"I was born to travel and write verse."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Theophile Gautier 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."Theophile Gautier on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Theophile Gautier on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Theophile Gautier on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Theophile Gautier on Saint Augustine
"Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution."
"It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly."