88 Travel Quotes

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88 Travel Quotes from Travelers, Famous People and Thinkers

Here is a small collection of travel quotes from famous and not so famous people. See how many of these travel quotes you’ve heard before. Which few of these travel quotes resonate with you or maybe something you yourself would think of.

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After I had written seventeen full-length mysteries, two volumes of mini-mysteries, a travel guide and some quiz books, not to mention a spin-off Roman Mystery Scrolls series, I thought it was time I moved to new historical pastures. – Caroline Lawrence

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All I wanted was to be big, to be in show business and to travel… and that’s what I’ve been doing all my life. – Count Basie

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I have been a frequent air traveler since I was a few months shy of my sixth birthday, when my parents packed me off to boarding school two plane rides away from home. Those days of being willingly handed from air hostess to air hostess as an ‘unaccompanied minor’ made me blase about the rigors of air travel. – Shashi Tharoor

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travel quotesA good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu

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A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from. – Lin Yutang

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Age focuses you. You are much better concentrated. There’s more time when you travel less, don’t do book tours, avoid interviews or public appearances. You walk the dogs, fish, hunt, cook and write. – Jim Harrison

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Ah! Young people, travel if you can, and if you cannot – travel all the same! – Jules Verne

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Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo. – Al Gore

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Airline glamour never promised anything as mundane as elbow room, much less a flat bed, a massage, or an arugula salad. It promised a better world. Service and dress reflected the more formal era, but no one expected air travel to be comfortable. It was amazing just to have hot food above the clouds. – Virginia Postrel

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Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you. – Satchel Paige

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A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. – John Steinbeck

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A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. – Charles Spurgeon

Downtown Skyline of Edmonton Alberta, Canada
The downtown skyline, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.. Photo by WinterE229/Wikipedia. Click image for more on Canada.

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All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. – Samuel Johnson

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I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It’s hard to be alone. – Leonardo DiCaprio

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All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. – Martin Buber

Martin Buber

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I was destined to work with dying patients. I had no choice when I encountered my first AIDS patient. I felt called to travel some 250,000 miles each year to hold workshops that helped people cope with the most painful aspects of life, death and the transition between the two. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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I don’t want to take anything to the grave. I want to die used up and emptied out. I don’t want to carry around anything I don’t have to. I want to travel light. – Glennon Doyle Meltone

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Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist. – W. H. Auden

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Spontaneity is what travel is all about. – Zach Anner

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A lot of Americans don’t have a passport, never will have a passport. Not only will they not travel, they don’t want to travel. – Martin BuberHenry Rollins

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A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. – George A. Moore

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Antigravity, teleportation, time travel, energetic DNA evolution and consciousness transformation could create a world few of us ever even dreamed of. – David Wilcock

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Travel is glamorous only in retrospect. – Paul Theroux

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A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond. – Oliver Goldsmith

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An unexpected benefit of my career in biochemistry has been travel. – Paul D. Boyer

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Air travel is the safest form of travel aside from walking; even then, the chances of being hit by a public bus at 30,000 feet are remarkably slim. I also have no problem with confined spaces. Or heights. What I am afraid of is speed. – Sloane Crosley

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And it was a great experience, you know, to travel the world and compete at a certain level. It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble. – Jason Statham

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And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I’m looking forward to some new perspectives. – Duane G. Carey

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After I finished high school I went to Hong Kong and Thailand and spent some time there. Just to get that whole experience of being out of the bubble that I was in from high school in Vancouver, to be able to travel around and be on your own was an amazing experience. – Shay Mitchell

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Acting helped me as I was growing up. It helped me learn about myself, helped me travel, helped me understand life, express myself, all those wonderful things. So I’m very, very grateful; it’s a fun job. It’s a luxury. – Angelina Jolie

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affiliate pgmAs a person, I was born to give out my opinions. By giving out my opinions, I realize who I am. As long as I can communicate, I’m not so lonely. If I cannot travel, or do art, or have company, if they take away all my belongings, it doesn’t matter at all. – Ai Weiwei

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As I get older, the things that I want are starting to make more sense. Being able to travel makes me happy, and I am a person that lives in the moment. I also want to live a good life. Traveling makes everyday issues seem so much smaller and really changes my perspective on things. – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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As you begin to create more destinations, that will naturally create a stronger economic pipeline for space. And just as we have been the leader of commercial air travel for the first century, as we look to the second century of aviation, I would expect Boeing to be the leader in both air and space travel. – Dennis Muilenburg

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At the age of 6, a teacher full of ambitions, who taught in the small public school of Biran, convinced my family that I should travel to Santiago de Cuba to accompany my older sister who would enter a highly prestigious convent school. Including me was a skill of that very teacher from the little school in Biran. – Fidel Castro

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Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationship of women and the creations of science. Although women have not taken full advantage of its use and benefits, air travel is as available to them as to men. – Amelia Earhart

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A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel. – Stephen Hawking

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Before the BBC, I joined the Navy in order to travel. – David Attenborough

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Besides, I’m a gypsy at heart and I like to travel around. – Reba McEntire

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Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind. – Paul Theroux

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Hollywood, a well-known district of Los Angeles, is often mistaken for an independent city (as West Hollywood is). Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0. Click image for more on Los Angeles.

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I always want to give my best and do the best I can. I know when I have sung my best and when I haven’t. There can be stresses and hassles with time travel and press attention. I just have to adapt and find a way of dealing with it. – Katherine Jenkins

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I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. – David Rockefeller

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I get cold – really cold – when I travel. – Laura Linney

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I grew up in South Africa and I would look at maps and we were at the bottom of the world. There was this whole thing up there. I was always reading encyclopedias about the world. So travel was something I was always attracted to. – Charlize Theron

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I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals. – David Attenborough

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travel quotationsI mean, I’d love to have a private jet – I know people who fly by private jet all the time… I’ve hitched a ride a few times and it is not overrated at all; it’s a great way to travel! – Marc Jacobs

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I stepped away to find out more about myself, which I was having difficulty doing as a football player. I got a chance to travel the world. I studied Eastern philosophy, and I’ve grown as a person so much. – Ricky Williams

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I think it’s important that kids have responsibilities and understand the value of things, but I think it’s great I get to travel the world with my daughter. – Salma Hayek

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I think kids ought to travel. I think it’s very good to carry kids around. It’s good for them. Of course it’s tough on the parents. – Doris Lessing

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Fredvang in Lofoten, Norway
The village of Fredvang in Lofoten, Norway. Agriculture is a significant sector, in spite of the mountainous landscape.Photo by Petr Smerkl, Wikipedia. Click image for more on Norway.

I want to travel. Maybe I’ll end up living in Norway, making cakes. – Eva Green

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I was born to travel and write verse. – Theophile Gautier

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I’d love to travel to the Holy Land. – Loretta Lynn

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I’d rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road. – Kevyn Aucoin

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If you have enthusiasm, you have a very dynamic, effective companion to travel with you on the road to Somewhere. – Loretta Young

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If you travel to Germany, it’s still absolutely Germany. If you travel to Sweden, it still has a Swedish identity. – Steven Patrick Morrissey

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In between films I like to travel and hope to visit every continent before I become a mother. – Diane Kruger

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In Heaven, I believe my dad is somewhere doing something nice. I feel I’ve been too lucky to travel this far without somebody guiding me. – Katherine Jenkins

Katherine Jenkins

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In recent years, I’ve been writing because I’m fortunate enough to work in the world of food television, to travel and taste and learn about cooking from the best chefs in the business. – Ted Allen

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Interesting things come your way but as you get older, your lifestyle changes. I don’t want to travel; I don’t want to be in a hotel room away from my family. – Gary Oldman

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 Nalban Lake, East Kolkata India Wetlands
Monsoon clouds over Nalban Lake, a part of East Kolkata Wetlands, which lead to heavy rains. Photo by Biswarup Ganguly, License: CC-SA 3.0. Click image for more on Kolkata.

It’s been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life. – Seann William Scott

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It’s important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you’ve got more to feed back into your work. For me, it’s a natural thing. – Cate Blanchett

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It’s rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable, to assume that our investigators travel around the country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses to lie on the witness stand. We just don’t operate that way. – Jim Garrison

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I’ve got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen. – Vivienne Westwood

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I’ve had a very interesting career. I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people and travel and learn languages – things most people don’t get the opportunity to do. – Gwyneth Paltrow

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I’ve three children, three grandchildren, I work, I travel, and I’m very happily married. I’m very satisfied and happy with my life and there really isn’t anything I want. – Joan Collins

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Orion crew exploration vehicle
The Orion crew exploration vehicle, in flight, is contrasted by the darkness of space in this artist’s rendering. Photo credit: NASA. Click image to enlarge.

More than any other setting – more than battlefields or boardrooms or a spaceship headed for intergalactic travel – I’ll put my money on the family to provide an endless source of comedy, tragedy and intrigue. – Joyce Maynard

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My goals have changed throughout my life. At one time it was winning awards, selling out concert dates, selling more albums than anyone else. Now, my goals are to see my grandchildren grown, live a long and healthy life with my family and friends and travel the world. – Reba McEntire

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My job is to be a spokesman – the spokesman, I suppose – for the President, for the White House, to do the daily briefings, to manage the press corps in terms of travel, day-to-day needs, access, interviews, all those issues. – Dee Dee Myers

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No one’s going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude. – Rupert Murdoch

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Oh, I’m terrible at travel. – Johnny Vegas

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People have to make journeys, what we want is people to have alternatives in public transport so that they can make a choice about the sort of way in which they’re going to travel. – Theresa May

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Moshi town in Tanzania and Mt Kilimanjaro
A panorama of Moshi town in Tanzania. Mt Kilimanjaro can be see in the background. Photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim (www.micro2macro.net). Click image for more on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. – Lewis Mumford

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Since I travel so much, it’s always great to be home. There’s nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning. – Amy Grant

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Some people are drawn naturally – there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town. – Hugh Laurie

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The helicopter is a fine way to travel, but it induces a view of the world that only God and CEOs share on a regular basis. – Morley Safer

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The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel. – John Glenn

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The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere. – Xun Zi

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The thing about Hemingway that people forget is that all the stuff he did was at a time where people weren’t traveling that much. At 19 he travels to Italy. He goes to the Spanish Civil War. He goes to China, he goes to Africa so at that time to travel that much is really incredible. – Clive Owen

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The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime. – Curt Schilling

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There are so many things I want to do. Like, I want to get an artist, a musician, a photographer, and a bunch of dancers that I know and just travel across Africa and just film it and just see what happens. Do and learn as much as I possibly can. Luckily, I have a lot more time. – Channing Tatum

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There is no budget for travel for a Shadow Foreign Secretary. – William Hague

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This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should accompany people on their pilgrimages. Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good, the true and the beautiful. – Timothy Radcliffe

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MaunaKea Snow-Cuillandre
MaunaKea Snow-Cuillandre Photo from CFH observatory located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Click image for more on Hawaii.

To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. – Charles Horton Cooley

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We have so much pride in welcoming these passengers onto the plane, and they have so much pride in travel. It’s something that I definitely always remember, when I’m playing a scene on the plane, just to imbue everything with that sense of excitement. – Christina Ricci

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We must travel in the direction of our fear. – John Berryman

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What I like in this job is you can travel to many places, many imaginations. – Marion Cotillard

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When I haven’t been working I’ve tried to travel a lot. – Emma Watson

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When I travel, I like to take advantage of room service. I’m really into eggs Benedict in the morning. – Jenny McCarthy

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You can’t expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them. – Theodore Bikel

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Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod. – Aristophanes

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