Miss Footloose loves humorous and interesting quotations about expat life and travel. And since she needs a break from story telling she decided to share some of her gems with you.
Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to. – Alan Keightley
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
– Rudyard Kipling
Remember the Old Traveler’s Saying: “You may lose your money and your health and your sanity and some important organs, but they can’t take away your travel memories unless they hit you hard on the head.”
– From Dave Barry’s Only Travel Guide You’ll Ever Need by Dave Barry
There is nothing like a comfortable adventure to put people in a good humour . . . “– Peter Mayle
Three things spoil a man’s health: worry, travel, and sin. – The Talmud
(Don’t worry, be happy, do travel, do dance. It will not spoil your health.)
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
– Aldous Huxley
(Miss Footloose knows the truth of that.)
You’re an expatriate. You’ve lost touch with the soil. You get precious. Fake European standards have ruined you. You drink yourself to death. You become obsessed with sex. You spend all your time talking, not working. You are an expatriate, see? You hang around cafes.
– Ernest Hemingway
I travel a lot; I hate having my life interrupted by routine. – Caskie Stinnett
The more I traveled, the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends. – Shirley Maclaine
(Photo of potential friend)
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
– Mark Twain
(So make friends with this guy already)
Be careful going in search of adventure. It is ridiculously easy to find.
– William Least Heat Moon.
(So true! Here’s my adventure in the African jungle: What Not to Do in the Jungle )
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. –Mark Twain
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You know what’s coming, don’t you? Please share your pearls of wisdom!