15 Quotes That Will Make You Get on the Road

I am one of those people who don’t need any inspiration to travel. My feet are always itchy, and my bag is always packed. But in case you need a little inspiration to get on the road, here are 15 quotes that will not fail to inspire you!

Spoiler alert: out of these 15 quotes, 4 belong to Jack Kerouac. But, as the ultimate traveler in my eyes, he totally deserves it.

“It always makes me proud to love the world somehow — hate’s so easy compared.” — Jack Kerouac

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

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world” — Freya Stark

“How important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong, to measure yourself at least once, to find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions, facing the blind, deaf stone alone with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head” — Christopher McCandless

“Traveling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta

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

“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” — Sandra Lake

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

“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

“So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” — Jack Kerouac

“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us” — Anonymous

“Not all those who wander are lost” — J.R.R. Tolkien

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain” — Jack Kerouac

“If you’re twenty-two, 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


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