Famous Travel Quotes


'I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.'

James Baldwin 1924 - 1987


'I see my path but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.'

Rosalia de Castro 1837 -1885


'To get away from one's working environment is in a sense, to get away from one's self, and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.'

Charles Horton Cooley 1864 - 1929


'The whole object of travel is to not set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as foreign land.'

G.K. Chesterton 1874 -1936


'Travellers never think that they are the foreigners.'

Mason Cooley 1927 - 2002


'One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind.'

Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870


'Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and I remember more than I have seen.'

Benjamin Disraeli 1804 - 1881


'To often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.'

Elizabeth Drew 1823 - 1902


'I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see when it is full.'

Lord Dunsany 1878 - 1957


'Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.'

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882


When you travel remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make it's own people comfortable.'

Clifton Fadiman 1904 - 1999


'Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.'

Anatole France 1884 - 1924


'Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.'

Robert Frost 1874 - 1963


'To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.'

Aldous Huxley 1894 - 1963


'The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.'

Rudyard Kipling 1865 - 1936


'Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing a thing.'

Charles Kuralt 1934 - 1997


'Too often...I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.'

Louis Lamour 1908 - 1989


'He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who seen ten cathedrals once has seen but a little; and he who has spent half an hour each in a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.'

Sinclair Lewis 1885 - 1951


'It is not down in any map; true places never are.'

Herman Melville 1818 - 1891


'If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.'

James Michener 1907 - 1997


'One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.'

Henry Miller 1891 - 1980


'Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one's little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.'

Mark Twain 1835 - 1910


'A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.'

George Moore 1873 - 1958


'Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.'

John Muir 1838 - 1914


'The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.'

Marcel Proust 1871 - 1922


'There are no foreign lands. It is only the traveller who is foreign.'

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894


'People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.'

Dagobert D. Runes 1902 - 1982


'Travel and change impart new vigour to the mind.'

Seneca 3BC - 65AD


'I dislike feeling ay home when I am abroad.'

George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950


'I soon realized that no journey carries one so far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.'

Lillian Smith 1897 - 1966


'People don't take trips. - Trips take people.'

John Steinbeck 1902 - 1968


'Not all those who wander are lost.'

JRR Tolkien 1892 - 1973


'The Gentle Reader will never, never know what a consumate ass he can become, until he goes abroad. I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the Gentle Reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consumate ass.'

Mark Twain 1835 - 1910


'A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.'

Lao Tzu 6th Century BC


'There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.'

Orson Welles 1915 - 1985


'No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow.'

Lin Yutang 1895 - 1976


'The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.'

G.K. Chesterton 1874 -1936


'For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The real affair is to move.'

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 - 1894


'Remember what Bilbo used to say; It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step into the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.'

JRR Tolkien 1892 - 1973


'In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.'

Mark Twain 1835 - 1910

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