Quotations About / On: TRAVEL

  • 41.
    I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Tom Sawyer Abroad, ch. 11 (1894).)
  • 42.
    We can travel longer, night and day, without losing our spirits than almost any persons we ever met.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 557, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (June 6, 1879). Called "Rutherford the Rover," Hayes traveled more and publicized his pet policies by speaking to the people than did his predecessors.)
  • 43.
    Of all possible debauches, traveling is the greatest that I know; that's the one they invented when they got tired of all the others.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Letter, April 9, 1851, to Ernest Chevalier, trans. by William G. Allen. Correspondance, II, p. 309, Conard (1926-1933).)
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  • 44.
    Next to a shot of some good, habit-forming narcotic, there is nothing like travelling alone as a "builder-upper."
    (Robert Benchley (1889-1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Chips Off the Old Benchley, "He Travels Fastest—," Harper & Brothers (1949).)
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  • 45.
    The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. Tremendous Trifles, "The Riddle of the Ivy," (1909).)
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  • 46.
    Traveling takes the ink out of one's pen as well as the cash out of one's purse.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. letter, Dec. 2, 1849, to Evert A. Duyckinck. Correspondence, vol. 14, The Writings of Herman Melville, ed. Lynn Horth (1993).)
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  • 47.
    It reminded me of Prometheus Bound. Here was traveling of the old heroic kind over the unaltered face of nature.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 260, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 48.
    Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. "Crabbed Age and Youth," Virginibus Puerisque (1881).)
  • 49.
    The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 80, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 50.
    Man lording it over man, man kneeling to man, is a spectacle that Gabriel might well travel hitherward to behold; for never did he behold it in heaven.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 60, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
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