Travel itself is inspiring. Seeing new things and having new experiences inspire excitement, motivation, awe, and spiritual enlightenment. Check out these great travel quotes that are sure to inspire you as well.
Traveling is an activity that enlarges your mind and your perspective. According to author Mark Twain, travel is a dangerous proposition for certain mindsets, and as he said: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
Twain has another great quote that is sure to inspire you as you journey: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Dagobert D. Runes mused that people travel to see things they would normally not pay attention to. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.”
Henry David Thoreau, the father of minimalist living, penned a deep thought about travel. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” Very profound — and oh so true.
A journey can stimulate more thought and impression than you can imagine and perhaps Benjamin Disraeli said it best: “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”
Disraeli’s quote brings to mind another thought from Pat Conroy: “Once you have traveled, 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.”
Travel is about more than just seeing new places and things. According to Marcel Proust, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
A journey is much more than the intended destination. Along the way, your travels will bring you to new ideas, new experiences, and even some unexpected things. Martin Buber said that “all journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware,” and that is so true. Imagine the things you find along the way that you never expected!
One important thing to remember about a journey is that your expectations and plans for it may not be the truth of what you experience. Author John Steinbeck had a good perspective: “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” How true. You can try to make a journey fit your ideas, but it doesn’t exactly work out that way.
Finally, poet Robert Frost said it best: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the road less traveled by.”
Isn’t that what it’s all about? A journey is the choices you make along the way.
What are some of your favorite quotes that inspire travel?