Quotes


"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."     William A. Shedd

" Make voyages! Attempt them.......there's nothing else."     Tennessee Williams

"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."     Fight Club




"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all you envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears."     Cesare Pavese

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it by living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow you heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."    Steve Jobs

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a great adventure or nothing at all".     Helen Keller     




"Without new experience, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.    
Frank Herbert

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you. Not much."      Jim Rohn

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilisation, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints."    
Robert Louis Stevenson




"Wherever we go in the mountains, we find more that we seek."     John Muir

"One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetter of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy."     Richard Burton

"Travel like Gandhi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an unencumbered mind."     Rick Steves




"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."     George Bernard Shaw

"Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank."     Ben Irwin

"People don't take trips, trips take people".     John Steinbeck




"The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issue from the decision........which no(one) would have dreamt possible would have come their way".
William H. Murray

"Hitler didn't travel. Stalin didn't travel. Saddam Hussein never travelled. They didn't want their orthodoxy challenged".     Howard Gardner

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now".     Goethe




"It is only a little planet. But how beautiful it is".     Robinson Jeffers

"It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves".
Andre Gide

"See the whole thing is a world of rucksack wanderers, Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the pleasure of consuming, all that crap they didn't really want anyway, such as fridges, TV sets, cars, at least new fancy cars, certain hair oils and deodorants and general junk you finally always see a week later in the garbage anyway, all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, work, produce, consume. I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up in the mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of em' Zen lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also being kind and also by strange and unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures......."     Jack Kerouac (Dharma Bums)





"Don't tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you have travelled".     Mohammed

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

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with one step".     Lao Tzu

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover".     Mark Twain




"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry and die it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends".     Maya Angelou

"You lose sight of things, and when you travel, everything balances out".     Daranna Gidel

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change the situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality there is nothing more dangerous to the adventurous spirit of a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and since there is no greater joy than to have an ever changing horizon for each day to have a new and different sun".     Chris McCandless

"Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life".     Michael Palin

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




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

"Long term travel doesn't require a massive bundle of cash. It requires only that we walk the world in a more deliberate way".     Rolf Potts

"All us hobo's on the lonely planet earth, promise to continue our wandering ways. In search of truth and beauty. To take a really long sabbatical from the conventional life. To dwell in small tents by wise old streams. To honor all our freedoms by giving big thanks for good health, the morning sun, an occasional bath and having no cavities. To truly believe that less is more, but to own one very large and warm sleeping bag, a pocket full of dry matches, one sturdy rucksack and two nervous feet that love to travel and be free! While sitting in Mother Nature's sunny lap, we pledge to practise non-judgement, to draw everyday and write in our journals.To be silent and watch the bugs, count the birds, to ride on clouds and study reality. Oh, and to eat natural foods, just like Mom said and to always wear simple shoes".     Dan Price




"Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind".     Seneca

"And in the end. It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years".    
Abraham Lincoln

"I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret in my chilled ages certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace".     Henry James

"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small
uncaring ways".     Stephen Vincent Benet