I saw this in today's paper, and thought it quite inspiring. It certainly says a lot about being a traveller as opposed to being a "tourist".
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust
Does anyone have any inspiring words of wisdom that you've come across?
"Even travelling despondently is better than arriving here."
- Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
"The Gentle Reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become, until he goes abroad. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the Gentle Reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass."
--Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" - St. Augustine
"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
"The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see." - G.K. Chesterton
and the classic....
"I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
PS: I read that article in today's paper too!
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. (Elizabeth Drew)
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)
And my favorite
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)
"I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel's sake.The great affair is to move"
-Robert Louis Stevenson(1850-1894)
In response to Robert Frost
"The road less travelled is usually less travelled for a reason"
Sorry, no idea who it's by
"People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home."
- Dagobert D. Runes, US writer
"He won't fly on the Balinese airline, Garuda, because he won't fly on any airline where the pilots believe in reincarnation."
- Spalding Gray
"It is not down in any map; true places never are." - Herman Melville
"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." - Aldous Huxley
"The most important trip you make take in life is meeting people halfway." - Henry Boye
A little off topic, but I liked them:
"Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything."
- Charles Kuralt
"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. "
- George Moore
"Travel is only glamorous in retrospect."
- Paul Theroux
Here are my favorites (from the "1000 Places To See Before You Die" calendar):
"Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
- Daniel 12:4
"Travel is fatal to prejudice." - Mark Twain
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." - Amelia Earhart