Friday, February 7, 2014

favorite travel quotes

i love travel, and i love quotes. obviously i love travel quotes.
enjoy some of my favorites, i like to read these when i'm 
trying to decide if an expensive trip is worth it...
because they remind me that travel is the one thing 
you buy that makes you richer. now go travel through these!


"though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we would find it not."
-ralph waldo emerson


“twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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

“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

"the air you smell, the sights you see, the food you taste, the language you hear, and the feeling you get...nothing familiar. that is true freedom."

"of the gladdest moments in human life, me thinks, is the departure upon 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, one feels more happy. the blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood, and the journey appeals to imagination, to memory, and to hope."
-sir richard burton


I hope you see things that stop you.
I hope you feel things that you never felt before.
I hope you meet people with a different point of view.
I hope you live a life that you’re proud of.


"blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures." -lovelle drachman

"as you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are 

the things you didn't do" -zachary scott

"the first step...shall be to lose the way." -galway kinnell

"travel is as much a passion as ambition or love." 

-letitia elizabeth

"any place that we love becomes our world."


the world is yours.

"never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful..." -ralph waldo emerson

"you can fall in love at first sight with a place as well as a person." -alec waugh

"the aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkely, serenely, divinely aware." -henry miller


"we leave behind a bit of ourselves wherever we've been." -edmoond haracourt
"some experiences simply do not translate. you have to go to know." -kobi yamada

"one doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore..."

"wake up and live." -bob marley

"is not this the true romantic feeling-- not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you?" -thomas wolfe

"this is what travel is about. we strain to renew our capacity to wonder, to surprise ourselves into astonishment again."

"i have learned this strange thing, too, about travel: one may return to a place and, quite unexpectedly, meet oneself still lingering there from the last time." -henry bevington

explore & taste & imagine.

"when the days are too sort, chances are you are living at your best." -earl nightingale

"love has a way of making places sacred and moments meaningful." -janet hobson

"he who would travel happily must travel light." -antoine de saint-exupéry

"everything i learn makes me see how much more there is to know and how little time there is in a lifetime to learn it all."

"may you always find new roads to travel; new horizons to explore; new dreams to call your own."


“travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” -mark twain 
“the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” -st. augustine 

“to my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” –bill bryson 
there are no foreign lands...it is the traveler only who is foreign.” -robert louis stevenson
"a journey is like marriage. the certain way to be wrong 
is to think you control it.” -john steinbeck
“no one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” -lin yutang 
“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 
“traveling is a brutality. it forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. you are constantly off balance. 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 
“one’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -henry miller 

"to awaken quiet alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." -freya stark

“all journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” –martin buber

“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.” -jawaharial nehru 
“tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” 
–paul theroux 
“do not follow where the path may lead. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” –ralph waldo emerson 
“two roads diverged in a wood and i – i took 
the one less traveled by.” –robert frost 
“a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” –lao tzu 
“there is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” 
–charles dudley warner 

"i am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world."
 -mary anne radmache
“a good traveler has no fixed plans.” –lao tzu 
“if you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” –james michener 
"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 
“once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. the mind can never break off from the journey.” –pat conroy 

“not all those who wander are lost.” -j.r.r. tolkien 

“like all great travelers, i have seen more than i remember, and remember more than i have seen.” benjamin disraeli 
“wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” 
–anatole france 

"i haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." -susan sontag
“travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” -seneca 
“what you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. when you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. people don’t have your past to hold against you. no yesterdays on the road.” –william moon 
“i soon realized that 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 
“the whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on 
one’s own country as a foreign land.” –g.k. chesterton 
“when you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. it is designed to make its own people comfortable.” –clifton fadiman
“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 

"a man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." 
-george moore
xo

29 comments:

  1. I love love quotes- I am full of regret that I am not joining my dive friends on a 2 week trip to Egypt in May ($$$) but I figured it isn't the safest place and I will just have to go later in life! But I loved your intro. Good thing to remind myself when the next expensive trip rolls around!

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  2. Great quotes. The St.Augustine one resonates. There are people who travel/explore and those who dream of travelling/exploring, but cannot due to personal circumstances. I get both of those. What I do not understand is people who have the means to travel, but choose not to because they have no interest in it.

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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  3. loved your date night ideas on angela's blog so thought i'd come say hello :) a great collection of travel quotes - my favorite is ""a man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
    -george moore"

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  4. Beautiful quotes! Mark Twain's quote is my favourite! I am going to have to bookmark this page;)

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  6. Love the Mark Twain and Zachary Scott quotes. I always say now that my daughter won't remember when she's older that mommy and daddy took a few trips on their own, but we'll remember if we didn't go.

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  7. It seems to be the popular quote among other commenters, but I totally agree that te Mark Twain words touched me the most. I feel like it applies to so much in life - stuff that I'm going through. So I'm glad I read this post :)

    I'm planning a SF trip so another blogger actually sent me here. Glad she did, great blog :)

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  8. Such a wonderful collection of travel quotes, they make me want to go out and see the world (more than I already do, I mean. I already suffer from pretty severe wanderlust...) x

    The London Project

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  9. What a fabulous list of travel quotes! Makes me want to dedicate an entire wall in my house to gallery wall of quotes :)

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  11. I am also a Travel but i don't like quotes. They make me embrace some time. I am visited 4 countries yet, Thailand, South Africa, Turkey and India. How many countries your are visited yet ?

    I am going new york to greensboro in bus at this time.

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  12. “the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” -st. augustine

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  13. So inspitational, I love the Mark Twain quote. One of my favouites!

    Anita Hendrieka
    www.anitahendrieka.com

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  16. You are seriously my new role model! I have travel fever soooooo bad and reading these just made my heart start pounding. I love reading your posts. By far the most awesome blog I have ever come across! :) You are truly inspiring <3

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    1. oh my goodness you are seriously the cutest! glad we are both travel lovers at heart! love your blog! xo

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  18. Love this collection. I've started collecting quotes as well a while ago but haven't got as far as you :)

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  20. love all of these, especially the one about how you can fall in love at first sight with both a place as well as a person. definitely happened to me when i visited interlaken, switzerland. if you ever have a chance to go, you absolutely must!!

    xo mk
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