14 Great Literature Quotes About Travel

Here are 20 great literature quotes about travel, for #TravelTuesday
[Gathered by Regina Kenney]


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“Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
― Augustine of Hippo


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“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky


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“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, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It


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“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes


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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, On the Road


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“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974


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“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
― G.K. Chesterton


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


e-e-cummings

“may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.”
― e. e. cummings


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


andersen

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography


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“It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘As pretty as an airport.”
― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul


henry-miller-brooklyn

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
― Henry Miller


 

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