Posted by: marykfurness | November 14, 2011

What’d You Say? Travel quotes-Day 14 of 30 days of travel blogging

When I saw that bootsnall’s day 14 prompt was travel quotes, I decided to pick up on this, before backtracking to catch up on the other pieces I’ve left behind.  But for a wild wordsmith like me–a woman who could get drunk on words like some get drunk on whiskey–I can’t pick just one quote! These things are addictive…..

And so, forthwith…..

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Innocents Abroad (Mark Twain)

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
Ernest Hemingway
“Yes, sir, there are things to see and do on the French Riviera without spending money.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Glory Road
 “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”
Amelia Earhart
What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
George Carlin

And from my late, much-beloved, much-travelled mother, Caroline Furness:

“If you can’t carry it on, don’t pack it.”

“Do you want to go to Egypt with me?”

And everyone’s favorite childhood travel quotes:

“Don’t MAKE me stop this car!!”


It’s a big, wide, wonderful world out there–take the sage advice of these travellers and enjoy it!



  1. Don’t make me stop this car!! Brilliant, my parents never did stop this car luckily. Great quotes, how on earth can I choose only one?
    ciao lisa

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