Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Mark Twain

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Henry Miller

One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.

D.H. Lawrence

When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage 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.

George Bernard Shaw

I dislike feeling at home when I’m abroad.

Dagobert D. Runes

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the people they ignore at home.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.

Henry David Thoreau

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

Aldous Huxley

For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort.

Benjamin Disraeli

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

Pat Conroy

Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.


Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.

T.S. Eliot

The journey not the arrival matters.

Kurt Vonnegut

Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.

Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Oscar Wilde

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.

Marcel Proust

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.


Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.

Martin Buber

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.

Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by.

Thomas Fuller

If an ass goes travelling, he’ll not come home a horse.

Paul Theroux

Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.

Lao Tzu

A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.

Robert Louis Stevenson

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.

John Steinbeck

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

Albert Einstein

I love to travel, but hate to arrive.

Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station’.

John Steinbeck

People don’t take trips… trips take people.

Cesare Pavese

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

Hilaire Belloc

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.

Caskie Stinnett

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted my routine.

Charles Horton Cooley

To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.

Herman Melville

It is not down in any map; true places never are.

Elizabeth Drew

Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.

J.R.R. Tolkein

Not all those who wander are lost.

Henry David Thoreau

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.

G.K. Chesterton

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at least to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Jawaharial Nehru

We live in a 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.

Benjamin Disraeli

Travel teaches toleration

Andre Gide

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Tim Cahill

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.

Anatole France

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.

Ray Bradbury

Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.

St Augustine

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

Jack Kerouac

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

Freya Stark

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

Pico Iyer

And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.

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