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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
bitethelime13 added Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.paul Therouxpaul therouxPaul Theroux
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.Aldous Huxley
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
Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worseThomas Fuller
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.Oliver Goldsmith
A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.Oliver Goldsmith
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
Journeys end in lovers meeting.William Shakespeare
The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see.
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
Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Visits always give pleasure; if not the arrival, the departure.
When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.Edward Dahlberg
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
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
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.
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
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.John Steinbeck
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
Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.Henry David Thoreau
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
In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.Samuel Johnson
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
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
When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. In other words, I don't improve, in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.John Steinbeck
To be a tourist is to escape accountability. Errors and failings don't cling to you the way they do back home. You're able to drift across continents and languages, suspending the operation of sound thought. Tourism is the march of stupidity. You're expected to be stupid. The entire mechanism of the host country is geared to travelers acting stupidly. You walk around dazed, squinting into fold-out maps. You don't know how to talk to people, how to get anywhere, what the money means, what time it is, what to eat or how to eat it. Being stupid is the pattern, the level and the norm. You can exist on this level for weeks and months without reprimand or dire consequence. Together with thousands, you are granted immunities and broad freedoms. You are an army of fools, wearing bright polyesters, riding camels, taking pictures of each other, haggard, dysenteric, thirsty. There is nothing to think about but the next shapeless event.Don DeLillo