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Travel Quotations

Wise Quotes about the Pleasures and Perils of Travel

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Travel Quotations: THE JOURNEY BEGINS...

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -- Lao Tzu

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

"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

"There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it." -- Charles Dudley Warner

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” — Martin Buber 

Without travel "I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life." -- Lauren Hutton

Travel Quotations: WHAT IS TRAVEL?

"Travel penetrates your consciousness, but not in a rational way." -- Milton Glaser

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -- Helen Keller

"Traveling is almost like talking with men of other centuries." -- René Descartes

"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." -- Henry Miller

"I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine." -- Caskie Stinnett

Travel Quotations: LAUGHING ALL THE WAY

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

"In America, there are two classes of travel: First class, and with children." -- Robert Benchley

"To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land; I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel." -- Fran Lebowitz

'But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?" -- Noel Coward

"Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones." -- Anne Sophie Swetchine

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

"Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversations." -- Elizabeth Drew

"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel." -- Will Kommen

"Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned." -- Samuel Johnson

"Long voyages, great lies." -- Italian proverb

Travel Quotations: TRAVEL ADVICE

"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money." -- Susan Heller

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." -- Lao Tzu

"Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings." -- Hodding Carter

"He who would travel happily must travel light." -- Antoine de St. Exupery

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." -- James Michener

"Let your memory be your travel bag." -- Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

"Don’t be a tourist. Plan less. Go slowly. I traveled in the most inefficient way possible and it took me exactly where I wanted to go. — Andrew Evans

Travel Quotations: TRAVEL TRUISMS

"No matter where you go, there you are." - unknown

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there." -- unknown

"Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken." -- Frank Herbert

"He travels fastest who travels alone." -- proverb

"Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter." -- Izaak Walton

“Not all those who wander are lost.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien

"The journey not the arrival matters." -- T. S. Eliot

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

Travel Quotations: EFFECTS OF TRAVEL

"They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea." -- Horace

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." -- St. Augustine

"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

"A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." - Tim Cahill

"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen." - Benjamin Disraeli

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." -- Jawaharal Nehru

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