I have always loved quotes — those one or two sentences that can shift your perspective, inspire you to say yes to an adventure, or pull you out of a funk.
These are some of my favorite travel quotes by writers, travellers, fictional characters, and people who just had something inspiring to say.
“Coming back to where you started is not the same as not leaving.”
— Terry Pratchett
“Never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay your welcome. Keep your mind open and suck in every experience. And if it hurts you know what? It’s probably worth it.”
—Richard from the movie The Beach
“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”
“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
“If adventures do not befall a lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”
"If at some point you don't ask yourself 'What have I gotten myself into?' then you're not doing it right"
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“Travel is rebellion in its purest form. We follow our heart. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We love the unfamiliar. We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry. We search for better questions, not answers. We truly graduate. We, sometimes, choose never to come back.”
“The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them”
—Amelia E. Barr
“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.”
“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
“Twenty years from now you will more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
“May you never be too busy to stop and breathe under a palm tree.”
“We travel not to escape life, but for life to not escape us.”