Archive for the ‘travel’ Category

Quote of the day, May 30

May 30, 2016

Roald Amundsen, from The South Pole

“Everything is on a reduced scale here in the Polar regions; we can’t afford to be extravagant.”

Quote of the day, May 15

May 15, 2016

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, on human imperfection

“That is very fine; but it is impossible to make the men perfect; the men will always remain the same as they are now; and no legislation will make a man have more presence of mind, or, I believe, make him more cautious; and besides that, the next time such an accident occurs, the circumstances will be so different, that the instructions given to the men, in consequence of the former accident, will not apply.”

Quote of the day, March 11

March 11, 2015

Ibn Battuta, on travel

“I arrived at length at Cairo, mother of cities and seat of Pharaoh the tyrant, mistress of broad regions and fruitful lands, boundless in multitude of buildings, peerless in beauty and splendour, the meeting-place of comer and goer, the halting-place of feeble and mighty, whose throngs surge as the waves of the sea, and can scarce be contained in her for all her size and capacity.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2014

George Moore, on travel (1916)

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”