"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine (via The Graceful Wanderer)

15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Fearless Adventure

When I’ve been in one place for a long while, I tend to spend more and more time scouring the internet for inspiring quotes and ideas for new destinations.

Even if I don’t have a trip planned, it’s great to be inspired by all of the possibilities that could be just around the corner! On top of that, reading quotes is like having a friend encourage you to work hard to achieve a dream of traveling to all of those places!

So, I thought, why not combine them! I’ve rounded up fifteen of the best inspirational quotes about travel and paired them with some of my favorite photos from my travels.

1. Location: Paris, France

Better to see something once, than hear about it a thousand times. (Eiffel Tower via The Graceful Wanderer)
“Better to see something once, than hear about it a thousand times.” ~Asian Proverb

2. Location: Seville, Spain

(Seville, Spain via The Graceful Wanderer) "If you are 22, physically fit, hungry to learn and 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 eat and cook. Learn from them- wherever you go." -Anthony Bourdain
“If you are 22, physically fit, hungry to learn and 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 eat and cook. Learn from them- wherever you go.” ~Anthony Bourdain

3. Location: Ireland

"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." ~Dalai Lama (Ireland via The Graceful Wanderer)
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” ~Dalai Lama

4. Location: Paris, France

"Lost is a lovely place to find yourself." ~Michael Faudet (Paris, France via The Graceful Wanderer)
“Lost is a lovely place to find yourself.” ~Michael Faudet

5. Location: Seville, Spain

"She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city." ~Roman Payne (Seville, Spain via The Graceful Wanderer)
“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.” ~Roman Payne

6. Location: Everywhere 🙂

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." ~St. Augustine (via The Graceful Wanderer)
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~St. Augustine

7. Location: Paris, France

"We had such a wonderful time that we couldn’t bear to go back to our regular lives, and so we decided we just wouldn’t. And then all the greatness began." ~Unknown (Paris, France via The Graceful Wanderer)
“We had such a wonderful time that we couldn’t bear to go back to our regular lives, and so we decided we just wouldn’t. And then all the greatness began.” ~Unknown

8. Location: Auvers-sur-Oise, France

"Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." ~Ibn Battuta (Auvers-sur-Oise, France via The Graceful Wanderer)
“Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” ~Ibn Battuta

9. Location: Seville, Spain

"The world has music for those who listen." ~George Santayana (Seville, Spain via The Graceful Wanderer)
“The world has music for those who listen.” ~George Santayana

 

10. Location: London, England

"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences." ~Eleanor Roosevelt (London, England via The Graceful Wanderer)
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

11. Location: Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

"If it's both terrifying and amazing, you should definitely pursue it." ~Erada (Cliffs of Moher, Ireland via The Graceful Wanderer)
“If it’s both terrifying and amazing, you should definitely pursue it.” ~Erada

12. Location: Paris, France

"Take only memories, leave only footprints." ~Chief Seattle (Paris, France via The Graceful Wanderer)
“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” ~Chief Seattle

13. Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

"The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see." ~G. K. Chesterton (Amsterdam, Netherlands via The Graceful Wanderer)
“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” ~G. K. Chesterton

14. Location: Granada, Spain

"To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live." ~Hans Christian Andersen (Granada, Spain via The Graceful Wanderer)
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live.” ~Hans Christian Andersen

15. Location: Auvers-sur-Oise, France

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." ~Susan Sontag (Auvers-sur-Oise via The Graceful Wanderer
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” ~Susan Sontag

My favorite quote is “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” (#6!). What quote really inspires you? Let me know in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “15 Travel Quotes to Inspire Your Next Fearless Adventure

  1. I left Connecticut for California in 1965,By 68 I was working in Paris then Amsterdam.Then six years in Asia.Washed up on Maui and been here 37 years.Yeah, I traveled.The traveler sees what he sees.

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    • Hi Dan!
      These are my personal photos I’ve taken while traveling and most of the traveling I’ve done has been in Europe. I do hope to travel to as many places around the world as I can. Once I have a few more places under my belt, I’ll write another post with just non-European destinations in the pictures!

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