The Urge to be Someplace Else

Posted: February 11, 2008 in Travel Diary


“I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over—a burning desire to go, to move, to get underway, anyplace, away from any here.”

–John Steinbeck, The Urge to be Someplace Else

  1. Herb Behrens says:

    I am making a collection of Steinbeck quotations. Can you give me the source of your quotation? You indicate that it is from “Urge to be Someplace Else”. Is that the title of an article or story? I know it is the second half of the first sentence of Travels with Charley.
    I have gone through a list of Steinbeck’s writings but can not find this title.

    I wold appreciate any help to identify the source

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