During times when I’m forced to stay in one place for a while – like now, when I’m practically drowning in school work – I like to curb my wanderlust with beautiful quotes about travel. The quotes range from deep, complex paragraphs to only half-thought-out rambles, but I’m pretty sure I have enough stored away to fill several short books.
I’ll only share a few of my absolute favorites today so as not to dilute them through overabundance, and I would love for you to pick a favorite or two and really think about them for a couple of minutes. I have a bad habit of breezing through things sometimes, but I’m working on slowing down and appreciating more of life’s daily beauty. What is your favorite travel inspiring quote? What images does this quote quote bring to mind? What feelings? Does it guide you toward a particular action?
“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.”
“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”
“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest of chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
“We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.”
Fun Fact: Sometimes I read guidebooks for foreign countries for fun. I find older guide books especially entertaining, and recently read a guide to Thailand from the 1990s. It’s like a snapshot of the country from another time!