Inspirational travel quotes

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 Inspirational travel quotes

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”  Hans Christian Andersen

“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 good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”  Lao Tzu

“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.” Brian Selznick

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” David Mitchell

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

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”  Anaïs Nin

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” Anita Desai

“One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller

“to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” Elizabeth Gilbert

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”  Pat Conroy

“See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.”  Ray Bradbury

“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.” Erol Ozan

“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.” Roman Payne

"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." Dalai Lama

"It is not down in any map. True places never are." Herman Melville

"You don' t have to be rich to travel well." Eugene Fodor

"Travel is never a matter of money but of courage." Paolo Coelho

"Take only memories, leave only footprints." Chief Seattle

"Tourists don' t know where they've been, travellers don' t know where they' re going." Paul Theroux

"The goal is to die with memories not dreams." so "Don' t call it a dream, call it a plan."

 “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”  Anthony Bourdain

 “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.”

 “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.”  Jamie Lyn Beatty

“If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.” Paul Coelho

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”

 “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world” Mark Jenkins

 “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign” Robert Louis Stevenson

 “We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment”  Hilaire Belloc

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” William Least Heat Moon

"Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world" Gustave Flaubert

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness" Mark Twain

"When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don't know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in"  D.H.Lawrence

"I dislike feeling at home when I'm abroad" George Bernard Shaw

 “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your Balance you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

“The bold adventurer succeeds the best.” Ovid, Metamorphoses

“Your past experiences will flavour your future ones, that is human nature.” Deborah Cater, City chronicles

 “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”  James Michener

 “One of the gladdest moments of human life, me thinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.”  Sir Richard Burton

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” Mark Jenkins

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” John Steinbeck

 “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” Cesare Pavese

 “The best way to know a city is to eat it.”  Scott Westerfeld

 “I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”  Diane Ackerman

“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” Paul Fussell

 “Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”  Freya Stark

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”  Dr. Seuss

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”  Mary Anne Radmacher

“By traveling to all the corners of the globe it allows me to further define the ever-changing world we live in, which in turn helps me to redefine myself, therefore it is an important process towards becoming a complete person.”  Andrew James Pritchard

“Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”  Ray Bradbury

“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself….To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountains which sustain life, not the top.”  Robert M. Pirsig

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” Jack Kerouac

  “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”  Lao Tzu

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.”  Charles Dudley Warner

“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 

“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”

“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

“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

“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

"A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place"  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"People travel to faraway places to watch in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home"  Dagobert D. Runes

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves" Henry David Thoreau

"For the born traveller, travellins is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim 's time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort" Aldous Huxley

 “Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.”  Nikos Kazantzakis

"Don 't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled" Mohamed

"Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God" Kurt Vonnegut

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in havin new eyes" Marcel Proust

"Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind" Seneca

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware" Martin Buber

"If an ass goes travelling, he will not come home a horse" Thomas Fuller

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is tho think you control it" John Steinbeck

"Like all geat travellers, i have seen more than i remember, and remember more than i have seen" Benjamin Disraeli

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