A Dose Of Inspiration: Quotes By Writers, Actors, and More to Inspire Travel and Adventure

by Lindsay Shapka in ,


“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
— Ernest Hemingway

“But I am a born pilgrim. Even when I am feeling really lazy or I’m missing home, I need take only one step to be carried away by the excitement of the journey... I realize that I will never reach my goal by staying in the same place all the time. I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads. ”
— from Aleph by Paulo Coelho

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
— Oscar Wilde

“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.”
— Unknown

“If adventures do not befall a lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”
— Jane Austin

A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams.
— Gilbert H. Grosvenor, National Geographic Magazine Editor 1914

“If I had to give you one piece of advice, it would be this: don’t be intimidated by other people’s opinions. Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks and do what you really want to do. Seek out people who aren’t afraid of making mistakes and who, therefore, do make mistakes. Because of that, their work often isn’t recognized, but they are precisely the kind of people who change the world.”
— from Aleph by Paulo Coelho

“Some things weren’t meant to be tamed. For example, YOU.”
— Unknown

“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without me ever seeking it.”
— Audrey Hepburn

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering — these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love — these are what we stay alive for.”
— Robin Williams

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
— Ben Franklin

“My head is a hive of words that won’t settle.”
— Virginia Woolf

“I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.”
— John Steinbeck

“We travel because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something inside our minds has changed, and that changes everything.”
— Jonah Lehrer

“Realize your youth while you have it. Don’t squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
— from The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

“You can never visit the same place twice. Each time, it’s a different story. By the very act of coming back, you wipe out what came before.”
— from The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
— Albert Einstein

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things that I’m afraid of.”
— Joss Whedon

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
— Carl Bard

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