One of the reasons people love to travel is discovery. That’s because a trip can help you learn about the world around you – and about yourself as well. Afterwards, you’ll return home with an expanded perspective and renewed excitement about life and its possibilities. So to spark that spirit of discovery, take a look at these 10 inspiring travel quotes.
Travel has motivated some of the world’s most celebrated thinkers to open their minds and shift their perspectives. Their words on the topic capture the joy of discovery and reflection. When you take your next trip, keep these 10 quotations in mind.
Inspiring travel quotes
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” — American performer Danny Kaye
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — French writer Marcel Proust
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” — American-British writer Bill Bryson
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” — Roman philosopher and statesman Seneca
“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.” — American writer Eudora Welty
“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves — in finding themselves.” — French author André Gide
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” — American writer Henry Miller
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” — American author Ray Bradbury
“Traveling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
— French writer Gustave Flaubert
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
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