The 35 Best Travel Quotes from BelTopRent

| 16.08.2013

If you’re reading this, you already know that Apartment Hotel BelTopRent enjoys talking about travel. But today, we’re going to do something even better than talking about travel: we’re going to talk about other people talking about travel. With that in mind, we present 35 of the funniest, truest, and most inspirational things ever said about the art of going somewhere else.

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“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” -Jack Kerouac

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Miriam Beard

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” -Rosalia de Castro

‎”If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.” -Roland Gau

“Jet lag is for amateurs.” -Dick Clark

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” -James Michener

“Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I’d forgotten England even existed.” -Alex Garland

“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” -Caskie Stinnett

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“He won’t fly on the Balinese airline, Garuda, because he won’t fly on any airline where the pilots believe in reincarnation.” -Spalding Gray

“Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.” -Andre Benjamin

“But why, oh why, do the wrong people travel, when the right people stay at home?” -Noel Coward

“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” -Hilaire Belloc

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

“There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.” -Orson Welles

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

“I’d rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth.” -Steve McQueen

“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” -James Baldwin

“The further one goes, the less one knows.” -Lao Tzu

“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” -Lillian Smith

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” –Clifton Fadiman

“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” –John Muir

“With the palms zipping past and the big sun burning down on the road ahead, I had a flash of something I hadn’t felt since my first months in Europe. A mixture of ignorance, and a loose, what-the-hell kind of confidence that comes when a man picks up and begins to move in a hard, straight line toward an unknown horizon.” -Hunter S. Thompson

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust

“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” -John Hope Franklin

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” -Aldous Huxley

“Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.” -Ernest Hemingway

“Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and this hasn’t changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.” -John Berger

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.” -Eudora Welty

“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” -Yogi Berra

“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. Most of the time, those marks –on your body or on your heart– are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” -Anthony Bourdain

“People don’t take trips …trips take people.” -John Steinbeck

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do -especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” -William Least Heat Moon

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” -Pico Iyer

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

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