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62,462. Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. (Adventure & Travel) Aristophanes
5,472. Not bound to swear allegiance to any master,
Wherever the wind takes me I travel as a visitor. (Freedom & Swear & Master & Wind & Travel) Horace, Epistles
78,791. The unimaginable shock of speed and the ability to travel anywhere in the world. (Invention & Travel) The Genius of Invention II: Speed, BBC 2013
78,792. The Steam Locomotive: Richard Trevithick 1804. (Invention & Travel & Steam) ibid.
78,793. The Jet Engine: Sir Frank Whittle 1941. (Invention & Travel & Steam) ibid.
78,794. Trevithick had shown how to use high-powered steam. (Invention & Travel & Steam) ibid.
78,795. In 1930 he [Whittle] patented his design for the world’s first jet engine. (Invention & Travel & Jet & Engine) ibid.
78,796. Suck – Squeeze – Bang – Blow = thrust out the back. (Invention & Travel & Jet & Engine) ibid.
78,797. The modern jet engine contains thousands of parts. (Invention & Travel & Jet & Engine) ibid.
78,798. The incredible gift of locomotion. (Invention & Travel) ibid.
91,625. My idea of travel is downward travel really. Getting to know where you are better and exploring feelings that you know more deeply. Lucian Freud
91,626. Travelling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building here after seeing Italy. Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist
91,627. I travelled among unknown men,
In lands beyond the sea;
Nor England! did I know till then
What love I bore to thee. William Wordsworth 1807
91,628. A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. George Moore, The Brook Kerith 1916
91,629. ‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
And his horse in the silence champed the grasses
Of the forest’s ferny floor. Walter de la Mare 1873-1956, English poet and novelist, The Listeners 1912
Ay, they heard his foot upon the stirrup,
And the sound of iron on stone,
And how the silence surged softly backward,
When the plunging hoofs were gone. ibid.
91,630. Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped – always somebody else’s horizon! Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
91,631. Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. (Travel & Journey & Tramp) Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road 1871
91,632. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey 1879
91,633. To travel hopefully is a better thing that to arrive, and the true success is to labour. Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque 1881
91,634. So it is in travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge. (Travel & Knowledge) Samuel Johnson
91,635. Worth seeing, but not worth going to see. (Travel & See) Samuel Johnson, of Giant’s Causeway
91,642. The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. Samuel Johnson
91,636. Must I serve a long apprenticehood
To foreign passages, and in the end,
Having my freedom, boast of nothing else
But that I was a journeyman to grief? (Travel & Journey) William Shakespeare, Richard II I iii 271
91,637. A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from. Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living 1938
91,638. The traveller ... [can] get the greatest joy of travel even without going to the mountains, by staying at home and watching and going about the field to watch a smiling cloud, or a dog, or a hedge, or a lonely tree. ibid.
91,640. Commuter – one who spends his life
In riding to and from his wife;
A man who shaves and takes a train,
And then rides back to shave again. (Travel & Journey & Train) E B White, The Commuter 1982
91,641. ‘A splendid afternoon to set out!’ said one of the friends who was seeing me off, peering at the rain and rolling up the window. (Travel & Journey) Patrick Leigh Fermor, Loose as the Wind
91,642. It was still a couple of hours till dawn when we dropped anchor in the Hook of Holland. Snow covered everything and the flakes blew in a slant across the cones of the lamps and confused the glowing discs that spaced out the untroden quay. I hadn’t known that Rotterdam was a few miles inland. I was still the only passenger on the train and this solitary entry, under cover of night and hushed by snow, completed the illusion that I was slipping into Rotterdam, and into Europe, through a secret door. (Travel & Journey) ibid.
83,403. 58% of commuting workers experience road rage. (Numbers & Roads & Travel) Numbers Game: What Drives You Crazy?
90,536. One may know the world without going out of doors.
One may see the Way of Heaven without looking through windows.
The further one goes, the less one knows. (Daoism & Travel) Lao Tzu, Tao-te Ching