Apr 24, 2013

Random Thoughts- Travel Quotes, My Favorites

Robert Louis Stevenson memorial state park travel quotes

Once I had been on a 10mile out-and-back hike to the summit of Mt St Helena (don't get confused with Mt St Helens in Washington). The trail begins at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in California. Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous author of Treasure Island, spent his Honeymoon here in 1880. The wooden cabin where he stayed at that time is non-existent now, but the spot is identified by a memorial. In the dense dark forest a memorial- a stone sculpture representing a book which talks about Robert Louis Stevenson.

Hmmmm ... Are you wondering why am I talking about Stevenson in the post titled "Travel Quotes"? Well, because his quote inspired me to write this post :)
There are no foreign lands, it is the traveler who is foreign -Robert Louis Stevenson
I really enjoy reading travel quotes! With whatever little travel (solo) experience I have, I understand how true are these lines. They inspire me to travel more! Would love to list out some of my favorites ...

1. The world is a book, those who do not travel read only a page -Saint Augustine

2. We wander for distraction, we travel for fulfillment -Hilaire Belloc

3. When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself -Liberty Hyde Bailey

4. Travel is more than the seeing of sights, it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living -Miriam Beard

5. Never go on trips with anyone you do not love -Emest Hemingway

6. Travel looks glamorous only in retrospect -Paul Theroux

7. Travel teaches toleration -Benjamin Disraeli

8. Travelers never think they are the foreigners -Mason Cooley

9. I never travel without my diary, one should always have something sensational to read in the train -Oscar Wilde

10. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on the old familiar pillow -Lin Yutang

11. I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love food and I love art, so I am the perfect traveler -Michael Palin

12. A traveler sees what he sees, a tourist sees what he has come to see -Gilbert Chesterton

13. Tourists don't know where they have been, travelers don't know where they are going -Theroux

14. To travel is to discover everyone is wrong about other countries -Huxley

15. A man travels the world to find something he needs and returns home to find it -Moore

There are many more ... What about your favorite ones? 

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  1. Loved all those quotes. In fact I love reading travel quotes.
    Here are a few of them- http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/p/favourite-quotes.html

  2. I too love to read travel quotes, well quotes in general.

    Off hand, here's my fave travel quote:

    Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. ~Benjamin Disraeli

  3. I love the quotes and the photo at the top...I wish in the world there were no foreign countries, no foreign people and all people lived as one country, one land one earth....Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comments. cheers.

    1. That kind of world would be great! No visa required!
      Your post on those owlets is fabulous!


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