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16 Quotes That Perfectly Explain The Desire To Pack Your Bags And Get Away From It All

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“I’ve been homesick for countries I’ve never been, and longed to be where I couldn’t be.” – John Cheever


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“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.” – Charles Bukowski


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“Wanderlust, the very strong or irresistible impulse to travel, is adopted untouched from the German, presumably because it couldn’t be improved upon. Workarounds like the French passion du voyage don’t quite capture the same meaning. Wanderlust is not a passion for travel exactly; it’s something more animal and more fickle – something more like lust. We don’t lust after very many things in life. We don’t need words like worklust or homemakinglust. But travel? Anatole Broyard put it perfect in his essay Being There: Travel is like adultery: ‘One is always tempted to be unfaithful to one’s own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you live…in our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation.’” – Elisabeth Eaves


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“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya


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“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


6.

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – Jack Kerouac


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


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“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus


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“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


10.

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


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“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


12.

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


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


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“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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“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


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“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 TC mark

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