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Quotes Used on Slow Travel

Pauline Kenny

I love quotes from music or books and have used several throughout the site.

What is Slow Travel

What is Slow Travel

"I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes.
It involves Russia."
- - Woody Allen - -

Concentric Circles

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
- - Yogi Berra - -

European Trip Planning


"Time, time, what is time? Swiss manufacture it. French hoard it. Italians squander it. Americans say it is money. Hindus say it does not exist.
You know what I say? I say time is a crook."
- - From the movie "Beat the Devil" (1954), directed by John Huston,
written by John Huston and Truman Capote - -


"Five hours' New York jet lag and Cayce Pollard wakes in Camden Town
to the dire and ever-circling wolves of disrupted circadian rhythm."
- - Pattern Recognition, William Gibson, 2003 - -

What to Wear

"Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country
dressed as if you've come to mow its lawns."
- - Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, 2000 - -


Trip Planning

"How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?"
- - How by John Lennon, Imagine album - -


"I want Room Service!
I want the Club Sandwich. I want the cold Mexican beer. ...
I want my shirts laundered, like they do at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo."
From the movie "Johnny Mnemonic", 1995
based on the book by William Gibson, screenplay by William Gibson.
Click to hear audio

Food/Restaurants - Restaurants

"We ate dinner at Madame Lecomte's restaurant on the far side of the island. It was crowded with Americans and we had to wait for a place. Some one had put it in the American Women's Club list as a quaint restaurant on the Paris quais as yet untouched by Americans, so we had to wait forty-five minutes for a table. Bill had eaten at the restaurant in 1918, and right after the armistice, and Madame Lecomte made a great fuss over seeing him.
"Doesn't get us a table, though," Bill said. "Grand woman, though." "
- - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - -

Food/Restaurants - Caffes

"You can observe a lot by watching."
- - Yogi Berra - -

Instructions for Visitors - Driving

"Ought not to daunt you. Never be daunted.
Secret of my success.
Never been daunted. Never been daunted in public."
- - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway - -

Instructions for Visitors - Trains

"Then, as she was going through Mantua at four in the morning, Philip made her look out of the window because it was Virgil's birthplace, and a smut flew in her eye, and Harriet with a smut in her eye was notorious."
- - Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. Forster - -

Instructions for Visitors - Trains - Stations

"I'm always running behind the time, Just like this train,
Shaking into town, With the brakes complaining"
- - Just Like This Train by Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark album, 1974 - -

UK & Ireland

Travel Notes - Slow Traveling Around Ireland with Jeanne

"We were standing in the kingdom, And by the mansion gate,
We stood enraptured by the silence, As the birds sang their heavenly song, In Tir Na Nog"
- - Tir Na Nog, Van Morrison, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, 1986 - -


"Annual income twenty pounds,
annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six,
result happiness.
Annual income twenty pounds,
annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six,
result misery."
- - David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (1849-1850) - -


Trip Planning

"I was a free man in Paris. I felt unfettered and alive.
There was nobody calling me up for favors. And no one's future to decide."

- - Free Man in Paris, Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark, 1974 - -


Trip Planning

"He is on his way to Gstaad."
"Yes, today a paradise in the Swiss Alps. Tomorrow a wasteland."
- - The Return of the Pink Panther, 1975 - -
(this movie was filmed at the Palace Hotel in Gstaad)


"Waste not, want not."

"For every thing a place and every thing in its place."

Other Countries

Travel Notes - Vienna, Austria

"Take this waltz, take this waltz, it's yours now. It's all that there is."
- - Take This Waltz (After Lorca), Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Man, 1988 - -

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