Roads And Journeys Quotes by William Least Heat-Moon, Charles Dudley Warner, Oliver Goldsmith, Gilbert K. Chesterton, Hermann Hesse, Freya Stark and many others.
What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.
One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.
When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego … things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveller learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
All that is gold does not glitter.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.