Any neat travel quotes?

Jan 18th, 2016, 02:54 PM
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Any neat travel quotes?

Does anyone have any neat, humorous, interesting, or even outrageous travel quotes?

I stole one from a book I just read, "Education begins with books and instruction and ends with travel. It is a rolling classroom."
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“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
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You don't take the trip, the trip takes you.
Steinbeck: Travels With Charlie
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I have a folder entitled "Travel Quotes" but I won't post them all here!

The one I always start with and come back to is St. Augustine's "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

Jerome K. Jerome said, “Sometimes it is through busy streets, and sometimes through the fields and lanes; sometimes we can be spared for a few hours, and sometimes for a few days. But long or short, but here or there, our thoughts are ever on the running of the sand. We nod and smile to many as we pass; with some we stop and talk awhile; and with a few we walk a little way. We have been much interested, and often a little tired. But on the whole we have had a pleasant time, and are sorry when ‘tis over.”
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Texas ! that was THE quote I wanted to post.

Michel Delpech : 'on dirait que ca te gêne de marcher dans la boue' (seems you don't like walking in the mud'.

More about going back to his family but I like it in travel - I don't mind going through mud to visit.
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He meant it for something much more profound than a trip to Paris, but:

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

(TS Eliot, "Little Gidding")

And then there's the perennial worry:

Outside they found a lovely cariage lined with olive green cushons to match the footman and the horses had green bridles and bows on their manes and tails. They got gingerly in. Will he bring our luggage asked Ethel nervously.

I expect so said Mr Salteena lighting a very long cigar.

Do we tip him asked Ethel quietly.

Well no I dont think so not yet we had better just thank him perlitely.

(Daisy Ashford, The Young Visiters)
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I seem to remember that handbag holding Earnest Worthing was found on the Brighton line.

Ladt Bracknell.."The line is immaterial". always struck me as pretty much on the mark.

take photos, leave footprints

we have recently taken to "art is our spinach" which rather sums up modern art as seen during any vacation, though my SIL comes out with "that is art" in a withering German accent (she is German) when we come across tax payer art.
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Not that has a farthing to do with travel, the lines that are most remembered are:

Lady Bracknell: Are your parents living?

Jack Worthing: I have lost both my parents.

Lady Bracknell: To lose one parent, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

I guess that can go for luggage as well.
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Hi Nukesafe, this is my life motto;

attitude is everything and misery is optional.
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Ziggy, my motto is Enjoy The Journey! Attitude Is Everything! I might have to incorporate your "Misery Is Optional" to my France 2014 report.

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I've paid good money knowing I was going to be miserable on trips, but that's another story.


But how many have been
where we've been...
...and seen what we've seen?
- Bloody few. And that's a fact.
Even now, I wouldn't change places
with the viceroy himself...
...if it meant giving up my memories.

Dialog from the movie The Man Who Would Be King.
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Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.

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Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.

--W. C. Fields
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Leave home home.
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We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.

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"Abroad is bloody" and "Abroad is a sewer." Lord Redesdale, father of Nancy Mitford and, as "Uncle Matthew", a character in her novels.

"Being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being drowned." Samuel Johnson
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Sorry, I can't resist another Samuel Johnson, highly appropriate here:

"The greater part of travellers tell nothing, because their method of travelling supplies them with nothing to be told. He that enters a town at night and surveys it in the morning, and then hastens away to another place, and guesses at the manners of the inhabitants by the entertainment which his inn afforded him, may please himself for a time with a hasty change of scenes, and a confused remembrance of palaces and churches; he may gratify his eye with a variety of landscapes, and regale his palate with a succession of vintages; but let him be contented to please himself without endeavouring to disturb others. Why should he record his excursions by which nothing could be learned, or wish to make a show of knowledge, which, without some power of intuition unknown to other mortals, he never could attain?"
Johnson: Idler #97 (February 23, 1760)
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