Travel Quotes

  • “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tzu
  • “Anything we fully do is an alone journey.” ~ Natalie Goldberg
  • “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” ~ Chinese proverb
  • “Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking.” ~ Saint Augustin (354-430)
  • “He who strays discovers new paths.” ~ Nils Kjær
  • “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” ~ Clint Borgen.
  • “It’s only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.” ~ P. D. Ouspensky
  • “if you’re not willing to be changed by a place, there’s no point in going.”
  • “Life is like stepping onto a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  • “Look at the stars lighting up the sky: no one of them stays in the same place.” ~ Seneca (4 BC – 65 AD)
  • “The only way out is through.” ~ Geneen Roth
  • “The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sages steer by.” Chuang-Tzu
  • “The wise man’s home is the universe.” ~ Democrites (born c. 460 BC)
  • “Traveling is like flirting with life.” ~ Advertisement
  • “When you get there, there isn’t any there there.” ~ Gertrude Stein
  • “Wherever you are is the entry point.” ~ Kabir
  • “Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more.” ~ Arab proverb
  • “I had seen a little and knew a lot. Now I’ve seen a little more and know a lot less” ~ Micah MacAllen
  • “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad Ch. LXII (Conclusion)
  • “I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “They say that travelling broadens your mind, but first you must have a mind.”
  • “What I don’t understand about mobile homes is that you have a mobile place to live, you park it, and you never move it again. That’s like buying a Sony Walkman, and nailing it to your hi-fi.” – Nick Hancock, UK Comedian
  • “In the meadows of the mind no-one travels so far as he who knows not where he is going” Oliver Cromwell
  • “Paths are made by walking” – Franz Kafka, ascribed.
  • “Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle
  • “The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” ~ Samuel Johnson, Letter to Hester Thrale, 21 September 1773
  • “When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego,
    and when we escape like squirrels from turning in the cages 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, Escape

  • “A wise traveler never despises his own country.”

    It., Un viaggiatore prudente non disprezza mai il suo paese. ~ Carlo Goldoni, Pamela (I, 16)

  • “The world is a book, those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Saint Augustin (354-430)
  • “Embrace the detours.” ~ Kevin Charbonneau
  • “The earth belongs to anyone who stops for a moment, gazes and goes on his way.” -Colette
  • “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.”-Mohammed
  • “Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • “A traveller. I love his title. A traveller is to be reverenced as such. His profession is the best symbol of our life. Going from – toward; it is the history of every one of us. It is a great art to saunter.” -Henry David Thoreau
  • “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” Paul Theroux
  • “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Henry David Thoreau
  • “To feel at home, stay at home. A foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It’s designed to make its own people comfortable.” Clifton Fadiman
  • “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Scott Cameron
  • “for whatever you lose (like a you or a me)/ it’s always ourselves we find in the sea” e.e. cummings
  • “A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” William Shedd
  • “Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.” Rick Steves
  • “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
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