Resorts, Festivals, and Amusement Parks
Quotes About Leisure Travel (Resorts, Festivals, and Amusement Parks)
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All my blog posts lead off with a quote relevant to the post’s subject. I frequently post quotes on my Facebook group: Long Term Traveling and Living Abroad Over 50.
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6 Quotes About Resorts
“Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty… embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them.”
“I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.”
“I now realise how liberating all-inclusive resorts are. No carrying huge handbags anywhere. No having to worry about purses being pinched. No totting up the price in your head and fretting that you’ve spent too much.”
“During the first quarter of the last century, seaside resorts became the fashion, even in those countries of Northern Europe within the minds of whose people the sea had hitherto held the role of the devil, the cold and voracious hereditary foe of humanity.”
“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”
6 Quotes About Amusement Parks
“The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud and it’s fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: “Is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, “Hey, don’t worry, don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we kill those people. “
“We spend more time at cinemas, theaters, art galleries and theme parks than we do at churches, and they have become our new cathedrals. We can spend hours at any of these places of entertainment but if church service goes on too long we get impatient.”
“My mind is like a theme park, because it’s fun and there’s lots of cool stuff and you can take rides.”
“I’ve always had a thing for theme parks and their less-glorious cousins, amusement parks, the carnival midway, and others of such ilk”.
“My two best friends, they love amusement parks. They are such roller-coaster daredevils, and they drag me on every single roller coaster they can find. Some of my favorite experiences have been when they’ve taken me to Disneyland or Six Flags or Universal.”
“It’s difficult to spend time in any carnival or amusement park and not realize that a repressed fear of death may be the one emotion that is constant in the human heart even if, most of the time, it is confined to the unconscious as we go about our business. Thrill rides offer us a chance to acknowledge our ever-present dread, to release the tension that arises from repression of it, and to subtly delude ourselves with the illusion of invulnerability that surviving the Big Drop can provide.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd
7 Quotes About Festivals
“To celebrate a festival means: to live out, for some special occasion and in an uncommon manner, the universal assent to the world as a whole.”
“Festivals are occasions to empower ourselves in the course of humanity – they are the occasions to rekindle the promise of humanity in our heart – the promise that we keep forgetting in the cacophony of manmade labels.”
― Abhijit Naskar, I Vicdansaadet Speaking: No Rest Till The World is Lifted
“But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.”
“The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.”
“Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.”
“Festival of the impassioned efforts and manifold ambitions of all forms of youthful activity of every generation springing from the threshold of life.”
Pierre de Coubertin
“The great festivals exist to bear witness to our connection with the whole universe, and to help us use our powers of feeling and thinking in such a way that we become fully aware of this connection. ” Matthew Barton