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A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

The important thing about travel in foreign lands is that it breaks the speech habits and makes you blab less, and breaks the habitual space-feeling because of different village plans and different landscapes. It is less important that there are different mores, for you counteract these with your own reaction-formations.

Author: Paul Goodman (1911-1972)

Profession: American Author, Poet, Critic

The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger-print of reality upon the beautiful.

Author: Nadine Gordimer (1923)

Profession: South African Author

Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.

Author: Sadi, Gulistan


I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea.

Author: Horace

Profession: Italian Poet

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Your true traveler 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.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

Being on tour sends me crazy, I drink too much and out comes the John Mcenroe in me.

Author: Chrissie Hynde


Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author

Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

He that travels in theory has no inconveniences; he has shade and sunshine at his disposal, and wherever he alights finds tables of plenty and looks of gaiety. These ideas are indulged till the day of departure arrives, the chaise is called, and the progress of happiness begins. A few miles teach him the fallacies of imagination. The road is dusty, the air is sultry, the horses are sluggish. He longs for the time of dinner that he may eat and rest. The inn is crowded, his orders are neglected, and nothing remains but that he devour in haste what the cook has spoiled, and drive on in quest of better entertainment. He finds at night a more commodious house, but the best is always worse than he expected.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author