The Best Travel Quotes from History’s Greatest Authors


Wanderlust and the urge to travel are two of the most common sensations felt by people throughout the world. Sometimes the will to see new places is so strong, it feels impossible to accurately and sufficiently articulate. To celebrate this, we have collated some of our favourite quotes about travel and exploring the quotes from some of history’s finest and more influential authors.

Travel is fatal to prejudice bigotry

Twain’s two most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn both include the beauty and excitement of travelling far from the home – in reality and the imaginative adventures of children.

Wherever you go becomes a part of you

Fluent in five languages as a child, Indian novelist, Anita Desai, understood the beauty and importance of travel from a very young age.

A good traveler has no fixed plans and

The ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu, was so revered for his wisdom he was worshipped as a deity and granted the official title: Supremely Mysterious and Primordial Emperor.

I travel not to go anywhere but to

The 19th century novelist, Robert Louis Stevenson, penned one of history’s great novels about travelling and exploring the world – Treasure Island.

The real voyage of discovery consists

As a sickly child, Proust would be sent to the village of Illiers-Combray in Northern France to recuperate – beginning his love affair with travelling, heavily featured in his magnum opus, In Search of Lost Time, a book which regularly tops lists of history’s great novels.

Tolkien 3

J.R.R. Tolkien’s most famous work, The Lord of the Rings, covers a fantastic number of miles and fantasy backgrounds as the travel-obsessed author takes us on an incredible journey.

See the world

The prolific novelist and short story writer, Ray Bradbury, couldn’t have had much time to travel when releasing up to 30 or more published works every year – but he thrived on taking readers on frantic travels.

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