Jonathan Raban on the definition of travel

“Travel. It was an intransitive verb. It didn’t involve any destinations. It was going to the going’s sake, to be anywhere but where you were, with motion itself as the only object.”
–Jonathan Raban, Old Glory (1981)

Posted by | Comments (1)  | May 26, 2004
Category: Travel Quote of the Day

One Response to “Jonathan Raban on the definition of travel”

  1. David Stanley Says:

    “I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”
    –Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.