On the Road

“Americans are a restless people, a mobile people, never satisfied with where they are as a matter of selection.”

– Travels with Charley, 80

“I wish any two states could get together on a speed limit.”

– Travels with Charley, 34

“Every few miles the states provided places of rest off the roads, places sometimes near dark streams. There were painted oil drums for garbage and picnic tables, and sometimes fireplaces or barbecue pits.”

–  Travels with Charley, 29

“Permanence is neither achieved nor desired by mobile people. They do not buy for the generations, but only until a new model they can afford comes out.”

–  Travels with Charley, 77

“The truckers cruise over the surface of the nation without being a part of it.”

–  Travels with Charley, 72

“Perhaps we have overrated roots as a psychic need.  Maybe the greater the urge, the deeper and more ancient is the need, the will, the hunger to be somewhere else.”

–  Travels with Charley, 80

2 thoughts on “On the Road

  1. Here are some quotes you might like to read:

    “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

    “The journey not the arrival matters.”

    “We shall not cease from exploration.
    And the end of all our exploring.
    Will be to arrive
    where we started.
    And know the place for the first time.”

    “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”

    “Old men ought to be explorers
    Here and there does not matter
    We must be still and still moving
    Into another intensity.”

    –T.S. Eliot

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