46 All Time Inspiring Travel Quotes

1“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question”. – Harun Yahya.

2“I have worn the dust of many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime. I have the memories of many foreign adventures, but to forget them, would surely be a sin. So, breath in the dust, and keep the memories in”. – Rowland Waring-Flood   2011

3“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. – Marcel Proust

4 “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

5 “We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer, Why we Travel

6 “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

7 “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

8 “…so much of who we are is where we have been”. – CNN Reporter

9 “We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” – T. S. Eliot

10 “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Augustinus Sanctus

11 “I want to shake off the dust of this one-horse town. I want to explore the world. I want to watch TV in a different time zone. I want to visit strange, exotic malls”. – Homer Simpson

12 “I was not born just one corner; my home is this whole world”. – Seneca

13 “Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.” – Richard, “The Beach”

14 “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

15 “Go slow. If you have the time for eight countries, take five. If you’re rushed to take five, take three”. – Kate Simon

16 “How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew?”. – Ernesto ChÈ Guevara

17 “Life is a highway; I wanna ride it all night long.” – Rascall Flatts

18 “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

19 “Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” – Anthony Bourdain

20 “A subject to which few intellectuals ever give a thought is the right to be a vagrant, the freedom to wander. Yet vagrancy is deliverance, and life on the open road is the essence of freedom. To have the courage to smash the chains with which modern life has weighted us (under the pretext that it was offering us more liberty), then to take up the symbolic stick and bundle, and get out! The healthy wayfarer sitting beside the road scanning the horizon open before him, is he not the absolute master of the earth, the waters, even the sky?… His estate has no limits, his empire no law. No work bends him toward the ground, for the bounty and beauty of the earth are already his.

To have a home, a family, a property or a public function, to have a definite means of livelihood and to be a useful cog in the social machine, all these things seem necessary, even indispensable, to the vast majority of men, including intellectuals, and including even those who think of themselves as wholly liberated. And yet such things are only a different form of the slavery that comes of contact with others”. – Isabelle Eberhardt

21 “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” – Miriam Adeney

22 “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life”. – Michael Palin

23 “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

24 “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

25 “The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you might miss all the you are traveling for.” – Louis L’Amour

26 “Go where he will, the wise man is at home; his hearth the earth, his hall the azure dome.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

27 “Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated. Admittedly, there is the primal shock of the deserts…but when this is gone, the secondary brilliance of the journey begins, that of the excessive, pitiless distance, the infinity of anonymous faces and distances, or of certain miraculous geological formations, which ultimately testify to no human will, while keeping intact an image of upheaval. This form of travel admits of no exceptions: when it runs up against a known face, a familiar landscape, or some decipherable message, the spell is broken: the amnesic, ascetic, asymptotic charm of disappearance succumbs to affect and worldly semiology…” – Jean Baudrillard

28 “To travel is not only what you discover in other countries but also rediscover your own”. – Jacques Choiniere

29 “Nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.  The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.  The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences.” – Into The Wild, Jon Krakauer

30 “A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from.” – Lin Yutang

31 “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another, and no sunrise finds us where left by sunset. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of that tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind to be scattered.” – Kahlil Gibran

32 “Travel and exploration ignites a unique life energy found deep within the realms of oneself “. – Skyler Smith

33 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

34 “To travel is to live”. – Hans Christian Andersen

35 “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

36 “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring, will be to arrive where we started. And know the place for the first time”. – T. S. Eliot from “Little Gidding” in “Four Quartets”

37 “He who would travel happily must travel light”. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery – Author of The Little Prince

38 “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

39 “Good days are to be gathered like sunshine in grapes; to be trodden and bottled into wine and kept to age, to sip at ease beside the fire. If the traveler has vintaged well, he needs to wander no longer, the ruby moments glow in his glass at will.” – Freya Stark

40 “What gives value to travel is fear. It is a fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country, we are seized by a vague fear and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. I look upon it more as an occasion for testing.” – Albert Camus

41 “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

42 “I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.” – Thomas Carlyle

43 “I am not the same having seen the moon rise on the other side of the world.” – Mary Ann Rademacher

44 “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station”. – Lisa St. Aubin De Teran

45 …To travel is to own the world”…, “…By travelling I know I have possessed the world, more completely, more nicely than if I had captured the wole world by buying it or conquering it…”, “…There is no sense of selfishness in the kind of possession I’m talking about…”, “…The one who owns the world by travelling doesn’t take away from some one else. No one will be depossessed because you have made the world yours…” – Burton Holmes

46 “Can you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here,” asked Alice.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat. – Lewis Carroll

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