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bitethelime13 added The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
bitethelime13 added A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
bitethelime13 added Experience, travel - these are education in themselves.Euripides
I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.William Hazlitt
The fool wanders, a wise man travels.Thomas Fuller
bitethelime13 added Travel like ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind. -Rick Steves
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see.G. K. Chesterton
bitethelime13 added I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where i'm going is what inspires me to travel it.Rosalia de Castro 1837-1885
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.Aldous Huxley
Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worseThomas Fuller
bitethelime13 added Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.paul Therouxpaul therouxPaul Theroux
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.Oliver Goldsmith
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
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.Ralph Waldo Emerson
The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.Max Lerner
People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.Søren Kierkegaard
Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.James Thurber
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.Oscar Wilde
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.Edward Dahlberg
The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see.
I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.Mark Twain
Visits always give pleasure; if not the arrival, the departure.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.John Steinbeck
Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.George Bernard Shaw
The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.Fred Allen
Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.Susan Sontag
Old men and far travelers may lie with authority.
Siddharth Bhushan added Sometimes travelling doesn't make a person happier, but it still makes a person wiser.
Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.Ralph Waldo Emerson
In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.Samuel Johnson
I was disappointed in Niagara -- most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.Oscar Wilde
The traveler, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he asks himself the object of all these exertions, and puts the question whether or not he is really experiencing pleasure. At such times he suspects that he is not seeing the right things, that the characteristic, the right aspects of these strange scenes are escaping him. He looks forward dully to the days of his holiday yet to pass, and wonders how he will dispose of them. He is disgusted because his money is not more, his command of the language so slight, and his capacity for enjoyment so limited.Arnold Bennett
O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself.Walt Whitman
The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.Daniel J. Boorstin
I am not much an advocate for traveling, and I observe that men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own, and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places. For the most part, only the light characters travel. Who are you that have no task to keep you at home?Ralph Waldo Emerson
The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger-print of reality upon the beautiful.Nadine Gordimer