Quotations About / On: TRAVEL

  • 31.
    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).)
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  • 32.
    Travelling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.
    (Fanny Burney (1752-1840), British author. Mr. Meadows, in Cecilia, bk. 4, ch. 2 (1782).)
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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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 (1864-1929), U.S. sociologist. Human Nature and the Social Order, ch. 6 (1902).)
  • 35.
    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 Terán (b. 1953), British author. Off the Rails, ch. 2 (1989).)
  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    Travelling, I worry about luggage, prices, and strange food. At home, I am free to broaden my mind by thinking about the higher things.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 38.
    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 (1923-1985), Italian author, critic. Marco Polo, in Invisible Cities, p. 137 (1972, trans. 1974).)
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  • 39.
    A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. The Presidential Papers, preface (1963).)
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  • 40.
    Overly persuasive a woman's ordinance spreads far, traveling fast; but fast dying a rumor voiced by a woman perishes.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 485.)
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