Beware wanderlusters: these 10 quotes about travel may very well result in the spontaneous booking of a plane ticket!


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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


Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way. -Ralph Crawshaw


Only own what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. -Gustave Flaubert


Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. -J.R.R. Tolkien


Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before. -Dalai Lama


The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. -St. Augustine


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness. -Mark Twain


I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. -Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey


All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware. -Martin Buber


Which one is your favourite? Mine is definitely the first! Do you have any of your own favourites to add?