Travel has a way of humbling you

“Traveling makes one modest — you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
–Gustave Flaubert, Flaubert in Egypt (1849)

Posted by | Comments (5)  | September 15, 2011
Category: Travel Quote of the Day


5 Responses to “Travel has a way of humbling you”

  1. Travel has a way of humbling you « anchorite Says:

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  3. Rudolph Aspirant Says:

    I wish…usually most tourists I have seen in my life have been noisy, rude, or just plain weird (myself most likely included !) ! I think I am starting to understand why the Norwegians, in spite of having one of the prettiest countries in the world, are ambivalent about advertising it too much for tourism !

  4. Jeanette K. Says:

    What a great quote! Anytime I feel too important, I know it’s time for a vacation. Traveling makes you humble, appreciative and happy once again.

  5. Davis Says:

    When I started traveling (back when Fish had long tails and ruled the world) there were still a lot of hippies running around. They made garden-variety tourists look good by comparison.

    When I started to think seriously about travel, I made a great fuss over the distinction between a traveler (good) and a tourist (pathetic). I still recognize the distinction, but do not think it as important as I once did.