If any one knows what a tourist is, and what he is capable of, I am that person. I have watched the tourist at his work from a non-tourist stand-point. I have heard and considered the opinion of others about him, and have formed my own. I have seen him ill-treated in print, I have myself assailed him on a printed page, and I have been taken to task by certain journalistic defenders of the Philistine faith for doing so.
On the other hand, I am for the time being the person I have criticized. De me faula narratur. I am myself the Tourist . . .
- John LaTouche, "The Tourist in Portugal," from The New Quarterly Magazine (London), April-July 1876.