Thoughts on travel

Published: Oct 14, 2017 07:45:04 AM IST
Updated: Oct 11, 2017 05:56:44 PM IST


All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.
—Martin Buber


The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
—Marcel Proust

The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
—Gilbert K Chesterton

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Travelling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
—Ibn Battuta


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


Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space has ceased.
—John Steinbeck


I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
—Mark Twain

Image: Steinbeck: Photoquest / Getty Images; Mark Twain: Universal History Archive/Getty Images; Saint Augustine: Hulton Archive; Stevenson: Universal History Archive / Getty Images; Proust: Apic / Getty Images; Martin Buber: Jaanson / Ullstein Bild Via Getty Images

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