"Young people don't want to be second to anyone. Everyone wants to be an overnight star. Look how many years I had to wait, how many roads I had to travel, how many songs I had to sing. And now I'm just beginning, never ending."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Compay Segundo 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."Compay Segundo on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Compay Segundo on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Compay Segundo on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Compay Segundo on Saint Augustine
"Because people are very interested in my poetry, in what I say."