Thought Catalog

28 Incredible Travel Quotes To Inspire You To Take On The World

  • 0
Since we are in the travel season, it’s time to find some inspiration to go abroad and explore the world. This list is filled with inspirational quotes that will help give you a little boost and a special perspective on what makes travel so extraordinary:
Shutterstock
Shutterstock

1.

“If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.” –

-Roland Gau

2.

“We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.”

– Maria Mitchell

3.

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”

– Cesare Pavese

4.

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

5.

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

– Aldous Huxley

6.

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

– Mark Twain

7.

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

– Henry Miller

8.

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

– John A. Shedd

9.

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

10.

“You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.”

– Daranna Gidel

11.

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

– Anatole France

12.

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

– Mohammed

13.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

– Helen Keller

14.

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

– John Steinbeck

15.

“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

16.

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

– Andre Gide

17.

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.”

– Andre Gide

18.

“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place….” 

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

19.

“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.”

– St. Augustine

20.

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

– St. Augustine

21.

“Not all those who wander are lost.” 

– J.R.R. Tolkien

22.

“Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.”

– Dalai Lama

23.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the Trade Winds in your sails.”

– Mark Twain

24.

“Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.”

– John Berger

25.

 “I am going away with him to an unknown country where I shall have no past and no name, and where I shall be born again with a new face and an untried heart.”

– Colette

26.

“I was not born for one corner. The whole world is my native land.”

– Seneca

27.

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

28.

“If you have someone that you think is ‘the one,’ don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘Okay, let’s pick a date. Let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’ Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”

– Bill Murray

More from Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog Videos


    • http://saradio27.wordpress.com sargodd

      Reblogged this on Sarah G. Marie and commented:
      As I am one week away from heading back into the wide world, I adore this wonderful, simple collection of quotes gathered by Clay Winowiecki. My personal favourites include numbers 2, 5, 8, 12, 26, and 28.
      Number 24 has never been inspirational to me per se, but I I do think it is a beautiful little paragraph and opens my imagination. Happy travels, World!
      All my love,
      Sarah

    • http://headedabroad.com/28-incredible-travel-quotes-inspire-take-world/ 28 Incredible Travel Quotes To Inspire You To Take On The World | The Headed Abroad Travel Website

      […] This post was originally published by me on “Thought Catalog.” […]

    • http://meralkathwari.wordpress.com MeralKathwari

      Reblogged this on The Brunette Wanderer.

    • https://gettlostt.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/get-up-go/ Get up & go | get lost

      […] Even though the start of that trip was exhausting and difficult, it turned out to be one of the greatest adventures I’ve been on. When you “go with the flow” and conquer problems one at a time it improves the quality of the situation. Life never turns out the way you planned it to be.. Do things that make you uncomfortable, they teach you the most important lessons. […]

    blog comments powered by Disqus