January 27, 2022

Curmudgeon Corner . . .


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown]
1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man.
2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

This month’s subject: TRAVEL

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” Mark Twain

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Saint Augustine

“To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.”
Charles Horton Cooley

“No matter how far we travel, the memories will follow in the baggage car.” August Strindberg

“Those who visit foreign nations, but who associate only with their own countrymen, change their climate, but not their customs; they … return home with traveled bodies, but untraveled minds.” Charles Caleb Colton

“If you travel, it must be to seek difference.” Kathleen Lee

“Of course, even foreign places grow familiar given enough time; even novelty grows old. Some would argue that this is what makes travel pointless. And in a sense, it’s true—childhoods never last. But everyone deserves one.” Wendy Dale

“Travel is like adultery: one is always tempted to be unfaithful to one’s own country.” Anatole Broyard

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” Publius Stryus

“Travel is a discovery of the world’s soul, of which we are a part.” Thomas Moore

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