Quotefilter "The experienced traveler never travels to the same place"
August 25, 2018 3:29 PM   Subscribe

I like to travel and I like aphorisms and quotes. I saw once a quote on on of the major quotes collection websites that went like this: The experienced traveler never tries to travel to the same place again because he knows he can not repeat his experiences. Was a longer quote. I can't find it anymore. Any ideas?
posted by yoyo_nyc to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total)
Maybe not it, but similar?

"As an adult I have often known that peculiar legacy time brings to the traveler: the longing to seek out a place a second time, to find deliberately what we stumbled on once before, to recapture the feeling of discovery. Sometimes we search out again even a place that was not remarkable itself - we look for it simply because we remember it. If we do find it, of course, everything is different. The rough-hewn door is still there, but it's much smaller; the day is cloudy instead of brilliant; it's spring instead of autumn; we're alone instead of with three friends. Or worse, with three friends instead of alone."

Elizabeth Kostova (from The Historian)
posted by maya at 7:11 PM on August 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

Or how about:

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” ― Heraclitus
posted by forthright at 7:53 PM on August 25, 2018 [3 favorites]

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