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800+ Best: Vacation Quotes About Vacations

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800+ Best: Vacation Quotes About Vacations

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800+ Best: Vacation Quotes About Vacations

 

We all love quotes. They inspire, motivate, and tell a story succinctly. Enjoy these 800+ Vacation quotes. The best quotes about Vacations will make everyone's mind drift into a wanderlust!

Presented in alphabetical order. Skim through to find quotes by your favorite people...

 

  • Aaron Koblin    I got to take a vacation from reality and hang out on beaches and in forests.
  • Abraham Polonsky    A holiday is when you celebrate something that's all finished up.
  • Adam Mansbach    A holiday vacation can mean sampling all kinds of new cuisine - whether it's Uncle Joe's award-winning chili or the exotic flavors of Nepal. If your little ones are fussy, be sure to ease mealtime hassles by bringing along a supply of the familiar foods they're accustomed to rejecting at home.
  • Aimee Friedman    When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person.
  • Alain de Botton    The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.
  • Alan Stern    I'm hopeful that commercial space exploration will takeoff. To really fuel the spaceflight revolution will require an investment of hundreds of billions of dollars a year, and I think that's only going to happen in the commercial sector - if there are large profits to be made.
  • Albert Einstein    To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It's futile to gaze at the world through a car window.
  • Aldo Leopold    To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.
  • Aldous Huxley    For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim's time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.
  • Aldous Huxley    To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
  • Alec Waugh    You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person.
  • Alec-Tweedie    Sunshine is more health-giving than pills and potions: and travel in foreign lands is a mental tonic, which feeds the mind even if it empties the pocket.
  • Alex Berenson    Over the years, I've spent time in Saudi Arabia, the Bekaa Valley, Afghanistan, Jordan, and Kenya, among other vacation hotspots.
  • Alex Garland    Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I'd forgotten England even existed.
  • Alex Honnold    For sure, Potrero Chico is a super nice winter vacation climbing area. It's really convenient to fly into Monterrey, one of the nicer cities in Mex, and get a taxi to Potero. Then you can just live in the camping area and walk everywhere. It's muy tranquilo, as they say there.
  • Alexandra Daddario    I love to travel, and I think being whisked away somewhere for a vacation is a pretty amazing date.
  • Alexandra David-Neel    The unsuspected is the daily fare of the traveler in Tibet.
  • Alfred North Whitehead    One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering.
  • Alice Meynell    Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.
  • Alison Sweeney    Yoga is my luxury workout. If I'm on vacation or I have a day off, I love a 90-minute yoga class. It's a really strong workout, but it takes a little bit longer.
  • Alphonse de Lamartine    There is no man more complete than the one who travelled a lot, who changed the shape of his thoughts and his life twenty times.
  • Alton Brown    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.
  • Amelia Barr    The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.
  • Amor Towles    Really. Is there anything nice to be said about other people's vacations?
  • Amos Bronson Alcott    Traveling is no fool's errand to him who carries his eyes and itinerary along with him.
  • Anais Nin    We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
  • Anatole France    Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
  • Anatoli Boukreev    A review of summit day photographs will show that I was clothed in the latest, highest quality, high altitude gear, comparable, if not better, than that worn by the other members of our expedition.
  • Anatoli Boukreev    I travel to Jakarta, I see what an important country it is. I've been working with them for a year.
  • Anderson Cooper    The farther you go...the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it's easy to fall off.
  • Andre Braugher    It was good to travel to the other side of the world.
  • Andre Gide    It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
  • Andre Gide    One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.
  • Andrew O'Hagan    My solo travels in Paris have brought many perfect hours of being alone but not a moment of loneliness. People who depend on other people are often in hiding from themselves. Two and a quarter million people live in the City of Light: you will see many of them and you will pass them in the street, but when you see Notre Dame after dark and walk home and perhaps stop to have a drink in the Marais, you can feel that the only thing that is missing from your experience is the common dependence on someone to distract your attention. You are living without it: you are on vacation.
  • Andrew Zimmern    Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what's right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.
  • Andy Rooney    The best thing about a vacation is planning it.
  • Angela Merkel    I am always on duty, even when I am at party events or on vacation. I don't complain about it, on the contrary. Time management for candidates without government functions is different than it is for me. No matter where I am, I always have to have my duties as chancellor in mind.
  • Anita Desai    Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
  • Anita Loos    Does this boat go to Europe, France?
  • Ann Patchett    I think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while and then makes me long for it again.
  • Anna Louise Strong    I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived.
  • Anne Boyd    Consider what a romantic expedition you are on; take notes.
  • Anne Tyler    While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.
  • Anthony Bourdain    I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.
  • Anthony Bourdain    I’m a big believer in winging it. I’m a big believer that you’re never going to find perfect city travel experience or the perfect meal without a constant willingness to experience a bad one. Letting the happy accident happen is what a lot of vacation itineraries miss, I think, and I’m always trying to push people to allow those things to happen rather than stick to some rigid itinerary.
  • Anthony Bourdain    If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.
  • Anthony Bourdain    If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.
  • Anthony Bourdain    It’s an irritating reality that many places and events defy description. Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance, seem to demand silence, like a love affair you can never talk about. For a while after, you fumble for words, trying vainly to assemble a private narrative, an explanation, a comfortable way to frame where you’ve been and whats happened. In the end, you’re just happy you were there - with your eyes open - and lived to see it.
  • Anthony Bourdain    Nobody in Singapore drinks Singapore Slings. It's one of the first things you find out there. What you do in Singapore is eat. It's a really food-crazy culture, where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker-stand environment.
  • Anthony Bourdain    The journey is part of the experience - an expression of the seriousness of one's intent. One doesn't take the A train to Mecca.
  • Anthony Bourdain    Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful.
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery    He who must travel happily must travel light.
  • Antonio Machado    Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.
  • Aristophanes    Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
  • Armand Assante    I've brought my daughters all over the world-they travel with me. I drag them out of school just to keep the relationship. When I'm home I'm a big-time daddy.
  • Art Buchwald    As my good friend Al Capp told me a few years ago, the best thing to do with a confirmed [hotel] reservation slip when you have no room is to spread it out on the sidewalk in front of the hotel and go to sleep on it. You'll either embarrass the hotel into giving you a room or you'll be hauled off to the local jug, where at least you'll have a roof over your head.
  • Ashley Tisdale    Half the time on vacation, if I'm in a bikini, I allow myself - I eat, like, waffles and pancakes for breakfast, so that's me after, like, a big meal. I'm not the one that's like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm going to be on the beach.'
  • Ashley Tisdale    I can take a week's vacation - maybe a week and a half - but after that, I'm itching to go back to work.
  • Ashley Tisdale    I just love carbs. And when I'm on vacation I definitely allow myself carbs, so it's always funny when people are like, 'Oh my gosh, you look great in your bikini.' I'm like, 'If you only knew what I had for breakfast!'
  • Audrey Hepburn    Paris is always a good idea.
  • Audrey Niffenegger    There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic: this was usually Valentina's first impulse. Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you've misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world.
  • Augustus Hare    Better far off to leave half the ruins and nine-tenths of the churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them, to live with them, to love them, till they have become a part of life and life's recollections.
  • Austin Stowell    I used to work out on an island called Martha's Vineyard. I ran a pizza oven, I caddied, I worked on a fishing boat, and life is very easy out there. It's a vacation lifestyle all the time.
  • Bailey Chase    I prefer to do cable TV because it allows you the time to do other things. I definitely have an eye on doing more work in features and playing different characters, but I am also a big fan of going on vacation and playing golf and going to the beach.
  • Barbara Kingsolver    Everything you're sure is right can be wrong in another place.
  • Baz Luhrmann    Sydney is rather like an arrogant lover. When it rains it can deny you its love and you can find it hard to relate to. It's not a place that's built to be rainy or cold. But when the sun comes out, it bats its eyelids, it's glamorous, beautiful, attractive, smart, and it's very hard to get away from its magnetic pull.
  • Belinda Johnson    Cities have unique home-sharing policy needs - a dense, urban city may have different concerns than a historic vacation town or a non-traditional travel destination.
  • Ben Ames Williams    An author never has a vacation. He's a walking sponge, sopping up impressions till he's saturated, then going to his desk and squeezing them out on paper.
  • Ben E. King    Yeah. I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess, all around the place.
  • Ben Schwartz    The perfect thing for me is to be on something I love, where I'm doing it and have enough money not to be poor, and I'm allowed to go on vacation.
  • Ben Stein    My pals, such as they are, in Hollywood, ask me why I love to travel to D.C. so much, why it's a vacation destination for me. I say, 'Because I sometimes have perfect days there.'
  • Benjamin Disraeli    Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
  • Benjamin Disraeli    Travel teaches toleration.
  • Bernard Cornwell    Book tours and research provide a lot of travel - too much, I sometimes think, but we do take vacations.
  • Bill Bryson    But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.
  • Bill Bryson    I sat on a toilet watching the water run thinking what an odd thing tourism is. You fly off to a strange land, eagerly abandoning all the comforts of home and then expend vast quantities of time and money in a largely futile effort to recapture the comforts you wouldn’t have lost if you hadn’t left home in the first place.
  • Bill Bryson    To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
  • Bill Duke    My agent makes 10% of what you make. When your agent tells you to take a vacation, you know you're exhausted.
  • Bill Engvall    I thought "RV" stood for "Recreational Vehicle." No! It stands for "Ruins Vacations."
  • Bill Kaulitz    We want to be successful everywhere. But if not, at least we can go on vacation to London.
  • Bill Kurtis    I travel so much on stories, so I don't take vacation much, but one place I go back to again and again is my ranch.
  • Bill Murray    I lost my phone and I just really didn't look for it. It was the nicest feeling, like six weeks. ... A couple of times I needed to use a telephone, and I was always able to touch someone that had a telephone and say, "Hey, can I use your phone? May I please?" And they'd say, "Sure." And that was it! So it was OK, it was a real vacation. I took a real vacation from myself.
  • Bob Barr    The average American returning from a trip abroad likely - and understandably - assumes the contents of his or her electronic device does not come close to meeting the threshold of 'criminal' activity, such as would give a government agent the right to seize and peruse their iPad just because they are returning from a vacation.
  • Bobby Lee    I have many favorite vacation destinations, but my favorite destination is Maui.
  • Bonnie Raitt    Between the redwoods, growing up and enjoying nature, camping on almost every vacation, and getting to go to summer camp in the Adirondacks, it was really very apparent to me that we had to preserve what we had on the earth.
  • Brad Paisley    When I made 'Who Needs Pictures,' my first album, I had been west of the Mississippi River one time in my life, and that was in fourth grade. We traveled to California for vacation and stayed with some friends of my parents. It was culture shock, and it was different.
  • Brad Stone    Airbnb's genius was moving into cities and recognizing that millennials would want to go and maybe spend a vacation or visit some friends in an urban center.
  • Brett Ratner    Vacation' means titillating my taste buds.
  • Brian Chesky    Travel is a new experience that can transport you out of your everyday routine to create memories with the ones you love.
  • Brian Eno    It's not the destination that matters. It's the change of scene.
  • Brian France    We see families making a vacation out of a NASCAR event. The average drive is 200 miles so they're often going to spend a few days with us.
  • Brie Larson    In my personal opinion, you miss out on the beauty of the moment if you go in planning what the moment is. It's like having a vacation too jam-packed with activities. You miss all of the sunsets.
  • Brigitte Bardot    I am leaving the town to the invaders: increasingly numerous, mediocre, dirty, badly behaved, shameless tourists.
  • Bruce Chatwin    Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin.
  • Busy Philipps    We have traveled with our kids since they were babies. We've had some crazy times, obviously, with the kids. My husband and I both work, and they just really look forward to our vacation and our time to be together to reconnect.
  • Buzz Aldrin    In my mind, public space travel will precede efforts toward exploration -- be it returning to the moon, going to Mars, visiting asteroids, or whatever seems appropriate. We've got millions and millions of people who want to go into space, who are willing to pay. When you figure in the payload potential of customers, everything changes.
  • Buzz Aldrin    Space tourism is a logical outgrowth of the adventure tourist market.
  • Candace Cameron Bure    I think it's best to sit down and talk about what every family member wants out of the vacation so that everyone is really happy at the end of the day. If you can find a place that covers everyone's needs, and it's all under one roof, that's even better.
  • Candice Accola    I'm more obsessed with the idea of vacation than any one particular vacation spot. I love to explore new places and cultures.
  • Carlo Collodi    In the Land of Toys, every day, except Sunday, is a Saturday. Vacation begins on the first of January and ends on the last day of December. That is the place for me! All countries should be like it! How happy we should all be!
  • Carol Leifer    Whenever I travel I like to keep the seat next to me empty. I found a great way to do it. When someone walks down the aisle and says to you, "Is someone sitting there?" just say, "No one except the Lord."
  • Carole Radziwill    There are things I'm never late for. I'm not late for the theater; I'm not late for the movies; I'm not late if my single girlfriend is at a bar somewhere. But if I'm on vacation in Mexico with a bunch of cackling hens, then I'm going to be late for dinner - count on it.
  • Carolyn Hax    Plan your own vacations when you want to, and plan a suitable combined vacation with this other family when you want to. If they freak out at your planning your own vacations as you see fit, then let them. Bowing to unreasonable demands because someone will make you pay emotionally if you don't is not a healthy option.
  • Carolyn Heilbrun    We in middle age require adventure.
  • Carolyn Mackler    You know how I feel about love. It was invented to sell wedding cakes. And vacations to Waikiki.
  • Carson McCullers    We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.
  • Cassandra Clare    "What's all this about yanking poor Magnus and Alec back from their vacation?" Isabelle demanded. "They have opera tickets!"
  • Catherine Deneuve    I love to not work. I like to travel. I work maybe half the year, no more.
  • Celine Dion    It seems strange to say this, but it is true: Coming back to Vegas to work is like going on vacation for me.
  • Cesare Pavese    If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
  • Charles Baudelaire    For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very centre of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes.
  • Charles Caleb Colton    Those who visit foreign nations, but who associate only with their own countrymen, change their climate, but not their customs 'caelum non animum mutant': they see new meridians, but the same men, and with heads as empty as their pockets.
  • Charles Dickens    Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.
  • Charles Dickens    One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind.
  • Charles Dudley Warner    There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.
  • Charles Duhigg    It is almost always a bad idea to use a reverse mortgage to pay for a vacation or to buy a risky investment, like stocks or deferred annuities.
  • Charles Horton Cooley    To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
  • Chelsea Cain    No matter what fabulous place I visit, I don't feel like I'm on vacation unless I'm dehydrated and covered with sunscreen.
  • Chelsea Handler    I like being able to, you know, pack up and leave the country and hop on a plane and go wherever I want and stay wherever and bring my friends with me and bring my family on vacation. That's amazing.
  • Chevy Chase    Every Vacation movie didn't just make the studio money. They each made the studio a lot of money.
  • Chevy Chase    There's no vacation from being a parent.
  • Chief Seattle    Take only memories, leave only footprints.
  • Chip Conley    My life is scattered and busy. I think of my home as a resort. When I step through the door, I feel relaxed. I almost feel like I've taken a vacation.
  • Chris Bonington    There was no more grass, no flowers, not even any moss: dusty granite blocks covered the ice and an occasional grinding groan reminded us that we were on a slow-moving glacier.
  • Chris Pronger    I was sitting at a friend's place in Michigan on vacation, having a beer on the patio. I was a little hefty. I said to myself: "Okay, I'm going to finish this weekend off strong, then after that I'm going to shut her down. I'm going to start taking better care of myself."
  • Christa B. Allen    I like to travel any chance I get, even if it's just a local vacation to San Diego or Palm Springs or wherever. I just like to get out and do stuff and see the world.
  • Christian Dior    On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant.
  • Christina Tosi    The thing I love about Vegas is there's something for any type of mood you're in and something for any kind of adventure you seek out.
  • Christopher Fry    I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value.
  • Christopher Gorham    My jobs often end up being our family vacations, and so far it has been great.
  • Christopher Voss    Whether we notice it or not, we spend our days negotiating for something: for our spouse to do more housework, a child to eat just three more bites or go to bed on time, an extended deadline on a project, a salary increase, a better rate on a vacation package.
  • Claire Forlani    I'd come out to Los Angeles for a vacation to see a friend and just fell in love with it.
  • Clarence Day    The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.
  • Claudia Kim    Lucca, in Italy, is my favorite vacation spot.
  • Clifton Fadiman    When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
  • Confucius    Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
  • Coolio    If it wasn't for the military I probably would not have ever come to Bosnia for vacation.
  • Dagobert D. Runes    People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.
  • Dalai Lama    Go at least once a year to a place you've never been before.
  • Damon Dash    I work to go on vacation. Hopefully, the more money I make, my vacations will get a little longer to the point where they last a year.
  • Dan Chaon    What if you believed that everything in life was like a prize? What if you thought of the world as a big random drawing, and you were always winning things, the world offering them up with a big grin, like an emcee's: Here you go, Hollis. Here is a motorcycle. Here is a little boy who loves you. Here is a weird experience, here is something bad that you should mull over because it will make you a better person. What if you could think that life was this free vacation you'd won, and you won just because you happened to be alive?
  • Dan Eldon    The journey is the destination.
  • Dan Futterman    I loved being in Bombay. It was a pretty thrilling place to walk around and explore.
  • Dane Cook    When you hand someone a camera, why do they act like you just asked them to dissemble a bomb? They take it and they're like, 'What do I do ... I don't really ... ha-huh ...' Yeah, it's the button on the top right where it always is since the beginning of #*@! time!
  • Daniel Handler    A passport, as I'm sure you know, is a document that one shows to government officials whenever one reaches a border between two countries, so that the official can learn who you are, where you were born, and how you look when photographed unflatteringly.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin    Modern tourist guides have helped raised tourist expectations. And they have provided the natives- from Kaiser Wilhelm down to the villagers of Chichacestenango - with a detailed and itemized list of what is expected of them and when. These are the up-to-date scripts for actors on the tourists' stage.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin    The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.
  • Daniel J. Boorstin    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 Levitin    Anything you care about, from vacation plans to exercise to the best Ethiopian restaurant, is going to be guided by your individual search history.
  • Dara Khosrowshahi    Consumers may put off buying a car, but they don't put off buying a vacation.
  • Dario Argento    I was very young, and I was on vacation with my family, and there was a retrospective of old films, and one of them was 'The Phantom of the Opera' with Claude Rains that was in color. It was something very important for my career because I began to follow these stories that were morbid.
  • Dave Barry    Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that, despite all the progress that has been made in the last 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages
  • Dave Barry    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    Another well-known Paris landmark is the Arc de Triomphe, a moving monument to the many brave women and men who have died trying to visit it.
  • Dave Barry    It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
  • Dave Barry    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    Never trust anything you read in a travel article. Travel articles appear in publications that sell large, expensive advertisements to tourism-related industries, and these industries do not wish to see articles with headlines like: URUGUAY: DON'T BOTHER.
  • Dave Barry    The major advantage of domestic travel is that, with a few exceptions such as Miami, most domestic locations are conveniently situated right here in the United States.
  • Dave Barry    The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition.
  • Dave Lombardo    At the moment I have my family coming out with me on the road. We have our own vehicle and it's more like a family vacation. I just stop, do some gigs, and take off. It's a lot more fun now with the family.
  • Dave Ramsey    A vacation home is a wonderful 'extra' as you start building wealth. Remember, though, it's still basically a very large, very expensive toy.
  • David Bowie    I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.
  • David Brenner    It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time.
  • David Foster Wallace    There's a weird kind of paradox that the more expensive the vacation is, the more potentially anxiety-producing it is.
  • David Grann    Books were a huge part of my childhood growing up. We would go on vacation, and my mom was always carting manuscripts around.
  • David Harbour    My natural state is a state of an explorer - a performer, but someone who wants to explore their experience and reflect on their experience more than just lie on the beach. Even when I go on vacations, I get stressed out if I'm at the beach for, like, two days. I'm like, 'Can't we do something? I can't just sit there.'
  • Dean Baker    I know many Europeans and I think many of them don't even believe me when I say that people in US don't have vacations. Obviously a lot of people do but there are many, tens of millions of people that don't and there's certainly no guarantee of a vacation. So paid time off is very valuable where people know they could get four or five weeks vacation, which is absolutely standard in Europe. Denmark has 6 weeks. So I think that's something that's very valuable, giving people time off.
  • Dean Devlin    We're often accused of trying to manipulate opinion or that we're trying to elevate society. I think that the greatest thing we can do is to give you a vacation.
  • Deborah Tall    In choosing where to live or vacation, we may be setting the stage for the play of ourselves, treating nature as prop.
  • Derek Blasberg    Even on vacation, Rihanna's easy breezy chic is not complete without a red lip.
  • Derek Jeter    My best vacation is somewhere I could hide, somewhere warm and not a lot of people around.
  • Diane Ackerman    There is a way of beholding nature which is a form of prayer, a way of minding something with such clarity and aliveness that the rest of the world recedes. It . . . gives the brain a small vacation.
  • Diane Arbus    My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.
  • Diane von Furstenberg    I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are.
  • Dick Clark    Jet lag is for amateurs.
  • Don DeLillo    That's why people take vacations. Not to relax or find excitement or see new places. To escape the death that exists in routine things.
  • Donald Miller    Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.
  • Donita K. Paul    There's nothing like a mission to save the world to liven up a vacation.
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher    If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
  • Douglas Adams    It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.'
  • Douglas Coupland    Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
  • Duane G. Carey    And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I'm looking forward to some new perspectives.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower    It is probably a pity that every citizen of each state cannot visit all the others, to see the differences, to learn what we have in common, and come back with a richer, fuller understanding of America - in all its beauty, in all its dignity, in all its strength, in support of moral principles.
  • Earl Wilson    A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you've been taking.
  • Ed Helms    You take a vacation to a place like Thailand and you're ready for the excitement of something new and foreign. But when you're working 14-hour days, all you want is something familiar to ground you. And there's just nothing there.
  • Edith Durham    There is a peculiar pleasure in riding out into the unknown. A pleasure which no second journey on the same trail ever affords.
  • Edith Wharton    One of the great things about travel is you find out how many good, kind people there are.
  • Edmund Hillary    I really haven't liked the commercialization of mountaineering, particularly of Mt. Everest. By paying $65,000, you can be conducted to the summit by a couple of good guides.
  • Edmund Hillary    My relationship with the mountains actually started when I was 16. Every year, a group used to be taken from Auckland Grammar down to the Tangariro National Park for a skiing holiday.
  • Edmund Hillary    Tourism is a very big economic benefit to the Sherpa people, and also, they have very strong ties to their own social attitudes and their own religion, so fortunately, they're not too influenced by many of our Western attitudes.
  • Eduardo Chillida    The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao looks like a great adventure.
  • Elizabeth Gilbert    Here was something I already knew to be true about myself: Just as there are some wives who will occasionally need a break from their husbands in order to visit a spa for the weekend with their girlfriends, I will always be the sort of wife who occasionally needs a break from her husband in order to visit Cambodia. Just for a few days!
  • Elizabeth Gilbert    To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.
  • Ella Maillart    Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly.
  • Ella Maillart    You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.
  • Ellsworth Huntington    Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential.
  • Elon Musk    I'd like to dial it back 5% or 10% and try to have a vacation that's not just e-mail with a view.
  • Elsa Hosk    Swedish people live for the summer - it transforms everyone. I don't want to miss having a Swedish summer vacation for as long as I live. It's my favorite thing in the world.
  • Elsa Triolet    I love the melody of an unknown language, the strange food, all the surprises of a strange town, and my own impatience and curiosity ... I love traveling as others love the gaming table; I anticipate a new place as others anticipate the next number to come up.
  • Emile Genest    A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car.
  • Emilio Estevez    Madrid is enjoyed most from the ground, exploring your way through its narrow streets that always lead to some intriguing park, market, tapas bar or street performer. Each night we'd leave our hotel to begin a new adventure in Madrid and nine out of 10 times, we'd walk through the Plaza Mayor.
  • Emmanuelle Beart    I am a voyager - and the voyage cannot mean that I stay at home.
  • Enric Sala    Sometimes I think I don't need a vacation because I do what I like to do. I am very fortunate!
  • Enzo Ferrari    I have never gone on a real trip, never taken a holiday. The best holiday for me is spent in my workshops when nearly everybody else is on vacation.
  • Eric Allin Cornell    Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language.
  • Eric Dezenhall    One of the biggest challenges I have with certain clients is convincing them to take a vacation - metaphorically. You're dealing with egos, and with egos the answer to everything is "more me." Sometimes the situation calls for less you.
  • Erica Jong    Whenever I go anywhere but Italy for a vacation, I always feel vaguely disappointed, as if I have made a mistake.
  • Erich von Stroheim    It is not because I do not love my adopted land - it is the natural feeling of one far from home, who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide, without responsibility, flashing past one like the drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
  • Erik Hassle    I think touring in America lives up to the myth, in all ways of what touring is. So many pretty cities, and it's pretty easy, compared to touring other places. I'm fascinated by America. Great crowds - people are very musical. I've been getting better throughout the tour in America, relating to people. At the start I was a bit stiff, and I'm starting to relax.
  • Erin Cummings    I do hear about these actors who go on vacations to Bali for three months, and their agents are banging their heads against a wall trying to find their clients - but that's not me. I'm working hard every day. Enjoy your vacation.
  • Erin Foster    I think I would want to be a therapist or sociologist. I love talking to people about their relationships and life problems, understanding where it comes from, and giving insight that's helpful. Also, it would be fun to just marry rich and vacation a lot. That's my real second choice.
  • Erin Heatherton    I always stay active, even if I'm on vacation.
  • Erma Bombeck    Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?
  • Erma Bombeck    For years, my husband and I have advocated separate vacations. But the kids keep finding us.
  • Erma Bombeck    I have paid as much as $300 a night to throw up into a sink shaped like a seashell.
  • Erma Bombeck    Once you see the drivers in Indonesia you understand why religion plays such a part in their lives.
  • Erma Bombeck    When you look like your passport photo, it's time to go home.
  • Ernest Hemingway    Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.
  • Ernest Hemingway    Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.
  • Ernest Lawrence    Let us cherish the hope that the day is not far distant when we will be in the midst of this next adventure.
  • Erwin W. Lutzer    Are we as willing to go into debt for the work of God as we are for a vacation to Hawaii?
  • Eudora Welty    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.
  • Eugene Fodor    You don't have to be rich to travel well.
  • Eugene Ionesco    A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.
  • Eva Gutowski    Create an inspiration board before your trip! If you're like me and love photography, food, and great experiences, chances are you have a Pinterest board filled with travel inspo.
  • Eva Gutowski    If I go on summer vacation, I'd make a funny video about it for YouTube. For Instagram I'd show the gorgeous pictures. Snapchat is for the little side moments, like the hotel room, the food. Twitter is for whatever thoughts that come to mind about the vacation.
  • Eva Herzigova    We're constantly buying airplane tickets; we travel on the Concorde.
  • Fanny Burney    Travelling is the ruin of all happiness. There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.
  • Felicia Day    It's good to let the other worries have a vacation and have different worries take over and then go back to the old worries.
  • Ferran Adria    I was 18 when I first started working at a restaurant. I was a dishwasher. I only got the job because I wanted to go to Ibiza for vacation, and washing dishes was the only job I could find.
  • Fiona Bruce    As an army marches on its stomach, I vacation on mine. And for that reason, among others, I found myself in holiday heaven in Singapore.
  • Fiona Bruce    I'd set out to Oman in search of luxury with culture and family-friendly adventure thrown in. And I found it.
  • Fiona Bruce    If you crave a bit of adventure and the unknown, Singapore is not for you.
  • Flo Rida    Being from Miami, you're used to the fact that your home is a vacation spot. But that's what makes Miami one of the best places in the world. We're so rich in different cultures, being so close to Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, and then you've got people who travel from all over the world just to come visit.
  • Fran Lebowitz    To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.
  • Francis Bacon    Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
  • Francisco Costa    Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing.
  • Frank Gehry    Architecture has always been a very idealistic profession. It's about making the world a better place, and it works over the generations because people go on vacation and they look for it.
  • Frank Gehry    I think people care. If not, why do so many people spend money going on vacations to see architecture? They go to the Parthenon, to Chartres, to the Sydney Opera House. They go to Bilbao... Something compels them, and yet we live surrounded by everything but great architecture.
  • Frank Luntz    It's all emotion. But there's nothing wrong with emotion. When we are in love, we are not rational; we are emotional. When we are on vacation, we are not rational; we are emotional.
  • Frankie Grande    My favorite vacation destination is Hawaii.
  • Franny Armstrong    I always carry a notepad with me, even on vacation. If I'm on the computer when the story 'hits', I open a Word document and start typing until I get it all out. I've got tons of notes that I never throw out. You never know when a story will strike!
  • Fred Allen    The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret.
  • Freddy Adu    I don't know French at all. I took some lessons when I was younger but all I know are the numbers. I've been told basically everyone in Monaco speaks English because of it being a huge vacation spot so I'm excited about that. I might not need to learn French after all.
  • Fridtjof Nansen    It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport.
  • G. Harry Stine    Market studies suggest space tourism-a rubbernecker's trip to earth orbit-is likely to draw 50,000 passengers a year if the ticket can be pushed below $25,000. That's what tens of thousands of people spend each year on competing trips, such as round-the-world cruises on luxury liners and adventure tours to Antarctica or Mount Everest.
  • Gail Parent    Fact: Girls who are having a good sex thing stay in New York. The rest want to spend their summer vacations in Europe.
  • Garrison Keillor    Travel is the art form available to Everyman. You sit in the coffee shop in a strange city and nobody knows who you are, or cares, and so you shed your checkered past and your motley credentials and you face the day unarmed ... And onward we go and some day in the distant future, we will stop and turn around in astonishment to see all the places we've been and the heroes we were.
  • Gary Allan    My goal is to hit the gym every day I'm on vacation. Usually I just end up sleeping and drinking beer.
  • Gautam Singhania    The breaks you take from work pay you back manifold when you return because you come back with a fresher mind and newer thinking. Some of your best ideas come when you're on vacation.
  • Gayle Forman    Travelling's not something you're good at. It's something you do. Like breathing. You can't work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.
  • George Ade    The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
  • George Bernard Shaw    I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
  • George Bernard Shaw    Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. . . . It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
  • George Carlin    Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.
  • George Cukor    We've all been tired and thought we wanted a long vacation when all we needed was a few days off, but didn't know it.
  • George Eliot    In travelling I shape myself betimes to idleness And take fools' pleasure.
  • Georges St-Pierre    When I go on vacation I just like to do nothing - just hang out at the beach, go eat the best restaurants, and do nothing.
  • Gerard Arpey    We have built a business around the love of travel that has lasted three quarters of a century. And I'm pretty sure we're just getting started.
  • Gertrude B. Elion    Over the years, my work became both my vocation and avocation. Since I enjoyed it so much, I never felt a great need to go outside for relaxation. Nevertheless, I became an avid photographer and traveler. Possibly my love for travel stems from the early years when my family seldom went away on vacation.
  • Gertrude Stein    The family is always the family but during vacations it is an extended family and that is exhausting.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton    The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton    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.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton    They say travel broadens the mind, but you must have the mind.
  • Giorgio Armani    When I go on my boat or to my vacation houses, where I still unfortunately spend very little time, I don't go with the celebrities I know but with a close group of friends and people who have worked with me for a long time.
  • Glen Plake    Skiing is the best way in the world to waste time.
  • Gloria Gaither    We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.
  • Grace Hopper    A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
  • Greg Bear    Of all the planets apart from Earth in our solar system, Mars is the most hospitable. Yeah. Right. Better keep my visit short. And yet, despite the discomfort, the danger, I love it here. I love coming back for these imaginary vacations. The sights are amazing.
  • Gustave Flaubert    It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.
  • H. Jackson Brown, Jr.    Read a lot when you're on vacation, but nothing that has to do with your business.
  • H. Jackson Brown, Jr.    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.
  • Hamilton Leithauser    You feel like half of your life is a vacation when you go to these Barcelona music festivals and have all day to sound check or go to the pool.
  • Hans Christian Andersen    To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.
  • Hanya Yanagihara    I go to Japan every November on vacation, and the one thing I never return home without is yuba, which is the thin skin that forms atop boiling soy milk. You skim it off and either eat it fresh or dry it.
  • Harlan Coben    I'd never had money growing up, and it's never been that important to me, except maybe to take our kids on a nice vacation or something like that.
  • Harrison Salisbury    I think it's important to travel around in order to get a notion of what's going on, to find out what people are think about.
  • Harry Shearer    My family was lower middle class, and my parents both worked, so we couldn't take proper vacations. We'd go for three days to Santa Barbara or to the desert, so my first real vacation came was when I was 12, when friends of my parents were taking their kids away. We went to Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park in Arizona and Utah.
  • Harun Yahya    I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.
  • Hayao Miyazaki    I find it pointless sitting in my house not working, though I like to go on extended vacations from time to time.
  • Helen Hayes    When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee.
  • Helen Van Slyke    It's especially fitting that they call a cruise ship 'she,' for she is pregnant with a thousand adult embryos who long to stay forever warm and sheltered in this great white womb.
  • Helen Van Slyke    Mail from home was so important when you were traveling. It kept you in touch with the familiar, even the part you were running from.
  • Henny Youngman    Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
  • Henry Adams    Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
  • Henry David Thoreau    Even the elephant carries but a small trunk on his journeys. The perfection of traveling is to travel without baggage.
  • Henry David Thoreau    I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.
  • Henry David Thoreau    Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better.
  • Henry David Thoreau    The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
  • Henry David Thoreau    We need only travel enough to give our intellects an airing.
  • Henry David Thoreau    We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.
  • Henry David Thoreau    What a glorious time they must have in that wilderness, far from mankind and election day!
  • Henry James    Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.
  • Henry Tillman    The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.
  • Hermann Hesse    I am much inclined to live from my rucksack, and let my trousers fray as they like.
  • Hilaire Belloc    I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
  • Hilary Hahn    For vacation, I like going to places I've never been before. I've gone to some remote places, like the Arctic Circle.
  • Hilary Rhoda    Since traveling is such a big part of my life when I am working, I like to vacation relatively close to home. Florida is a great place for me to go and relax. It's so close, which is perfect because it's the minimal travel time.
  • Hill Harper    My favorite vacation spot is a beautiful beach. I've been to many, many beaches on many continents: Mombasa, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Mexico and the U.S. What's beautiful about beach communities is for whatever reason, they feel like vacation to me.
  • Hiten Tejwani    You have to steal time to be with family. You will always be busy, so just prioritise. I plan outings with my wife Gauri, whether it's a quiet dinner or a brief vacation.
  • Homer    A guest never forgets the host who has treated him kindly.
  • Hugh Laurie    It is the middle of December now, and we are about to travel to Switzerland - where we plan to ski a little, relax a little, and shoot a Dutch politician a little.
  • Hunter S. Thompson    Just the other day the AP wire had a story about a man from Arkansas who entered some kind of contest and won a two-week vacation--all expenses paid--wherever he wanted to go. Any place in the world: Mongolia, Easter Island, the Turkish Riviera . . . but his choice was Salt Lake City, and that's where he went. Is this man a registered voter? Has he come to grips with the issues? Has he bathed in the blood of the lamb?
  • Iain Sinclair    An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
  • Ian Schrager    My best vacation was renting a boat and motoring along the Adriatic, going along the Croatian coast, before it became so fashionable. I've also sailed around the Turkish islands, the Greek islands and Sicily.
  • Ira Levin    Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler.
  • Irving Wallace    Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.
  • Isa Genzken    The entire art system urgently needs a vacation.
  • Isabella Bird    I was heartily sorry to leave Leh, with its dazzling skies and abounding colour and movement, its stirring topics of talk, and the culture and exceeding kindness of the Moravian missionaries. Helpfulness was the rule.
  • Isabella Bird    It is extremely interesting to live in a private house and to see the externalities, at least, of domestic life in a Japanese middle-class home.
  • Isabella Bird    Malacca is such a rest after the crowds of Japan and the noisy hurry of China! Its endless afternoon remains unbroken except by the dreamy, colored, slow-moving Malay life which passes below the hill. There is never any hurry or noise.
  • Isabelle Eberhardt    Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
  • Italo Calvino    The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.
  • Ivanka Trump    In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.
  • J. B. Priestley    A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
  • Jack Antonoff    When you go all over the world for work, your dream vacation is your bedroom.
  • Jack Kerouac    Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain
  • Jackie Collins    I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely.
  • Jacques Yves Cousteau    The reason I love the sea I cannot explain - it's physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It's a liberation of your weight.
  • Jake Paltrow    For city dwellers like me who don't get to vacation in the summer, no filmmaker can so effectively make you feel like you went to France for August, fell in love, got hurt, broke up, grew up, and figured some things out - all in 90 minutes or so.
  • James A. Baldwin    I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
  • James A. Baldwin    Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.
  • James A. Michener    If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.
  • James Cameron    I love short trips to New York; to me it is the finest three-day town on earth.
  • James Ellroy    Come on vacation, go home on probation.
  • James Franco    I don't need a vacation in the traditional sense, like I would if I had a job I hated.
  • James Holzhauer    I really like not having to justify my decisions to anyone else, as well as the freedom to vacation whenever I want.
  • James Russell Lowell    A wise man travels to discover himself.
  • Jan Morris    Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure, has become very largely a commodity, and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that it is a social requirement, too.
  • Jan Myrdal    There is a third dimension to traveling, the longing for what is beyond.
  • Jan Myrdal    Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.
  • Jan Phillips    Find what brings you joy and go there.
  • Jancee Dunn    What most people find festive-a weekend at a beach shack with friends, a boat trip down a river, a crackling bonfire on a summer night-I see as a bleak nightmare to be grimly endured. I would sooner put lit cigarettes in my eyes than share a vacation house with a crowd.
  • Jasmin Bhasin    Jaipur is my mother's hometown. So, every summer vacation, we would come to Jaipur and spend the entire holiday at my nani's house.
  • Jay Chiat    In the '20s they were telling us we'd all have our own private plane and take vacations to the moon.
  • Jean Batten    Every flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer; in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands.
  • Jean Baudrillard    Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of the cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony - this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for.
  • Jean Chatzky    Save for your goals. Take note of what's coming your way - vacations, the holidays, what ever is going to cost you money - and start saving ahead of time so that you have a stash when the time comes.
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme    I'm not a movie star. I'm a brand name. Van Damme is like Levi's. I go on vacation, and everywhere I go, people love me for my name, not for my movies.
  • Jeff Abbott    I want to be a writer you can always depend on for a good read during your vacation, during your flight, during a time in your life when you want to forget the world around you.
  • Jeff Ament    It's great that people are basically spending their two weeks of vacation to come out and be with us in some weird part of the world. And I think we owe it to them to take 'em to some cool places.
  • Jeff Goldblum    I travel for work, but recently, friends said I should take major trips.
  • Jeff Merkley    A budget should be judged by whether it creates a foundation for the success of American working families striving to buy a house, or to send their kids to college, or to save a little for retirement and, if they're lucky, a vacation.
  • Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman    I'm the type of person who far prefers a vacation filled with trips to museums and art galleries, shopping and exploring vintage flea markets, people-watching at cafes, and discovering delicious restaurants as opposed to lounging on a beach for days on end.
  • Jeffrey Gitomer    Make everyday as productive as the day before you go on vacation.
  • Jemima Kirke    I go to Florida sometimes for vacation. I actually really like Florida. It's a weird place, it's surreal. It's so close, but you feel like you're in another world or on an island.
  • Jen Sincero    I do recall one moment when I went to India by myself. I was paralyzed with fear to travel alone, but I had this intuitive hint that I had to do it. It was transformative and beautiful.
  • Jennifer Estep    "Now, back to my vacation idea.” Finn grinned, showing off his perfect white teeth. “Just think about it. You, Owen, me, and Bria, all happily ensconced in a swanky hotel by a beautiful beach. Bria in a bikini. You and Owen doing your own thing, Bria in a bikini. Did I mention Bria in a bikini?
  • Jenny McCarthy    It's absolutely imperative for the parents and the typical kids to have time by themselves, to go out to dinner or even go on vacation while someone else cares for the autistic child.
  • Jeremy Irons    A trip to the mainland was a big event and happened maybe once a year, although now you can get across in a speed boat in seven minutes but then it was a long way away.
  • Jerry Smith    Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.
  • Jerzy Kosinski    Travel gives me the opportunity to walk through the sectors of cities where one can clearly see the passage of time.
  • Jesse Spencer    On vacation in Indonesia, I ran out of skin-colored zinc, so I used green, and locals called me Hulk.
  • Jesse White    I've taken just 12 vacation days in 18 years.
  • Jim Gaffigan    Hey, people who travel with their bed pillow. You look insane.
  • Jim Gaffigan    Holidays are also an opportunity for kids to unlearn every good habit they've learned during the rest of the year. They don't go to school. They get to stay up past their bedtime. They get candy and presents for doing nothing. Childhood utopia.
  • Jim Harrison    Your kids inevitably want to move where they had their vacations when they were younger.
  • Jim James    I like to be productive - it's very hard for me to go on vacation because I just feel like I'm losing time.
  • Jim Starlin    When I was a kid, there was this neighborhood beer and wine store that sold old comics for a nickel a piece. I'd load up on old books whenever we went on vacation. Yeah, I have a lot of fond memories of riding in the back of the ol' station wagon and reading 'Mystery in Space' and 'Strange Adventures' as we headed up to Torch Lake.
  • Jimmy Butler    We'll go on vacation, but we don't really care to go see Rome or anything. We just want to play dominoes. We like the fact that we can say, 'Oh, we went to Rome.' 'Well, what'd you do in Rome?' 'Played dominoes'.
  • Jocelyn Wildenstein    Africa is a paradise. You meet people who look at life differently. They love the adventure.
  • Joe Gebbia    We've invented a new marketplace. There was no easy way to rent a person's bedroom over the Internet or book a vacation rental over the Internet. There was no guidebook for us to turn to as we defined this new marketplace.
  • Joe Harris    Always go onward; returning to a favored place you will only find your old footsteps washed away.
  • Joe Taslim    My favorite place in Indonesia is Bali. I was there with my family in Nusa Dua, and my kids loved it. I'm a workaholic, so for me, Bali is a place where you can have a vacation, but you can have your own moment as well. You feel like you blend with nature - and I love the beach.
  • Joel McHale    Before Community started up again for the season, we had the chance to go on a long family vacation where we drove for ten days down the coast. I was like wow, look at these people that I am related to and am actually spending some quality time with! So it was great to be with them, but now my schedule is really difficult so I have to take what I can get.
  • John Battelle    As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you've allotted for vacation.
  • John Burroughs    Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
  • John Cheever    I've been homesick for countries I've never been, and longed to be where I couldn't be.
  • John Dickerson    The long vacation forced them to bond with their constituents.
  • John Grisham    I did get tired of hearing that criticism years ago. That is not a compliment. Being labeled a "beach read" is a put-down. So, I did deliberately set out to write a book, Camino Island, that would be very entertaining and compulsively readable and we published it on June 6 in time for summer vacation, hoping that people would buy it and take it to the beach.
  • John Hickenlooper    And if I lost I would have gone back to 12 weeks of vacation, because I was successful enough that I was spending much more time on non-profit boards and traveling a lot.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith    Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.
  • John Landis    I grew up thinking of snow as a luxury you visit.
  • John Muir    Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.
  • John Niven    My family went to Toronto to visit relatives when I was 13 or 14. It was the first time we had ever been abroad. This was the early Eighties, and I remember the impossible glamour of air travel - my mum spending days trying to decide what she was going to wear on the plane.
  • John Philip Sousa    I am happy now, to recall that I was not only his son but his companion, and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure, I was always with him.
  • John Ruskin    Modern travelling is not travelling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.
  • John Schnatter    In 1991, I didn't have $2,000 to go on vacation.
  • John Steinbeck    When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. I fear the disease is incurable.
  • John Waters    I do take a one-week vacation every year, and I go to London in the fall.
  • Johnny Depp    After I had done the first 'Pirates' movie and 'Secret Window,' I went on vacation to escape with my kiddies and my girl, and someone said that there was an island down the road for sale. I said, 'Oh well, let's go see it.' I looked at it, I walked on it, and I was done. It had to be.
  • Johnny Vegas    My first holiday to San Francisco in 1998-99 was supposed to be a two-week vacation but I ended up staying five weeks and nearly didn't come home.
  • Jon Tester    I take my vacation on the combine and tractor.
  • Jonathan Jackson    My family took a vacation to Universal Studios when I was really young. Me and my brother Richard - who's also an actor - were both really intrigued by seeing the behind-the-scenes stuff of how films are made. We kind of begged our parents to get into acting.
  • Jose Reyes    The Dominican is a real nice place to go for vacation. It is a poor country, but it has another side. Beautiful beaches. It's like every country. You're going to have a lot of poor people, but there's a beautiful side, too.
  • Josh Homme    I think I learned years ago when I went to Hawaii that you don't bring puka shells back. You've got to be careful of your vacation purchases.
  • Joshua Slocum    To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.
  • Judy Sheindlin    When I go on vacation, I leave my house in total order: bills paid, garbage out, no milk in the refrigerator, mail done so that I can better negotiate what will await me.
  • Juliette de Bairacli Levy    Every land has its own special rhythm, and unless the traveler takes the time to learn the rhythm, he or she will remain an outsider there always.
  • Jung Chang    For anyone to open their heart, they need the right atmosphere, and something to prompt them. For my mother it was her trip abroad: she was in a very relaxed, understanding environment. I was very sympathetic towards her.
  • Justina Chen    I didn't know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful.
  • Kandyse McClure    I lived in South Africa until I was 11 when we first immigrated. My mom had sent me back there when I was 14 for summer vacation. I wasn't doing very well in school, my grades were slipping. I called my mom one day and told her that I wasn't coming back. I ended up staying there until I was 17 before coming back to North America.
  • Kara Swisher    One of my favorite vacation memories was the Thai foot massage and Internet access salons in Bangkok, followed up by my testing cellphone coverage while wading in Provincetown Harbor on Cape Cod.
  • Karen Allen    You want to move into worlds you've never been in before. It would be like going to the same restaurant all the time or going to the same place for vacation all the time. Where is the adventure in that?
  • Karen Hughes    The travel and tourism industry, it's just a huge part of our economy.
  • Karen Karbo    Expanding your notion of fun beyond a two-week vacation in Maui increases the chances you'll have more of it.
  • Karen O    Working pretty much nonstop as an artist, the hardest thing is to know what to do with yourself when you have some time off. You struggle with yourself to take a vacation.
  • Karl Pilkington    I'm not a proper traveler. I don't like to be challenged or have too much of a change and prefer a week away just to relax.
  • Karrueche Tran    I'm a workaholic, but I also like to vacation.
  • Kate Douglas Wiggin    There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.
  • Kathryn Hahn    I was on vacation with my family when I got the scripts for 'Wanderlust' and I was trying to work on the audition while I was on vacation. I remember a big gust of wind blew the entire script into the pool, so I had to dry it with a hairdryer.
  • Katy Lederer    We live in a capitalist system; anyone who believes they are above this system or purer than this system, even while shopping at the cute organic market across the street or taking a hiking vacation to Guatemala, is certifiable.
  • Keeley Hawes    I am not into action and adventure on holiday; that doesn't really do it for me. I would much rather go and lie down.
  • Kelly Clarkson    The thing I love most about going on vacation is that I get to leave behind any kind of schedule. My entire life is scheduled from morning to night, and when I'm on vacation, there is no schedule.
  • Ken Jennings    I always bring my kids vacation souvenirs printed in Comic Sans, so they know I love them but not unconditionally.
  • Kenneth Grahame    Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!
  • Kevin Connolly    I'm not married, and I don't have any kids, so sometimes I envy that end of things when I see a family vacation or people at the beach with their kids or at sporting events with their kids; you wonder, 'Is that a part of your life that you want to go into?'
  • Khoudia Diop    I was in Italy on vacation, and I saw my reflection in a mirror. I saw how unique my skin was and why people stop me on the street to ask about it. I started falling in love with it.
  • Kin Hubbard    If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation.
  • Kristin Scott Thomas    If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different.
  • Kurt Vonnegut    Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.
  • Lady Randolph Churchill    We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
  • Lance Burton    I've worked nonstop for 31 years. I've counted down myself hundreds of cues for everything in each 90-minute show. I've never really taken an extended break, so I'd like to see what a vacation is really like.
  • Lara Trump    The Democrats' anti-business economic policies would mean less money and fewer jobs in America, which inevitably means fewer opportunities to go on vacation too.
  • Lars von Trier    I'm having a vacation, and it's so beautiful, and maybe I'll never get another film idea in my life.
  • Laura Fraser    London on your own actually seems more exotic than Egypt on a tour.
  • Laura Marano    Chilling out on the bed in your hotel room watching television, while wearing your own pajamas, is sometimes the best part of a vacation.
  • Laurel Clark    I've always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it's also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world.
  • Laurence Sterne    An English man does not travel to see English men.
  • Lawrence Block    Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.
  • Lawrence Durrell    Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.
  • Lee Min-ho    If I have time and the chance to travel in the Philippines, I would like to go to an island which is not popular to have a good vacation - you know, just chilling out.
  • Leigh Hunt    Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.
  • Leon Bridges    My whole life is a vacation.
  • Leonardo da Vinci    Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio    I get a friend to travel with me... I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It's hard to be alone.
  • Lewis Black    I like college football, but I'm a huge college basketball fan. I could sit and watch every game of March Madness and be happy. That could be a vacation.
  • Lewis Hallam    A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles, is not undertaken without money.
  • Lewis Howes    If you don't want to live a life where you go to a job every day just so you can enjoy your weekends and get two weeks of vacation every year, then don't do it.
  • Libba Bray    I'll try to communicate, Taylor said. She spoke slowly and deliberately. Hello! We need help. Is your village close? My village is Denver. And I think it's a long way from here. I'm Nicole Ade. Miss Colorado. We have a Colorado where we're from too! Tiara said. She swiveled her hips, spread her arms wide, then brought her hands together prayer-style and bowed. Kipa aloha. Nicole stared. I speak English. I'm American. Also, did you learn those moves from Barbie's Hawaiian Vacation DVD? Ohmigosh, yes! Do your people have that, too?
  • Lil' Kim    I'm blessed enough to been in the game for a while and still have my beautiful fans and still have the respect. That's something that gets me going. I'm also fortunate enough to take vacation and take a little hiatus.
  • Lilla Crawford    I was on vacation in New York when my agent called asking if I wanted to go right in and audition for 'Billy Elliot,' so I was lucky to be there.
  • Lily Aldridge    Keep it simple. I usually have my hair up in a ballet bun and a great pair of sunglasses for when I'm on the go. On vacation, all you need is a sexy dress and great perfume, paired with a gorgeous red lip.
  • Lin Yutang    No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
  • Linda Sunshine    There are three very good reasons to travel: 1. See the world. 2. Meet new people. 3. Room service.
  • Lisa Ann Sandell    They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me. I want to do things-- I want to walk the rain-soaked streets of London, and drink mint tea in Casablanca. I want to wander the wastelands of the Gobi desert and see a yak. I think my life's ambition is to see a yak. I want to bargain for trinkets in an Arab market in some distant, dusty land. There's so much. But, most of all, I want to do things that will mean something.
  • Lisa Snowdon    On long haul flights I always drink loads and loads of water and eat light and healthy food.
  • Lisa St. Aubin de Terán    Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying, 'I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'
  • LisaRaye McCoy-Misick    I am such a vacation girl. I have little places that I go to frequently! If I am not too busy on a weekend, I try to go someplace like Mexico or Manzanillo or something like that.
  • Lita Ford    I like to travel. I love touring, I love playing.
  • Lord Byron    There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
  • Lord Chesterfield    The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
  • Lord Dunsany    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.
  • Loren Eiseley    The journey is difficult, immense. We will travel as far as we can, but we cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or to learn all that we hunger to know.
  • Loretta Lynn    I'd love to travel to the Holy Land.
  • Louis C. K.    People come back from flights and tell you a story like it's a horror story. That's how bad they make it sound. They're like, 'It was the worst day of my life. We didn't board for 20 minutes and they made us sit there on the runway for 40 minutes.' Oh really? What happened next? Did you fly in the air, incredibly, like a bird? Did you partake in the miracle of human flight you non-contributing zero?'
  • Louis C. K.    People say there's delays on flights. Delays, really? New York to California in five hours, that used to take 30 years, a bunch of people used to die on the way there, have a baby, you would end up with a whole different group of people by the time you got there. Now you watch a movie and [go to the toilet] and you're home.
  • Louis L'Amour    Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
  • Louise Glück    What was difficult was the travel, which, on arrival, is forgotten.
  • Lucinda Franks    In the railroads, some people read clearly printed departure signs and then proceed to ask several times what they say. On airplanes, they demand things they know they cannot have. In their cars, they load up, drive away and then suddenly realize they don't know where they're going.
  • Ludacris    My work is like my vacation, so in a way every day is like Saturday.
  • Luke Evans    Before the 'Fast & Furious' promo in Manila, I went on a vacation in the Philippines 10 years earlier. I loved it. My 'Miss Saigon' friends showed me around.
  • Lzzy Hale    I keep telling everybody that touring has now become my normal life and that normal life is like a very odd vacation.
  • Madeleine L'Engle    Maybe that's the best part of going away for a vacation - coming home again.
  • Maeve Binchy    I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers. But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation.
  • Malin Akerman    New York reminds me a little bit of Canada and my upbringing. Los Angeles is like living in a vacation, and you have to pinch yourself every once and a while.
  • Marcelene Cox    A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it.
  • Marcia Gay Harden    I think families should vacation together, and cruising is a wonderful option.
  • Marco Polo    I have not told half of what I saw.
  • Margaret Elizabeth Sangster    Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves.
  • Margaret George    I had a desire to see something besides my own shores, if only to be content to return to them someday. If I wish to live in my native land and love her, it should not be out of ignorance.
  • Margaret Laurence    Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.
  • Margaret Mead    As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.
  • Margaret Oliphant    As for pictures and museums, that don't trouble me. The worst of going abroad is that you've always got to look at things of that sort. To have to do it at home would be beyond a joke.
  • Margherita Missoni    Americans have much less holiday, so for them, four or five days away is like a mini vacation, but for us, it's just a long weekend. In Europe, one takes time off more casually.
  • Margherita Missoni    It's always fun to visit multiple locations on one trip, but I think it also really depends on the ages of those on holiday. As a child, I loved spending time in one vacation spot, getting attached to the location, becoming comfortable, and feeling as though I were at home. This is something I would like for my children to experience.
  • Marguerite Moreau    The sun would come up over the ocean, and we'd be eating scrambled eggs before we shot some stuff. It was a vacation in the sense that it was the best working conditions.
  • Marie-Chantal Claire    Every summer my father gave us this incredible vacation, in the Philippines, Thailand, Europe - wherever.
  • Mario Andretti    You can't take a vacation from speed. I probably could have taken more time off and not driven in all the different disciplines, but I wanted to drive, drive and drive.
  • Mario Batali    Bologna is the best city in Italy for food and has the least number of tourists. With its medieval beauty, it has it all.
  • Mario Batali    Michigan is my antidote to Manhattan. This is where I come to relax.
  • Marion Cotillard    When you see yourself on video, you and your friends spending time on vacation, and they take a video, and then you see it, it's really disturbing.
  • Marissa Jaret Winokur    You would think with me living in Los Angeles I would go to the beach all the time, but we don't. It's the same as visiting the Statue of Liberty. If you don't live in N.Y.C., it's the first stop on your family vacation, but if you live there, you only go if you have relatives visiting from out of town!
  • Marissa Mayer    I pace myself by taking a week-long vacation every four months.
  • Marjane Satrapi    Maybe the biggest problem is that there's no empathy. Nobody puts themselves in the place of others. Everyone thinks they are the only one to suffer. Or that they're the only ones who like ice cream or take their kids on vacation.
  • Mark Cuban    My first company was MicroSolutions. I worked 20 hours a day. I didn't take a vacation for 7 years. I didn't even take the time to read a fiction book. It was all about work. When I sold it, I promised myself I would never wear a watch and only wear a suit to weddings, funerals and to meet the President.
  • Mark Foley    The travel and tourism industry is the lifeblood of many states around the country - including Florida, California, New York and Nevada, to name a few.
  • Mark Jenkins    Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible.
  • Mark Twain    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. If the case be otherwise, I beg his pardon and extend to him the cordial hand of fellowship and call him brother.
  • Mark Twain    The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
  • Mark Twain    There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage.
  • Mark Twain    We wish to learn all the curious, outlandish ways of all the different countries, so that we can "show off" and astonish people when we get home. We wish to excite the envy of our untraveled friends with our strange foreign fashions which we can't shake off.
  • Martha Hunt    I can't choose one favorite place because all destinations have something different to offer. My favorite city to explore is Paris; I love the culture of Morocco and the waterfalls in St. Lucia. I just can't choose one. I would like to go back to New Zealand to see more of what it has to offer.
  • Marti Noxon    I'm such a type A doer myself that if someone said I had a month off, I think I'd go crazy and try to organize the vacation resort!
  • Martin Buber    All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
  • Mary Anne Radmacher    I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.
  • Mary Crosby    I can enjoy a vacation as well as the next person, as long as I know it's a vacation and not a premature retirement.
  • Mary Lasswell    Oughta be a law everybody has to take a trip every two years just to make 'em realize how good home is.
  • Mary Ritter Beard    Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu    We travellers are in very hard circumstances. If we say nothing but what has been said before us, we are dull and have observed nothing. If we tell anything new, we are laughed at as fabulous and romantic.
  • Mason Cooley    Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.
  • Matsuo Basho    The journey itself is my home.
  • Matsuo Basho    Traveler's heart. Never settled long in one place. Like a portable fire.
  • Matt Besser    I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, and before the Internet and before everything, just to get anything interesting, you had to go on vacation to San Francisco or something. But I think when you're in the middle of America, you feel very jealous of not just comedy but music that you don't have access to.
  • Matt Damon    I honestly if I get a vacation I'm gonna go and sit on my couch in New York cause that's the one place I haven't been for a very long time.
  • Maureen O'Hara    The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious way one could travel to America in the late 1930s.
  • Max Boot    I used to be one of those people who read thrillers on vacation, but for some reason most thrillers no longer thrill me. Maybe because these days reality is far more unbelievable than any fiction?
  • Max Boot    I yearn for intellectual sustenance on vacation but want, of course, to avoid tedium or boredom. I want to read something that will entertain me but also help me appreciate what I am seeing.
  • Max Lerner    The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.
  • Max von Sydow    A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic.
  • Maya Angelou    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.
  • Meghan McCain    I know what kind of books I read on vacation, and it is not necessarily 'Diplomacy' by Henry Kissinger. No disrespect to that book; I have read that book. But not on spring break.
  • Meher Baba    The experiences are so innumerable and varied, that the journey appears to be interminable and the Destination is ever out of sight. But the wonder of it is, when at last you reach your Destination you find that you had never travelled at all! It was a journey from here to Here.
  • Mehmet Murat Ildan    Be the inner journeys, be the outer travels, all trips elevate man, all voyages lift him up!
  • Melanie Lynskey    To take a job just so I can go on a fancy vacation doesn't really seem worth it.
  • Melissa Rosenberg    The number of vacations me and my husband have canceled... if you really want a job, book a non-refundable vacation. But obviously we're blessed too.
  • Michael Dirda    Every summer, I regret that I didn't become a college teacher. Such a sweet life! With all that vacation time! You'll never get me to believe that being a tenured professor at a good college is anything but Heaven on earth.
  • Michael Palin    I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.
  • Michael Palin    Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life
  • Michael Palin    The trouble with travelling back later on is that you can never repeat the same experience.
  • Michael Pollan    Europeans fought for shorter workdays, more vacation time, family leave, and all these kinds of things.
  • Michael Rooker    Cliffhanger' got me in the best shape of my life, working at 10,000 feet up in the mountains. And everybody was great. I lived in Italy for seven months doing that movie. It was a great vacation.
  • Michael Sorrentino    I was very proud of the 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' that was airing on TV.
  • Michael W. Smith    I sure love Ireland. The first trip I ever made was last year when I did this record in Dublin.
  • Michelangelo    Lord, make me see thy glory in every place.
  • Michelle Dean    Literary novelists who have a strong handle on plot are often characterized as good vacation reads because they manage to transport you elsewhere, away from the petty facts of ordinary life.
  • Michelle Dean    Vacation reading is not a new concept. Ever since the 19th century, when novels were considered relatively sinful indulgences, leisure and fiction-reading have been closely associated.
  • Michelle Ryan    I adore water, so it would be a real adventure to visit the Amazon before they chop down all the trees.
  • Mignon McLaughlin    The first two days of a vacation are endless; then it flies.
  • Mike Quigley    While everyone is entitled to a little vacation now and then, America's top legal officers should adhere to basic measures to increase accountability and restore the public's trust in government.
  • Milton Berle    Laughter is an instant vacation.
  • Mitch Hedberg    I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down.
  • Molly Harper    I am a disaster magnet. I came home from our first anniversary vacation with jellyfish stings, a puncture wound from a wrought iron pineapple and a cork-shaped bruise in my cleavage.
  • Molly Ivins    Nothing like a few restful weeks contemplating the decline of civilization to restore the humors. What I did on my summer vacation was listen to a lot of people talk about the decline of practically everything - you could call it the leisure of the theory class.
  • Mona Eltahawy    For most of my life, the U.S. was never anything more than vacation memories.
  • Montel Williams    I travel Europe every couple of weeks. I just came back from London, Holland and Denmark. Every nation on this planet has its issues with race, and I am not sure if everyone has figured out how to deal with it.
  • Morena Baccarin    They have a joy for life in Brazil unlike any country I've ever seen.
  • Morgan Freeman    I go on vacation strictly to relax - to kick back with a good book and do nothing else but read, sleep and eat.
  • Mort Walker    If I'm going on vacation, I just work ahead.
  • Muriel Lester    It's obvious that five days is just enough to give one a false impression of any country.
  • N. Scott Momaday    There is a great good in returning to a landscape that has had extraordinary meaning in one's life. It happens that we return to such places in our minds irresistibly. There are certain villages and towns, mountains and plains that, having seen them walked in them lived in them even for a day, we keep forever in the mind's eye. They become indispensable to our well-being; they define us, and we say, I am who I am because I have been there, or there.
  • Nahnatchka Khan    It's something that's almost taken for granted in sitcoms about white families. Like, 'Oh, we're going on a summer vacation!' As if that's something that everybody does.
  • Nainoa Thompson    That's why we sail. So our children can grow up and be proud of whom they are. We are healing our souls by reconnecting to our ancestors. As we voyage we are creating new stories within the tradition of the old stories, we are literally creating a new culture out of the old.
  • Nancy Reagan    Presidents don't get vacations - they just get a change of scenery. The job goes with you.
  • Natalia Lafourcade    That always happens. I start working while on vacation.
  • Natalie Gulbis    As many of you know I travel a good bit and do not get to see my friends and family as much as I would like.
  • Natasha Leggero    The women's movement ruined a permanent vacation.
  • Nate Diaz    I need a vacation anyway. They fight me too much. I'm not going to be the one to back out of these fights.
  • Nate Diaz    It cost me a lot of money to have a vacation, basically. It's nice to step back and see there's more to life.
  • Nate Silver    I love South American food, and I haven't really been down there. I really need a vacation.
  • Nayeon    Mina loves Hawaii, and she goes there a lot for vacation.
  • Neale Donald Walsch    To travel a circle is to journey over the same ground time and time again. To travel a circle wisely is to journey over the same ground for the first time. In this way, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and the circle, a path to where you wish to be. And when you notice at last that the path has circled back into itself, you realize that where you wish to be is where you have already been ... and always were.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson    Everybody's got money for vacation time. Look at how much we all spend just to get - well, I get sick on the loop-the-loop roller coasters. People pay money for that kind of experience. So I would certainly save up money, save several vacations worth of money, to go on a suborbital flight or any rocket flights.
  • Neil Gaiman    Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
  • Neil H. McElroy    In the space age, man will be able to go around the world in two hours - one hour for flying and one hour to get to the airport.
  • Neil MacGregor    For many, the icon of the British Museum is the Rosetta Stone, that administrative by-product of the Greek imperial adventure in Africa.
  • Nelson Mandela    There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
  • Neymar    When we're on vacation - it doesn't matter where - I will go and look for a game.
  • Nia Sharma    When you go for a vacation, you hit the usual spots, but staying in a country for over a month is a different experience altogether.
  • Nicholas Lore    Make your Vocation into Vacation and you will not have to work a single day.
  • Nick Cannon    My Vocation is my Vacation. I love what I do.
  • Nick Gordon    Given angel's wings, where might you fly? In what sweet heaven might you find your love? Unwilling to be bound, where might you move, Lost between the wonder and the why?
  • Nicolas Bouvier    Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you - or unmaking you.
  • Nikki Reed    My older brother's really good at making fun of me for just being a workaholic and never taking time for myself. Even when we go on vacation, I'm always working.
  • Niklas Zennstrom    If you want to be an entrepreneur, it's not a job, it's a lifestyle. It defines you. Forget about vacations, about going home at 6 pm - last thing at night you'll send emails, first thing in the morning you'll read emails, and you'll wake up in the middle of the night. But it's hugely rewarding as you're fulfilling something for yourself.
  • Nile Rodgers    When I go on vacation, I take very few clothes and a whole lot of books. It's the most soothing thing in the world. Reading 'Moby-Dick' is like being in a time machine. I almost feel as excited as the first time I read it and I always find something new.
  • Nina Arianda    My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean.
  • Noel Coward    But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?
  • Nora Roberts    "Women should all move to Amazonia, or at least vacation there four times a year." - "Amazonia?" - "It's the girl world in my head, where I go when I'm annoyed with Carter, or just men in general. There are five shoe stores per capita, nothing has any calories, and all the books and movies end happy ever after." - "I like Amazonia. When do we leave?
  • Norman Spinrad    The world has become more complex as technology and easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them.
  • Norton Juster    The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what's in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.
  • Oksana Baiul    One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach - of course - and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.
  • Olivia Holt    My favorite thing about summer is just the idea of having a little time off to do things for you, whether that be going on a vacation, spending more time with your friends, or going to places you've never been before.
  • Oscar Wilde    I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
  • P. J. O'Rourke    Supposedly, summer vacation happens because that's when the kids are home from school, although having the kids home from school is no vacation. And supposedly the kids are home from school because of some vestigial throwback to our agricultural past.
  • Parker Stevenson    I'm going to go away on vacation, I'm going to try to get away from the phone, away from scripts. I think it's important to sit back and think about what you want.
  • Pascal Mercier    We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.
  • Pat Conroy    Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
  • Pat McGrath    I don't go to the spa or get my hair done enough. I don't go to the gym enough. But I do take five, six weeks' vacation; the industry does.
  • Patricia Heaton    Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun.
  • Patrick Heusinger    I had just taken my girlfriend on vacation and ate everything I could. I put on about 15 pounds.
  • Paul Engle    For my Oxford degree, I had to translate French and German philosophy (as it turned out, Descartes and Kant) at sight without a dictionary. That meant Germany for my first summer vacation, to learn the thorny language on my own.
  • Paul Fussell    Exploration belongs to the Renaissance, travel to the bourgeois age, tourism to our proletarian moment.The explorer seeks the undiscovered, the traveler that which has been discovered by the mind working in history, the tourist that which has been discovered by entrepreneurship and prepared for him by the arts of mass publicity. If the explorer moves toward the risks of the formless and the unknown, the tourist moves toward the security of pure cliché. It is between these two poles that the traveler mediates.
  • Paul Fussell    The wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.
  • Paul Fussell    Travel at its truest is thus an ironic experience, and the best travellers . . . seem to be those able to hold two or three inconsistent ideas in their minds at the same time, or able to regard themselves as at once serious persons and clowns.
  • Paul Hollywood    We didn't travel much when I was little - most of what we did was visit various campsites around Conway, north Wales. My first major holiday abroad was to Ibiza with my parents when I was five. I vividly remember the plane touching down and that the hotel had great swings with lots of little lizards darting about that I was determined to catch.
  • Paul Theroux    I hate vacations. I hate them. I have no fun on them. I get nothing done. People sit and relax, but I don't want to relax. I want to see something.
  • Paul Theroux    It is almost axiomatic that the worst trains take you through magical places.
  • Paul Theroux    Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don't know and trusting them with your life.
  • Paul Theroux    The grand tour is just the inspired man's way of heading home.
  • Paul Theroux    The traveler's boast, sometimes couched as a complaint, is that of having been an eyewitness, and invariably this experience - shocking though it may seem at the time - is an enrichment, even a blessing, one of the life-altering trophies of the road.
  • Paul Theroux    Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
  • Paulo Coelho    When you travel you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don't even understand the language the people speak....You begin to be more accessible to others, because they may be able to help you in difficult situations.
  • Payal Kadakia    If I exercise once or twice a day on vacation and don't want to wash my hair too often. I pack a lot of dry shampoo.
  • Peg Bracken    When you're little, time stretches obligingly, and vacation is forever.
  • Pete MacArthur    I need a six month vacation twice a year.
  • Peter Diamandis    Remember when vacation photos meant toting along a bulky camera?
  • Pharrell Williams    My ideal travel companions are my family.
  • Phil Collins    When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food.
  • Phil Humber    I told my wife that since we have a little one on the way, maybe when he gets old enough, instead of just taking a vacation to the beach or Disney World or something like that, we go and do something that actually has an impact on other people. That would be neat for him to experience and for us to do as a family.
  • Philip Rosenthal    A good restaurant is like a vacation; it transports you, and it becomes a lot more than just about the food.
  • Phillip Adams    To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.
  • Pico Iyer    And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it's a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.
  • Pico Iyer    For me the first great joy of traveling is simply the luxury of leaving all my beliefs and certainties at home, and seeing everything I thought I knew in a different light, and from a crooked angle.
  • Pico Iyer    Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits.
  • Pico Iyer    We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
  • Ping Bodie    When you're on a sleeper at night, take your pocketbook and put it in a sock under your pillow. That way, the next morning you won't forget your pocketbook cause you'll be looking for your sock.
  • Pranitha Subhash    I had been on a vacation to Sharjah a couple of years ago and it was absolutely amazing. We stayed at this beautiful resort that itself was a place to behold as it was replete with water sports and other amenities.
  • Quentin Crisp    One of the special beauties of America is that it is the only country in the world where you are not advised to learn the language before entering. Before I ever set out for the United States, I asked a friend if I should study American. His answer was unequivocal. "On no account," he said. "The more English you sound, the more likely you are to be believed."
  • Rachel Campos-Duffy    Well, if you are planning a Caribbean vacation, you can start by booking it to this warm and friendly island paradise as soon as it is ready to receive tourists. As a U.S. territory, your trip to Puerto Rico doesn't require a passport or currency exchange.
  • Rachel Carson    One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?"
  • Rachel Platten    Food-wise, oh man, I tend to really indulge on vacation because a lot of my friends are incredible chefs. One friend makes an eggplant parmesan that is heavenly and melts in your mouth, and another makes a chocolate pudding that I can't resist.
  • Rachel Vincent    Sometimes I suspected Ryan was merely visiting the real world, on vacation from his permanent residence in la-la land.
  • Randy Komisar    The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
  • Randy Pausch    Take Time Out. It's not a real vacation if you're reading email or calling in for messages.
  • Ray Bradbury    Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
  • Ray Bradbury    We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.
  • Ray Bradbury    We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.
  • Ray Floyd    If you travel first class, you think first class and you are more likely to play first class.
  • Raymond Bonner    Think Indonesia and tourism, and the first thing that comes to mind is probably Bali. Think golf holiday, and most people would dream of Scotland or Ireland. But Indonesia harbors one of the best-kept secrets in the world of travel: it is a golfer's paradise.
  • Regis Philbin    I take a week here. Maybe 10 days there. I never took a longer vacation than that.
  • Reinhold Messner    A tourist follows a trail; a mountaineer finds one.
  • Reinhold Messner    Alpinism means you go by yourself with your own responsibility, knowing that you could die. But Everest now is more like ski tourism: preparing the piste, helping people go up, setting oxygen bottles near the summit.
  • Reinhold Messner    Ninety per cent of the tourists climbing big mountains are on 10 mountains - and one million mountains in the world are empty.
  • Ric Keller    I represent Orlando, Florida, the world's number one vacation destination.
  • Richard Ben Cramer    You can say you're going to take a vacation, and you can even take the time, but you might as well not, because the book is still sitting in your head.
  • Richard Dean Anderson    So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience.
  • Richard Francis Burton    Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.
  • Richard Scarry    Wherever I go, I'm watching. Even on vacation, when I'm in an airport or a railroad station, I look around, snap pictures, and find out how people do things.
  • Richelle Mead    Sometimes it's worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.
  • Rick Allen    I was happy in Dublin because it is very cosmopolitan.
  • Rick Astley    I've done drives through Budapest and Oslo and used to drive to Sardinia, too, which is quite a journey. Drives are an adventure because I don't plan them too carefully. I take detours depending on how I feel and usually stop and stay at places I like the look of.
  • Rick Astley    My dad loved Scotland, so we would pile into his caravan and head for the Highlands, to Fort William and Loch Ness. It was such an adventure - my siblings and I were allowed to roam and explore the local beaches. We loved the freedom of those trips.
  • Rick Harrison    The weird thing about the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop is that people come on vacation, and they bring stuff here to sell. They come here to see what we'll give them for it. Mostly, it's people from out of town.
  • Rick Steves    Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.
  • Riff Raff    Harmony Korine is a Rocket Scientist who purposely went on a 8-year vacation to let everyone catch up.
  • Rita Gelman    Take what happened to me in Bali. I planned on going to Ubud, then met a man on an airplane who told me it was too touristy. He gave me an address on the other side of the island, which turned out to be a palace where I lived for four years.
  • Rita Rudner    Never play peek-a-boo with a child on a long plane trip. There's no end to the game. Finally I grabbed him by the bib and said, "Look, it's always gonna be me!"
  • Ritesh Agarwal    We actually distribute using AirBnB because they're the vacation management company and they distribute us, which is why AirBnB is also a small shareholder in our company.
  • Ritesh Agarwal    We are an asset-light transformative platform that converts sub-standard unbranded hotels/unutilized vacation homes into quality living spaces, with easy to book, hassle-free check-in experience.
  • Rob Dyrdek    I don't think I've ever had a vacation, to be quite honest with you.
  • Rob Gronkowski    A good vacation for me is going to warm weather. Being able to go outside, in the sun, hit the beach, play outside sports. Being active outside. Going swimming, hanging by the pool, having a couple drinks, having a couple of your close buddies around, and just having a blast.
  • Rob Gronkowski    I work hard to get the body right, and then I kind of just go off the map when on vacation.
  • Rob Mariano    Things have slowed down considerably since the new series has started airing and I am currently looking for work. It has been a nice year-long vacation nonetheless.
  • Robbie Lawler    I fought for, like, five years in Hawaii - nothing better than that. It was awesome. Every fight, I went on vacation, and I wasn't cutting any weight, so I could just eat whatever I wanted. I enjoyed it.
  • Robert Benchley    In America there are two classes of travel - first class, and with children.
  • Robert Benchley    One of the great natural phenomena is the way in which a tube of toothpaste suddenly empties itself when it hears that you are planning a trip, so that when you come to pack it is just a twisted shell of its former self, with not even a cubic millimeter left to be squeezed out.
  • Robert Benchley    There is probably no more obnoxious class of citizen, taken end for end, than the returning vacationist.
  • Robert Burns    Burns, has spent years exploring the many avenues for adventure and fun in San Diego. The fact that you can experience the desert, snow, mountains and ocean in the course of a day has always been amazing to me. If you are really motivated, you can snow ski, surf, take a mountain hike, and race dune buggies all in one weekend, .. I grew up here and want to showcase San Diego to the world. I love San Diego.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson    For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson    There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
  • Robert Morrison MacIver    The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.
  • Robert Orben    A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.
  • Robert Runcie    In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.
  • Robert Teeter    Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation.
  • Robert Wilson    When I was 12 years old, I went to Natchitoches, La.; it was summer vacation with my family. We visited a plantation, Melrose. And I met an Afro-American woman who was a painter. I already had some idea of what I wanted to do in life, and one of the things that interested me was painting.
  • Robin Leach    Travel is very subjective. What one person loves, another loathes.
  • Roger Moore    It's wonderful to travel with somebody that you love and we never travel anywhere without one another.
  • Roger Morris    Venissa is a perfect destination for day-trippers from Venice proper who are searching for great food and a little adventure; it's a 30-minute jaunt by vaporetto from St. Mark's, quicker by water taxi.
  • Rolf Potts    Long-term travel doesn't require a massive bundle of cash; it requires only that we walk through the world in a more deliberate way.
  • Rolf Potts    The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home -- and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries.
  • Roman Coppola    Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.
  • Ron DeSantis    The average person - if you had a situation that hit your family and you needed to do something, you would not just go and take a vacation, or you would not do something that's not related to the task at hand. But in Washington, that just seems to be par for the course.
  • Ron Howard    I don't vacation on the water. I'm a pale-skinned redhead; I get sunburned out there. I'm a little frightened of the ocean, in fact. But I just know there's great drama out there.
  • Ronnie Wood    I love to go to Ireland just to relax.
  • Rosalia de Castro    I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.
  • Roseanne Barr    Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.
  • Rosecrans Baldwin    I can't picture going to a beach, or anywhere on vacation, without a couple of books as companions.
  • Rosecrans Baldwin    My ideal vacation isn't about complex maneuvers. I want to arrive somewhere foreign where I don't speak the language, go hiking, then plop down in a sunny square, have drinks, read a book, and see what happens.
  • Ross Butler    In my head, I'd love to go on a vacation to somewhere exotic and far away and in the middle of nowhere. But then I think about the effort it would take to book a flight and a hotel, etc., and I just end up staycationing.
  • Rudyard Kipling    All things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the world: those that stay at home and those that do not.
  • Rudyard Kipling    The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
  • Rumi    Travel brings power and love back into your life.
  • Russell Baker    The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.
  • Ryszard Kapuscinski    Pack the one bag. Unpack it, pack it, unpack it, pack it: passport, ticket, book, taxi, airport, check-in, beer, announcement, stairs, airplane, fasten seat-belt, air born, flight, rocking, sun, stars, space, hips of strolling stewardesses, read, sleep, clouds, falling engine speed, descent, circling, touch down, earth, unfasten seat-belt, stairs, airport, immunization book, visa, customs, questions, taxi, streets, houses, people, hotel, key, room, stuffiness, thirst, otherness, foreignness, loneliness, fatigue, life.
  • Ryu Murakami    Everyone of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.
  • Saadi    A traveler without knowledge is a bird without wings.
  • Saadi    Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners.
  • Saadi    Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.
  • Saint Augustine    People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
  • Sam Keen    To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions.
  • Sam Weller    Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It's a Rat Pack-era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back.
  • Samuel Johnson    All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
  • Samuel Johnson    The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
  • Sarah Cooper    Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar    I think that this industry in particular is so fast-paced that you keep saying, 'I'll take vacation later.' Sometimes later never comes.
  • Sarah Mlynowski    When you go on vacation with people, you learn a lot about them.
  • Sargent Shriver    Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.
  • Scarlett Johansson    I've always been very focused on my career. But, it's good to have people say, "Okay, you need a vacation." "I do? Oh yeah, you're right. I think I do."
  • Scott Adams    I'm not happy on vacation. In those rare times when I have three hours with no work I have to do, I'm terribly uncomfortable.
  • Scott McGillivray    If it is a rental property, we'll typically keep it fairly neutral. If it's a vacation property, we have a lot more fun and do things a little more edgy and exciting. When we're flipping, we obviously want to make smart decisions and do things that produce great returns.
  • Scott McGillivray    Technology has really created new markets. For instance, Airbnb has created a high demand for executive short-term and vacation properties. Even 10 years ago, it was hard to find tenants without newspaper ads.
  • Scott Storch    I had a long run for, like, probably 10 years with no vacation.
  • Scotty McCreery    For me, the best vacation is just relaxing on the couch!
  • Sean McDermott    Every vacation was taking my brother and I to camp, whether it was football camp, wrestling camp, or whatever it was.
  • Seann William Scott    New York is like a vacation - no beach required.
  • Sebastian Maniscalco    We grew up in a middle-class family in Chicago. Even when we went on vacation as a family, it wasn't a really fun time, because my father didn't want to spend any money when we got there.
  • Sendhil Mullainathan    You and I can be busy, and we take a vacation from work. You can't take a break from being poor. You can't say, 'Hey I've had enough of worrying about money, I'm just going to be rich for a couple of weeks until I've recovered.'
  • Seneca the Younger    Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor
  • Seth Godin    Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.
  • Shanola Hampton    I swam in the Great Barrier Reef when I was five months pregnant. I went on the bullet train in Japan, which was so much fun, and getting to see Mount Fuji. I did Mykonos and its black volcanic beach. Most of the fun times I've had have something to do with a vacation. I love traveling.
  • Shanola Hampton    My husband and I love to travel. For me, a dream vacation in Brazil begins first and foremost with a rad hotel. Then, number two is eating - eating delicious food nonstop, almost around the clock. And then a mix of relaxation and beaches, and doing adventures.
  • Sharon Shinn    You have not traveled enough… Or you'd know that every journey makes its own map across your heart.
  • Shawn Achor    Not every vacation is equal. And theory - the idea that vacations should increase happiness - doesn't always translate to reality.
  • Shawn Achor    Poorly planned and stressful vacations eliminate the positive benefit of time away. The less the stress, the more likely you will experience a positive benefit from the time off. A positive, well-managed vacation can make you happier and less stressed, and you can return with more energy at work and with more meaning in your life.
  • Shawn Achor    Taking a vacation can actually increase the likelihood of getting a raise or a promotion.
  • Shay Mitchell    I actually just rock-climbed when I was away on vacation and now I'm searching out rock climbing gyms. That's my new obsession…
  • Sheena Iyengar    You know, or three kinds of ice cream bars and you'd see this and like this... okay they could clearly benefit from some more choices and I remember having these discussions with the Japanese because they you know they often like to go to Hawaii for vacation because it was definitely much cheaper for them and I would ask them, "So when you go to Hawaii, you know do eat all these other things?"
  • Sheila Ostrander    Travel has been stepped up to such a speed that one can have dinner in New York and indigestion in Madrid.
  • Shirley MacLaine    I hoped that the trip would be the best of all journeys: a journey into ourselves.
  • Shweta Tripathi    All my childhood memories are from Lucknow. My entire maternal side lives here, so every vacation, we used to come here by Shatabdi and spend days here visiting monuments, savouring delicacies, and being with family. For me, it's like second home.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette    I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette    The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.
  • Simon Raven    Life is short and the world is wide.
  • Simone Biles    Sometimes I think of that and I'm like, "Simone, I don't know what else you can do. What more can you do? Maybe you can repeat yourself." I'll take time off, get out more, go outside more, vacation.
  • Sinclair Lewis    Do you think it's so snobbish, to want to see something besides one's fellow citizens abroad?
  • Sinclair Lewis    He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.
  • Sloane Crosley    I write on weekends, on vacation, and, really - on deadline and on my floor. Both terrible for the back.
  • Sofia Helin    I went on holiday with my kids and I had to make the choice - a good vacation for me, or a good vacation for them. A good vacation for them is to be with other Swedish kids, so I chose that, but I had to say, you have to behave, because I can't have a scene in the restaurant.
  • Solange Knowles    You get educated by traveling.
  • Sophia Loren    I always try to have a vacation.
  • Sophie Hannah    When my children were very young, I was slated to go on a business trip. When it was nearly canceled, I decided I wouldn't tell anyone and go off for a week's vacation anyway. In the end, the trip went off as planned. But I was intrigued by the idea of an illicit holiday.
  • Sophie Swetchine    Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.
  • Spencer Grammer    I want to pay my mortgage and go on vacation, so I love working. I want to be able to do independent projects as well, and being on a successful TV show allows you to do some other things.
  • St. Lucia    It sounds kind of cliche, and a lot of people say it about our music, but I think a good place to hear our music for the first time is on vacation, or somewhere warm, on the beach or something like that.
  • St. Lucia    St. Lucia in South Africa is this exotic place where you might go on vacation, and it evokes this nostalgic, hazy vibe.
  • St. Lucia    St. Lucia was a place were we used to go on vacation - not every year, but we went there a couple of times. I remember the last time that I went there, I was really small, and the only memory that I have is that my dad was going swimming or fishing one day - and I really, really wanted to go - but I was too young.
  • Stacy Keibler    Around the holidays, or anytime I'm going on vacation, I try to bump up my cardio or lose a pound before leaving.
  • Stephanie Winston Wolkoff    But for the vacation with my kids in the Bahamas, I'll bring a Michael Kors white gauze tunic, white Dolce & Gabbana jeans, Prada sandals, a ring by Iradj Moini, and enamel bracelets from Hermes.
  • Stephen Fry    Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
  • Steve Bullock    I remember a humorous episode from Bill Clinton's presidency in which his advisers prevailed upon him, one summer before his re-election campaign, to spend his vacation in Montana and Wyoming instead of the usual Martha's Vineyard. The theory was that he'd benefit from hanging out someplace a little more down to earth.
  • Steven Wright    Babies don't need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach... it pisses me off! I'll go over to a little baby and say 'What are you doing here? You haven't worked a day in your life!'
  • Summer Sanders    We try to live by the secret of sevens. A friend, who has been married for over 40 years, told us about this magic. Make and keep a date every seven days, take a night away alone, for yourself, every seven weeks, and schedule an adult-only vacation every seven months.
  • Susan Hale    But I should like to take these things on full gallop, instead of dawdling along gaping at them. I get fearfully tired, and a very little Abbey goes a long way with me.
  • Susan M. Watkins    I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience - and laughter.
  • Susan Sontag    I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
  • Susan Sontag    Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
  • Susan Sontag    Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. They have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.
  • Suzanne Collins    The arenas are historic sites, preserved after the Games. Popular destinations for Capitol residents to visit, to vacation. Go for a month, rewatch the Games, tour the catacombs, visit the sites where the deaths took place. You can even take part in reenactments. They say the food is excellent.
  • Tamlyn Tomita    I can't emphasize more to you that I had the luxury, the privilege of living up here in Vancouver. I feel like I'm on vacation, and I get to work, as well. I don't think I need a vacation after working. I'd just like to really look with a positive outlook in being here in such a beautiful city. I really am feeling lucky on the days off that I have, that I'm here on vacation in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Tamra Davis    Having someone cook all your meals is the best vacation ever!
  • Tan France    As a gay man, there are certain places that I avoid. When I go to China, I lie and pretend I'm not married, which is really sad - I leave my ring at home. But I'm not willing to risk my safety in a country that could cause me no end of problems or where it's illegal to be gay. I'm very aware of the places I can travel to safely and where I cannot.
  • Tao Lin    While other rich people might be like, "Once I'm rich I'm going to go on a vacation to wherever," but instead they just keep wanting to be more rich. It just seems like it would be fun to do whatever you wanted. If I were really rich I would be flying places, I think.
  • Tasha Alexander    At least as a single woman, I had time to pursue my own interests, read voraciously, and travel when opportunity presented.
  • Taylor Hawkins    Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun.
  • Ted Danson    I'm an actor, so I am always scared. You never know if you are on vacation or that you have been retired and they just didn't tell you.
  • Tennessee Williams    Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.
  • Terence Tao    I enjoy a good meal, a good vacation, or a good movie, much as anyone else would.
  • Terry Jones    It's a great time to book vacation travel for the winter, .. After the first of the year, airplanes are empty, resorts are empty, and they are very excited to get early bookings.
  • Terry Pratchett    Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
  • Theo Walcott    In the summer months, I get about four or five weeks off, and then I'll jet away to either the south of France, Dubai, or Italy.
  • Thich Nhat Hanh    The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don't know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left.
  • Thomas Perry    There is no place so benighted and godforsaken that some moron won't go there on vacation. People could be living in an open sewer and swallowing dirt to stop the hunger, and there'd be a couple from Larchmont wearing comfortable shoes there to take pictures of them.
  • Thomas S. Monson    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.
  • Thornton Wilder    Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don't talk in English and don't even want to.
  • Tia Mowry    Sardinia is beautiful. The people were so friendly, and the food was incredible! I also loved Florence. I spent two months there as part of a school study-abroad program. On the weekends, we would get to travel wherever we wanted, so I would explore. That was a magical time.
  • Tim Cahill    A journey is best measured in friends, not in miles.
  • Tim Cahill    My idea of a vacation is staying home and doing short day hikes, floating the river and things like that.
  • Tim Cope    If you want to make the most of travel to Russia, it is better to leave tight plans and preconceptions behind and just enjoy the journey.
  • Tim Ryan    My great grandfather emigrated from Italy, and my grandfather worked in a steel mill and was able to raise kids and have a family and go on vacation.
  • Timothy Hutton    I've worked with Filipino technicians, and they are, I think, among the best. I'm looking forward to visiting the Philippines, maybe for a vacation or to shoot a movie.
  • Tom Hornbein    Just a rock, a dome of snow, the deep blue sky, and a hunk of orange-painted metal from which a shredded American flag cracked in the wind. Nothing more. Except two tiny figures walking together those last few feet to the top of the Earth.
  • Tom Rath    Buying experience such as going out to dinner or taking a vacation increases our own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. Experiences last while material purchases fade.
  • Tom Waits    It's a battered old suitcase and a hotel someplace and a wound that will never heal.
  • Tom Welling    The idea of a perfect vacation is not working or not having to work and having no appointments.
  • Tony Robbins    I don't have to work another day of my life, thank God, but I'm in a place where I probably work as hard or harder today than I ever have, but I do it because I want to, not because I have to. What is the difference between work and play? I think the difference is purpose. When your vocation becomes your vacation, the old quote, you know that's when you made it.
  • Tony Rock    I love to eat. I'm a foodie, and when I'm on vacation, I want to be a foodie with their culture, with their foods.
  • Tony Rock    Once school let out every year, my siblings and I would get packed into a station wagon to drive to South Carolina to see my grandparents for summer vacation. If school let out on Friday, we were probably in the station wagon no later than Sunday morning, and we would make stops along the way.
  • Tony Shalhoub    I don't want to take too long a vacation, although I do think I need a break. I start to - whenever I take too long a break or don't work a while, all my demons start to resurface, and I go a little nuts.
  • Travis Fimmel    If I went on vacation, I'd rather go camping than stay in some four-star hotel... My friends treat me the same at home. They just want to sit down with you and have a beer.
  • Trenton Lee Stewart    May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.
  • Tripti Dimri    During childhood, I spent every summer vacation, visiting relatives in Chamoli district in Uttarkhand.
  • Tripti Dimri    Whenever I need a break from work, I go for a vacation.
  • Trista Sutter    I come alive by giving back, seeing my children smile and hearing them laugh, standing up for things I believe in, achieving a goal, being there for those who need me, spending quality time with my husband, and indulging in "me moments," whether it's a vacation or just a night out with friends.
  • Troy Polamalu    My best vacation memory is getting barreled at the beach in Hawaii.
  • Truman Capote    Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.
  • Tryon Edwards    Let your holidays be associated with great public events, and they may be the life of patriotism as well as a source of relaxation and personal employment.
  • Tyler Perry    My family never went to a restaurant together; we never went to the movies together. Vacation, we never did that.
  • Ursula K. Le Guin    It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
  • Usain Bolt    At the end of the season, I normally get some time off training and can go on vacation and enjoy myself.
  • Vanessa Williams    I think there's a time to work, and everyone has to kind of adjust. And then there's a time to relax, and be the mom or take the kids on vacation when you need to wind down. So it's a matter of planning, and being able to map out your year or your week or let's start with the day. It is just being multi-tasking and being available.
  • Vera Nazarian    Whenever you go on a trip to visit foreign lands or distant places, remember that they are all someone's home and backyard.
  • Victoria Moran    I'm a big believer in living life as an extended working vacation.
  • Vince McMahon    When I'm on vacation here in the States, I can do all kinds of stuff; I can train and keep busy.
  • Viola Davis    I came back from vacation and I ate everything. I mean I'm sipping cocktails by the pool, thinking I'm a size 2. And now, you know, my dress is tight. So, I need it, too. I always need to remind myself: It's okay.
  • Virginia Woolf    By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream
  • Vita Sackville-West    Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong Kong.
  • Vito Fossella    Every single day, we have hundreds, if not thousands of police officers protecting the lives of not just New Yorkers, but the millions who come to New York City to work and to vacation.
  • Vivek Wadhwa    When I start getting embroiled in heated debates and feeling stressed, I just turn everything off and disconnect from the world. I simply tell my colleagues and friends that I am not well and need to cancel all meetings for a day or more. I take it easy - go for a long hike, take a vacation somewhere, or just stay at home and read.
  • Vivian Fuchs    If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren't well enough to travel.
  • Vivienne Westwood    There's nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.
  • W. C. Fields    Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
  • W. Kamau Bell    My dad and stepmom live in Mobile, Ala., and spend their vacation time an hour's drive away in Orange Beach, Ala. This means that, throughout my life, I have regularly vacationed there as well.
  • W. Somerset Maugham    A good Havana is one of the best pleasures that I know.
  • Wallace Stevens    The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
  • Wally Byam    To strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you to follow a rainbow to its end... and thus make your travel dreams come true.
  • Wally Lamb    The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.
  • Walter Annenberg    Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound.
  • Wendell Berry    We can say without exaggeration that the present national ambition of the United States is unemployment. People live for quitting time, for weekends, for vacations, and for retirement; moreover, this ambition seems to be classless, as true in the executive suites as on the assembly lines. One works not because the work is necessary, valuable, useful to a desirable end, or because one loves to do it, but only to be able to quit - a condition that a saner time would regard as infernal, a condemnation.
  • Wendell Willkie    The modern airplane creates a new geographical dimension. A navigable ocean of air blankets the whole surface of the globe. There are no distant places any longer: the world is small and the world is one.
  • Werner Herzog    Tourism is sin, and travel on foot virtue.
  • Will Rogers    I traveled a good deal all over the world, and I got along pretty good in all these foreign countries, for I have a theory that it's their country and they got a right to run it like they want to.
  • Will Wright    On vacation, I totally unplug. I don't bring a laptop with me.
  • William Bartram    The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur.
  • William Blake    Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.
  • William Gibson    I grew up in southwestern Virginia. I was born in South Carolina, but only because my parents had a vacation cabin or something there on the beach. I was like a summer baby. But I did grow up in the South. I grew up in serious, serious Appalachia, in a very small town.
  • William James    Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not.
  • William Saroyan    If you're alive, you can't be bored in San Francisco. If you're not alive, San Francisco will bring you to life......San Francisco is a world to explore. It is a place where the heart can go on a delightful adventure. It is a city in which the spirit can know refreshment every day.
  • William Shakespeare    Journeys end in lovers meeting.
  • Wolfgang Puck    I grew up so poor in Austria that we never took a vacation with my family.
  • Xavi    Ibiza is a popular vacation place for a lot of the players in Spain. If you go in the summer, there are some of the world's most famous movie and music stars, so nobody cares about soccer players.
  • Yvette Mimieux    I had always loved Haitian art, but I stumbled onto Haiti quite by accident. I went there on vacation after finishing a movie called 'The Delta Factor,' and I met lot of painters and fell in love with their folk art.
  • Zac Posen    I like to vegetate when on vacation given my busy schedule when I'm at work.
  • Zig Ziglar    Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?
  • Zig Ziglar    Time well spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.
     
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