Quotes To Clarify Why We Travel

Ever try to explain why you love to travel so much? It’s not easy to find words that clearly  convey the profound benefits of traveling. The following quotes start to put words to what we know and feel. Take some, use some and then share some of your own favorites with us in the comment section.

  1. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  2. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark
  3. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd
  4. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling
  5. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou
  6. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  7. “Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” – Francis Bacon
  8. “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton
  9. “I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.” – David Attenborough
  10. “Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  11. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson
  12. “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine
  13. “Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – JRR Tolkien
  14. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
  15. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
  16. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton
  17. “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides
  18. “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin
  19. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost
  20. “Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.” – W. H. Auden
  21. “Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor” – Seneca
  22. “You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.” – Daranna Gidel
  23. “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
  24. “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 the moon when it is full.” – Lord Dunsany
  25. “The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.” – Daniel J. Boorstin
  26. “We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc
  27. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller
  28. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ” – Anatole France
  29. “I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” – David Rockefeller
  30. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

 

Source: everything-everywhere.com

 

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