Travel Quotes

“I flit and flit – for I am ever on the wing – but I avoid the herd. Today I am in Paris, tomorrow in Berlin, anon in Rome; but you would look for me in vain in the galleries of the Louvre or the common reports of the gazers in those other capitals. If you would find me, you must look in the unvisited nooks and corners where others never think of going.”
~ Mark Twain, “Innocents Abroad”

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”
~ Paul Theroux

“I never hear the word ‘escape’
Without a quicker blood,
A sudden expectation,
A flying attitude!”
~ Emily Dickinson

“People don’t take trips… trips take people.”
~ John Steinbeck

We that acquaint our selves with every Zoane;
And pass both Tropikes and behold the Poles;
When we come home, are to our selves unknowne;
And unacquainted still with our own souls.
~ Sir John Davies, Nosce Teipsum, 1599

“After along and toilsome march, weary of the way, the wanderer drops into the nearest place of rest to become the most domestic of men……But soon the passive fit has passed away; again a paroxysm of ennui coming on by slow degrees, Viator loses appetite, he walks about his rooms all night, he yawns at conversations, and a book acts on him as a narcotic. The man wants to wander, and he must do so or he shall die.
~Sir Richard Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah, 1885

“Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure on a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares, and the slavery of Home, the (wo)man feels more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood. Excitement lends unwonted vigour to the muscle, and the sudden sense of freedom adds a cubit to the mental stature. Afresh dawns the morn of life, again the bright world is beautiful to the eye and the glorious face of nature gladdens the soul. A journey, in fact, appeals to Imagination, to Memory, to Hope – the sister Graces of our mortal being.”
~Sir Richard Burton

The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
~Henry David Thoreau

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.
~Babs Hoffman

Man always travels along precipices… His truest obligation is to keep his balance.
~Pope John Paul II

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.
~Glenn Clark

I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived.
~Anna Louise Strong

Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.
~Eudora Welty

More lightly do his sorrows press upon a man, when to a friend or fellow traveler he tells his griefs.

The rewards of the journey far outweigh the risk of leaving the harbor.

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
~Henry Boye

Two great talkers will not travel far together.
~Spanish Proverb

I love to travel, But hate to arrive
~Albert Einstein

If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren’t well enough to travel
~Sir Vivian Fuchs

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

A child on a farm sees a plane fly by overhead and dreams of a faraway place A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home
~Carl Burns

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
~Ursula K. LeGuin

My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.
~Diane Arbus

The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.
~Saint Augustine

I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
~James Baldwin

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
~Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.
~Nikos Kazantzakis

Never a ship sails out of bay but carries my heart as a stowaway.
~Roselle Mercier Montgomery

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.
~George Moore

There is a ghost
That eats handkerchiefs;
It keeps you company
On all your travels.
~Christian Morganstern

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
~George Bernard Shaw

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

The journey is the reward.
~Tao saying

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
~Mark Twain

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
~Ursula K. LeGuin

The initial mystery that attends each journey is: how did the traveler reach his starting point in the first place?
~Louise Bogan

One may not reach the dawn save by path of night.
~Khalil Gibran

When I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. This is what life has taught me.
~Katherine Mansfield

The journey is my home.
~Muriel Rukeyser

Journeys end in lovers’ meeting,
Every wise man’s son doth know.
~William Shakespeare

No journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.
~Lillian Smith

I am one of those who never knows the direction of my journey until I have almost arrived.
~Anna Louise Strong

Certainly, 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

From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes, and I mean to make the best of my chance.
~Christopher Morley

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

He who has traveled alone can tell what he likes
~Rwandan Proverb

I have wandered all my life, and I have traveled; the difference between the two is this — we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
~Hilaire Belloc

I sometimes think that Thomas Cook should be numbered among the secular saints. He took travel from the privileged and gave it to the people.
~Robert Runcie

I travel light; as light,
That is, as a man can travel who will
Still carry his body around because
Of its sentimental value.
~ Christopher Fry, from The Lady’s Not for Burning, I

I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.
~Heman Melville, Moby Dick

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel fo