"Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Ella Maillart 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."Ella Maillart on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Ella Maillart on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Ella Maillart on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Ella Maillart on Saint Augustine
"The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself."
"Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright, my inheritance."
"One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm."
"I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it."
"Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive."