This collection on travel quotations give a hint on how the perception of a traveler changes upon returning home. Experiences made on a journey cast their light of change into the traveler’s view on life, home, self, and others.
Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, there you long to return.
--Leonardo da Vinci--
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.
--G. K. Chesterton--
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel's immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way.
Go lightly, simply. Too much seriousness clouds the soul. Just go, and follow the flowing moment. Try not to cling to any experience. The depths of wonder open of themselves.
I do believe that the outward and the inward life correspond…. To set about living a true life is to go on a journey to a distant country, gradually to find ourselves surrounded by new scenes and men; and as long as the old are around me, I know that I am not in any true sense living a new or a better life.
--Henry David Thoreau--
Travelling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.
Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
The voyage of discovery lies not in discovering new lands but in seeing with new eyes.
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
--Moslih Eddin Saadi --
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
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.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson--
A New Perspective to a Brighter Future
Many travelers already use the internet to store and publish travel photos, and or writing a blog to keep friends back home updated about their travel progression.
A lot of time goes into these social networking sites, supporting the entity that provides this service.
Watch this short clip to find out how life could be by choice!
Questions that may arise: