The following quotations are about traveling or can be interpreted as such. They explain why certain people keep looking for more adventure all the time. The main reason of course is we are infected by the travel bug and there is no cure! But these quotations make it sound like we’re actually doing it for a valid reason 🙂


“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things 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

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other”


“No guts, no glory!”

“All who wander are not lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“The world is a book, of which those who stayin one place read only one page” – St. Augustine


“The more I see the more I want to see; and the more I know I don’t know. It is wonderful.” – Beren Patterson, tribalcog.com 

“What knows he of England, who only England knows?” – Rudyard Kipling

“Life is not a dress rehearsal”


“Every passing minute is another chance to throw it all around” – from the movie Vanilla Sky

“Nothing is so much to be feared as fear” – David Thoreau

“If you are careful enough, nothing bad or good will ever happen to you”

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn


“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow, what a ride’. “

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it” – Harry E. Fosdick


“God made the world round so we could never be able to see too far down the road” – Isak Dinesen

“I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today” – Narihira

“The path goes ever on from the door where it begun”


“Live like you expect to reach age 100, but can die tomorrow”

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

“To travel is to widen the heart” – A. Pierson


“Did you have a good world when you died? Good enough to base a movie on?” -Jim Morrison

“We have something to exchange so we travel to meet”

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”


“Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps.”

“I’ve never done that before, so I’m sure I can do it!” – Pippi Longstocking

“You have to place a mountain range between you and your home to grow up” – American Indian saying


“All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move” – Arab proverb

“I should like to spend my whole life traveling, if only I could borrow another to spend at home” – William Blake


“You can be the architect of change or the victim of change but change is inevitable”

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness”- Mark Twain

“Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall beincreased.” – Daniel 12:4

“If you want something, go ahead and do it.” – Manon Ossevoort (a woman travelling by tractor from Terschelling, Netherlands to the South Pole)

“Everybody dies, but not everybody really lives.”

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself”


Do you know any interesting ones? Add them below!


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