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Lawrence Durrell Quotes and Sayings

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Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
- Lawrence Durrell

Related topics: Travel

There are only three things to be done with a woman.
You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.
- Lawrence Durrell

Music is only love looking for words.
- Lawrence Durrell

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made.
A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them,
few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.
- Lawrence Durrell

 

Guilt always hurries towards its complement,
punishment; only there does its satisfaction lie.
- Lawrence Durrell

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of.
You see it all the time...
love lavished on absolute fools.
Love's a charity ward, you know.
- Lawrence Durrell

History is an endless repetition of the wrong way of living.
- Lawrence Durrell

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Like all young men I set out to be a genius,
but mercifully laughter intervened.
- Lawrence Durrell

I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult,
you know.
- Lawrence Durrell

A city becomes a world when one loves one of it's inhabitants.
- Lawrence Durrell

Everyone loathes his own country and countrymen if
he is any sort of artist.
- Lawrence Durrell

I had become, with the approach of night,
once more aware of loneliness and time -
those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.
- Lawrence Durrell

We are the children of our landscape;
it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure
to which we are responsive to it.
- Lawrence Durrell

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
- Lawrence Durrell

No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.
- Lawrence Durrell

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
- Lawrence Durrell

Old age is an insult.
It's like being smacked.
- Lawrence Durrell

A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
- Lawrence Durrell

Truth disappears with the telling of it.
- Lawrence Durrell

Perhaps our only sickness is to desire a truth which
we cannot bear rather than to rest content with the
fictions we manufacture out of each other.
- Lawrence Durrell

It takes a lot of energy and a lot of neurosis to write a novel.
If you were really sensible, you'd do something else.
- Lawrence Durrell

I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.
- Lawrence Durrell

It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
- Lawrence Durrell

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
- Lawrence Durrell

For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through
art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life;
in this way,
not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do,
but to fulfil it in its true potential -
the imagination.
- Lawrence Durrell

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton PHOTO

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I did not wish to take a cabin passage,
but rather to go before the mast
and on the deck of the world,
for there I could best see
the moonlight amid the mountains.
I do not wish to go below now.
- Henry David Thoreau

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
- Aldous Huxley

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education;
in the elder,
a part of experience.
- Francis Bacon

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
- Danny Kaye

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until
he comes home and rests his head on his old,
familiar pillow.
- Lin Yutang

It is not fit that every man should travel;
it makes a wise man better,
and a fool worse.
- William Hazlitt

In America there are two classes of travel -
first class,
and with children.
- Robert Benchley

Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.
- Paul Theroux

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
- Al Boliska

Travel teaches toleration.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
- Susan Sontag

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

My wife and I have so much fun when we travel and find anything...
like stray cats and squirrels.
- Eric Roberts

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

The hardest part is to travel, and to be away from your family.
- Glenn Tipton

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel's sake.
The great affair is to move.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights;
it is a change that goes on,
deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
- Miriam Beard

My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth.
They went to Australia and China, and they went to
probably every soccer game I ever played.
- Brandi Chastain

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
- Hilaire Belloc

Our deeds still travel with us from afar,
and what we have been makes us what we are.
- George Eliot

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look
like your passport photo.
- Al Gore

If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

Traveling is seeing; it is the implicit that we travel by.
- Cynthia Ozick

When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food.
- Phil Collins

A man travels the world in search of what he needs
and returns home to find it.
- George Edward Moore

Reminds me of my safari in Africa.
Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days
we had to live on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
- William Hazlitt

No matter where I've been overseas, the food stinks,
except in Italy.
- Carmen Electra

Travelling expands the mind rarely.
- Hans Christian Andersen

What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?
- George Carlin

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness!
There's no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
- Fanny Burney

Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
- Ernest Hemingway

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist,
but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
- Michael Palin

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket.
To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
- Wallis Simpson

You get educated by traveling.
- Solange Knowles

Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
- Henny Youngman

Tourists don't know where they've been,
travelers don't know where they're going.
- Paul Theroux

When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
- George Ade


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