My Top 8 Travel Quotes



“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”

Simone de Beauvoir, journalist, feminist, existential philosopher (1908-1986)


“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”

Anthony Bourdain, television personality, producer, chef (1956-2018)


“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”

Charles Bukowski, poet, novelist, short story writer (1920-1944)


“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”

G.K. Chesterton, English critic, author (1874-1936)

“The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it's easy to fall off.”

Anderson Cooper, American television journalist (born 1967)


“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.”

Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer, novelist (1850-1894)


“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”

Judith Thurman, American writer, biographer, literary critic (born 1946)


“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, writer, adventurer, social critic (1835-1910)