Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.

— Richard Halliburton

The most useful Richard Halliburton quotes that will transform you to a better person

The Vagabond life is the logical life to lead if one seeks the intimate knowledge of the world we were seeking.


Let those who wish have their respectability- I wanted freedom, freedom to indulge in whatever caprice struck my fancy, freedom to search in the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the joyous, and the romantic.


We are born strangers in a strange land, and remain so.

Travel simply reminds us of this essential truth. The transmission of a powerful story, one human to another, is an alchemical activity in which we are enlarged and changed.


No, there's going to be no even tenor with me.

The more uneven it is the happier I shall be. And when my time comes to die, I'll be able to die happy, for I will have done and seen and heard and experienced all the joy, pain, thrills — every emotion that any human ever had — and I'll be especially happy if I am spared a stupid, common death in bed.