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We’ve all experienced the strong feeling of wanderlust at least once in our lives. It can be after reading the works of Jack Kerouac or scrolling through travel pictures on someone’s Instagram account. But we don’t give into the feeling like we’re supposed to because of prior commitments, work, or responsibilities.

Here are some quotes that will inspire you to be consumed by wanderlust and fulfill those desires.

1. “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury


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2. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples 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


3. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac


4. “Every hundred feet the world changes.” – Roberto Bolaño


5. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien


6. “Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.” – Shahir Zag


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7. “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.” – Andrew Zimmern


8. “Bizarre travel plans are dancing lessons from God.” – Kurt Vonnegut


9. “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye


10. “There’s an opposite to déjà vu. They call it jamais vu. It’s when you meet the same people or visit places, again and again, but each time is the first. Everybody is always a stranger. Nothing is ever familiar.” – Chuck Palahniuk


11. “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu


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12. “The saddest journey in the world is the one that follows a precise itinerary. Then you’re not a traveler. You’re a fucking tourist.” – Guillermo del Toro


13. “No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang


14. “Travel brings power and love back into your life.” – Rumi


15. “Once a year go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama


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16. “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart


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


18. “You have to travel globally today to know what’s going on and maintain an edge.” – Yuri Milner


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


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20. “The best education I have ever received was through travel.” – Lisa Ling