Take A Journey With These Quotes About Exploration and Travel

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

-Andre Gide


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“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

-Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.”

-Ansel Adams

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”

-Edwin Hubble

"There's no blank spots on the map anymore, anywhere on earth. If you want a blank spot on the map, you gotta leave the map behind.”

-Jon Krakauer

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

-St. Augustine

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”

-Anita Desai

“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

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”

-Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”

-Isabelle Eberhardt, The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

-David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”

-Judith Thurman

“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

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