20 Wanderlust Inspiring Quotes by Famous Authors

20 Wanderlust Inspiring Quotes by Famous Authors

Travel is an art, a passion, a profession, and a pastime. It is the pleasure of biting into the deliciousness of culinary delights and the awe of being one with landscapes of the world. Travel is about immersing into vibrant and exotic cultures and seeing monuments that have stood the test of time. It is the challenges we face, the journeys we take, and the people we meet along the way. Travel is life! Quirky, fun, inspiring, and enlightening; sometimes, all it takes is a few quotes about travel to ignite feelings of wanderlust in readers. These are passionate and reflective sayings that result in desires to explore faraway places packed with exciting sights and fascinating traditions. To sow the seeds of adventure in your mind, give you a bit of motivation, and tempt you with worldly wisdom, here are 20 travel quotes by famous authors that will encourage you to see our beautiful planet from a slightly different perspective.


If you're as inspired by the below quotes as we are, don't forget to check out tons of more interesting quotes using our new Quote Feature


Alex Garland

"Tourists went on holidays while travelers did something else. They traveled."

- Alex Garland

Anita Desai

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

Dave Barry

"Another well-known Paris landmark is the Arc de Triomphe, a moving monument to the many brave women and men who have died trying to visit it."

- Dave Barry

David Mitchell

"Travel far enough, you meet yourself."

- David Mitchell

Ernest Hemingway

"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."

- Ernest Hemingway

Henry David Thoreau

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves."

- Henry David Thoreau

Henry Miller

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."

- Henry Miller

Jack Kerouac

"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that damn mountain."

- Jack Kerouac

Jane Austen

"If adventures do not befall a lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad."

- Jane Austen

John Green

"I'm in love with cities I've never been to and people I've never met."

- John Green

John Steinbeck

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

- John Steinbeck

Kurt Vonnegut

"Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God."

- Kurt Vonnegut

Pat Conroy

"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

Ray Bradbury

"Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness."

- Ray Bradbury

Robert Louis Stevenson

"I am told there are people who do not care for maps, and I find it hard to believe."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Ruskin Bond

"The best kind of walk, or journey, is the one in which you have no particular destination when you set out."

- Ruskin Bond

T S Eliot

"The journey not the arrival matters."

- T.S. Eliot

Terry Pratchett

"Coming back to where you started is not the same as not leaving."

- Terry Pratchett

Thomas Fuller

"If an ass goes travelling, he'll not come home a horse."

- Thomas Fuller

Tom Stoppard

"Every exit is an entry somewhere else."

- Tom Stoppard

Popular Blog Posts

14 Words to Make You Fall in Love with Books and Reading Again!

5 Bookish Cafes Around the World You Need to Visit Now!

Memorable Sports Books to Add to Your Reading List

20 Quotes to Help You Overcome Writer's Block