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Travel And Tourism Quotes

There is no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.

Author: Fanny Burney (1752-1840)

Profession: British Writer, Diarist

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.

Author: John Burroughs (1837-1921)

Profession: American Naturalist, Author

Travelers are like poets. They are mostly an angry race.

Author: Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890)

Profession: Explorer, Born in Torquay

I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, and of the bitter effects of staying at home with all the narrow prejudices of an Islander, that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

I swims in the Tagus all across at once, and I rides on an ass or a mule, and swears Portuguese, and have got a diarrhea and bites from the mosquitoes. But what of that? Comfort must not be expected by folks that go a pleasuring.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.

Author: Italo Calvino (1923-1985)

Profession: Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.

Author: Alexander Cockburn (1941)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Journalist

The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

The routines of tourism are even more monotonous than those of daily life.

Author: Mason Cooley


When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.

Author: Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977)

Profession: American Author, Critic

The personal appropriation of clichés is a condition for the spread of cultural tourism.

Author: Serge Daney (1944-1992)

Profession: French Film Critic

Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.

Author: Guy Debord (1931)

Profession: French Philosopher

To be a tourist is to escape accountability. Errors and failings don't cling to you the way they do back home. You're able to drift across continents and languages, suspending the operation of sound thought. Tourism is the march of stupidity. You're expected to be stupid. The entire mechanism of the host country is geared to travelers acting stupidly. You walk around dazed, squinting into fold-out maps. You don't know how to talk to people, how to get anywhere, what the money means, what time it is, what to eat or how to eat it. Being stupid is the pattern, the level and the norm. You can exist on this level for weeks and months without reprimand or dire consequence. Together with thousands, you are granted immunities and broad freedoms. You are an army of fools, wearing bright polyesters, riding camels, taking pictures of each other, haggard, dysenteric, thirsty. There is nothing to think about but the next shapeless event.

Author: Don Delillo (1926)

Profession: American Author