Women's love of travel...
is as much a passion to me as ambition or love.
(Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1920)
the earth is seamed with roads,
and all the sea is furrowed with the tracks of ships,
and over all the roads and all the waters
a continuous stream of people passes up and down --
travelling, as they say, for their pleasure.
What is it, I
wonder, that they go out to see?
(Gertrude Bell, 1894)
travel is more than the seeing of sites,
it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent,
in the ideas of living.
(Miriam Bird, 1930)
life is easy when you are abroad.
Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands
you are more mistress of yourself than at any other time.
(Hannah Arendt, 1957)
travel makes you innocent again.
(Diane Ackerman, 1991)