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Quotations About / On: TRAVEL

  • 1.
    He travels fastest who travels alone, and that goes double for she. Real feminism is spinsterhood.
    (Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. author. "Spinsterhood Is Powerful," Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye (1989).)
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  • 2.
    Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
    (Paul Theroux (b. 1941), U.S. novelist, travel writer. The Great Railway Bazaar, ch. 21 (1975).)
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  • 3.
    Far travel, very far travel, or travail, comes near to the worth of staying at home.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 17, 1844, to Isaac Hecker, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 408, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 4.
    I was born to travel and write verse.
    (Théophile Gautier (1811-1872), French poet, novelist, critic. Quoted in Ernest Feydeau, Théophile Gautier, souvenirs intimes, Plon (1874).)
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  • 5.
    Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
    (Paul Theroux (b. 1941), U.S. novelist, travel writer. quoted in Observer (London, Oct. 7, 1979).)
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  • 6.
    Evil counsel travels fast.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 714.)
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  • 7.
    Time travels in divers paces with divers persons.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Rosalind, in As You Like It, act 3, sc. 2, l. 308-9. Time passes at different speeds according to the person.)
    More quotations from: William Shakespeare, time
  • 8.
    Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.
    (W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet. "The American Scene," pt. 6, The Dyer's Hand (1962).)
    More quotations from: W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden, travel
  • 9.
    Oh, my. I'd forgotten how much I hate space travel.
    (George Lucas (b. 1944), U.S. director, screenwriter. C3PO (Anthony Daniels), Star Wars, as Han Solo's ship, The Millennium Falcon, takes off (1977).)
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  • 10.
    Falling in love is the right adventure for those who dislike sports and travel.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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