Travel quotes

travel-quotesSome words on travel from great thinkers, past and present …

‘A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.’
George Moore

‘He who would travel happily must travel light.’
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

‘Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.’
Miriam Beard

‘Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.’
The Dhammapada

‘Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends. ‘

‘My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been. ‘
Diane Arbus

‘The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. ‘
Gilbert K. Chesterton


Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Discuss …

3 comments on “Travel quotes

  1. No doubt Seneca’s observation was correct, in his age. But that was then, and this is now. In this age of electronic correspondence and social media blogs, I wonder if our global acquaintances (yes, ‘friends’) aren’t as valid as our friends and relatives who live next door and just down the street?

  2. I agree with Seneca- when I travel, I do grow tired of making small talk ‘where are you from, where are you travelling, what have you seen, where are you staying’- so many acquaintances. The only place I have picked up (what I hope to be) life-long friends overseas is where I have settled and lived for a period of time. I usually find travelling satisfying alone time, and short holidays great to share with people.
    All-in-all I think travelling messes you up a little. I think everyone comes back unsettled, with a wider view on the world- where knowledge can be detrimental. you know a bigger world is out there. And you’re stuck here, at your desk wondering what to do next. Maybe I should have stayed insulated and bought a house and had a few kids by now, so that even this blog post could make sense.
    PS- 2 of my besties are New Yorkers who I love dearly.

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