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May 10, 2015

35 Wanderlust-Inducing Quotes On Traveling, Trips, And Why You Should Get On The Plane

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Jörg Schubert
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“Anything we fully do is an alone journey.” – Natalie Goldberg


“Walking ten thousand miles of the world is better than reading ten thousand scrolls.” – Proverb


“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran


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


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


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


“People don’t take trips – trips take people.” – John Steinbeck


“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de Saint Exupéry


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


“Our Nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.” – Blaise Pascal


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


“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


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


“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


 
“When I travel, people say ‘Yet another place in this world’. But I see ‘Another world inside every place I go’.” 
― Vivek Thangaswamy


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


“Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut


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


“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag


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


“I’d rather be in the mountains thinking about God, then in church thinking about the mountains.” – Ace Kravhl


“I’d learned so much from traveling to familiar places that I figured I’d learn twice as much by going to a place I knew nothing about.” 
― Gerry Abbey


“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” – The Dhammapada


“The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau


“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


“I should like to spend the whole of my in life traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.” – William Hazlitt


“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed


“Own only what you can carry with you; Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexander Solzhenitsy


“When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.” – Edward Dahlberg


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


“Travel at its truest is thus an ironic experience, and the best travelers… seem to be those able to hold two or three inconsistent ideas in their minds at the same time, or able to regard themselves as at once serious persons and clowns.” – Paul Fussell


“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did now know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.” – Italo Calvino


“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


“He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.” – Sinclair Lewis TC mark