“Not all those who wander are lost” [Tolkien]: Quotes and photos to inspire your journey

There is a journey that awaits every traveler that is larger than him or herself. It is the journey to be at peace with yourself and the universe we all are a part of. These quotes and pictures are meant to inspire you to continue your journey of learning – about new cultures, new lands, and new languages – while remembering to discover something new about yourself every step of the way.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” [St.Augustine]

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” [Mark Twain]

“No one needs a smile as much as the person who fails to give one.”  [unknown]

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” [R.Goodman]

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” [Stevenson]

“Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” [Out of Africa]

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” [Bryson]

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” [Pavese]

 “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” [Nehru]

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” [Theroux]

“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.” [Twain]

Do you have a favourite travel quote? Leave it as a comment, we’d love to hear it!

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8 thoughts on ““Not all those who wander are lost” [Tolkien]: Quotes and photos to inspire your journey

  1. Awesome quotes – thanks for sharing. The first pic is remarkable but the quote on happiness is my fav!!

  2. Reblogged this on Life and its subtitles and commented:
    Very inspirational 🙂

  3. Exceptional creative post.Jalal

  4. So glad I came across this post tonight!! Awesome.

  5. Stace

    This makes me want to travel!

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