Now, we’re all familiar with the standard travel quotes- the ones that normally end up on t-shirts or tattooed across rib cages. You know, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page” or “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do”.
I’ve had a post-it note of travel quotes on my desktop for about three years now, and I’ve realized that while meaningful and thought-provoking, they are often unheard of.
So now, I present to you 12 Travel Quotes You Probably Haven’t Heard.
“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” – Paul Fussell
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“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
“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe”……Anatole France
“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling
“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman
“Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert
…And my personal favorite:
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins
What are some of your favorite travel quotes?