2020 Travel Quotes and Others (May-July)


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Published: August 5th 2020
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Amidst all the rhetoric, and political campaign BS, let's try to stick to the facts. I appreciate the Dr. Fauci and Dr. Gupta insights, along with Bill Gates with a more anthropological view. My writing professor firmly believes in starting every correspondence with an appropriate quotation. Since we are all trapped in "Ground Hog Day" mode, I shortened the period for quotes to 3 months, instead of the usual six! It will give us all something to think about and dream. "Never stop doing things for the first time"
“Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you think adventure is dangerous try routine, it’s lethal.”– Paulo Coelho

"I'm in love with places I have never been to"


"Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." — Ibn Battuta


"Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you." — David McCullough


"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand

each other, we may even become friends." — Maya Angelou

"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are." — Samuel Johnson


"When white America catches a cold, black America catches pneumonia." - Steven Brown
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If the world is going to get better, it's going to be up to you." - President Barrack Obama during graduation for 2020.

So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed.- William Faulkner​

​​Thoreau was the original social distancer, though his isolation, unlike ours, was not forced. - Michael Hopkins

“You have an inner peace and a satisfaction if you feel that you are doing the right thing.” - Coretta Scott King

​“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” — Henry David Thoreau

I wanted to show whoever it was that you're not going to take away my smile. I'm going to keep on going.



NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, on the show of support he received after a noose was found in his garage on Sunday at the Talladega Superspeedway.



​God never made an ugly landscape. All that the sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild.— John Muir

"It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.” — Anthony Bourdain

“I don’t know where I am going, but I’m on my way.” — Carl Sagan

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