Favorite Travel Sayings

Dec 29th, 2006, 10:42 AM
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"A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a long journey...
...And the cities hostile and the towns unfriendly
And the villages dirty and charging high prices..."

from "Journey of the Magi" by T.S. Eliot

Sorry, I just couldn't help myself!

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Dec 29th, 2006, 10:50 AM
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Good one, Peg!
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Dec 29th, 2006, 10:51 AM
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On a less cynical note,from Tennyson:

I cannot rest from travel;I will drink
Life to the lees.
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Dec 29th, 2006, 10:53 AM
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Oh, that last one was from Tennyson's poem "Ulysses." Now there was a traveler!
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Dec 29th, 2006, 11:06 AM
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Tourism will destroy what it is looking for by finding it.
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Dec 29th, 2006, 01:06 PM
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This is a poem rather than a quote, but I thought it was fitting here. It's a favorite of mine.

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Dec 29th, 2006, 01:15 PM
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And it's by one of our locals, Robert Frost.
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Dec 29th, 2006, 01:53 PM
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I love that poem by Frost!

Here is one that someone from this forum shared with me recently. I love it, too:

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Dec 29th, 2006, 02:04 PM
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Lc, I "ädopted" that on another forum once but wrote it:
You Can't find beauty unless you bring it with you.
And I wrote, you can't be loved unless you are loveable.
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Dec 29th, 2006, 02:11 PM
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Yes, cigalechanta! If only more people would realize the truth of both of those expressions!
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Dec 29th, 2006, 03:08 PM
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No matter where you go, there you are.

- Buckaroo Banzai



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Dec 29th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Not all who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkein
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Dec 29th, 2006, 06:56 PM
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"He who is tired of London, is tired of life"
 
Dec 30th, 2006, 04:51 AM
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"High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth/
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;/
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,--and done a hundred things/
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung/
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,/
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung/
My eager craft through footless falls of air.../
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue/
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace/
Where never lark, nor eer eagle flew--/
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod/
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,/
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

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Dec 31st, 2006, 10:51 AM
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I met a lot of people when I travelled. I even encountered myself.

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Dec 31st, 2006, 11:00 AM
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To not ever travel is to only read the first page of a book.

Saint Augustin
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Feb 8th, 2007, 04:15 PM
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'Take only photographs, leave only footprints'
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Feb 8th, 2007, 05:14 PM
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"You can't get there from here"
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Feb 8th, 2007, 05:27 PM
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Due to the beautiful ceilings in many churches, chateau and the like, ours is:

"always look UP!"
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Feb 8th, 2007, 05:36 PM
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From "The Yearling"

"I don't know how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to."
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