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Quotes about travelling

Quotes about travelling

Quotes about travelling
Quotes about travelling

Quotes about travelling, aphorisms, ideas, opinions and quotations about travels, travellers, holidays, tourisms and amazing places to visit around the world.

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 A. Allen

Space travel! Come on, I don’t even want to go to Rimini.
Carl William Brown

We are all pilgrims who seek Italy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Memories are nothing more than a journey through time, almost always melancholic, nostalgic and painful.
Carl William Brown

My favorite thing is to go where I have never gone.
Diane Arbus

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach

I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.
Brigitte Bardot

I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it.
Sir Thomas Beecham

Should we have stayed at home and thought of here? Where should we be today? Is it right to be watching strangers in a play in this strangest of theatres?
Elizabeth Bishop

The poor live their adventures, their journeys, their dreams thanks to cinema, theatre, social media, television and literature; the rich thanks to their money.
Carl William Brown

What childishness is it that while there’s breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?
Elizabeth Bishop

Life is nothing more than a journey through the valleys of the absurd, through the seas of stupidity, when we reach the port of madness there is no one waiting for us, we only then realize that we have traveled in vain.
Carl William Brown

There is no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.
Fanny Burney

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
John Burroughs

Quotes on travels
Quotes on travels  Italy

I don’t like traveling very much, also because having to go to hell often isn’t a very pleasant thing.
Carl William Brown

Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.
Sir Richard Burton

I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, and of the bitter effects of staying at home with all the narrow prejudices of an Islander, that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us.
Lord Byron

To understand what morality is, I recommend you read Beyond Good and Evil and then set off towards the boundless confines of stupidity. Have a good trip.
Carl William Brown

I swims in the Tagus all across at once, and I rides on an ass or a mule, and swears Portuguese, and have got a diarrhea and bites from the mosquitoes. But what of that? Comfort must not be expected by folks that go a pleasuring.
Lord Byron

The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.
Charles Horton Cooley

Many times politicians’ trips abroad are nothing more than excellent opportunities to do their business with our money.
Carl William Brown

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
Italo Calvino

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost – the lost valleys of the imagination.
Alexander Cockburn

By travelling at the speed of light we would stop time and become eternal. For us it is impossible, for stupidity it is not.
Carl William Brown

The routines of tourism are even more monotonous than those of daily life.
Mason Cooley

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
Edward Dahlberg

The personal appropriation of cliches is a condition for the spread of cultural tourism.
Serge Daney

Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption, is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.
Guy Debord

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

Aphorisms on travelling
Aphorisms on travelling

Death is nothing more than a journey without suitcases and without return; perhaps for this reason, it will be less boring than the others.
Carl William Brown

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will – whatever we may think.
Lawrence Durrell

Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!
Bob Dylan

Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away early to the tropics, and is at home with palms and banyans, is nourished on books of travel, and stretches the theatre of its imagination to the Zambesi.
George Eliot

No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits. Otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby-so helpless and so ridiculous.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Travel is a fool’s paradise.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

It would be nice to travel if you knew where you were going and where you would live at the end or do we ever know, do we ever live where we live, we’re always in other places, lost, like sheep.
Janet Frame

Death is nothing other than the final destination of our stupid earthly journey.
Carl William Brown

The fool wanders, a wise man travels.
Thomas Fuller

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

Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.
Carlo Goldoni

If time travel existed, we would be inundated with tourists from the future.
Carl William Brown

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

I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.
William Hazlitt

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
Ernest Hemingway

Quotes on tourism
Quotes on tourism

They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea.
Horace

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

Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty — his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Aldous Huxley

Being on tour sends me crazy, I drink too much and out comes the John Mcenroe in me.
Chrissie Hynde

Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
Henry James

Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.
Thomas Jefferson

As the Spanish proverb says, ”He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.” So it is in traveling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Samuel Johnson

In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge.
Samuel Johnson

He who does not travel slowly dies; However, those who travel often die more quickly!
Carl William Brown

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Samuel Johnson

Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.
Samuel Johnson

Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
John Keats

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.
Soren Kierkegaard

If you look like your passport picture you’re too ill to travel.
Will Kommen

The map is not the territory.
Alfred Korzybski

Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.
Charles Kuralt

Without stirring abroad, one can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window one can see the way of heaven. The further one goes the less one knows.
Lao-Tzu

After the end of humanity, some survivors travel the universe on a spaceship in search of a new planet on which to continue the development of stupidity. For eternity.
Carl William Brown

Quotes on travelling
Quotes on travelling

Comes over one an absolute necessity to move. And what is more, to move in some particular direction. A double necessity then: to get on the move, and to know whither.
D. H. Lawrence

We travelers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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

Does this boat go to Europe, France?
Anita Loos

Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
Alice Meynell

If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.
Henry Miller

Our organism is a perfect machine that travels for a certain period on the highway of the absurd, so nothing is more noble and heroic than that someone doesn’t really like making this stupid journey and therefore tries to damage the vehicle.
Carl William Brown

A man should ever be ready booted to take his journey.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.
Jan Myrdal

Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey’s fits and starts, rehearses life’s own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.
Jonathan Raban

As for pictures and museums, that don’t trouble me. The worst of going abroad is that you’ve always got to look at things of that sort. To have to do it at home would be beyond a joke.
Margaret Oliphant

If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.
John Enoch Powell

He who has not traveled widely thinks that his mother is the best cook.
African Proverb

In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
Robert Runcie

Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong Kong.
Vita Sackville-West

Its really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs.
J. D. Salinger

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

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

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

To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. 
Charles Horton Cooley

Tourism and vacations quotes
Tourism and vacations quotes

Journeys end in lovers meeting.
William Shakespeare

An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
Iain Sinclair

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
John Steinbeck

He travels best that knows when to return. Middleton 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

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
Robert Louis Stevenson

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Travel is ninety percent anticipation and ten percent recollection.
Edward Streeter

A solitary traveler can sleep from state to state, from day to night, from day to day, in the long womb of its controlled interior. It is the cradle that never stops rocking after the lullaby is over. It is the biggest sleeping tablet in the world, and no one need ever swallow the pill, for it swallows them.
Lisa St. Aubin De Teran

Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, “I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”
Lisa St. Aubin De Teran

I have been a stranger in a strange land.
The Holy Bible

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

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.
Mark Twain

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
Paul Theroux

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake.  The great affair is to move. 
Robert Louis Stevenson

Inter-railers are the ambulatory equivalent of Macdonald’s, walking testimony to the erosion of French culture.
Alice Thompson

Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.
Henry David Thoreau

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

You perceive I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist’s custom.
Mark Twain

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

What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds.  When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then.  People don’t have your past to hold against you.  No yesterdays on the road. 
William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

Aphorisms on travellers
Aphorisms on travellers

Every year it takes less time to fly across the Atlantic and more time to drive to the office.
Author Unknown

If it’s tourist season, why can’t we kill them?
Author Unknown

Old men and far travelers may lie with authority.
Author Unknown

The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see.
Author Unknown

The bigger the summer vacation the harder the fall.
Author Unknown

Those that say you can’t take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip.
Author Unknown

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

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

I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience — and laughter.
Susan M. Watkins

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 traveled among unknown men, in lands beyond the sea; nor England! did I know till then what love I bore to thee.
William Wordsworth

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

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

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

I think that 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 Dunsany

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

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

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

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

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

Quotes on travels and travellers
Quotes on travels and travellers

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

Travelers never think that they are the foreigners. 
Mason Cooley

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

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

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

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

Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings.  You think you’re going to kiss your ass good-bye. 
Terry Hanson

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

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

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

Just get on any major highway, and eventually it will dead-end in a Disney parking area large enough to have its own climate, populated by large nomadic families who have been trying to find their cars since the Carter administration. 
Dave Barry

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

If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport. 
George Winters

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

Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something. 
Mignon McLaughlin

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

There’s a book that tells you where you should go on your vacation.  It’s called your checkbook. 
Author Unknown

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking. 
George Ade

I did not fully understand the dread term “terminal illness” until I saw Heathrow for myself. 
Dennis Potter, 1978

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

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

A passport, as I’m sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between countries, so the officials can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly. 
Lemony Snicket

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

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. 
Henry Boye


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