If you are a traveler, you don’t need travel quotes to inspire you to travel. But some of these quotes will help you understand why you like travel so much and why travel makes you so happy.

Justify Your Need to Travel with the Travel Quote of a Famous Author


“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” 
― Anaïs Nin

“Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.” 
― Ryu Murakami

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.” 
― Eudora Welty

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” 
― Anita Desai

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” 

― Marcel Proust

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” 
― Gustave Flaubert

“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” 
― Rumi

“I read; I travel; I become” 
― Derek Walcott

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” 
― Mary Anne Radmacher

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

“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” 

― Henry Miller

“I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.” 
― J.A. Redmerski

“There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.” 
― Kate Douglas Wiggin

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen

“Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.” 
― Nicolas Bouvier

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” 
― Robert Louis Stevenson

“I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.” 

― Thomas Jefferson

“There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.” 
― Charlotte Eriksson

“Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.” 
― Tennesse Williams

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” 
― Jawaharlal Nehru

“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” 
― Alain de Botton

“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

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” 
― Wendell Berry

“So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry” 
― Jack Kerouac

If you are not a traveler, I hope that these travel quotes helped you see in how many way travel, discovering new places, and getting out of your comfort zone may help you grow and develop your human potential.

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