Travel Quote Tuesday | Marcel Proust

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust

As a student reading Marcel Proust’s À La Recherche Du Temps Perdu in French (alternatively translated as either ‘Remembrance of Things Past’ or ‘In Search of Lost Time’) I wasn’t a huge fan. His prose seemed interminable, his pace so languid as to be virtually at a stand still. I couldn’t bear it! The quote ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | James Stevenson-Hamilton

James Stevenson-Hamilton served as the first warden of South Africa’s Sabi Nature Reserve, a conservation project championed by Paul Kruger, the President of the South African Republic. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1867 Stevenson-Hamilton first travelled to South Africa as a soldier, and after serving in that capacity for a number of years, was appointed ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Mary Ritter Beard

This quote from Mary Ritter Beard – a American historian, archivist, educationalist and suffragette activist – continues a theme I have visited in a number of my recent travel quotes, the personal growth and change that travel can bring. Seeing the sights – both those of natural beauty and manmade marvels – is a fantastic ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | J R R Tolkien

J R R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings is a wonderful trilogy, full of the most amazing adventures, both wondrous and terrifying. At its heart is the journey of self discovery that occurs during the perilous physical journey to Mordor. Travel is often an opportunity to discover more about oneself, to grow as a ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Maya Angelou

I love the writings of Maya Angelou – she had such an incredible talent for describing the human condition, for capturing the very essence of human behaviour, feelings and motivations in the most poetic of ways. A prolific poet, writer and civil rights activist, she died in 2014 at the grand old age of 86, ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and ruled from India’s independence in 1947 until his death in 1964. He was a central figure in politics both before and after independence and ‘is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state: a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic.’ (Wiki) He was ... Read more »

Travel Quote Tuesday | John A. Shedd

This quote is one of my long time favourites. A similar quote is often attributed to U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper, but in fact she was citing (with minor variations) the original, which she had found very meaningful in her life. American author John Augustus Shedd wrote the quote for his book of ... Read more »