50 Best Short Travel Quotes of All Time

April 7, 2015

50 best travel quotes

Here are the 50 best travel quotes of all time (in my humble opinion).  Some of them may seem to be more inspirational than travel, but in my world, the two are intertwined.

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

2.  “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

3.  “I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again.” ~ Anaïs Nin

4.  “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” ~ Bob Marley

5.  “Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

6.  “Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” ~ Ray Bradbury

7.  “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” ~ Tim Cahill

8.  “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” ~ Anonymous

9.  “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” ~ Dalai Lama

10.  “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” ~ Eugene Fodor

11.  “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

12.  “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~ Susan Sontag

13.  “Oh the places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

14.  “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

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

16.  “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

17.  “Adventure is worthwhile.” ~ Aristotle

18.  “No matter where you go, there you are.” ~ Buckaroo Banzi

19.  “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu

20.  “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

21.  “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

22.  “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” ~ Aldous Huxley

23.  “The world is a book and he who doesn’t travel only reads one page.” ~ St. Augustine

24.  “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” ~ Katharine Hepburn

25.  “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” ~ Freya Stark

26.  “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. ~ Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

27.  “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. ~ Unknown

28.  “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” ~ Anita Septimus

29.  “Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

30.  “Always do what you are afraid to do.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

31.  “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

32.  “And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” ~ Shanti

33.  “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

34.  “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~ Michael Althsuler

35.  “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ St. Augustine

36.  “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” ~ Anonymous

37.  “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” ~ Omar Bradley

38.  “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” ~ George C. Scott

39.  “To travel is to live.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen

40.  “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” ~ Oscar Wilde

41. “Definition of ‘adventure’: extreme circumstances recalled in tranquility.” ~ Jules the Kiwi

42.  “Life is for deep kisses, strange adventures, midnight swims and rambling conversations.” ~ Author Unknown

43.  “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison

44.  “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius

45.  “If there is any magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” ~ Loren Eiseley

46.  “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

47.  “I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” ~ Diane Ackerman

48.  “We will not cease from our exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” ~ T.S. Elliot

49.  “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” ~ W. M. Lewis

50. “Above all, life should be fun!” ~Patti Morrow

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  1. Comment by Donna Janke

    Donna Janke Reply May 13, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I love travel quotes. These are great. I have a few posted on my own About pages.

  2. Comment by Anita @ No Particular Place To Go

    Anita @ No Particular Place To Go Reply May 14, 2015 at 2:18 am

    My favorite quote that rings true is number 16, “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Thanks for sharing these inspirational quotes.

  3. Comment by Irene S Levine

    Irene S Levine Reply May 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Happy Birthday! May all your travel quotes come true!

  4. Comment by Carole Terwilliger Meyers

    Carole Terwilliger Meyers Reply May 14, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I like the Dalai Lama’s advice, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

  5. Comment by Rachel

    Rachel Reply May 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks, Patti, for the list! I especially like numbers 3 and 18!

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