I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
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.
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going.
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive.
If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
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.
It's hard to get lost if you don't know where you're going.
If you don't know where you're going any road will do
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
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.'
Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to." "I don't much care where –" "Then it doesn't matter which way you go.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
No matter where you go, there you are. (Uriel to Harry Dresden)
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.
The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.