Travel Quotes

Here are some inspiring travel quotes. They weren’t written by us, but they’re impressive nonetheless:

1. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

2. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

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

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

5. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang

6. “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

7. “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

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

9.“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

10. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

11. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

12. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

13. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

14. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

15.“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

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

17. “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

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. “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

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

21. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

22. “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

23. “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G. K. Chesterton

24. “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

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One Response to Travel Quotes

  1. Joanie says:

    Being a librarian, rah rah to #20 and Tolkien's words of wisdom.

    Joanie

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