„Perhaps everyone loved someone; I didn't know, I couldn't give much thought to love; in order to travel far you had to be detached, and I had a long road back to the campus before me.“
— Ralph Ellison American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer 1914 - 1994
„In my life I have been blessed
In my life I have been cursed
I have lived the best of times
I have suffered the worst
Do you know which road you're traveling?
Do you know where you want to be?
With so many roads to travel,
There's just one can set you free.“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
One Road to Freedom.
„To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.“
— Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography
„You know more of a road by having travelled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"On The Conduct of Life" (1822)
„This is continuity, you travel, perhaps in your mind, a paper world real, God reeling up and down landscapes and buildings, knocks down, opens new roads, doesn’t like it, changes again, but there isn’t a seam, His world is onefold, and you perceive neither seam nor contradiction, continuity only.“
— Dimitris Lyacos Greek writer 1966
From: Poena Damni Z213: Exit, Shoestring Press, 2010.
„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 English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
I Travelled Among Unknown Men, st. 1 (1799).
„And you want to travel with her,
And you want to travel blind,
And you know that she will trust you,
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
Context: Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river. You can hear the boats go by, You can spend the night beside her, And you know that she's half crazy But that's why you want to be there, And she feeds you tea and oranges That come all the way from China. And just when you mean to tell her That you have no love to give her Then she gets you on her wavelength And she lets the river answer That you've always been her lover. And you want to travel with her, And you want to travel blind, And you know that she will trust you, For you've touched her perfect body with your mind. "Suzanne" - Isle of Wight performance (1970) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_56ep729TE - Live in London (2008) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snMOmHzgssk
„If you want to go down deep you do not need to travel far; indeed, you don't have to leave your most immediate and familiar surroundings.“
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
„I’ve been travelling a lot. My boyfriend and I, we just went to Santa Fe. You know, the one named after the gay saint. Has anybody ever been to Santa Fe? …did you know it was a desert? I didn’t know it was a desert. Hated it! People had been telling me for years, if you’re an artist, a non-conformist, come to Santa Fe! I mean, it’s the place you can be yourself! The light, the light, you can paint here! You can live here, the space, the sky! – The fucking dust! I was doing an AIDS benefit there – like what else do I do with my life? – and I said, look, I’m a guest here, you’re paying for the hotel, I don’t mean to insult nobody, but I got a little suggestion for you. If I was yaz, I’d take a hose, hook it up to Colorado, and water this fucking place!“
— Harvey Fierstein actor from the United States 1954