So, here is another big dose of quotes, and odd collections and recollections that I hope you will enjoy. Again, feedback, and contributions are always welcome. It is not restricted to travel quotes. Really, anything that you enjoy, or motivates you, makes you feel better, helps others.
“Adventure is worthwhile” – Aesop
You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey. – Bill Murray
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost (my favorite poet)
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – President John F. Kennedy
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama
“But, I’m leavin’ on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again. Oh babe, I hate to go.” – John Denver
Words from the great Paul Simon (on his farewell tour, Homeward Bound):
Tonight I’ll sing my songs again,
I’ll play the game and pretend.
But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony I need someone to comfort me.
I wish I was,
Home where my thought’s escaping,
Home where my music’s playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.
Silently for me.
“If you come to a fork in the road, take it!” – Yogi Berra
“You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together” – Tony Bourdain
“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what is right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in” – Andrew Zimmern
“It’s all about the experience” – Gerry Kataoka
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others” – Jonathan Swift
“Don’t spend all your time in the past” – Samantha Brown
“Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything.” – Steve Martin
“I’ve been to almost as many places as my luggage.” – Bob Hope
“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” – Mark Twain
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’ Nobel laureate, Bob Dylan, aka Robert Zimmerman, words for our politicians.
“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul”- Alphonse de Lamartine
Bicyclists touch the world in a way other travelers don’t. All five senses give contour and texture to what might otherwise be a straight, smooth line. You gain more intimate knowledge — muscle memory of a place others know mainly by freeway off-ramps. – Brian Coyne
“Travel stories are a journey. The best aren’t just about the external travel but the internal trek that the traveler is on.” – Al Letson (This has become increasingly true as I get older)
“Writing permits me to be more than I am. Writing permits me to experience life as any number of strange creations.” – Alice Walker
And perhaps the best quotation: “In the end, we only regret the chances we did not take” – Lewis Carroll
Or as Gerry and Mike say to each other in various parts of the world, “Not bad for two dumb, country boys from the Valley!”
I hope each of you have some favorites to share. There are so many. Also songs seem have really meaningful lines as well. Please let me know if you have a favorite or three. Have a great New Year!!!!!