Have the walls of your cubicle stopped inspiring you? Or if you’re being honest, have they never inspired you? Are you pining for a change of pace? Itching for breath of fresh air or just a breather from the monotony of the everyday? Get inspired by these travel quotes from great travelers and authors of the past. Untie your strings, open your mind, and journey off into the picturesque world. Or if you can’t pull yourself away, at least let your mind concoct the perfect getaway.

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1. “NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman

2. 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

3. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

4. “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

5. “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.” – Ray Bradbury

6. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

7. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

8. We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. – T.S. Eliot

9. For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return. – Leonardo Da Vinci

10. Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. – Mary Ritter Beard.

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11. People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live. – Martin Yan

12. “The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

13. “The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.” – Amelia E. Barr

14. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

15. Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

16. “Hitler didn’t travel. Stalin didn’t travel. Saddam Hussein never traveled. They didn’t want to have their orthodoxy challenged.” — Howard Gardner

17. One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.” – Richard Burton

18. “Oh the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

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

20. In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine. – Robin Leach

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21. “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart

22. “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

23. “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy

24. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

25. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

26. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

27. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

28. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

29. Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – Ernest Hemingway

30. I’ve always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it’s also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world. – Laurel Clark

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31. Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. – Lawrence Durrell
32. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

33. “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides

34. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd

35. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

36. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron

37. “One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide

38. “Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.” – Sargent Shriver

39. “In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.” – Ivanka Trump

40. “Adventure without risk is Disneyland.” – Doug Coupland

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41. “We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character” – Henry David Thoreau

42. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman

43. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

44. 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.” – Bill Bryson

45. We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” – Hilaire Belloc

46. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller

47. “Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury

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

49. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

50. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson