Cell Phone, Internet, and Technology Travel Quotes


I (Paul Heller) love collecting Cell Phone, Internet, and Technology Quotes for my Fifty Plus Nomad blog. I spend hours searching to find quotes that:

  • Reflect how I feel about an issue
  • Add a new or interesting perspective to a discussion about a place or issue, even if I disagree with the author’s viewpoint.
  • Make me laugh, cry, or smile.
  • Perfectly capture a place, emotion, or issue.

I don’t include quotes about unknown places or travel experiences.

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.

In addition, I have added several previously unseen quotes I discovered while putting together this page.

I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I enjoyed putting them together.

Let me know if you have any additional quotes to add to this page.

14 Internet and Travel Quotes

The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom.
Jon Stewart

“Doing research on the Web is like using a library assembled piecemeal by pack rats and vandalized nightly.”
Roger Ebert

“Good telling of human stories is the best way to keep the Internet and the World Wide Web from becoming a waste vastland.”
Walter Isaacson

“The Internet is the most effective instrument we have for globalization.”
Milton Friedman

Every time you post something online, you have a choice. You can either make it something that adds to the happiness levels in the world—or you can make it something that takes away.” 
Zoe Sugg 

“If my generation is remembered for anything, it will be as the last one that remembers the world before the Internet.”
Lev Grossman

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”
Bill Gates

“The Internet gave us access to everything; but it also gave everything access to us.”
James Veitch

“More and more people are able to access information – thank goodness we have the Internet and if you are interested you can find things. Which is different than even 20 years ago.”
Edwidge Danticat

“I remember being in Vietnam in my early 20s, at the height of Lonely Planet’s fame, and all the travellers would converge on internet cafes to send emails back home. It was a great place to exchange tips and recommendations, so you actually interacted with people.
Konnie Huq

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.”
Eric Schmidt

“The new information technology… Internet and e-mail… have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.”
Peter Drucker

“People are very reluctant to talk about their private lives but then you go to the internet and they’re much more open.”
Paulo Coelho

“The Internet has brought communities across the globe closer together through instant communication.” Mike Fitzpatrick

5 Smartphone Travel Quotes

“There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who’ve historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.”
Hillary Clinton

“Smartphone is definitely smarter than us to be able to keep us addicted to it.”
Munia Khan

You know, a cell phone’s like a guy; if you don’t plug him in every night, charge him good, you got nothing at all.
Catherine Coulter

“The pace of digital innovation is astonishing. It’s impossible to imagine life without the web, smartphones, social networks. And yet the consumer products and everyday objects all around us are still essentially dumb.”
Andy Hobsbawm

“There are currently 3.5 billion smartphone users in the world. Pretty much every one of those phones does something for its owner that they used to do for themselves. Before all the apps, algorithms, and websites we have today, we used our brains to do things like remembering and recalling (phone numbers, calendar events, and other facts). We also figured out how to get places without GPS and we made more of our own decisions about what to buy instead of clicking on ads and making impulse purchases.

While there certainly are benefits to having technology take care of many of our needs, we should be aware of what we might be losing. What types of thinking are we no longer doing on our own? Are there unintended consequences to letting computers (and the corporations behind them) do so much of our thinking?”
 Thatcher Wine, The Twelve Monotasks: Do One Thing at a Time to Do Everything Better

4 Technology and Travel Quotes

“In the 20th century, we had a century where at the beginning of the century, most of the world was agricultural and industry was very primitive. At the end of that century, we had men in orbit, we had been to the moon, we had people with cell phones and colour televisions and the Internet and amazing medical technology of all kinds.”
David Gerrold

“I think I’m generally more inspired when I’m away from technology. Whether that is on a beach somewhere or just in your room with your phones and screens shut off, I think that quietness is often very inspiring.”
Yael Cohen

“I like to be present; I like to be in the now. The way life has shaped up, it is difficult, you know, with mobile phones taking you to another time and space all the time. So it’s always a battle to stay in the moment. But according to me, it’s a better way to be.”
Ranveer Singh

“I think technology is us, not something we invented. I think we are more psychic now because we have cell phones and you can look and see who’s calling you. When people start seeing technology as us, as humanity, our whole idea of what existence is, is going to shift.”
Ryan Trecartin

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Paul Heller has been a lifelong avid traveler and language learner and teacher, Even as a child, he told Santa Claus that he wanted to visit all the children worldwide. At seven years old, Paul wanted to retire to Mexico. At eight, he memorized the name, capital, location, and some facts about every country worldwide. At twelve, he found a book "Lonely Planet: Southeast Asia on a Shoestring" and started developing his own itinerary for a future round-the-world trip. He remained obsessed with travel; after getting a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and working as an administrator, He spent his vacations going to different countries around the globe studying language, touring, and volunteering. In 1994, he quit his job and lived in Russia as a volunteer English instructor. He discovered that he loved teaching languages. In 2004, he decided to make a living out of his travels and founded a community of people who love to travel just like him. He developed 5 three-hour classes about living and traveling long-term worldwide which he taught in over 50 adult education programs throughout the US. After his parents passed, he realized his dream of traveling around the world; cruising and touring some of the most remote places like the North Atlantic, Patagonia, and Oceania; and learning new languages (he knows Spanish, Italian, French, and Russian). Paul encourages everyone to learn foreign languages. He knows that it can be frustrating and slow but that anyone can learn a language if they put in the work and, most importantly, learning a language is well worth the time and effort because it opens up a whole new set of people, ideas, and cultures. He is currently spending the next chapter of his life in Mérida, México. He is excited about using this blog and his classes and workshops to inspire and equip fellow Fifty Plus Nomads with the language, cultural, and psychological skills necessary to be successful and happy long-term travelers and expats over 50.

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