My favourite travel quotes (part 2)

1. No reason to stay is a good reason to go – Anonymous

2. (a short quote is not enough for Neruda so I will take the whole sonnet)

Die slowly
He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.
He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones “it’s” rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.
He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.
He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.
He or she who abandon a project before starting it, who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn’t know, he or she who don’t reply when they are asked something they do know,
die slowly.
Let’s try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.
Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.

3. Since a long time I don’t ask myself anymore which place is my home, I found out that my home is with me wherever, I walk with no strings attached, only the wind runs after me and I don’t care about the time because it belongs to me – Modena City Ramblers

4. True travelers set off for the mere pleasure of it: their hearts as light as balloons moved eternally by chance, always saying ‘Let’s go’ but never knowing why. Their desires shaped as clouds – Charles Baudelaire

5. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

6. The journey is never over. Only travellers come to an end. But even then they can prolong their voyage in their memories, in recollections, in stories. When the traveller sat in the sand and declared: “There’s nothing more to see” he knew it wasn’t true. The end of one journey is simply the start of another. You have to see what you’ve missed the missed the first time, see again what you already saw, see in the springtime what you saw in the summer, in daylight what you saw at night, see the sun shining where you saw the rain falling, see the crops growing, the fruits ripen, the stone which has moved, the shadow that was not there before. You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over again or add fresh ones alongside them. You have to start the journey anew. Always. The traveller sets out once more – Jose Saramago

7. Traveler, do not forget, that the most educated people are those who treat with fervent respect the elders, the unhealthies, the trees and the birds. Do not forget it, traveler! – Mariano Puig y Valls

Tarragona - Roman Aqueduct

Tarragona – Roman Aqueduct

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10 thoughts on “My favourite travel quotes (part 2)

      1. Anch’io rispondo molto volentieri quando ricevo un commento, perché a mio giudizio il confronto con gli altri è il lato più bello dell’essere un blogger. E infatti quando pubblico un nuovo post non me ne frega nulla delle visualizzazioni e dei likes, ma spero sempre di ricevere una carrettata di commenti: poche cose al mondo mi stimolano più di una conversazione nel mio salotto virtuale. 🙂

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