20 of my favourite travel quotes

As Ricky and I prepare for our Botswana trip, I’ve been posting travel quotes daily on my twitter feed. Travel quotes hold a special meaning for me, not least because they provide inspiration.

When Ricky proposed to me in June 2016, part of his proposal involved handmade wooden signs on which he had etched quotes about travel and journeys. His message was clear to me: life is an exciting adventure, it’s not about the destination, but about the trail you take and with whom you share the journey! At the top of the mountain, when I found him on one knee, there was a final sign that read: “Annie, will you continue this journey in life with me?”

Of course I said yes, and now travel is a central and essential part of our life together. For that very reason I find comfort in travel quotes. I believe in the power of the written word to inspire and drive us in our actions – I hope you agree! I’ve picked twenty of my favourite quotes to share here (and paired each with a photo I took on one of travels). Perhaps one of them will inspire you…

1. Bizzare travel plans are dancing lessons from God – Kurt Vonnegut

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2. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust

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3. A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it – John Steinbeck

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4. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – Augustine of Hippo

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5. We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls – Anais Nin

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6. I read; I travel; I become – Derek Walcott

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7. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness Mark Twain

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8. Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves – Henry David Thoreau

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9. Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled – Mohamed

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10. All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware – Martin Buber

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11. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu

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12. I love to travel, but hate to arrive – Albert Einstein

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13. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment – Hilaire Belloc

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14. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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15. Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead – Ma Jian, Red Dust

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16. I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world – Mary Anne Radmacher

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17. There ain’t no journey what don’t change you some – David Mitchell

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18. I tramp a perpetual journey – Walt Whitman

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19. Nobody can discover the world for someone else – Wendell Berry, A Place on Earth

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20. Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of forest that was left out by mistake – Winnie the Pooh

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*OK, so that last one isn’t exactly about travel – but awareness enhances travel – and Pooh can always teach us more about taking time to smell the flowers and appreciating the little things!

 

5 thoughts on “20 of my favourite travel quotes

  1. Gallantly, gal says:

    I love these! Especially the educated one 🙂 Traveling is about knowing people, the world, cultures… Love it! Will keep these in mind when I go visit Boston next month.

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