Here are some quotations relevant to friendship and travel:

"Goodbye to my stepstone, goodbye to my home;
God bless the ones that I leave with a sigh;
Fields will be whitening, and I will be gone,
To ramble this wide world alone."

—"Stepstone," as performed by the Short Sisters

"Some say life's a journey, a highway from birth to death,
Mapped in despair, and traveled in hopelessness;
Well, they may believe it, but just between you and me,
The trick to the traveling is all in the company."

—"It's a Pleasure to Know You," as performed by the Short Sisters

"From quiet homes and first beginning
Out to the undiscovered ends
There's nothing worth the wear of winning
But laughter and the love of friends."

—Hilaire Belloc

"Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God."

—Bokonon, in Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle

"I wonder, when a writer's blocked and doesn't have any resources to pull himself out of it, why doesn't he jump in his car and drive around the U.S.A.? I went last winter for 7000 miles and it was lovely.... You pack along a bunch of stomach remedies and a bottle of whiskey."

—Jim Harrison

(Last updated: 11 March 1997.)