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There isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it is going.
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.
-- Charles Kuralt

Not all those who wander are lost.
-- J. R. R. Tolkien

All travelling becomes dull in exact proportion to the rapidity.
-- John Ruskin

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
-- Gustave Flaubert

The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
-- G. K. Chesterton

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great thing is to move.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
-- Marcel Proust

The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveller saying 'anywhere but here'.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
-- Robert Frost

The journey itself is my home.
-- Matsuo Basho

Travel is the ruin of happiness. There's no looking at a ruin here after seeing Italy.
-- Fanny Burney

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence, and they think they have seen something.
-- Soren Kierkegaard

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will -- whatever we may think.
-- Lawrence Durrell

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
-- Mark Twain

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases. We go on a journey chiefly to be free of all impediments and all inconveniences -- to leave ourselves behind, much more to get rid of others.
-- William Hazlitt

A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
-- Lao Tzu


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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