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Quotes of the Day for 3 November 2003 – Guides

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 guides and tours.

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The quotes:

I'll walk where my own nature would be leading; it vexes me to choose another guide.
     - Emily Bronte

The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.
     - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936

The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
     - Robert Fulghum

The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists.
     - Sam Ewing

I follow nature as my surest guide, and resign myself, with implicit obedience, to her sacred ordinances.
     - Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 - 43 BC

Tourist, Rincewind had decided, meant idiot.
     - Terry Pratchett


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