"I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad."
—George Bernard Shaw
"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you can control it."
"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it."
“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
"If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it."
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone elses life. ”
— Steve Jobs, 2005
"No one looks stupid when they’re having fun."
"You get a strange feeling when you leave a place, like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again."
"Leave every place you go, everything you touch, a little better for your having been there."
"There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it."
—Charles Dudley Warner
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Though I often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.”
— Paula McLain, "The Paris Wife"
“There’s only four ways to get unraveled; one is to sleep and the other is travel.”
— Jim Morrison
“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
“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
“I need to move around a bit. To shuffle my surroundings. To wake up in cities I don’t know my way around and have conversations in languages I cannot entirely comprehend. There is always this tremendous longing in my heart to be lost, to be someplace else, to be far far away from all of this.”
— Beau Taplin
“I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life — and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.”
— Georgia O'Keeffe
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