30 Best Quotes About Travel

EcoSalon’s favorite 30 quotes about travel.

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

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

Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. – The Holstee Manifesto

To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. – Bill Bryson

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – Freya Stark

The traveler’s boast, sometimes couched as a complaint, is that of having been an eyewitness, and invariably this experience — shocking though it may seem at the time — is an enrichment, even a blessing, one of the life-altering trophies of the road. – Paul Theroux

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – John Steinbeck

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson

When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in. – D. H. Lawrence

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – 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

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes sight-seeing. – Daniel J. Boorstin

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey. – Fitzhugh Mullan

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Half the fun of travel is the esthetic of lostness. – Ray Bradbury

A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places. One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change. – Katharine Butler Hathaway

Most of my treasured memories of travel are recollections of sitting. – Robert Thomas Allen

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

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. – Orson Welles 

What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. – William Least Heat-Moon

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley 

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He who would travel happily must travel light. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance. – Bumper sticker

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

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. – G. K. Chesterton

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage. – Regina Nadelson

Not all those who wander are lost. – J. R. R. Tolkien

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

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