"Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Italo Calvino 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."Italo Calvino on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Italo Calvino on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Italo Calvino on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Italo Calvino on Saint Augustine
"The satirist is prevented by repulsion from gaining a better knowledge of the world he is attracted to, yet he is forced by attraction to concern himself with the world that repels him."
"What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts."