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  • Added on: October 15th, 2006
Not sure if we have a thread out there for quotes but what are some of the quotes that are about or inspire travel for you?

Here's one that recently caught my eye:
“‘How does one become a butterfly?’ she asked pensively. ‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.’”
- Trina Paulus
How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
- Trina Paulus

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  • Added on: October 18th, 2006
that's lovely^


old favorites:

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
- St. Augustine

"No matter where you go, there you are"
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  • Added on: October 18th, 2006
You can find a bunch of travel quotes in the Why Go archives... And you can also submit travel quotes to be used in the future!! Smile I'm always on the hunt for more good quotes, so pass 'em on!!
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  • Added on: January 18th, 2007
quote:


"No matter where you go, there you are"
- ?


Dr Seuss. One of my personal heros...
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To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

~Aldous Huxley

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  • Added on: January 18th, 2007
I've used this one in more than one post and still thinks it sums it up for the vagabonds of the world


quote:
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

-- J R R Tolkien



What more can be said about the love of travel.
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  • Added on: January 18th, 2007
Nice. Nice.

Here's another one I like:

The Double Life By Don Blanding*

How very simple life would be
If only there were two of me
A Restless Me to drift and roam
A Quiet Me to stay at home.
A Searching One to find his fill
Of varied skies and newfound thrill
While sane and homely things are done
By the domestic Other One.
*an excerpt
How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
- Trina Paulus

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  • Added on: January 19th, 2007
I like that one it's just plain soothing. I love reading poetry and nothing quotes like it. I am keeping this thresd on my notifications. There has got to be others out there with some great quotes.

Here is the one travel quote that I know of by the Bard himself.

To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.
--William Shakespeare
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  • Added on: January 22nd, 2007
My absolute favorite:


Travel has been my comrade, adventure my inspiration, accomplishment my recompense
-Charlotte Cameron

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  • Added on: January 25th, 2007
Excellent finds, people. Keep up the good work. Why Go is counting on you. Smile
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  • Added on: January 25th, 2007
Here's one by one of the greatest cynics that ever lived but he believed in travel.


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-Mark Twain-

Give me a raft and a river and away we go.
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  • Added on: February 3rd, 2007
What a nice thread! Can't resist to contribute...

"I'm not going anywhere. I'm just on my way."
-Hermann Hesse, in "Siddharta"

I translated it from the orginal German version:
"Ich gehe nirgendwo hin. Ich bin nur unterwegs."
I'm sure there's a better way to translate it, my English version might sound a bit strange and it "feels" different than in German.

Any better suggestions?

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  • Added on: February 3rd, 2007
I love quotes ( as you can tell by our website) Wink and here are two that I particularly like because they express my feelings towards our travel situaton:

“To my mind,
the greatest reward and luxury of travel
is to be able to experience everyday things
as if for the first time,
to be in a position in which almost nothing
is so familiar it is taken for granted”

Bill Bryson

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"Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler, belonging no more to one place than the next, moves slowly, over periods of years from one part of the earth to another. " -Paul Bowles
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I am always doing that
which I can not do,
in order that
I may learn how to do it.
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  • Added on: February 3rd, 2007
Here' one that I think is so cool for international travellers...

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
Clifton Fadiman
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  • Added on: March 21st, 2007
The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. - Louis L'Amour


Ain't that the truth pardner.
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  • Added on: March 21st, 2007
"the road goes on forever and the party never ends"
-Robert Earl Keen
"Trips are not trips to me. They have to be expeditions. I blame this all on Lord Baden-Powell"- Jimmy Buffett
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