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We beginnen met de mooiste: "Leven is het meervoud van lef" - Loesje

"Als ik blijf kijken, zoals ik altijd heb gekeken, blijf ik denken, zoals ik altijd heb gedacht.
 Als ik blijf denken, zoals ik altijd heb gedacht, blijf ik geloven, zoals ik altijd heb geloofd.
 Als ik blijf geloven, zoals ik altijd heb gedaan, blijft mij overkomen, wat mij altijd overkomt."

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "Wow! What a Ride!” - Hunter S. Thompson, author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” - Hunter S. Thompson

“No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten.” - Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.” ? Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” - Hunter S. Thompson

"The urge to travel is a recognised psychical condition" - Micheal Palin, "Arond the world in 80 days"

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there." - unknown

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tzu

"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." - Jawaharal Nehru, well-known traveler

"I should like to spend the whole of my in life traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home." - William Hazlitt

I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived. - Anna Louise Strong

The rewards of the journey far outweigh the risk of leaving the harbor. - Unknown

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. - Henry Boye

A child on a farm sees a plane fly by overhead and dreams of a faraway place, A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home. - Carl Burns

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.  - G.K. Chesterton

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. - Caskie Stinnett

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. - Aldous Huxley

"It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning." - Claude Bernard

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

"There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it." - Charles Dudley Warner

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller

"Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries." - René Descartes

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." - Miriam Beard

"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." - John Steinbeck

"In America, there are two classes of travel: First class, and with children." - Robert Benchley

'But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?" - Noel Coward

"Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones." - Anne Sophie Swetchine

"Most of my treasured memories of travel are recollections of sitting." - Robert Thomas Allen

"Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations." - Elizabeth Drew

"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel." - Will Kommen

"Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." - Samuel Johnson

"Long voyages, great lies." - Italian proverb

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money." - Susan Heller

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu

"Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings." - Hodding Carter

"He who would travel happily must travel light." - Antoine de St. Exupery

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." - James Michener

"Let your memory be your travel bag." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey. - Babs Hoffman

"No matter where you go, there you are." - unknown

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there." - unknown

"Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken." - Frank Herbert

"He travels fastest who travels alone." - proverb

"Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter." - Izaak Walton

"The journey not the arrival matters." - T. S. Eliot

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow." - Lin Yutang

"They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea." - Horace

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. - Augustine (354-430)

"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." - Mark Twain

"A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." - Tim Cahill

"A traveler without observation is a bird without wings." - Moslih Eddin Saadi

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Buber

"A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled." - Mohammed

"Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions." - Peter Hoeg

"The journey is my home." - Muriel Rukeyser

"To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." - Freya Stark

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else." - Lawrence Block

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by." -Robert Frost

"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers.
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The mind can never break off from the journey." - Pat Conroy

The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. - Henry David Thoreau

Man always travels along precipices... His truest obligation is to keep his balance. - Pope John Paul II

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. - Glenn Clark

Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. - Eudora Welty

More lightly do his sorrows press upon a man, when to a friend or fellow traveller he tells his griefs. - Callimachus

Two great talkers will not travel far together. - Spanish Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Confucius

I love to travel, But hate to arrive - Albert Einstein

If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren't well enough to travel - Sir Vivian Fuchs

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao-Tzu

The Gentle Reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become, until he goes abroad. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the Gentle Reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass. - Mark Twain, part of travelog from his trip to Egypt.

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Travelling into a blackhole is literally an escape from reality. - Tony Follari Comedian and Artist here in New Zealand

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.  ~Elizabeth Drew

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.  ~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt

I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full.  ~Lord Dunsany

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.  ~Anatole France

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience.  The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.  He goes "sight-seeing."  ~Daniel J. Boorstin

It is not down in any map; true places never are.  ~Herman Melville

What you've done becomes the judge of what you're going to do - especially in other people's minds.  When you're traveling, you are what you are right there and then.  People don't have your past to hold against you.  No yesterdays on the road.  ~William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

And that's the wonderful thing about family travel:  it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind.  ~Dave Barry

Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.  ~Mason Cooley

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.  ~Regina Nadelson

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.  ~Lillian Smith

There are only two emotions in a plane:  boredom and terror.  ~Orson Welles

Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings.  You think you're going to kiss your ass good-bye.  ~Terry Hanson

In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.  ~Robert Benchley

I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.  ~Mark Twain

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.  ~Jean Kerr, "Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall," The Snake Has All the Lines, 1958

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.  ~James Michener

If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport.  ~George Winters

Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Just get on any major highway, and eventually it will dead-end in a Disney parking area large enough to have its own climate, populated by large nomadic families who have been trying to find their cars since the Carter administration.  ~Dave Barry

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.  ~George Ade, Forty Modern Fables

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.  ~Mark Twain

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.  ~George Bernard Shaw

The traveler sees what he sees.  The tourist sees what he has come to see.  ~G.K. Chesterton

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.  ~Hilaire Belloc

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.  ~Henry Boye

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced" Kierkegaarde

The growth of the human mind is still high adventure in many ways the highest adventure on earth.  Norman Cousins

" In my life, I have found there are two things about which I should never worry. First, I shouldn't worry about the things I can't change. If I can't change them, worry is certainly most foolish and useless. Second, I shouldn't worry about the things I can change. If I can change them, then taking action will accomplish far more than wasting my energies in worry. Besides, it is my belief that, 9 times out of 10, worrying about something does more danger than the thing itself. Give worry its rightful place - out of your life." Unknown

"Carpe diem, quam minimum credula a postero.  Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow."     Horace

"The greatest regrets in our lives Are the risks we did not take. If you think something will make you happy, go for it.  Remember that you pass this way only once!" - Unknown

All of life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make, the better - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"We will either find a way or make one." - Hannibal

"If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." - Walt Disney

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." - Walter Bagehot

"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers.

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"It's not the length of life, but the depth of life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that made you smile." - unknown

"Als je alles van te voren weet, kan je voor een dubbeltje de wereld rond." - Oma Backx

"Adventure sucks when it happens." - Tamara & Ente

"The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown land. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood." - Sir Richard Burton, Explorer of Africa and the Nile, 1856

"A new day is a great opportunity to leave old paths and meet new adventures." - ?

"Experience... You always get it just after you needed it the most." - ?

"You are never really ready to do a trip like this until you have done it. The only way to prepare for a ride across Africa, is to ride across Africa." - Austin Vince

"Africa is a black continent. And I am not refering to the skincolor of the majority of it's inhabitants, but to the fact that it is like a black hole. Everything disappears in it: (aid) money, people, machines, tools, you name it." - Imre

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things" - Henry Miller

"Dream like you live forever, live as if you die today" - unknown