The Top 100 Travel Quotes You Need to Know

The Top 100 Travel Quotes You Need to Know

Who doesn’t love a good quote? If somebody else can say it better, let them say it! I love reading travel quotes that make me feel inspired and ready to travel, so I put together a collection of my top 100 travel quotes!

Enjoy!


 

“All I want in this life are three…

a moonlit beach on the starlit sea,

a breath of opium,

and thee.”

Roman Payne

 

“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”

Clifton Fadiman

 

“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

 

“I keep going back

as if Im looking for something I have lost

back to the motherland, sisterland, fatherland

back to the beacon, the breast

the smell and taste of the breeze,

and the singing of the rain.”

Heather Nova

 

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien -Travel Quotes

 

 

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

Anna Quindlen

 

“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

 

“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” ― Paul Theroux”

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“Travel does not exist without home….If we never return to the place we started, we would just be wandering, lost. Home is a reflecting surface, a place to measure our growth and enrich us after being infused with the outside world.”

Josh Gates

 

“So I find words I never thought to speak

In streets I never thought I should revisit

When I left my body on a distant shore.”

T.S. Eliot

 

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”

Seneca

 

“One travels long distances not solely for large gatherings, but for something more intangible. I have always gone out on a limb for love. A dangerous, romantic, disappointing way to live.”

Jennifer Ball

 

“Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don’t talk in English and don’t even want to.”

Thornton Wilder

 

“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.”

Kate Douglas Wiggin

 

“I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.”

Thomas Jefferson

 

“To wander is to be alive.”

Roman Payne

 

“Most of the time, beauty lies in the simplest of things.” ― Winna Efendi

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“I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.”

J.A. Redmerski

 

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

― Augustine of Hippo

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien (39) -Travel Quotes

 

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

Lao Tzu

 

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

-Travel Quotes

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

Ursula K. Le Guin

 

“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

 

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

Brian Selznick

 

“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

 

“My grandfather says that’s what books are for,” Ashoke said, using the opportunity to open the volume in his hands. “To travel without moving an inch.”

Jhumpa Lahiri

 

“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

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

 

“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

 

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”

Simone de Beauvoir

 

“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

 

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi

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

Anaïs Nin

 

“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

 

“I read; I travel; I become”

Derek Walcott

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien (25) -Travel Quotes

“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

 

“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

 

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Gustave Flaubert

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien (23) -Travel Quotes

 

“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”

Pascal Mercier

 

To travel is to live.”

Hans Christian Andersen

 

“because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars…”

Jack Kerouac

 

“It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘As pretty as an airport.”

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

 

“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

 

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

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

Henry Miller 

 

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life”

Jack Kerouac

 

“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

 

“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”

Neil Gaiman

 

“…there ain’t no journey what don’t change you some.”

David Mitchell

 

“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

 

“Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”

Roman Payne

 

“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

 

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

James A. Michener

 

“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

 

“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”

John Lubbock

 

“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

 

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”

George Moore

 

“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

 

“Self-consciousness kills communication.”

Rick Steves

 

“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 whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”

Pico Iyer

 

“My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. A nice pleated (green?) skirt for the occasional seaside hotel afternoon dance.”

Maira Kalman

 

“Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.”

Anthony Bourdain

 

“When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier. That does not mean it IS brighter and lovelier; it just means that sweet, kindly home suffers in comparison to tarted-up foreign places with all their jewels on.”

Catherynne M. Valente

 

“It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancolies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.”

Gustave Flaubert

 

“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

 

“People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of

life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they

continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It

is as though they were traveling abroad.”

Marcel Proust

 

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.” ― Tennessee Williams

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“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

Erol Ozan

 

“No matter where you are, you’re always a bit on your own, always an outsider.”

Banana Yoshimoto

 

“Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.”

Joe Abercrombie

 

“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”

Shane L. Koyczan

 

“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

 

“Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?”

Erma Bombeck

 

“There are several ways to react to being lost. One is to panic: this was usually Valentina’s first impulse. Another is to abandon yourself to lostness, to allow the fact that you’ve misplaced yourself to change the way you experience the world.”

Audrey Niffenegger

 

“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

 

“Books are not about passing time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass, one just wishes one had more of it. If one wanted to pass the time one could go to New Zealand.”

Alan Bennett

 

“I tramp a perpetual journey.”

Walt Whitman

 

“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

 

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

Mark Twain

 

“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

 

“There’s a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we’ve left it.”

Colum McCann

 

“The Wanderlust has got me… by the belly-aching fire”

Robert W. Service

 

“I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”

Roman Payne

 

“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

 

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

Lin Yutang

 

“to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” 

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien (30) “to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.” Travel Quotes

 

“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.”

J. Maarten Troost

 

“This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad.”

Roman Payne

 

“Everything will be alright in the end so if it is not alright it is not the end.”

Deborah Moggach

 

“The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown..”

Paul Theroux

 

“The person you have known a long tme is embedded in you like a jewel. The person you have just met casts out a few glistening beams & you are fascinated to see more of them. How many more are there? With someone you’ve barely met the curiosity is intoxicating.”

Naomi Shihab Nye

 

“Every hundred feet the world changes”

Roberto Bolaño

 

“So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry” ― Jack Kerouac

 

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“The journey itself is my home.”

Bashō Matsuo

 

“The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.”

Anderson Cooper

 

“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

 

“In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own.”

Anna Quindlen

 

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

There you have it; the top 100 travel quotes that you need to know! Tweet them, share them, live by them! 

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