Most Powerful Gulliver's Travels quotations
No matter how long you have traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.
I cannot but conclude that the Bulk of your Natives, to be the most pernicious Race of little odious Vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the Surface of the Earth.
Undoubtedly, philosophers are in the right when they tell us that nothing is great or little otherwise than by comparison.
Travel far enough, you meet yourself.
My father had a small Estate in Nottinghamshire; I was the Third of five Sons.
It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end.
There's a whole slew of wonderful speculation of flying in a fanciful way.
Gulliver is one of the central examples; Swift has the hum of Arabian Nights in his ear with Gulliver's Travels. The difference is in scale - Gulliver as a kind of Sinbad kind of figure, the way he is picked up and carried. Just to finish up with Scheherazade, I do think that The Arabian Nights could be considered as a great book on women's position in the world.
Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.
If I had to make a list of six books which were to be preserved when all others were destroyed, I would certainly put Gulliver's Travels among them.
Books have their destinies like men. And their fates, as made by generations of readers, are very different from the destinies foreseen for them by their authors. Gulliver's Travels, with a minimum of expurgation, has become a children's book; a new illustrated edition is produced every Christmas. That's what comes of saying profound things about humanity in terms of a fairy story.
If the world had but a dozen Arbuthnots in it, I would burn my Travels.