Travel Quotes | Collecting Moments instead of Things
“Travel brings power and love into your life” Rumi claims and everyone knows this is totally true. Traveling is not only entertainment, it is a tool to make our lives better. This became evident to me when I first read the Songlines, a book by Bruce Chatwin. He argues that happiness and creativity are rarely found in sedentary lives. It is travel that has the power to bring new ideas and a sense of freedom to our lives. When you take a break from everyday life, you have a chance to think about your priorities, and decide if you are heading to the right direction or not.Travel is the only thing that you never regret spending your money on. You always learn something when you travel. And usually you learn things about yourself too and not only about the places you visit.
To travel means to discover. Anyone who is eager to visit different places gets the opportunity to collect things that he or she might bring back home and use in a new way in his everyday life.
This is a series of quotes for those adventurous ones that travel and are often dominated by this curiosity of the new. You can share these Quotes on Pinterest, Facebook or any other social platform you like the most. Share the inspiration!
Inspirational Quotes about Travel
- We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
- I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. Mary Anne Radmacher
- I didn’t know that the world could be so mind-blowingly beautiful. Justina Chen
- Travel brings power and love back into your life. Jalaluddin Rumi
- The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Augustine of Hippo
- I read; I travel; I become. Derek Walcott
- Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. Anita Desai
- Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. Mark Twain
- Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. Gustave Flaubert
- It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. Ursula K. Le Guin
- A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu
- What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. Jack Kerouac, On the Road
- Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere. Isabelle Eberhardt
- We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. Anaïs Nin
- The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. G.K. Chesterton
- Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground. Judith Thurman
- But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses. Bill Bryson
- Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead. Ma Jian
- Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac, On the Road
- …there ain’t no journey what don’t change you some. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
- I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side. Roman Payne
- There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. Robert Louis Stevenson
- We travel abroad to discover in distant lands something whose presence at home has become unrecognisable.
- We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
- If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home. James A. Michener
- Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down. Ryū Murakami, Coin Locker Babies
- No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet. Patrick Rothfuss
- 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. Jawaharlal Nehru
- If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go. Anthony Bourdain
- No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. Lin Yutang
- There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave. Charlotte Eriksson
- Every hundred feet the world changes. Roberto Bolaño, 2666
- The journey itself is my home. Bashō Matsuo
- Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone. Wendell Berry, A Place on Earth
- We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag. Jeremy Glass
- I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation- a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, away from any Here. They spoke quietly of how they wanted to go someday, to move about, free and unanchored, not toward something but away from something. I saw this look and heard this yearning everywhere in every states I visited. Nearly every American hungers to move. John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
- The value of your travels does not hinge on how many stamps you have in your passport when you get home — and the slow nuanced experience of a single country is always better than the hurried, superficial experience of forty countries. Rolf Potts
- 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, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. Cesare Pavese
- A journey, after all, neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our door step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable. Ryszard Kapuściński, Travels with Herodotus
- A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind. Michael Bassey Johnson
- Personally I like going places where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anybody, don’t know my way around and don’t have any delusions that I’m in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home. Michael Mewshaw
- Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled. Alex Garland, The Beach
- A good traveler leaves no tracks. Good speech lacks fault-finding. Lao Tzu
- Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations. Gwyn Thomas
- No changing of place at a hundred miles an hour will make us one whit stronger, or happier, or wiser. There was always more in the world than man could see, walked they ever so slowly; they will see it no better for going fast. The really precious things are thought and sight, not pace. It does a bullet no good to go fast; and a man, if he be truly a man, no harm to go slow; for his glory is not at all in going, but in being. John Ruskin
- It sounds so far away and different. I like different places. I like any places that isn’t here. Edna Ferber, Gigolo
- Traveling, one accepts everything; indignation stays at home. One looks, one listens, one is roused to enthusiasm by the most dreadful things because they are new. Good travellers are heartless. Elias Canetti, The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit
- Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you. Nicolas Bouvier, The Way of the World
- Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much. Lucy R. Lippard
- To know a person in his home is not to know him at all: to meet him on a country road with only his baggage is to at last contact the core, the inner cell of his personality. John Tibbetts
- Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler. Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby
- Instead of bringing back 1600 plants, we might return from our journeys with a collection of small unfêted but life-enhancing thoughts. Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel
Famous Quotes about Travel
- Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain
- To travel is to live. Hans Christian Andersen
- The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
- The man who seeks to educate himself must first read and then travel in order to correct what he has learned. Giacomo Casanova
- Nothing can be compared to the new life that the discovery of another country provides for a thoughtful person. Although I am still the same I believe to have changed to the bones. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey
- The journey not the arrival matters. T.S. Eliot
- Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. Maya Angelou
- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
- All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien
- To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. Aldous Huxley
- I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. Robert Louis Stevenson
- Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson
- One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller
- I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more. Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Banister, Jr., June 19, 1787
- I tramp a perpetual journey. Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
- A wise traveler never despises his own country. Carlo Goldoni
- It is not down in any map; true places never are. Herman Melville
- Adventure is worthwhile. Aesop
Motivational Quotes about Travel
- Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else. Tennessee Williams, Camino Real
- We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey. John Hope Franklin
- One must travel, to learn. Every day, now, old Scriptural phrases that never possessed any significance for me before, take to themselves a meaning. Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
- Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Andre Gide
- Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs. Amin Maalouf
- Travel far enough, you meet yourself. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
- To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. Elizabeth Gilbert
- 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, Fahrenheit 451
- Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs. Amin Maalouf, Leo Africanus
- The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. Agnes Repplier
- Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. Erol Ozan
- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Mark Twain
- He who does not travel does not know the value of men. Moorish proverb
- Our Nature lies in movement; complete calm is death. Blaise Pascal
- 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, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. Christopher McCandless
- But when one is young one must see things, gather experience, ideas; enlarge the mind. Joseph Conrad
- Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves. Henry David Thoreau
Funny Quotes about Travel
- Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles. Roseanne Barr
- Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? Erma Bombeck
- When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. Clifton Fadiman
- A change in latitude would help my attitude.
- There’s no way I was born to just pay bills and die.
- If traveling was free, you’d never see me again.
- When life gives you lemons…travel!
- If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.
- People having babies…and I’m like…What country am I going to next?
- It’s bad manners to keep a vacation waiting.
- You can’t have a narrow mind and a thick passport.
- 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
- There are two kinds of travel: first class and with children. Robert Benchley
- I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it. Charles Bukowski
- You don’t even know where I’m going.-I don’t care. I’d like to go anywhere. John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
- You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system. Erol Ozan
- No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be. Chuck Thompson
- The best way to know a city is to eat it. Scott Westerfeld
- Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. John Ruskin
Cute Quotes about Travel
- Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice. Pico Iyer
- All good people agree,
And all good people say,
All nice people, like Us, are We
And every one else is They:
But if you cross over the sea,
Instead of over the way,
You may end by (think of it!) looking on We,
As only a sort of They!
Rudyard Kipling, Debits And Credits
- London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.G.K. Chesterton
- LIfe was ment for good friends and great adventures.
- I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m going. Are you coming with me?
- The tans will fade but the memeories will last forever.
- The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memeories you’ve made along the way.
- A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles. Tim Cahill
- Happiness is making plans for the next vacation in the middle of an existing one.
- Friends that travel together, stay together.
- Oh the places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss
- 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
- What gives value to travel is fear. It is the 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… this is why we should not say that we travel for pleasure. There is no pleasure in traveling, and I look upon it more as an occasion for spiritual testing… Pleasure takes us away from ourselves in the same way as distraction, in Pascal’s use of the word, takes us away from God. Travel, which is like a greater and a graver science, brings us back to ourselves. Albert Camus
- The impulse of travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. Agnes Repplier
- Meeting new people is just remembering faces of God we’ve forgotten. Harry Whitewolf
- When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting. Clint Borgen
Travel Quotes and Wanderlust
- Wanderlust (n): A strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world.
- Of all the books in the wworld, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.
- Live for the moments you can’t put into words.
- Life is short and the world is wide.
- Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.
- Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. Dalai Lama
- Great things are done when men and mountains meet. William Blake
- Man’s real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot. Bruce Chatwin
- Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.
- My favorite thing to do is go where I never been.
- Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.
- I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
- I love the feeling of being annonymous in a city I’ve never been before.
- I have an insane calling to be where I’m not.
- Explore the unseen.
- I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little. Alexander Sattler
- Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.
- Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled. Mohammed
- Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.
- Go to the people and places that se a spark in your soul.
- You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next. Kirsten Hubbard, Wanderlove
- Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else – above all, a travel bureau – arrange everything before-hand? Richard Aldington
- There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed. Kate Douglas Wiggin
- Walking is a virtue, tourism is a deadly sin. Bruce Chatwin
- A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes
- All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber
- One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind. Charles Dickens
- He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him. Dutch proverb
- When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. Helen Hayes
- Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. Eudora Welty
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