Friday, May 2, 2014

The 101 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time


1. "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." --St. Augustine 


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

3. "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." --Susan Sontag 

4. “The further one goes, the less one knows.” Lao Tzu 



5. "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

6. “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.”--William Least Heat Moon

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

8. "Nobody goes there any more, it is too crowded."--Yogi Berra

9. “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”--Alan Keightley

10. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” --Proust

11. "A well-spent day brings happy sleep."--Leonardo Da Vinci

12. “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations.”--Elizabeth Drew

13."Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."--Mark Twain

14. "Nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people."--Mark Twain

15. "Travelling is almost like talking with men of other centuries." Descartes

16. "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."--Henry David Thoreau 

18. "I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine."--Caskie Stinnett

19. "I have been a wanderer among distant fields. I have sailed down mighty rivers."--Percy Busshe Shelley"

20. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."--Confucius

21. "The gentle reader will never, never know what a consummate ass he can become until he goes abroad."--Mark Twain

22. "How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!"--John Muir

23. "I love to travel, but hate to arrive."--Albert Einstein

24. “Too often… I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.”--Louis L’Amour

25. "My favorite thing to do is to go where I have never gone." --Diane Arbus

26. "I'm shakin' the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I'm gonna see the world.--George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life

27. "Travel is intensified living--maximum thrills per minute and one of the last great sources of legal adventure."--Rick Steves 

28. "It is not down in any map; true places never are."--Herman Melville

29. "There is no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." --Mark Twain

30. "Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken." -- Frank Herbert

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

32. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."--Henry David Thoreau 

33. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."-- Helen Keller

34. "A ship is safe at harbor, but that is not what ships are for."--William Shedd

35. Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. - Anonymous


36. "A man should know something of his own country, too, before he goes abroad.--Lawrence Stern 

37. "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train."--Oscar Wilde

38. "Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey."--Babs Hoffman

39. "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."--T.S. Eliot

40. "Tip the world over on its side, and everything loose will land in Los Angeles."--Frank Lloyd Wright

41. “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

42. "I sought trains. I found passengers."--Paul Theroux

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

44. "It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are."--Joyce Carol Oates

45. "If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears." Glenn Clark

46. "A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."--Lao-Tzu

47. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.”--Roy M. Goodman

48. "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

49. "Make voyages! Attempt them...there's nothing else."--Tennessee Williams

50. "Not I--not anyone else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself."--Walt Whitman


51.  "I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts."--Herman Melville

52. "Travel not only stirs the blood...It also gives strength to the spirit."--Florence Prag Kahn

53. "If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren't well enough to travel."--Sir Vivian Fuchs

54. “Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.”--George Eliot

55. "The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway."--Henry Boye

56.  "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."--Yogi Berra

57. "Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it."--James A. Baldwin

58. "The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for."--Louis L'Amour

59. "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming...."Wow, what a ride!""--Harvie Edward Ward


60. “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.”--Hilaire Belloc


61. “Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.”--Blaise Pascal

62. "Plunge boldly into the thick of life!"--Goethe

63.“The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.” – Russell Baker

 64.“Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.” –-Charles Kuralt

65.“Boy, those French. They have a different word for everything.”--Steve Martin



66.“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill 

67. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money”. – Susan Heller

68. “The adventures that seem the scariest, most difficult and dangerous are usually the ones that you will look back on, smile about, and remember forever.” –Craig Guillot.

69. “The open road is the school of doubt in which man learns faith in man.” -Pico Iyer

70. “Traveling is like flirting with life.”
  
71. "Travel broadens the mind – but you must have the mind."--G.K. Chesterton



72.“Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.” – Unknown

73. "Arrive as a tourist leave as a friend." --Dougie Baird

74. "We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”--Joseph Campbell.

75. "A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."-Emerson



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

77. "I speak two languages: Body and English."--Mae West



78. “For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.”--Aldous Huxley 



79. "Half the fun of the travel is the aesthetic of lostness. "--Ray Bradbury



80. ″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”--Moslih Eddin Saadi 



81. "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



82. "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 



83. “Airplane travel is natures way of making you look like your passport photo.”--Al Gore



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



85. “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”-- Benjamin Disraeli



86. “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.”--Unknown



87. "Heroes take journeys confront dragons and discover the treasure of their true selves."--Carol Pearson



88. “Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” --Seneca



89. "I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep."--Robert Frost 



90. “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 



91. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” --Samuel Johnson 



92. "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 



93. "The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.”--Rudyard Kipling 



94. “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 



95." Traveling 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 



96. “I did not fully understand the dreaded phrase “terminal illness” until I saw Heathrow for myself.”--Dennis Potter, 1978



97. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”--Anatole France



98. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”--Danny Kaye



99.  "If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success."-- John D. Rockefeller


100. "The traveler is active; he goes strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes sight-seeing."--Daniel Boorstin

101. "Travel is an addiction. There is no cure and the only treatment is your next trip."-- Anonymous





2 comments:

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