Quotations About / On: TRAVEL

  • 11.
    An English man does not travel to see English men.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick (1768), ch. "Preface In the Desobligeant," ed. Gardner D. Stout, Jr., University of California Press (1967).)
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  • 12.
    When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
    (Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), U.S. author, critic. "On Futility," Reasons of the Heart (1965).)
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  • 13.
    Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. First published by Centaur Press (Philadelphia, 1925). "The Crown," Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine, M. Secker (1934).)
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  • 14.
    Travelling carries me to the surface, away from the deeps of home-thoughts.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    Americans are rather like bad Bulgarian wine: they don't travel well.
    (Bernard Falk (1943-1990), British broadcaster, author. Quoted in Observer (London, April 27, 1986).)
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  • 17.
    The travel writer seeks the world we have lost—the lost valleys of the imagination.
    (Alexander Cockburn (b. 1941), Anglo-Irish journalist. repr. in Corruptions of Empire, pt. 1 (1988). "Bwana Vistas," Harper's (New York, Aug. 1985).)
  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    Evil counsel travels fast.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 714.)
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  • 20.
    A man may travel fast enough and earn his living on the road.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 324, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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