Travel Inspiration Well
Travel Quotes Library:
Isabelle Eberhardt's Vagabond-
Passages from Eberhardt's inspiring, sorrowful, and iconic story of a very real
to life vagabond.
Travel Quotes and Inspiration from Various Sources:
shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station
will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.”
"I'm an old lady, feel free to consider me a learned elder when I say: you
won't be a true vagabond until you know how to find the best in any place you
"Respectability unmakes what nature made."
"That speechless past has begun to speak; the lost is no longer the utterly
lost; the gone is not gone forever."
"His witty remarks were not calculated to really hurt any man but himself."
". . . he said it was so funny to be believed when you were chaffing, and so
curious never to be believed when you were telling the truth.'
"Madness comes from Africa."
Theodore Roosevelt Quotes:
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I
think of what I do! That is character!
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what
he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while
they do it.
"And so I stand among you as one that offers a small message of hope, that first, there are always people who dare to seek on the margin of society, who are not dependent on social acceptance, not dependent on social routine, and prefer a kind of free- floating existence."-Thomas Merton
"My richness consists not in the extent of my possessions; but in the fewness of my wants." J. Brotherton
"For the Huns, cities were for sacking and looting." -Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines
"You were right, and now you're
"That is the charm of a map. It represents the other side of the horizon where everything is possible."-Rosita Forbes
"What gives value to travel is fear."-Camus
"Stupid people can learn a language quick and easy because there is nothing going on in there to keep it out."-William S. Burroughs
"Why would a person return to where they came?"
"Maybe the desire to avoid loneliness is love."-Karma Dondrub
"And governments never like nomads."-Robyn Davidson Desert Places
"What earthly use to know this? What earthly use is anything?"-Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angles
"What I’d really like would be to have a couple of horses in one of the villages along the desert. And some girl who would be willing to ride . . . you know, she’d have her mustang, I’d have mine."-James Michner, The Drifters
"Any food when you’re hungry,
When you are cold rags save life;
Any road when you are frightened,
When you’re poor any wife."-Old Chinese Proverb taken from Outlaws of the Marsh
"Where are you going?"
"In a world where roadside latrines become temples and shrines turn to ashes and dust does it matter where?"-From the film, Such a Long Journey
"Travel does not merely broaden the mind, it makes the mind. Our early explorations are the raw materials of our intelligence . . . children need paths- to explore, to take bearings on the earth in which they live, as a navigator takes bearings on familiar landmarks. If we excavate the memories of childhood, we remember the paths first, things and people second."- Bruce Chatwin
"You must have faith that the day will come when the sounds will fall into place- they will become not a jumble, but French. Everything she does will be directed toward that mysterious moment when the sound barrier falls away and you understand, somehow or other, what she is saying"-James Mitchner, The Drifters
"After a lifetime of travel he settled down here on the Costa del Sol and told us there were five rules for successful travel. Never eat in any restaurant called Mom’s. Never play poker with anyone called Doc. Get your laundry done at every opportunity. Never refuse sex. And order any dish containing wild rice."-James Mitchner, The Drifters
education level is very high. Everyone speaks English."-Chinese man
upon returning home in the ‘80's from a trip to the USA
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