150 Inspiring Travel Quotes For Digital Nomads


1. "Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before." - Dalai Lama

2. "Never let your memories be greater than your dreams." - Douglas Ivester

3. "It is better to travel well than to arrive." - Buddha

4. "Do not dare not to dare." - C. S. Lewis

5. "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

6. "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." - Confucius

7. "Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip." - Aristophanes

8. "Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world." - Gustave Flaubert

9. "Life is short and the world is wide."

10. "Paris is always a good idea." - Audrey Hepburn

11. "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."

12. "Jet lag is for amateurs." - Dick Clark

13. "The best dreams happen when you’re awake." - Cherie Gilderbloom

14. "Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." - Ibn Battuta

15. "Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind." - Anthony Bourdain

16. "Oh, the places you’ll go." - Dr Seuss

17. "To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world." - Freya Stark

18. "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - Augustine of Hyppo

19. "Adventure is worthwhile." - Aesop

20. "If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal." - Paulo Coelho

21. "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

22. "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. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

23. "The gladdest moments, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands." - Richard Burton

24. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." - Neale Donald Walsch

25. "Collect moments. Not things."

26. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

27. "Don’t count the days. Make the days count." - Muhammad Ali

28. "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

29. "I’m shaking the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world." - George Bailey

30. "I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list." - Susan Sontag

31. "To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." - Aldous Huxley

32. "My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been." - Diane Arbus

33. "Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions." - Albert Einstein

34. "Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow." - Anita Desai

35. "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T. S. Eliot

36. "The journey itself is my home." - Matsuo Basho

37. "If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." - Jim Rohn

38. "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller

39. "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

40. "Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else." - Lawrence Block

41. "To live will be an awfully big adventure." - Peter Pan

42. "Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go." - Truman Capote

43. "When preparing to travel, lay out all of your clothes and all of your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money." - Susan Heller

44. "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." - Ernest Hemingway

45. "I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses." - Bill Bryson

46. "Not all those who wander are lost." - J. R. R. Tolkien

47. "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." - Martin Buber

48. "Wanderlust: a strong desire to wander and explore the world."

49. "And I think to myself, what a wonderful world." - Louis Armstrong

50. "We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us."

51. "Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living."

52. "If you are thirty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn to 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 cook. Learn from them – wherever you go." - Anthony Bourdain

53. "One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller

54. "Little by little, one travels far." - J. R. R. Tolkien

55. "Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain." - Jack Kerouac

56. "So much of who we are is where we have been." - William Langewiesche

57. "What you have to decide…is how you want your life to be. If your ending was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. So don’t be afraid, be alive." - Sarah Dessen

58. "To say yes to life is at one and the same thing to say yes to oneself." - Dag Hammarskjold

59. "Live to travel. Travel to live."

60. "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
"When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in." - D.H. Lawrence

61. "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

62. "If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." - Toni Morrison

63. "If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that." - Stephen King

64. "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." - Anais Nin

65. "You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write." - Saul Bellow

66. "Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on." - Louis L'Amour

67. "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." - Winston S. Churchill

68. "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." - Henry David Thoreau

69. "The first draft of anything is shit." - Ernest Hemingway

70. "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." - Ernest Hemingway

71. "If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot." - Stephen King

72. "I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." - Anne Frank

73. "There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are." - W. Somerset Maugham

74. "A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." - Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades

75. "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." - Franz Kafka

76. "There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." - Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

77. "There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you." - Beatrix Potter

78. "Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters." - Neil Gaiman

79. "A word after a word after a word is power." - Margaret Atwood

80. "Tears are words that need to be written." - Paulo Coelho

81. "You can make anything by writing." - C.S. Lewis

82. "Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money." - Virginia Woolf

83. "I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I'm afraid of. " - Joss Whedon

84. "I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad." - George Bernard Shaw

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

86. "A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

87. "Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau

88. "For the born traveller, travelling is a besetting vice. Like other vices, it is imperious, demanding its victim’s time, money, energy and the sacrifice of comfort." - Aldous Huxley

89. "Once you have travelled, 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." - Pat Conroy

90. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled." - Mohamed

91. "The journey not the arrival matters." - T. S. Eliot

92. "Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God." - Kurt Vonnegut

93. "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. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

94. "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train." - Oscar Wilde

95. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

96. "Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind." - Seneca
"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware." - Martin Buber

97. "Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less travelled by." - Robert Frost

98. "If an ass goes travelling, he’ll not come home a horse." - Thomas Fuller

99. "Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going." - Paul Theroux

100. "A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving." - Lao Tzu

101. "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign." - Robert Louis Stevenson

102. "A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." - John Steinbeck

103. "I love to travel, but hate to arrive." - Albert Einstein

104. "To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." - Aldous Huxley

105. "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

106. "People don’t take trips… trips take people." - John Steinbeck

107. "If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears." - Cesare Pavese

108. "We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment." - Hilaire Belloc

109. "I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine." - Caskie Stinnett

110. "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

111. "It is not down in any map; true places never are." - Herman Melville

112. "Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation." - Elizabeth Drew

113. "Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Henry David Thoreau

114. "The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land." - G.K. Chesterton

115. "Travel teaches toleration" - Benjamin Disraeli

116. "One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - Andre Gide

117. "A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." - Tim Cahill

118. "Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." - Anatole France

119. "Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness." - Ray Bradbury

120. "Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life." - Jack Kerouac

121. "And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end." - Pico Iyer

122. "There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures." - William Shakespeare

123. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

124. "If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

125. "I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself." - James Baldwin

126. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled." - Mohammed

127. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

128. "The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes sight-seeing." - Daniel J. Boorstin

129. "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." - Steve Jobs

130. "Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice." - Peter Drucker

131. "Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." - Anatole France

132. "There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self." - Aldous Huxley

133. "Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible." - Tony Robbins

134. "We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature." - Henry David Thoreau

135. "Do. Or do not. There is no try." - Yoda, Jedi Master

136. "Go for it now. The future is promised to no one." - Wayne Dyer

137. "Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom. – General George Patton"

138. "There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world. – Phil Libin

139. "Anyone can start a business. Starting a business to solve a problem, having the motivation to bring that concept to life and seeing it through to having a meaningful impact on the world is what sets apart the doers from the sayers." - Greig Santos-Buch

139. "Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." - Bradley Whitford

140. "Be remembered for the life you lived, not the things you bought." - Joshua Becker

141. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

142. "You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him." - W. Bruce Cameron

143. "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too." - Vincent van Gogh

144. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu

145. "Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

146. "If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving." - Martin Luther King Jr.

147. "To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself." - Søren Kierkegaard

148. “There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”

149. "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it." - Jonathan Winters

150. "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

    And the bonus for everyone  who made it through this list.

    151. "The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." - Tony Robbins

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