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Travel features

The best trip is the one you haven’t taken yet. (Loick Peyron)

You don’t travel to arrive, you travel to travel. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

The journey is not a woman. He does not want contemplation. (Henri Michaux)

In a journey, the longest is to get to the door. (Varro)

The basic law of every real journey is: there has to be something going on – and you have to ‘plan’ something. Otherwise the journey is not a journey. (Kurt Tucholsky)

A trip is simultaneously in space, in time, and in the social hierarchy. (Claude Lévi-Strauss)

The passion of travel is the wisest vice the earth knows. (Bruno H. Burgel)

Traveling always presupposes a great deal of idleness, or one must presuppose it. (Rahel Varnhagen von Ense)

The most relaxing thing about traveling is often – the time afterwards. (Erhard Blanck)

A story that ends is not sadness or failure. It is a ticket for a new journey, if however you have grasped its meaning, otherwise you will begin the same journey again. (Jean-Marc Delfosse)

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. (Francis Bacon)

Traveling is mainly used to annoy others once you’ve returned! (Sacha Guitry)

Traveling requires patience, courage, a good sense of humour, forgetting all domestic worries and not letting unfortunate coincidences, difficulties, bad weather, bad food and the like get you down. (Adolph Freiherr von Knigge)

People and travel

What matters is not the journey, it’s the one with whom we travel. (Jean-Luc Gendry)

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. (Anatole France)

The most beautiful journey is the one we take towards each other. (Paul Morand)

A trip is a madness that obsesses us, takes us into the myth. (Sylvain Tesson)

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. (Aldous Huxley)

Some people travel to see new things; but unfortunately they always see the new with old eyes. (Charlotte von Kalb)

When travelling, the problems of others become distant and personal weaknesses closer. (Daniel Mühlemann)

Travel is the frivolous part of serious people’s lives, and the serious part of frivolous people. (Anne-Sophie Swetchine)

People travel to foreign lands and marvel at the height of the mountains, the might of the sea waves, the length of the rivers, the vastness of the ocean, the wandering of the stars; but they pass each other without amazement. (Augustine Aurelius)

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. (Marcel Proust)

Me and travel

I tramp a perpetual journey. (Walt Whitman)

To travel is to take a journey into yourself. (Danny Kaye)

Traveling also brings you closer to the stranger in you! (Helga Schäferling)

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. (Lawrence Durrell)

There ain’t no journey what don’t change you some. (David Mitchell)

Traveling is often nothing more than escaping yourself. But the ego always catches up with you. (Otto von Leixner)

I used to travel a lot and at some point I suddenly realized that wherever I go, in fact, I move only through one space and this space is myself. (Victor Pelevin)

Traveling means crossing borders, including your own. (Wanda Rezat)

The first discovery you make when you travel is that you don’t exist. (Elizabeth Hardwick)

How beautiful is a long, long journey! How often have I reached for it as if for a lifeline! And how often has such a journey saved me! (Nicolai Vasilyevich Gogol)

Every autobiography is a journey to yourself. (Andreas Mäckler)

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself . (Matthew Karsten)


The traveler is still the most important thing in a trip. (Andre Suares)

What is a traveler in general? He is a man who goes to find a bit of conversation at the end of the world. (Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly)

The real travelers are those who leave to leave. (Charles Baudelaire)

The true traveler is the one who never tries to go back. (Jacques Renaud)

Globetrotters are always excited. (Almut Adler)

Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels. (Nikos Kazantzakis)

The traveler is a vain person who goes elsewhere to show that he exists. (Romain Guillaumes)

A traveler without powers of observation is like a bird without wings. (Moslih Eddin Saadi)

The real danger to the traveler is the guide. (Elmar Schenkel)

Life and travel

To travel is to live. (Hans Christian Anderson)

Life is a journey, not a destination. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A journey is a drink from the source of life. (Christian Friedrich Hebel)

To travel is to love life. (Glate)

All of life is but a journey towards death. (Seneca)

To live is to journey for a short journey. (Francisco de Quevedo)

Traveling, as I understand it, is an opening to another possible way of being. (Matthias Prangel)

The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. (Agnes Repplier)

For many, travel is a substitute for life. There is often nothing more painful than realizing this. (Christian Morgenstern)

Love and travel

A love is a journey to the confines of oneself. (Helene Ouvrard)

Travel, like love, represents an attempt to turn a dream into reality. (Alain de Botton)

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. (Melody Truong)

The most beautiful trip we can take is the one we take in the heart of the person we love. (Salahdin Syrus)

Traveling is like being in love, even the most familiar surroundings seem new. (Peter E. Schumacher)

And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end. (Pico Iyer)

Tourists and travelers

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. (Paul Theroux)

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. (G.K. Chesterton)

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes ‘sight-seeing. (Daniel J. Boorstin)

Tourists: Early risers: take away the best beach spots from travelers. (Andreas Egert)

Tourists are otherwise normal people. (Walter Ludin)

Tourism is applied geography. (Erwin Koch)

Quotes about tourism

Marriage and travel

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. (John Steinbeck)

Marriage is and will remain the most important journey of discovery that man can undertake. (Soren Kierkegaard)

Marriage is like a long sea voyage during which you have to be skilled enough to sail through the storm. The ideal is to arrive, pushed by the good wind, in the bay of tranquility. (Nadine de Rothschild)

The custom of honeymoons has this great advantage that for young people who often do not know each other very well, the variety of scenery and the various incidents on the road quite naturally provide subjects for conversation. (Tristan Bernard)

Good advice

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. (Confucius)

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. (Dalai Lama)

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. (Ernest Hemingway)

Don’t spend your whole life traveling! You only travel and only learn to speak lies. In travel one sees surfaces, — And flies over them!(Pythagoras of Samos)

Time and travel

Travellers understand, instinctively and by experience, that travel and adventure change and elongate time, even while navigating the deadlines of airline and train departures. (Paul Sheehan)

Time belongs to no one Ballet of elusive stars Present moment, you are the essence of travel. (Mylène Farmer)

For me, travel isn’t about arriving, it’s about leaving. It’s the unexpectedness of the next stopover, it’s the never-fulfilled desire to constantly experience something else, it’s tomorrow, eternally tomorrow. (Roland Dorgeles)

Travel alone

He travels faster who travels alone. (Rudyard Kipling)

Traveling is a job you do alone. (Gilles Vigneault)

It is not guided tours that come to God, but single travelers. (Vladimir Nabokov)

Of what use can travel alone be of any use? It does not check self-indulgence, it does not tame desires, it does not appease anger, it does not quell the impetuous excitements of love, in short it does not relieve our soul of its ills. (Seneca)

Motivation and travel

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. (Lao Tzu)

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Andre Gide)

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain. (Jack Kerouac)

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them. (Jo Walton)

Friends and travel

A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles. (Tim Cahill)

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. (Shirley MacLaine)

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

It’s easier to find a travel companion than to get rid of one. (Art Buchwald)

Book and travel

The best way to travel is still to read a good book. (Jules Claretie)

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth. (John Lubbock)

Reading is traveling; traveling is reading. (Victor Hugo)

The man who seeks to educate himself must first read and then travel in order to correct what he has learned. (Casanova)

Writing is an affair of yearning for great voyages and hauling on frayed ropes. (Israel Shenker)

Attitude to travel

I love to travel, but hate to arrive. (Albert Einstein)

What good is it to travel! There is nature, life and history everywhere. (Jules Renard)

Traveling is the best thing in the world. When you wander, you grow rapidly, and everything that you see is deposited even on your appearance. People who traveled a lot, I recognize from a thousand. (Konstantin Paustovsky)

Travel on foot

If you want to get to your destination, you can take the stagecoach, but if you really want to travel, you should walk. (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

Travelling on foot is an openness to the world that invites humility and eager seizing of the moment. (Philippe Montillier)

That’s why I traveled on foot, simply out of love for the wind and the earth. (Henry Bosco)

Quotes about hiking

Impact of travel

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. (Gustave Flaubert)

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. (Anita Desai)

Travel teaches toleration. (Benjamin Disraeli)

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. (Samuel Johnson)

Home and travel

The journey itself is my home. (Matsuo Basho)

The journey is my home. (Muriel Rukeyser)

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. (Lin Yutang)

Man’s real home is not a house but the road, and life itself is a journey on foot. (Bruce Chatwin)

Happiness and travel

Happy is he who, as the best booty, brings home the saying: «Thank God I’m home again!» (Jeremias Gotthelf)

Happy who, like Ulysses, has had a beautiful journey. (Joachim Du Bellay)

He who would travel happily must travel light. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Tolerance and travel

Traveling is the best way to say goodbye to your prejudices. (Khalid Chergui)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. (Mark Twain)

Goal and travel

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. (Martin Buber)

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. (G.K.Chesterton)

When someone realizes their life is worthless, they either kill themselves or travel. (Edward Dalhberg)

Mind and travel

You have to travel to rub and file your brain against that of others. (Michel de Montaigne)

Nothing develops intelligence like travel. (Emile Zola)

Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one’s prejudices. (Oscar Wilde)

We travel to change, not places, but ideas. (Hippolyte Taine)

Unexpected and travel

Nothing is more propitious than a journey to fathom all the marvelous aspects of the unexpected. (Jean-Raymond Boudou)

It is characteristic of long journeys to bring back something quite different from what one went there to seek. (Nicholas Bouvier)

World and travel

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. (St. Augustine)

And the world is beautiful because you can travel. (Nikolay Przhevalsky)

Globetrotters get lost in the world. (Reiner Klüting)

Photos and travel

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. (Susan Sontag)

The best traveler is one without a camera. (Kamand Kojouri)

American tourists don’t know what they saw along the way until they develop their photos. (Gerd de Ley)

Homeland and travel

A wise traveler never despises his own country. (William Hazlitt)

The desire to travel, the desire to be abroad, is a desire to expand one’s homeland. (Otto von Loeben)

Dream and travel

The journey is part of the dream. (Xavier Roy)

Every journey is the dream of a new birth. (John Royer)

Smell and travel

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. (Rudyard Kipling)

What remains of all travels is the scent of a withered rose… (Cavidan Tumerkan)

Pleasure and travel

Traveling is one of life’s saddest pleasures. (Madame de Stael)

When travelers take a very great delight in their mountain-climbs, to me there is something barbaric, even godless, in that passion. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Imagination and travel

Traveling is very useful, it makes the imagination work. Everything else is disappointment and fatigue. (Louis-Ferdinand Celine)

Travel, like beautiful women, is for unimaginative men. (John Dutourd)

Beauty and travel

Like everything in life, a beautiful trip is a work of art. (Andre Suares)

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Film and travel

I undertake each film as one undertakes a journey. (André Techine)

We make films for the same reason we take trips. (Michael Cimino)

Grief and travel

Travel is the best, if not the only, cure for grief. (Alfred de Musset)

Longing is the disease that makes travel healthy. (Billy)

Astonishment and travel

Only a person who constantly wants to be surprised should travel. (Oscar Maria Graf)

What I love about traveling is the astonishment of the return. (Stendhal)


Leadership is a force that encourages the participants of a trip to move from the state of passenger to that of actor of an adventure. (Chris Viehbacher)

Anyone who has drunk a cup of chocolate resists a day of travel. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Childhood is a forgotten journey. (Jean de La Varende)

The road is always better than the nicest inn. (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

There are countries that widen the sky in you. (Roswitha Bloch)

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