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All travelling becomes dull in exact proportion to its rapidity.
I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.
My heart is warm with the friends I make, And better friends I'll not be knowing; Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take, No matter where it's going.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.
The crow, when travelling abroad, came back just as black.
The journey is the reward.
The routines of tourism are even more monotonous than those of daily life.
The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
There is a ghost That eats handkerchiefs; It keeps you company On all your travels.
I like terra firma - the more firma, the less terra.
When I was at home, I was in a better place; but travellers must be content.
I have travelled a good deal in Concord.
A bred-in-the-bone Boston lady, when asked why she never travelled, said 'Why should I? I'm already there.'
It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
The early North American Indian made a great mistake by not having an immigration bureau.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
Every perfect traveller always creates the country where he travels.
No man should travel until he has learned the language of the country he visits, otherwise he voluntarily makes himself a great baby - so helpless and ridiculous.
As the Spanish proverb says, 'He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.' So it is with traveling. A man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam Excels a dunce that has been kept at home!
The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator.
My favourite thing is to go where I've never been.
Usually speaking, the worst-bred person in company is a young traveller just returned from abroad.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
Travel is ninety per cent anticipation and ten per cent recollection.
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land again after a cheerful, careless voyage.
Before he sets out, the traveller must possess fixed interests and facilities, to be served by travel. If he drifted aimlessly from country to country he would not travel but only wander, ramble as a tramp. The traveller must be somebody and come from somewhere so his definite character and moral traditions may supply an organ and a point of comparison for his observations.
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
Wherever I travel, I'm too late. The orgy has moved elsewhere.
(Airplanes) may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.
Old men and far travellers may lie with authority.
Russia is the only country of the world you can be homesick for while you're still in it.


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