Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.
— Ray Bradbury
Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.
We travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape us.
Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.
— Mark Jenkins
Not all those who wander are lost.
— J. R. R. Tolkien
People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.
— Dagobert D. Runes
The angels have the phonebox
— Doctor Who
A little rule, a little sway,
A sunbeam in a winter’s day,
Is all the proud and mighty have
Between the cradle and the grave.
— John Dyer
The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to the men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all
— Ecclesiastes 9:11
The distinction between pretending you are better than you are and beginning to be better in reality is finer than moral sleuthhounds conceive
— C.S. Lewis