More Travel Quotes – Day 89 – October 23

Ernest Hemingway
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” 
Not much happening on the route today – Northern Florida bible belt continues. I saw a sign on a home that advertised “Assault Weapons For Sale” and I was afraid to get out and take a picture of it. Farms, forests and the ubiquitous Spanish Moss. The first time I saw it was at age 11 on a family vacation to Florida. I thought it was so cool that I brought some home.  I still think it’s cool.
The Rider made 48 miles today! He stopped just beyond our camp –  Ichetucknee Springs Campground. It’s on the route, east of Wellborn, West of High Springs & not near anything.. Tomorrow I plan to check out the springs in the state park.
More travel quotes to share.  They are from Goodreads Quotes About Travel I find them addicting. Wish I could write stuff like this!
Marcel Proust

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
― Marcel Proust
Mark Twain

“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 TwainTom Sawyer Abroad

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
― Rumi
Anaïs Nin

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
― Anaïs NinThe Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974
G.K. Chesterton

“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
― G.K. Chesterton
Anna Quindlen
“In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.”
― Anna QuindlenHow Reading Changed My Life
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
― Ralph Waldo EmersonEmerson’s Essays
Douglas Adams

“It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘As pretty as an airport.”
― Douglas AdamsThe Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
E.E. Cummings

“may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.”
― E.E. Cummings
“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”
― Judith Thurman

Bill Bryson

“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 BrysonNeither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
Mary Anne Radmacher
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
― Mary Anne Radmacher
Elizabeth Gilbert
“to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”
― Elizabeth GilbertEat, Pray, Love
Ursula K. Le Guin

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin
Marcel Proust

“People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of
life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they
continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It
is as though they were traveling abroad.”
― Marcel Proust
Neil Gaiman

“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”
― Neil GaimanThe Graveyard Book
Robert Louis Stevenson

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
― Robert Louis StevensonThe Silverado Squattersl
Tennessee Williams

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.”
― Tennessee WilliamsCamino Real
Rick Steves

“Self-consciousness kills communication.”
― Rick Steves
Anderson Cooper

“The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.”
― Anderson Cooper
Pat Conroy

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
― Pat Conroy
James A. Michener

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the relgion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.”
― James A. Michener
Anthony Bourdain

“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.”
― Anthony BourdainKitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Roseanne Barr

“Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.”
― Roseanne Barr

5 thoughts on “More Travel Quotes – Day 89 – October 23

  1. John

    So which is it? Hemingway or Ursula LeGuin on that quote?
    Um, you know that Spanish “moss” is not really moss, right? I agree that is it is cool, though. I loved seeing it in person…I think we were in Florida. Or Georgia. Can’t remember. Chesterton really nailed it. Our trips to Ireland were more as travelers than tourists, and much more fun than a cruise to see the arch on the beach in Aruba (which has since collapsed since they always let people walk on it.)


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