Twain Mark, Like or hate

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, Tom Sawyer Abroad

Mercier Pascal, When we leave a place

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.

Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

Flaubert Gustave, Modest

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

Gustave Flaubert

Kerouac Jack, keep rolling

Because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars...

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

The Beatles, The farther one travels

Without going out of my door
I can know all things of earth
Without looking out of my window
I could know the ways of heaven
The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows

Without going out of your door
You can know all things on earth
Without looking out of your window
You could know the ways of heaven
The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows

Arrive without traveling
See all without looking
Do all without doing

The Beatles, The Inner Light

Bryson Bill, Interesting guesses

But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.

Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe


Rest not
Life is sweeping by
go and dare before you die.
Something mighty and sublime,
leave behind to conquer time.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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