Travel Quotes

Roads go ever ever on

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
woodland road

Coming to a rise he could see his own Hill in the distance, and he stopped suddenly and said:

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone…

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

The Excursion is ended, and has passed to its place among the things that…

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Once you had traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
sea bird

My grandfather’s living room, which had been so quintessentially southern, filled up with African masks and art, ceramic elephants from Thailand, and trinkets from every bazaar she had plundered in Asia. Each item had a…

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I was halfway across America, at the dividing line between the East of my youth and the West of my future

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
sunset road

I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn’t know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn’t scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of…

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