Wednesday wisdom

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A selection of travel quotes and sayings to see you through Hump Day

“It is not down in any map: true places never are”
Herman Melrose

“People don’t take trips, trips take people”
John Steinbeck

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment”
Hilare Belloc

“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God”
Kurt Vonnegut

“Certainly travel is more than the seeing of sights: it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent in the ideas of living”
Mary Ritter Bard

“The journey, not the arrival, matter”
TS Eliot

“I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move””
Robert Louis Stevenson

“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

“Travel makes one modest: you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”
Gustave Flaubert

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else”
Tennessee Williams

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by and that has made all the difference”
Robert Frost

“Adventure is not outside man. It is within”
George Eliot

“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving”
Lao Tzu

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it”
John Steinbeck

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”
Henry Miller

“When you travel remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you feel comfortable. It is designed to make its own people feel comfortable”
Clifton Fadiman

“Not until we are lost, do we begin to understand ourselves”
Henry David Thoreau

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day”
AA Milne

“One way to get the most out of life, is to look upon it as a daring adventure”
William Feather

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space”

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”
Andre Gide

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware”
Martin Buber

“Once more on my adventures brave and new”
Robert Browning

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect”
Paul Theroux

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself”
Amelia Earhart

“For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victims time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort”
Aldous Huxley

“The first condition of understanding a foreign land is to smell it”
Rudyard Kipling

“A ship is safe in the harbour, but that is not what ships are built for”
William Shedd

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love”
Ernest Hemingway

“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are”
Edith Wharton

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be”
Douglas Adams

“There are only two emotions in a place: boredom and terror”
Orson Welles

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen”
Benjamin Disraeli

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train”
Oscar Wilde

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