4.13 a.m. on a Wednesday. Outside the sun has already risen. The world is silent. When you read this post it will be Midsummer Eve and we are off somewhere far away from civilization, celebrating the way Nordic people tend to do. Maybe it is the early hour that has awoken my inner philosopher, but here I have collected ten inspirational quotes about travelling and life. Because, let’s face it, those two go hand in hand. Travelling can teach us so much about life itself.

Quotes About Life and Travel

  1. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
    ― Gustave Flaubert
  2. “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost.”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  3. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
    ― Marcel Proust
  4. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson’s Essays
  5. “To travel is to live.”
    ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography
  6. “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”
    ― Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon
  7. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life”
    ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
  8. “I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a ‘wanderess.’ Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences – whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.”
    ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess
  9. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.”
    ― Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters
  10. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.”
    ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

 


Tell us, what is your favorite quote about life and/or travelling? 

Happy Midsummer

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