I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.--Thomas Jefferson, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Vol.11
"Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind."--Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach
"The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast,and you miss all you are traveling for."--Louis L'Amour
"And so, does the destination matter? Or is it the path we take? I declare that no accomplishment has substance nearly as great as the road used to achieve it. We are not creatures of destinations. It is the journey that shapes us. Our callused feet, our backs strong from carrying the weight of our travels, our eyes open with the fresh delight of experiences lived."--Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings
"I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found."--John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me.--Walt Whitman, Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure
The long brown path before me leading me wherever I choose. Henceforth, I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune.
Henceforth, I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing."
"...I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream"--Virginia Woolf
"We are travelers on a cosmic journey,stardust,swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share.This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity."--Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
"We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered."--Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet