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1. They say travel broadens the mind; but you must have the mind.

  1. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) British novelist, poet and critic. “The Shadow of the Shark” (1921)


2. A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by a blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-74) British playwright, writer and poet. The Citizen of the World (1762)


3. In the Middle Ages, people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.

Robert Runcie (1921-2000) British archbishop. Speech (December 1988)


4. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.

Paul Theroux (b.1941) U.S. travel writer. Quoted in Observer (London) (October 7, 1979)


5. Commuter-one who spends his life

In riding to and from his wife;

A man who shaves and takes a train,

And then rides it back to shave again.

  1. B. White (1899-1985) writer. “The Commuter” (1982)