Shakespeare is, without a doubt, a writer almost everyone has been forced to read at some point in their lives. In short, the guy is a big deal. He transformed the English language, and gave us some of the most memorable quotes of all time. Now, there are some of his quotes that can be applied when on your epic travels around the world, that can somewhat be applied as advice too. Some of these can be up to interpretation, but can still be seen to how someone might feel on their travels, ranging for excitement to disappointment.
Many people travel because they have a desire to learn. They want to find out the most they can about the world, and want to experience and delve into other cultures. Ignorance is almost impossible if you love to travel, because knowledge and awareness about other situations are brought in front of you, which is a pretty cool thing. Learning experiences, people. Take part in them.
This quote from Romeo and Juliet is some advice that the star-crossed lovers should have actually taken: take your time, think a bit before you make your next move, and try not to rush things. When it comes to travel, take your time a bit if you can. Don’t rush into anything without somewhat thinking about the decision first. I know that can be hard from personal experience.
Now, I’m not saying to be too careful. Take some chances, be bold, and maybe step a little out of your comfort zone. Just remember to be safe, kids, and do what feels right.
I know that Shakespeare probably wasn’t thinking about being able to live beyond the point of being able to travel, but I know that I might not be scaling mountains at a hundred. Still, I know my mind’s going to wander to the times I was young and doing whatever I pleased. Okay, this one’s depressing, time to move on.
This one can go either way, but those who travel know that there might be some (and in my case, a lot) of crying. Yet, it’s mostly happy tears. You get to see the views you planned on seeing, get to see the things you’ve probably been thinking about or dreaming of, and the best ones are the happy surprises along the trip.
What’s your favorite Shakespeare quote?
photo illustrations by Erin Browne