Quotes about Traveling Part I

Traveling is not tourism. It is way more than that. For me it’s the lifestyle.

It’s true that I can write wherever I am. It’s also true that for me more often than not writing is like vacationing. And when I travel, that can be a hard work. But each and every time the work is extremely rewarding.

I live by this one – When one realizes that life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels (Edward Dahlberg). I’m not sure if the fact that I travel a lot means that I’m often on the verge of suicide. Still, I suggest that when you don’t know what to do, just take a vacation…

Static to me is not security. To me, security is going somewhere and having adventures. (Felicity Kendal)

Be it love, work or anything else, I do stick to the quote above. I’d choose excitement over stability any day. Constant supply of adventures is what keeps me going. I want to feel secure in the world of uncertainties. I don’t want the safe routine.

planet earth with stacks of books

The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page. (Saint Augustine)

To see different shades of the world, one should travel.

He that travels much knows much. (Thomas Fuller)

This would be true, if one who travels would really care to see, know, and understand.

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. (Moslih Eddin Saadi)

It’s a pity if one travels, if one goes to another part of the world, and that leaves his world unchanged.

“Travel can and will transform your life, anyone’s life, if you let it.

Travel, like a surgeon, opens you up—mind, heart, and soul—and removes preconceptions, biases, and small-mindedness. In its place it leaves a love for the world and all people; it also entrusts you with a larger understanding of our common humanity and the quandaries we share as a planet.” (Rachel Denning)

Traveling shows us world variety and world sameness. It changes us profoundly, and it makes us feel more united with the rest of the planet.

a beautiful woman in a country

Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way. (Ralph Crawshaw)

If you travel to confirm your preconceptions you will only notice that somewhere else people do things in a ‘weird way’. If you travel with your mind open, you will see that it’s not you to define ‘normal’. What’s unusual for you may be a daily thing for someone else, and what you do regularly, can be something that people on the other side of the world could only dream of. It can be also something that some people could never imagine doing. And that makes no one weird.

“The traveler constructs his first, truest, and henceforth unshakable impressions of the city based on the faces of the crowds on the street, the architecture of the buildings, the smell of the market, and finally the color particular to that city alone. Later, he can live in that city for a whole year, study it in every detail, and make friends. Even later, he can forget the family names of those friends and lose the conscientiously memorized details, but he’ll never forget his first impressions.” (Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov)

This I do not agree with. Just like people, there are places that are impressive at first sight, but then you like them less and less. And there are those, just the opposite that you don’t like much at first glance, but you grow to like them, or love them.

Read Part II of this series here.


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Writer, talker, walker, joker. Contradictory, capricious, postmodern fragmented, direct, too direct sometimes, playful, holding no grudges and regrets. If you can't find her, she's somewhere chasing summer around the world.

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