By now, we are all well-acquainted with quotes telling us that a thousand-mile long journey must be started with a single step, asking why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere, or convincing us that not all those who wander are lost. These quotes are great, and they surely inspired all of us at some point, but we’ve seen them, we’ve shared them, and it’s time to move on.
I put together a list of lesser-known travel quotes, including some that might not be as romantic (because travel always isn’t all flowers, lollipops, and rainbows, and whoever disagrees simply hasn’t traveled enough.
Most of these were taken out of my favorite books, including Jack Kerouac’s On The Road and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar (because, how inspiring can a passage from a book of hers be? Kidding. Still love you, Sylvia).
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, On The Road