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Quotes of the Day for 3 November 2001 – Travel

Karl Baedeker was born at Essen, Germany on this day in 1801, he grew up to invent and popularize the travel guide. He had such influence over the field that, for some decades, any book that told you what hotels to avoid or what restaurants to seek out was likely to be called "a baedeker" whether it was from his firm or not. Here are a few quotes on travel.

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The quotes:

I sometimes think Thomas Cook should be numbered among the secular saints. He took travel from the privileged and gave it to the common people.
     - Archbishop of Canterbury

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
     - Oscar Wilde

I have never had any idea what goes on with other people - but I have found that my major concern in traveling in foreign parts is, "Where is the ladies' room." Now, in an airplane it always seems that it is as far away from me as possible. And that the more complicated and embarrassing the trip, the more frequent my desire to make it.
     - Katharine Hepburn

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
     - Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894


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