"Right now I'm so old that if I had a big gush of money, I don't know what I'd do with it. I don't travel anymore. I don't need anything, don't want anything. I'd give it to my son, I guess, and let him enjoy it."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Jack Vance 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."Jack Vance on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Jack Vance on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Jack Vance on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Jack Vance on Saint Augustine
"I do read books. I suppose it's more or less the same thing, but at least I'm alone and I'm an individual. I can stop anytime I want, which I frequently do."
"But I'm so slow on it because I find it terribly hard writing blind on computers. The computer speaks to me, but it's just so slow, I'm so terribly slow using it."
"Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn't a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful."
"I don't read other science fiction. I don't read any at all."
"But Roy Rockwood, it was science fiction for the sake of science fiction."