Quotations About / On: TRAVEL

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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).)
  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    Evil counsel travels fast.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 714.)
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    A man of travel, that hath seen the world.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Armado, in Love's Labor's Lost, act 5, sc. 1, l. 107-8. Making the claim for himself.)
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  • 37.
    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.)
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  • 38.
    My soul travels on the smell of perfume like the souls of other men on music.
    (Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Little Poems in Prose (Paris Spleen), "A Hemisphere in a Head of Hair," (1857).)
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  • 39.
    To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. Virginibus Puerisque, "El Dorado," (1881).)
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  • 40.
    It is doubtful whether anyone who has travelled widely has found anywhere in the world regions more ugly than in the human face.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 244, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man in Society," aphorism 320, "Ugliest," (1878).)
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