Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.- Lao Tzu
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
– Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.- Anita Desai
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.
– Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.- Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin
Travel brings power and love back into your life.- Rumi
Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere. – Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt
I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers. – Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust
What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. – Jack Kerouac, On the Road
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.- Ernest Hemingway