Favourite travel quotes

“Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” – Aldous Huxley

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

“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

“Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveler. What we see isn’t what we see but what we are.” – Fernando Pessoa

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” – Lawrence Durrell

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

“You can’t understand a city without using its public transportation system.” ― Erol Ozan

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Yeats

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.” – Freya Stark

“Most of my treasured memories of travel are recollections of sitting.” – Robert Thomas Allen

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life. ” ― Agnes Repplier

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John Augustus Shedd

“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” – Anne Herbert, written on a place mat at a Sausalito restaurant

“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 in ‘Tom Sawyer Abroad’

“Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.”  –  Anne Sophie Swetchine

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” –  Chinese Proverb

“If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren’t well enough to travel.” – Sir Vivian Fuchs

“I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.” – William Hazlitt

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