"If interstellar travel is as time- or energy- demanding as the above figures indicate, it is far from obvious what the motive for colonization might be."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Barney Oliver 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."Barney Oliver on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Barney Oliver on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Barney Oliver on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Barney Oliver on Saint Augustine
"It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel, we elected to become a society that never made contact, that never gave SETI a fair chance."