"Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."A. J. Liebling on Buddha
"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."A. J. Liebling on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."A. J. Liebling on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."A. J. Liebling on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."A. J. Liebling on Saint Augustine
"The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of 'Black Beauty.' Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings."
"An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed."
"If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total."
"The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down."
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one."