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Quotes About Travel and Exploration

These epic quotes will make you want to travel the world and explore your inner universe.

By Rowan MarleyPublished 7 years ago 5 min read
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Learning about the world around you is an activity that's best done by experience. This might be why so many people advocate traveling the world while you're young. If you want to get motivated to book a trip to Bombay, or if you just want to daydream about it, these quotes have you covered.

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"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it." - George A. Moore

"I love to travel, but hate to arrive." - Hernan Cortes

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is not aware." - Martin Buber

"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more." - Thomas Jefferson

"Certain travelers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel alive." - Ella Maillart

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"Adventure is worthwhile." - Aesop

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." - Saint Augustine

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius

"Travel, in the younger sort, is part of an education. In the older sort, a part of an experience." - Sir Francis Bacon

"Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have." - Viggo Mortensen

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"For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim's time, money, energy, and the sacrifice of comfort." -Aldous Huxley

"Life is an adventure. Dare it." - Mother Teresa

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

"The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he comes to see." - G.K. Chesterton

"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It's lethal." - Paulo Coelho

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"If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere." - Loretta Young

"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

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

"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and has no intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu

"Travel is impossible, but daydreaming about travel is easy." - B.J. Novak

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“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson

"We take so many of our freedoms for granted nowadays - I can travel where I like, I can have a baby when I like, I can do any job I want - but I do think chivalry has been lost a little bit." - Dan Stevens

"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears." - Cesare Pavese

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

"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." – Gustave Flaubert

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"Travelling expands the mind rarely." - Hans Christian Andersen

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." – Anonymous

"Absence makes the heart go yonder." - Roberta Williams

"You can always say that it was scarce dollars when Lewis and Clark wanted to go to the West Coast and explore the West. And people complained about it, I understand, from a reading of the history books." - John Glenn

"To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." - Freya Stark

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"The more people explore the world, the more they realize in every country there's a different aesthetic. Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder." - Helena Christensen

"The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have." - Anna Quindlen

"As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever there was a fear worth quashing then this is it. After all, life is short, and there's a great big world to explore out there." - Beth Ditto

"Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime." - Mark Twain

"There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we're here to explore new possibilities." - Ray Charles

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"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind." - Seneca

"Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions." - Peter Hoeg

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do." - Mark Twain

"In any field, find the strangest thing, and then explore it." - John Archibald Wheeler

"Time to open up a new chapter in life, and to explore a larger center." - Lillian Russell

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"Once you're in a particular country, and you're surrounded by musicians who are so adept at traditional music, you suddenly realize how much there is to explore and digest and learn and experience." - Evelyn Glennie

"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." - Ray Bradbury

"You don’t have to be rich to travel well." - Eugene Fodor

"If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home." - James Michener

"When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting." - Clint Borgen

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"People don’t take trips, trips take people." - John Steinbeck

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Hellen Keller

"Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure." - Irving Wallace

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsh

"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller


About the Creator

Rowan Marley

Rowan Marley is a 20-year-old sports enthusiast who hails from Brooklyn. When he's not hitting up a local Zumba class, he's drinking organic smoothies. That's just how he rolls.

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