What is your favorite travel quote? It may be by someone already registered in the history book or created by yourself.
“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
“We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.”
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles!!!
“All my life one of my greatest desires has been to travel-to see and touch unknown countries, to swim in unknown seas, to circle the globe, observing new lands, seas, people, and ideas with insatiable appetite, to see everything for the first time and for the last time, casting a slow, prolonged glance, then to close my eyes and feel the riches deposit themselves inside me calmly or stormily according to their pleasure, until time passes them at last through its fine sieve, straining the quintessence out of all the joys and sorrows.”
― Nikos Kazantzakis, Report to Greco
Whoever wrote 'It is better to travel than to arrive' never flew with Ryanair. (Keith Kellett)
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
- Mark Twain
Our whole blog and mission on our website is summed up by this quote!
You have a magic carpet that can whiz you through the air
To Spain or Maine or Africa if you just tell it where.
So will you let it take you where you've never been before?
Or will you buy some drapes to match and use it on your floor?
(We have left this with new travel friends and in pubs and restaurants around the world)
"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
"I enter the temple, seek the dream world of the monks, thumb through the sutras, feel the dustiness of this traveler's life." ~ Yuan Hung-tao
This quote (taken from Travel + Leisure) best reflects my thinking about traveling: "You lose sight of things...and when you travel, everything balances out". Daranna Gidel.
Hello Varun! I was reading a travel article in National Geographic Explorer last year. The article was written by Edward Readicker-Henderson. His quote is as follows: "Whoever created the world went to a lot of trouble. It would be downright rude not to go out and see as much of it as possible."
"Collect moments, not things"
More travel quotes also here available.
"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before". Dalai Lama.
Came across a good one today from the ever excellent Anthony Bourdain:
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
“I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” - Mark Twain
To travel is to live: Hand Christian Andersen.
I don't have one. I realize this makes me sound a bit odd, but it never occurred to me to care very much about what someone else said about travel. I like traveling, and I'm glad others do, too. That's good enough for me.
"They should tell you when you're born: have a suitcase heart, be ready to travel." - Gabrielle Zevin
The woods are lovely dark and deep but i have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep
Maybe not particularly related to travel but I liked the sentiment.
"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. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."
- Mark Twain
Here are bunch of great quotes - so many to choose from :)
The longest journey begins with a single step.
"Hope the voyage is a long one" by C.P. Cavafy
'You are not lost till you sit down and give up. Until then, you are merely mislaid' (Hamish Brown)
I have two:“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
I even dissect what these and a few other quotes imply and how we could possibly accomplish their meaning in my blog: http://traveljetpack.com/travel-apps-help-you-live-travel-quote/
"Every day is a journey and the journey itself is home".