)

The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists. (Sam Ewing)

He who would travel happily must travel light. (Antoine de Saint Exupery)

If God had intended us to fly, he would never have given us railways. (Michael Flanders)

I was almost a one-percenter. Not that one percent! Rather, a less envied general population subset comprised of people whose luggage, when lost by an airline, is lost forever. (Bridget Foley)

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

-The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference. (Robert Frost)

The traveler from Europe edges into it like a tiny Jonah entering an inconceivably large whale, slipping past the straits of Belle Isle into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where five Canadian provinces surround him, for the most part invisible... to enter Canada is a matter of being silently swallowed by an alien continent. (Northrop Frye)

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. (Thomas Fuller)

Going beyond one's backyard grants one perspective. (Sara Genn)

A traveler am I and a navigator, and every day I discover a new region within my soul. (Kahlil Gibran)

To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company. (Andre Gide)

You need to have the ability to gracefully navigate the world. (Malcolm Gladwell)

-The Wind in the Willows, 1908...
Glorious, stirring sight! The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today - in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped - always somebody else's horizon! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my! (Kenneth Grahame)

How far must we travel before we realize we are already there? (Peggy Guichu)

Sometimes travelling really intensely for a long time is like having a continuous nervous breakdown. (Glen Hansard)

He who longs for the far-away proves thereby that he has corrupted the near-at-hand. (Henry S. Haskins)

I should like to spend the whole of my life in travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home. (William Hazlitt)

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

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. (Ernest Hemingway)

A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning... (Hermann Hesse)

Where have I been? I've been on my flying saucer tour. Which means, like flying saucers, I, too, have been appearing in small southern towns in front of a handful of hillbillies lately... no one doubts my existence. (Bill Hicks)

-South to El Arco...
When I finally reached the valley of San Borja, it came as a shock... As I came to the crest where I could look down into the valley... It was as if I had suddenly come upon one of my youthful dreams of a hidden valley described in a Zane Grey novel. (John W. Hilton)

Most people live in the city and go to the country at the weekend, and that's posh and aristocratic, but actually to live in the country and come to London when you can't take it any more is different. (Damien Hirst)

It sometimes takes a foreigner to come and see a place and paint it. I remember someone saying they had never really noticed the palm trees here until I painted them. (David Hockney)

Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther. (Thomas Hood)

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. (Aldous Huxley)

Wherever you go, there you are. (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

I travel all the time. (Guy Kawasaki)

Every perfect traveller always creates the country where he travels. (Nikos Kazantzakis)

-Voyaging: Southward from the Strait of Magellan...
All things look good from far away and it is man's eternally persistent childlike faith in the reality of that illusion that has made him the triumphant restless being he is. (Rockwell Kent)

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on. (Jean Kerr)

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

On my first days here I did not start work immediately but, as planned, I took it easy for a few days - flicked through books, studied Japanese art a little. (Gustav Klimt)

Going on the ship felt like 100 years or one day. Timeless. Beautiful vertigo. It will continue to show up in my work. (Wanda Koop)

Nothing, like something, happens anywhere. (Philip Larkin)

Over time, each day has become another stretch on an endless pilgrimage road. The terrain of this sacred journey has become fluid and ever-shifting. Every step of the way is an arrival, but not a place to linger. (Anthony Lawlor)

Remember that there is an outside world to see and enjoy. (Hans Liepmann)

Traveler, what lies over the hills? Traveler, tell to me; I am only a child - from the window sill, over I cannot see. (George MacDonald)

Traveller, there is no path. / The path is made by walking. (Antonio Machado)

If you're not sure where you are going, you're liable to end up someplace else. (Robert F. Mager)

I wish someone would just start Fly At Your Own Risk Airlines. How 'bout that? You can have your hair gel, you can have your lighter, you can have a !@#$%&* gun, how 'bout that?... The ticket just says 'shit happens' on the back... (Bill Maher)

If there's only one nation in the sky, shouldn't all passports be valid for it? (Yann Martel)

If you have never taken the train across Canada, you really should put it on your life list... Meanwhile, I get to sit back and watch for moose from the dome car as we roll through the lake-dotted vastness of the boreal forest. (Elizabeth May)

The urge to soar never goes away, and it is painful if it is repressed. Despite the risks, one must trust one's wings. (Heidi McCurdy)

Besides, I'm a gypsy at heart and I like to travel around. (Reba McEntire)

The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar. (Marshall McLuhan)

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man. (Marshall McLuhan)

It is not down in any map; true places never are. (Herman Melville)

Don't be a Duke of Habit. Feed your head... Be a travel junkie. Capture your thoughts. (Michael Michalko)

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. (James A. Michener)

One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things. (Henry Miller)

-notice to visitors...
For a metaphysical treat stop at the Big Sur Inn, which is also a haven for stray cats and dogs. Life along the South Coast is just a bed of roses, with a few thorns and nettles interspersed. (Henry Miller)

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. (George Moore)

-The House at Riverton...
...for home is a magnet that lures back even its most abstracted children. (Kate Morton)

For I assure you, without travel, at least for people from the arts and sciences, one is a miserable creature!... A man of mediocre talents always remains mediocre, may he travel or not - but a man of superior talents, which I cannot deny myself to have without being blasphemous, becomes - bad, if he always stays in the same place. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter. (John Muir)

Wander a whole summer if you can. Thousands of God's blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted. (John Muir)

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. (Lewis Mumford)

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage. (Regina Nadelson)

-Thinks and Remarks by Bill Nye, Railway Etiquette, 1886...
Many people have traveled all their lives and yet do not know how to behave themselves when on the road... Ladies and gentlemen should guard against traveling by rail while in a beastly state of intoxication... the morning is a good time to find out how many people have succeeded in getting on the passenger train, who ought to be in the stock car. (Edgar Wilson Nye)

-on flying his small plane...
I drop in from the sky disturbing the silence only momentarily, then leaving the ancient land once more to converse with the sky. It's my home and all I need. (Toni Onley)

-Cities and Countries...
Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected. (Roman Payne)

Experiencing our familiar rooms and belongings, our local supermarket and neighborhood streets as if we had never been there, is also traveling. (Melanie Peter)

It's an avalanche of snow with a skier racing down it. They are travelling together. (Yuril Petruk)

If all the ways I have been along were marked on a map and joined up with a line, it might represent a minotaur. (Pablo Picasso)

Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep. (Chinese proverb)

There is supercomputer somewhere in the Nevada desert whose sole function is to count the number of times that I have said the following, because it is unquantifiable by human minds at this point, but this time it's really true: I should have stayed home. (David Rakoff)

Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here. (Ramakrishna)

Whatever trips you make, you must still have nature in your eye... (Sir Joshua Reynolds)

Some of us have to take 'the road less travelled' which can be thrilling to us, although not understood or accepted by others. With only one life that we know of, it makes sense to follow our own path as far as we can. (Ros Ritchie)

I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. (David Rockefeller)

Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. (John Ruskin)

Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners. (Sa'di)

When forced to leave my house for an extended period of time, I take my typewriter with me, and together we endure the wretchedness of passing through the X-ray scanner. The laptops roll merrily down the belt, while I'm instructed to stand aside and open my bag. To me it seems like a normal enough thing to be carrying, but the typewriter's declining popularity arouses suspicion and I wind up eliciting the sort of reaction one might expect when traveling with a cannon. (David Sedaris)

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. (Seneca)

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. (Seneca)

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. (George Bernard Shaw)

When people travel here from across the country, they shed jealousies and politics and prejudices. The mighty climb down. The humble are elevated. (Hugh Sidey)

Traveling helps you grow because it forces you to take risks. The subject matter and atmosphere are different. (Marilyn Simandle)

And all the bustle of departure - sometimes sad, sometimes intoxicating - just as fear or hope may be inspired by the new chances of coming destiny. (Madame de Stael)

Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. (Freya Stark)

The difference between travel and tourism is taking what every place brings without trying to turn it into a healthy private pattern of one's own. (Freya Stark)

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)

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

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

A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him. (Arthur Symons)

I cannot rest from travel; I will drink Life to the lees. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind. (Paul Theroux)

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till the other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off. (Henry David Thoreau)

Little by little, one travels far. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

-from Dangerous Book For Boys...
The best motto for a long march is 'Don't grumble. Plug on.' (Sir Frederick Treves)

The trick is not to forget where you came from and where you have been. (Sandy Triolo)

If we go somewhere on foot, we know the way perfectly, whereas if we go by car or airplane, we are hardly there at all. It becomes merely a dream. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. (Mark Twain)

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. (Lao Tzu)

Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went. (John Updike)

Unexpected travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God. (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

It just didn't occur to me, sitting at my computer, that I would end up travelling all over the world. (Jimmy Wales)

I'm a free man now, except I cannot leave China. You know, I have no desire to travel. I have so many things to do; I cannot finish them now. (Ai Weiwei)

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. (Orson Welles)

Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. (Eudora Welty)

Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. (E. B. White)

One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering. (Alfred North Whitehead)

I love the stoniness and creaminess, that wonderful soiled magnolia feeling. Paris is so sensual, beautiful, flirtatious, mischievous, arrogant, orderly, so civilized. They call Paris a whore because she seduces you on every corner, and every street I turned, I could see another picture. (Brett Whiteley)

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. (Oscar Wilde)

Make voyages! Attempt them... there's nothing else. (Tennessee Williams)

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go. (Tennessee Williams)

To travel is to travel inward. That's the ultimate vacation. (Miles Patrick Yohnke)

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


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