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Wednesday, Aug 16, 2006 from Lansing, Michigan

I’ve put together a collection of good travel quotes to keep me inspired along the trip. So these are in addition to several quotes people have been sending me, so maybe I can stay ahead of the game. I’ll start with one of my favorites.

“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

“A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.” – Katharine Butler Hathaway

“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.” – Robert Frost

“As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.” – Margaret Mead

“Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The greatest difficulty of travel is that one is forced to take oneself along.” – Alain de Botton

“Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” – Charles Kuralt

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

“The world is smaller than you think, and the people on it are more beautiful than you think.” – Bertram van Munster

“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

“Satisfy yourself beyond all doubt that you are qualified for the course to which you now aspire…..and try to achieve something in your own land before you venture on a strange one.” – Charles Dickens

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

“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

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“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

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined” – Henry David Thoreau

“Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.” – Jan Myrdal

“Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Blog Date Posted: Aug 16, 2006 | 614 words | comments 5 Comments
Comment by Terry Ladd
From East Lansing, MI

"To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top." -- Robert M. Pirsig

Comment by lulu
From East Lansing, MI

What gives value to travel is fear. It is the 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...This is why we should not say that we travel for pleasure. There is no pleasure in traveling. It is more an occasion for spiritual testing. If we understand by culture the exercise of our most intimate sense - that of eternity - then we travel for culture. Pleasure takes us away from ourselves in the same way as distraction, in Pascal's use of the word, takes us away from God. Travel, which is like a greater and graver science, brings us back to ourselves. - Albert Camus

Comment by BoB
From Lansing, MI

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement." -Steve Prefontaine

Comment by Jillian
From Rapid City, SD

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." -Mark Twain "I have miles to go before I sleep..." -Robert Frost

Comment by dave
From DavaoCity and Bayabas Surigao Sur , PH

a traveller has organize things and remain self-composed no matter what will happen along th way and remember to have peace in mind with the grace of God.