Quotations About / On:
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.)
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).)
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.)
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.)
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).)
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
(Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. Virginibus Puerisque, "El Dorado," (1881).)