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Travel Quotes

"Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"I travel without barely any luggage. Just a second set of underwear and binoculars and a map and a toothbrush." - Werner Herzog

"I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are." - Diane von Furstenberg

“I just travel the world with my backpack and my cameras and a bunch of Clif bars.” - Henry Rollins

“Don't let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.” - Shane Koyczan

“Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone?” -Erma Bombeck

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

“I don't buy things now, I buy plane tickets. The only thing I want is to make enough money to be able to travel with my children.” - Oona Chaplin

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life” - Jack Kerouac

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

“You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.” - Shakuntala Devi

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” - Mark Jenkins

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” - Jalaluddin Rumi

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.” - Tennessee Williams

“The Wanderlust has got me... by the belly-aching fire” - Robert W. Service

“No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.” - Patrick Rothfuss

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” - Gustave Flaubert

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” - Anita Desai

“Traveling is a brutality. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” - Cesare Pavese

“Travel is all about transformation, and I'm fascinated by those people who really do come back from a trip unrecognizable to themselves and perhaps open to the same possibilities they'd have written off not a month before.” - Pico Iyer

“We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” - John Steinbeck

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” - Anais Nin

“Turn up when it's difficult for you. Travel halfway around the world or just up the road. Whatever it is, just be there.” - James McAvoy

“A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence. “ - Lord Byron

“This was how it was with travel: one city gives you gifts, another robs you. One gives you the heart’s affections, the other destroys your soul. Cities and countries are as alive, as feeling, as fickle and uncertain as people. Their degrees of love and devotion are as varying as with any human relation. Just as one is good, another is bad.” - Roman Payne

“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 

“Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to the North Pole by dog team. There will be too much open water.” - Will Steger

“Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.” - Sargent Shriver

“Travel is one of the best anti-war weapons that there are. I've been to Iran, and if you're there you see little kids, cops, old people, cemeteries. Once you see that, you can't say, 'Oh, Iran, let's bomb them.’” - Viggo Mortensen

“Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

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

“I would like travelers, especially American travelers, to travel in a way that broadens their perspective, because I think Americans tend to be some of the most ethnocentric people on the planet. It's not just Americans, it's the big countries. It's the biggest countries that tend to be ethnocentric or ugly. There are ugly Russians, ugly Germans, ugly Japanese and ugly Americans. You don't find ugly Belgians or ugly Bulgarians, they're just too small to think the world is their norm.” - Rick Steves

“I travel the world not just as a tourist but to understand cultures.” - John Galliano

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

“Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don't talk in English and don't even want to.” - Thornton Wilder

“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

“I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.” - Roman Payne

“It’s hard to go. It’s scary and lonely…and half the time you’ll be wondering why the hell you’re in Cincinnati or Austin or North Dakota or Mongolia or wherever your melodious little finger-plucking heinie takes you. There will be boondoggles and discombobulated days, freaked-out nights and metaphorical flat tires. But it will be soul-smashingly beautiful… It will open up your life.” - Cheryl Strayed

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs.”- Roman Payne

“The person you have known a long time is embedded in you like a jewel. The person you have just met casts out a few glistening beams & you are fascinated to see more of them. How many more are there? With someone you've barely met the curiosity is intoxicating.” - Naomi Shihab Nye

“Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” - Roman Payne

“She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.” - Roman Payne

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” - Anthony Bourdain

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” - Michael Palin

“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

“‘You don't even know where I'm going.’ ‘I don't care. I'd like to go anywhere.’” - John Steinbeck

“I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.” - Anthony Bourdain

“The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you're not a traveler. You're a fucking tourist.” - Guillermo del Toro

“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.” - Jeremy Glass