The best Quotes by Lawrence Durrell

The best Quotes by Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence George Durrell CBE (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer. He was the eldest brother of naturalist and writer Gerald Durrell.

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
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.
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.
The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.

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Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying "I would stay and love you, but I have to go".
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The world is like a book. Those who don't travel read only one page.
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Because sometimes, even when you know how something's gonna end, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the ride.
Ted Mosby in How I Met Your Mother - Season 2 Episode 14
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He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
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Traveling is magical, inspiring, and life - changing.
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Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
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I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
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It's really useful to travel, if you want to see new things.
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You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.
Miriam Adeney (Author, Associate Professor of World Christian Studies)
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Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
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Facism is cured by reading, and racism is cured by traveling.
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Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.
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Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.
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Traveling carries with it the curse of being at home everywhere and yet nowhere, for wherever one is, some part of oneself remains on another continent.
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A day of traveling will bring a basketful of learning.
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
You'll learn more about a road by traveling it than by consulting all the maps in the world.
Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.
The trouble with travelling back later on is that you can never repeat the same experience.
Traveling for the first time has something very touching to it.
No-one who wanders is every truly lost.
The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
Every single journey that I've embarked on, I've learned something new.
We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.
One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible.
I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. In order to appreciate cultures of another nation, one needs to go there, know the people and mingle with the culture of that country. One way to do that, if one is lucky enough, is to buy things from those cultures.
Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
I've been lucky enough that I can gather all sorts of experiences and find inspiration by traveling around and by spending time with people I admire.
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Your mom's so fat, even in Minecraft she appears round.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I tried phone sex - it gave me an ear infection.
During sex I fantasize that I'm someone else.
I like to read biographies of authors that I love, like Richard Yates. I also like to see what non-fiction authors are out there. My bible is Something Happened. It's one of the greatest books I've ever read. But if I don't read a Dostoevsky soon I'm going to kill myself.
For 45 years I've worked without an audience.
I love being famous. It validates that I have something to say.

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