"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Gilbert K. Chesterton 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."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Gilbert K. Chesterton on Saint Augustine
"Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long and the age of the great epics is past."
"All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change."
"Man does not live by soap alone and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it."
"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
"All architecture is great architecture after sunset perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."