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It is better to travel hopefully...

Posted by David FG on October 25, 2005

In Reply to: It is better to travel hopefully... posted by John on October 25, 2005

: What does this Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson mean?
: "It is better to travel hopefully than it is to arrive."

I take it to mean that the pleasurable anticipation of something is better than the disappointing reality of its actually happening. A rather pessimistic view of life, perhaps.