“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.” ―Jacob Barnes, a character in The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

“Sometimes, travel is this elemental: the desire to replace the old molecules with new ones, familiarity with its opposite.” ―Michael Paterniti

“To travel is to flirt with the fantasy that you can shed your own skin.” ―Michael Paterniti

“This is what travel is too: a kind of childlike wonder–and this sort of woozy love that doesn’t contemplate loss–that, when pushed further, becomes life again. There you are, with all your familiar dreams and conflicts, the constant skirmishes between frustration and transcendence, your best and worth selves. However far you go, there you are, with your same fear of mortality, and this deep desire to hold on to your kids forever.” ―Michael Paterniti

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ―From a poem in a letter written by Gandalf, a character in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

“You go away for a long time and return a different person–you never come all the way back. You think, ‘I is someone else,’ like Rimbaud.” ―Paul Theroux

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ―Lao Tzu

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ―Marcel Proust

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” ―G.K. Chesterton

“But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can’t even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.” ―Bill Bryson

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ―Joseph Campbell

“‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ he used to say. ‘You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.'” ―Frodo Baggins quoting Bilbo Baggins, two characters in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

“I am part of all that I have met.” ―Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”

“You have to get lost before you can be found.” ―Jeff Rasley

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