Hannah’s Top 25 Inspiring Travel Quotes

Regular followers of HannahandtheWorld.com will be familiar with Moments of Muse: Bite-Sized Travel Inspiration, a series of weekly posts in which I share an inspiring travel quote or other travel-related food for thought. Last Friday I posted number 52 – that’s a whole year of travel inspiration!

A number of my lovely readers joined me after I started Moments of Muse and so I want to share my favourite 25 inspiring travel quotes from this year’s Bite-Sized Travel Inspiration posts.

1. “You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus

travel quotes2. “Accept that cars aren’t necessary and that some meals take hours, that we can now fly to space, that there’s nothing wrong with crashing on couches if you’re on an adventure, that three outfits are enough, that sunrises are free, that the first time you see Machu Picchu it will break your heart, that being alone in a country with no money and no return ticket will teach you more about yourself than any therapist ever could.” – Aric S. Queen

3. “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Author Unknown

4. “The sight of the huge world put mad ideas into me, as if I could wander away, wander forever, see strange and beautiful things, one after the other…” – C. S. Lewis

5. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence

6. “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert

[dropcap]7. “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” – Helen Keller[/dropcap]

8. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

9. “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.” – Jawaharal Nehrutravel quotes

10. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

11. “They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me. I want to do things— I want to walk the rain-soaked streets of London, and drink mint tea in Casablanca. I want to wander the wastelands of the Gobi desert and see a yak. I think my life’s ambition is to see a yak. I want to bargain for trinkets in an Arab market in some distant, dusty land. There’s so much. But, most of all, I want to do things that will mean something.” – Lisa Ann Sandell

12. “It is in all of us to defy expectations, to go into the world and to be brave, and to want, to need, to hunger for adventures. To embrace the chance and risk so that we may breathe and know what it is to be free.” – Mae Chevrette

13. “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

14. “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

[dropcap]15. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”  – Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey[/dropcap]

16. “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

17. “I haven’t a clue as to how my story will end. But that’s all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don’t conclude the road has vanished. And how else could we discover the stars?” – Nancy Willard

travel quotes18. “The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between.” – Norton Juster

19. “And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” – Pico Iyer

20. “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

22. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

23. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Camerontravel quotes

24. “Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don’t talk English and don’t even want to.” – Thornton Wilder

25. “When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat-Moon

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