Quotations About / On:
Tew bring up a child in the wa he should gotravel that wa yourself.
(Josh Billings [Henry Wheeler Shaw] (1818-1885), U.S. humorist. Josh Billings, His Sayings, ch. 78 (1865).
Recalling Proverbs 22:6: see Hebrew Bible on Education.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
The travel writer seeks the world we have lostthe 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).)
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
(Paul Theroux (b. 1941), U.S. novelist, travel writer. quoted in Observer (London, Oct. 7, 1979).)
Evil counsel travels fast.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 714.)