Favourite travel quotes

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1. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

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?

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

"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

3. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

"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

Katie ;)

PS: I read that article in today's paper too!

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

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)

5. Posted by NiuMei84 (Full Member 113 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

My fave:
"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)


6. Posted by Peter (Admin 7024 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

In response to Robert Frost

"The road less travelled is usually less travelled for a reason"

Sorry, no idea who it's by

7. Posted by newguy (Full Member 197 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

"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

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

"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

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

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

10. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 16y Star this if you like it!

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