Travel quotes

  • I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Travel #May #Lost

  • When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Beauty #Travel #Adventure

  • There's the South Pole, said Christopher Robin, and I expect there's an East Pole and a West Pole, though people don't like talking about them.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Travel #Talking #People

  • Clay lies still, but blood's a rover; Breath's aware that will not keep. Up, lad: when the journey's over then there'll be time enough to sleep.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Time #Travel #Lying

  • Things go away to return, brightened for the passage
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Travel #Going Away #Return

  • The shuttle is the worst $20 you'll ever save. It adds 90 minutes to whatever a Town Car or cab would have been. You have the unenviable choice between being dropped off last or being dropped off first and having a bunch of losers who can't afford cab fare and have no friends or loved ones with cars knowing exactly where you live.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Travel #Knowing #Car

  • Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Travel #Business #Adventure

  • The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Inspirational #Funny #Travel

  • it is not every tourist who bubbles over with mirth, and that unquenchable spirit of humor which turns a trial into a blessing.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Blessing #Trials

  • abroad it is our habit to regard all other travelers in the light of personal and unpardonable grievances. They are intruders into our chosen realms of pleasure, they jar upon our sensibilities, they lessen our meager share of comforts, they are everywhere in our way, they are always an unnecessary feature in the landscape.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Light #Comfort

  • When the contemplative mind is a French mind, it is content, for the most part, to contemplate France. When the contemplative mind is an English mind, it is liable to be seized at any moment by an importunate desire to contemplate Morocco or Labrador.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Mind #Desire

  • The soul begins to travel when the child begins to think.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Children #Thinking

  • The tourist may complain of other tourists; but he would be lost without them. He may find them in his way, taking up the best seats in the motors, and the best tables in the hotel dining-rooms; but he grows amazingly intimate with them during the voyage, and not infrequently marries one of them when it is over.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Dining #Complaining

  • Traveling is, and has always been, more popular than the traveler.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Traveler

  • We cannot learn to love other tourists,-the laws of nature forbid it,-but, meditating soberly on the impossibility of their loving us, we may reach some common platform of tolerance, some common exchange of recognition and amenity.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Travel #Law #Tolerance

  • Do you remember the church across the sands? You stood outside and planned to travel the lands, where the pilgrims go. So you packed your world up inside a canvas sack, set off down the highway with your rings and Kerouac. Someone said they saw you in Nepal a long time back. Tell me why you look away, don't you have a word to say?
    -- Al Stewart

    #Travel #Land #Long

  • On a morning from a Bogart movie, in a country where they turn back time. You go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre, contemplating a crime. She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running like a watercolor in the rain. Don't bother asking for explanations, she'll just tell you that she came in the year of the cat.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Running #Country #Travel

  • Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Friendship #Travel #Expectations

  • Instead of bringing back 1600 plants, we might return from our journeys with a collection of small unfêted but life-enhancing thoughts.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Travel #Journey #Might

  • Growing up, I never gave a thought to being a writer. All I ever wanted to be was a traveler and explorer. Science-fiction allowed me to go places that were otherwise inaccessible, which is why I started reading it.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Travel #Growing Up #Reading

  • I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
    -- Alan Hovhaness

    #Nature #Travel #Religion

  • Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
    -- Alan Rickman

    #Travel #Journey #Giving

  • We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Travel #Distance #Needs

  • My yearn for home is broadened Patriotism expanded By callings from beyond So I pack my things Nothing precious All things sacred
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Travel #Home #Sacred

  • What gives value to travel is fear. It is a fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country, we are seized by a vague fear and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. I look upon it more as an occasion for testing.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Country #Travel #Old Habits

  • Any country where I am not bored is a country that teaches me nothing.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Country #Travel #Boredom

  • To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It's futile to gaze at the world through a car window.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Wise #Country #Travel

  • I love to travel, but hate to arrive.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Travel #Hate

  • The Philippines are ours forever. They are not capable of self- government. How could they be? They are not a self-governing race.
    -- Albert J. Beveridge

    #Travel #Home #Race

  • To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Nature #Travel #Imagination

  • For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim's time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Travel #Sacrifice #Vices

  • To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Country #Travel #Hippie

  • You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person.
    -- Alec Waugh

    #Falling In Love #Travel #Sight

  • Sunshine is more health-giving than pills and potions: and travel in foreign lands is a mental tonic, which feeds the mind even if it empties the pocket.
    -- Alec-Tweedie

    #Travel #Sunshine #Land

  • Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Country #Travel #Memories

  • Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I'd forgotten England even existed.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Travel #Heart #Broken

  • By the time the plane was airborne I'd forgotten England even existed.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Travel #England #Forgotten

  • The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination.
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Travel #Imagination #Valleys

  • The unsuspected is the daily fare of the traveler in Thibet ...
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Travel #Asia #Traveler

  • The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Courage #Travel #Adventure

  • This is the way you look at the poorest details of the world resurfaced, after you've been driving for a long time -- you feel their singleness and precise location and the forlorn coincidence of you being there to see them.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Travel #Long #Details

  • Traveling by motor is just one situation after another. ... No matter what happens, don't scream; a scream at the wrong moment has often been known to cause a stall.
    -- Alice-Leone Moats

    #Travel #Matter #Causes

  • Many Americans think of the rest of the world as a kind of Disneyland, a showplace for quaint fauna, flora and artifacts. They dress for travel in cheap, comfortable, childish clothes, as if they were going to the zoo and would not be seen by anyone except the animals.
    -- Alison Lurie

    #Travel #Zoos #Animal

  • If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Travel #Istanbul #Cities

  • I spent a college semester in a small town in Italy - and that is where I truly tasted food for the first time.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Travel #College #Firsts

  • When in Rome, live as the Romans do. When elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere.
    -- Ambrose

    #Travel #Rome #Elsewhere

  • Road, n. A strip of land along which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is futile to go.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Travel #Journey #Land

  • The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.
    -- Amelia Barr

    #Inspirational #Friendship #Travel

  • Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Travel #Famous Inspirational #Teaching

  • Flying might not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Travel #Fun #Flying

  • I resolved to abandon trade and to fix my aim on something more praiseworthy and stable; whence it was that I made preparation for going to see part of the world and its wonders.
    -- Amerigo Vespucci

    #Travel #Preparation #World

  • Travel makes all men countrymen, makes people noblemen and kings, every man tasting of liberty and dominion.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Travel #Kings #Men

  • Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home. There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Morning #Travel #Home

  • We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Inspirational #Funny #Travel

  • A review of summit day photographs will show that I was clothed in the latest, highest quality, high altitude gear, comparable, if not better, than that worn by the other members of our expedition.
    -- Anatoli Boukreev

    #Travel #Quality #Gears

  • The farther you go...the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it's easy to fall off.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Travel #Fall #World

  • It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Life #Travel #Adventure

  • I never count countries. Travel is not a contest.
    -- Andrew Evans

    #Country #Travel #Contests

  • Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what's right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.
    -- Andrew Zimmern

    #Travel #Keys #People

  • Cars will soon have the Internet on the dashboard. I worry that this will distract me from my texting.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Funny #Travel #Worry

  • The only way to explain how some people dress for the airport is they think no one else will be there.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Funny #Travel #Thinking

  • Don't you hate it when...your suitcase is the last one off the airplane?
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Travel #Hate #Airplane

  • Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
    -- Anita Desai


  • Does this boat go to Europe, France?
    -- Anita Loos

    #Travel #Europe #Tourism

  • Nobody ought to be too old to improve: I should be sorry if I was; and I flatter myself I have already improved considerably by my travels. First, I can swallow gruel soup, egg soup, and all manner of soups, without making faces much. Secondly, I can pretty well live without tea ...
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Travel #Sorry #Eggs

  • Strong I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived.
    -- Anna Louise Strong

    #Travel #Strong #Journey

  • Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Travel #Reading #Book

  • In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Travel #Book #Reading

  • I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Dog #Travel #Mean

  • While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Dream #Travel #Armchairs

  • we are just as apt to meet the grandmothers as the wolves when we go traveling.
    -- Annie Fellows Johnston

    #Travel #Grandmother

  • Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Travel #Hurt #Memories

  • If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Travel #Moving #Ocean

  • If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Travel #Sleep #Two

  • I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Travel #Thinking #Vacation

  • Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It's one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It's a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Travel #Crazy #Culture

  • It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after,you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where you’ve been and whats happened. In the end, you’re just happy you were there- with your eyes open- and lived to see it.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Travel #Eye #Reality

  • The journey is part of the experience - an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Travel #Journey #Expression

  • Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Beautiful #Travel #Hurt

  • Over time, each day has become another stretch on an endless pilgrimage road. The terrain of this sacred journey has become fluid and ever-shifting. Every step of the way is an arrival, but not a place to linger.
    -- Anthony Lawlor

    #Travel #Journey #Each Day

  • "What place would you advise me to visit now?" he asked. "The planet Earth," replied the geographer. "It has a good reputation."
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Nature #Travel #Earth

  • I fly because it releases my mind from the tyranny of petty things.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Travel #Airplane #Flying

  • Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.
    -- Antonio Machado

    #Time #Travel #Journey

  • Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Travel #Adventure #Journey

  • Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Best Friend #Travel #Two

  • Adventure is worthwhile.
    -- Aristotle

    #Travel #Adventure #Worthwhile

  • When I travel, I draw and paint sketches which is great fun. And as long as you are fully aware that it has nothing to do with actual art, I think that's all right.
    -- Arne Jacobsen

    #Art #Travel #Fun

  • I don't mind 800 million Chinese drinking a bottle [of Coca-Cola] a day, but I don't want them to bring back the empties.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Travel #Drinking #Home

  • As my good friend Al Capp told me a few years ago, the best thing to do with a confirmed [hotel] reservation slip when you have no room is to spread it out on the sidewalk in front of the hotel and go to sleep on it. You'll either embarrass the hotel into giving you a room or you'll be hauled off to the local jug, where at least you'll have a roof over your head.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Travel #Sleep #Good Friend

  • If man can live in Manhattan, he can live anywhere.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Travel #Home #Men

  • On general principles, it is best that I should not leave the country. Scotland Yard feels lonely without me, and it causes an unhealthy excitement among the criminal classes.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Country #Lonely #Travel

  • At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding.
    -- Arthur Frommer

    #Travel #Views #Understanding

  • What am I doing here?
    -- Arthur Rimbaud

    #Travel #Journey #Inspiring Travel

  • A place has almost a shyness of a person with strangers; its secret is not to be surprised by too direct interrogation.
    -- Arthur Symons

    #Travel #Secret #Stranger

  • No one should be required to see America for the first time.
    -- Ashley Montagu

    #Travel #Home #America

  • Our nuclear weapons are meant purely as a deterrent against nuclear adventure by an adversary.
    -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    #Travel #Adventure #Nuclear

  • Paris is always a good idea.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Inspirational #Travel #Ideas

  • There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic: this was usually Valentina's first impulse. Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you've misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world.
    -- Audrey Niffenegger

    #Travel #World #Panic

  • Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them, to live with them, to love them, till they have become a part of life and life's recollections.
    -- Augustus Hare

    #Travel #Church #Unseen

  • The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Travel #Real #Women