Quote: Traveler vs Tourist on Culture

[A]nother important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former
accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares
it with the others, and rejects those elements he finds not to his liking.
— Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky

Quote: Traveler vs Tourist

Whereas the tourist generally hurries back home at the end of a few weeks or months, the traveler belonging no more to one place than to the next, moves slowly over periods of years, from one part of the earth to another. Indeed, he would have found it difficult to tell, among the many places he had lived, precisely where it was he had felt most at home.
— Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky

Quote: You Cannot

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

— William John Henry Boetcker

Quote: Nothing Scarier

There is nothing scarier in the world than knowing exactly where you want to go, but having absolutely no idea how to get there. Except maybe knowing where you want to go, knowing how to get there, and then having no idea of who you are when you arrive.

— Fall (Movie, 1997)