Are These the Best 20 Travel Quotes Ever?

I love travel quotes, and while St. Augustine’s “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” remains my firm favourite, I recently came across some modern quotes that lead me to believe that travel not only broadens the mind, but it seems to make us a whole lot funnier too!

From fun and quirky, to deep and meaningful, here are 20 new travel quotes that caught my eye…

You can see it for miles. Like, it goes over the hills and stuff ….but so does the M6. – Karl Pilkington on the Great Wall of China

Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up. – Ernest Hemingway

Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that. – Andre Benjamin

A journey is like a marriage.  The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. – John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station’. – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Jet lag is for amateurs. Dick Clark

We could bore ourselves to death, drink ourselves to death, or have a bit of an adventure.         – Terry Darlington, Narrow Dog to Carcassonne

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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

Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones. – Anne Sophie Swetchine

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

A tourist is a fellow who drives thousands of miles so he can be photographed standing in front of his car. – Emile Ganest

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey. – Fitzhugh Mullan

A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for. – Gael Attal 

I’ve met the most interesting people while flying or on a boat. These methods of travel seem to attract the kind of people I want to be with. – Hedy Lamarr

We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand. – Jennie Churchill

The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa was crossing Piccadilly Circus. – Joseph Thomson

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu

Don’t be a tourist. Plan less. Go slowly. I travelled in the most inefficient way possible and it took me exactly where I wanted to go. – National Geographic’s Andrew Evans

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Sam Chatham says:

    My personal favourites … (Although I am of course biased!) “The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa … for he has so much to look forward to” & “If you only visit two continents – visit Africa twice!” … Looking forward to seeing Equatours in Africa Soon!! :o)

    1. Ha! Great quotes Sam… and very true! Only 4 more sleeps until we head down! 🙂

  2. Torn between Hemingway & Dick Clark for a fave in that list – fun posting!
    Thank you for followings – I am signing up for your blog now!
    xo reversecommuter

    1. Thank you reversecommuter! Love your blog and can’t wait to ready more! 😉

  3. aj vosse says:

    Love them!! There’s a good few that could inspire a blog post or two from me… I’m rather fond of Hemingway so I may just start with his quote!! 😉

    1. Hemingway is a legend… Can’t wait to read your blog post! 🙂

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