"There are days when I intentionally don't write. For instance, I never write when I'm traveling, because travel is a situation where I can learn more by looking and listening than by working."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Thomas Perry 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."Thomas Perry on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Thomas Perry on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Thomas Perry on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Thomas Perry on Saint Augustine
"Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience."