Friday, 11 December 2015

My Top 60 Famous Travel Quotes That Inspired My Wanderlust



Back when I didn't knew about travelling then  I was just this uber - curious girl who would join free meetups  of any sorts around Manila to gain friends and kill boredom. I just don't know because I always end up in travel meetups for some reasons. I would always listen to travel bloggers and seasoned travelers usually organized by travel brands to give a talk about going off the beaten path. 

One thing that they all have in common is that at any point of their speech they always have one or two favorite travel quotes to share. At first I didn't took too much attention of it as I just feel it is an icing on top of a cake. I even felt it just makes their travel experiences cheesy!

However when more and more travel meetups have come my way, quotes about adventure and travel are really indispensable ingredient to someone who was bitten by the travel bug. I discovered people who are crazy about travelling have so much to tell that they can't say the exact words, they just pick up famous travel quotes. 

I am sharing you my handpicked top 60 travel sayings that literally wants me to pack my bag anytime I read this.

“Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

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

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson
 “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

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

 “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

 “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

 “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

 “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

 “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

“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

 “No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson
 “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

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

 “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

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

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

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

 “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

 “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

 “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

 “When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while   in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

 “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

“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

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

 “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

“I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

  “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

“Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.”

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

“Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

"We travel initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence to become young fools again - to show time down and get taken in and fall in love once more. " - Pico Iyer

"The more you know, the less you need" - Aboriginal proverb

"A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place " - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember , and remember more than I have seen" - Benjamin Disraeli

"Once you have travelled, 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

"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled" - Mohamed

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"l love to travel but hate to arrive" - Albert Einstein

My top three travel quotes are highlighted above. How about you, what are your favorite quotes about travel? What is your favorite travel line? The picture by the way is in Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan where I spent my past weekend. I will be sharing my blog post regarding the beautiful old houses of Filipinos hundreds of years ago. I super recommend anyone who'd like to know about the culture and heritage of our country back then. I want to go back soon!

8 comments:

  1. Not necessarily my favourite - I would need to think about that - but this one, also from Robert Louis Stevenson, springs to mind:

    "To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive".

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  2. "The picture by the way is in Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan where I spent my past weekend. I will be sharing my blog post.."

    --> House looks beautiful and I'd love to know how your weekend was spent, so am looking forward to your blog. Don't forget to include some info on the journey itself !

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    1. Definitely :) i will write about it when i arrive in my hometown in the next few days. busy for my flight tomorrow

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  3. How about this one, also by Pico Iyer:

    "Travel is like love, 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."

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    1. Pico Iyer is my favorite. He often relates travel to love which is really common when you're out there - there's so much love in all forms you experience :)

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  4. Or, on a more humorous note, how about this one, also by Mark Twain:

    "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."

    :)

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    1. Absolutely agree with this! That is why I'd rather prefer to travel alone than have a buddy who has exactly opposite of my interests. But you would never know at least you spend time together :)

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