Most travelers hurry too much

“Most travelers hurry too much…the great thing is to try and travel with the eyes of the spirit wide open, and not too much factual information. To tune in, without reverence, idly — but with real inward attention. You can extract the essence of a place once you know how. If you just get as still as a needle you’ll be there.”
–Lawrence Durrell, “Spirit of Place,” quoted in The New New Journalism (2005)

Posted by | Comments (2)  | June 28, 2010
Category: Travel Quote of the Day

2 Responses to “Most travelers hurry too much”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    Great quote! Sometimes travelers hurry from place to place, not wanting to miss anything. They stick to their itineraries because they want to visit each destination. Unfortunately, they can miss experiences because they travel in haste. Perhaps it’s best to slow down and allow the journey to unfold as it will.