Travel Quotes


Travel Quotes

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted Albert Einstein

All that is gold does not glitter not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien

Hey Andy - "All that is gold does not glitter Not all those who wander are lost." ~ J.R.R. Tolkein - chris (Idaho) Tokheim

You can observe a lot by just watching Yogi Berra

How beautiful it is to do nothing and then rest afterwards. Spanish Proverb

The further one goes the less one knows Lao-tzu (sixth century BC)

I love to sail forbidden seas and land on barbarous coasts. Heman Melville

Can you accept people & cultures just the way they are? Kirt in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil December 23, 2000

It's a death trap it's a suicide rap We gotta get out while we're young `Cause tramps like us baby we were born to run

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow. Lin Yutang

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore Andre Gide

But that the dread of something after death The undiscovered country from whose bourn No traveler returns puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others we know not of. Shakespeare

A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent (which I cannot deny myself to be without being impious) will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place...." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Tourists don't know where they've been travelers don't know where they're going Paul Theroux

A wise traveler never despises his own country Pamela Goldoni

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter the road is life. Jack Kerouac

God never tells us in advance whether the course we are to follow is the correct one. Albert Einstein

If we are always arriving and departing it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things Henry Miller

The traveler sees what he sees the tourist sees what he has come to see Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

What childishness is it that while there's breath of life in our bodies we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around? Elizabeth Bishop

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

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

Those that go before cannot steady the unrest of those that follow William Forester - Finding Forester

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.  Jean-Paul Sartre

The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it. Rudyard Kipling

Travellers never think that THEY are the foreigners. Mason Cooley

The people here are bound to think this is the best place, or they wouldn't be here, would they? William Sutcliffe

These kid are into world peace through pot. International Understanding through intercourse. Nelson DeMille in the book "Up Country" Pg 268

A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for." --John A. Shedd

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving Lao-tzu (sixth century BC)

It is not down in any map; true places never are Herman Melville

If you come to a fork in the road take it. Yogi Berra

Let your heart guide you. It whispers so listen closely. -- The Land Before Time

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

... the highway is for gamblers better use your sense Take what you have gathered from coincidence... Bob Dylan (It's All Over Now Baby Blue- Bringing it all Back Home- 1965-)

A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from Lin Yutang

A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly. Homer

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance Unknown

Always do what you wish you could.”

Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator. The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face Juvenal Satires

Every exit is an entry somewhere else Tom Stoppard

Every wall is a door Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time Stephen Wright

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

He found out he had the skill of the three-dimensional gaze, the rogue gaze that could look at an object or page of information and ralign it, see all the false descants. The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

he 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

Heroes take journeys confront dragons and discover the treasure of their true selves Carol Pearson

I am not much an advocate for traveling and I observe that men run away to other countries because they are not good in their own and run back to their own because they pass for nothing in the new places Ralph Waldo Emerson

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad George Bernard Shaw

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

I knew I was going to take the wrong train so I left early Yogi Berra

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine. Caskie Stinnett

I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. Steve McQueen

If an ass goes travelling he will not come home a horse Thomas Fuller

If you look long into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you. Nietzsche

If you write enough you will credit a the wrong person for a quote Andy Graham

In matters of style swim with the current; in matters of principle stand like a rock Thomas Jefferson

In travelling; a man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge Samuel Johnson from Boswell Life of Johnson 1791

Internal burning . . . wandering fever . . . Kalevala

It was kind of solemn drifting down the big still river laying on our backs looking up at stars and we didn't even feel like talking aloud Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Love has given me wings so I must fly. -- A Knight's Tale

Never take a cross country trip with a kid who has just learned to whistle Jean Deuel

NOT I NOT ANYONE else can travel that road for you You must travel it for yourself. Walt Whitman

O public road I say back I am not afraid to leave you yet I love you you express me better than I can express myself Walt Whitman

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind. Leonardo da Vinci

Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to Alan Keightley

One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it's left behind. Charles Dickens

Only two things are infinite the universe and human stupidity and I'm not sure about the former. Albert Einstein

People don't take trips . . . trips take people. John Steinbeck

People travel to faraway places to watch in fascination the kind of people they ignore at home. Dagobert D. Runes US writer

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


Quotes or Jokes? Traveler or Tourist

Reports of my death are greatly exaggerate Mark Twain

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. Charles Dudley Warner

Stripped of your ordinary surroundings your friends your daily routines your refrigerator full of food your closet full of clothes - with all this taken away you are forced into direct experience. Such direct experience inevitably makes you aware of who it is that is having the experience. That's not always comfortable but it is always invigorating. Michael Crichton

The map is not the territory Alfred Korzybski

The only journey is the one within. Rainer Maria Rilke

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

The true traveler is he who goes on foot and even then he sits down a lot of the time Colette 1944

The universe is a big place perhaps the biggest. Kurt Vonnegut

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality and instead of thinking how things may be to see them as they are Samuel Johnson

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. St. Augustine

The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist. Russell Baker

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

There is a peculiar pleasure in riding out into the unknown. A pleasure which no second journey on the same trail ever affords Edith Durham

There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful careless voyage. Mark Twain

Those who visit foreign nations but associate only with their own country-men change their climate but not their customs. They see new meridians but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets return home with traveled bodies but untravelled minds. Caleb Colton

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

Too often travel instead of broadening the mind merely lengthens the conversations Elizabeth Drew

Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel's immediate rewards the inevitable myriad new sights smells and sounds but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way Ralph Crawshaw

Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. Mark Twain

Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong Vita Sackville-West

Trolls in modern tales for children often live under bridges, mancing travelers and exacting task or tolls. Encylopedia Britannica

Two great talkers will not travel far together Spanish Proverb

Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God Kurt Vonnegut

We don't go anywhere. Going somewhere is for squares. We just go! Marlon Brando The Wild One (1954)

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time T. S. Elliot

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we do in life echoes in eternity. -- Gladiator

When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. . . In other words I don't improve in further words once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable. John Steinbeck

When preparing to travel lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. Susan Heller

Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it won't get you anywhere. -- Van Wilder

You can't see the whole sky through a bamboo tube. Japanese saying

You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going because you might not get there Yogi Berra

Your true traveler 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

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity. --Jean Paul Sartre

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