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50 short Travel quotes that will inspire you

50 short Travel quotes that will inspire you

Travel Quote

Here are quotes from travellers, beautiful famous phrases from globtrotters, proverbs from adventurers, words or expressions from great writers…words that will make you dream, and want to plan a trip.

1) “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
― Lao Tzu

2) “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ― George Augustus Moore, The Brook Kerith

3) “The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.” ― St Augustine

4) “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
― Mark Twain

5) “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

6) “To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

7) “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” ― James A. Michener

8) “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

9) “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, Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour

10) “I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”
― Charles Bukowski

11) “You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system.”
― Erol Ozan

12) “Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.”
― Nicolas Bouvier, The Way of the World

13) “I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.” ― J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never

14) “The best traveler is one without a camera.” ― Kamand Kojouri

15) “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, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”
― Cesare Pavese

16) “A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

17) “Personally I like going places where I don’t speak the language, don’t know anybody, don’t know my way around and don’t have any delusions that I’m in control. Disoriented, even frightened, I feel alive, awake in ways I never am at home.”
― Michael Mewshaw

18) “Tourists went on holidays while travellers did something else. They travelled.”
― Alex Garland, The Beach

19) “Leave home, leave the country, leave the familiar. Only then can routine experience—buying bread, eating vegetables, even saying hello—become new all over again.”
― Anthony Doerr

20) “The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. ”
― Agnes Repplier

21) “Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else – above all, a travel bureau – arrange everything before-hand?”
― Richard Aldington, Death of a Hero

22) “It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!”
― Penelope Riley, Travel Absurdities

23) “Traveling in a third-world country is the closest thing there is to being married and raising kids. You have glorious hikes and perfect days on the beach. You go on adventures you would never try, or enjoy, alone. But you also can’t get away from each other. 

Everything is unfamiliar. Money is tight or you get robbed. Someone gets sick or sunburned. You get bored. It is harder than you expected, but you are glad you didn’t just sit home.”
― Meg Jay, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now

24) “Travelling, one accepts everything; indignation stays at home. One looks, one listens, one is roused to enthusiasm by the most dreadful things because they are new. Good travellers are heartless.”
― Elias Canetti, The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit

25) “Real travel is not about the highlights with which you dazzle your friends once you’re home. It’s about the loneliness, the solitude, the evenings spent by yourself, pining to be somewhere else. Those are the moments of true value. You feel half proud of them and half ashamed and you hold them to your heart.”
― Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

26) “Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.”
― John Ruskin

27) “Traveling-to-a-place energy and living-in-a-place energy are two fundamentally different energies”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

28) “To travel is to be alive, but to get somewhere is to be dead.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

29) “Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler”
― Ira Levin, Rosemary’s Baby

30) “Never hesitate to go far away, beyond all seas, all frontiers, all countries, all beliefs.”
― Amin Maalouf, Leo Africanus

31) “I travel, always arriving in the same place.”
― Dejan Stojanovic, The Shape

32) “Where you come from does matter — but not nearly as much as where you are headed.”
― Jodi Picoult

33) “Instead of bringing back 1600 plants, we might return from our journeys with a collection of small un feted but life-enhancing thoughts.”
― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel

34) All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”
― Samuel Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

35) “The tourist was the great conservative who hated novelty and adored dirt.”
― Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams

36) “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. ”
― Elizabeth Drew

37) “A wise man travels to discover himself.”
― James Russell Lowell

38) “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” ― Paul Theroux

39) “Traveling tells the world that you’re educated, that you’re willing to take risks, that you have earned your condescension.”
― Scaachi Koul, One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

40) “No one is going to bring the world to your doorstep. It is up to you to see the varieties of the human condition.”
― Zachariah Renfro

41) “I love traveling, because you’re escaping into life instead of hiding from it.”
― Margo Rabb, Kissing in America

42) “Memories are the ways to rewind the past. ”― Brajesh Kumar Singh

43) “I want to travel to be away from home so that I can return, loving it as much as it deserves to be loved.

I want to go away from home just for returning back here  to realize everything I have ever neglectedis worth loving and worrying for.”
― Noor Unnahar, Yesterday I Was the Moon

44) “Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.”
― Oscar Wilde

45) When no place is home, everywhere is.”
― Fernando A. Torres

46) “Travel is like knowledge. The more you see, the more you know you haven’t seen.”
― Mark Hertsgaard, Earth Odyssey: Around the World in Search of Our Environmental Future

47) “Airports don’t belong to the places where they are… They are like embassies.”
― Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

48) “Travel is oxygen.” ― Richie Norton

49) “The world is wide and wild. You need to travel and interact to know its secrets”
― Meeran W. Malik

50) “The tourist takes his culture with him. The traveler leaves his behind.”
― J.R. Rim

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