Here are some of my favorite inspirational quotes about traveling/exploring:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

Dream your own dream and follow your own star. There wouldn’t be a sky full of stars if we were all meant to wish on the same one.

– Frances Clark

Though my soul may set in darkness,
It will rise in perfect light.
I have loved the stars too fondly,
To be fearful of the night.

The Old Astronomer to his Pupil by Sarah Williams

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.

– Hans Christian Anderson

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

– Plato

Who knows the joys that lie ahead? The secret smiles I’ll find, the friends I’ll meet, the memories sweet, the cares I’ll leave behind? Who knows the beauty of the days I’ve never seen before? My only wish for life is this-the courage to explore!

– Unknown

For as long as you live and as high as you fly and the smiles you gave and the tears you cry and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.

– Pink Floyd

Second to the right and straight on till morning.

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

– Helen Keller

Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. They’re feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knew it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone.

The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms

– Henry David Thoreau

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.

– Henry David Thoreau

Not till we are completely lost or turned around… do we begin to find ourselves.

– Henry David Thoreau

A man is not old until regrets start taking place of dreams.

– John Barrymore

Expect the Unexpected.

-Tom Tyler

For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.

– John Greenleaf Whittier

Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

– Ron Wild

Here’s to those who think outside the glass, to the bold few who are called to shake up the status quo and inspire stories worth telling.

-The Traveller Project (for the wanderers)

There is freedom waiting for you,
on the breezes of the sky,
and you ask, “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?

– Erin Hanson (e.h) The Poetic Underground

The best way out is always through.

– Robert Frost

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.

– Ellen Burnstyn

If you can DREAM it, you can DO it.

– Walt Disney

Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely.

– The Land Before Time

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.

– Wayne Dyer

Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day
Without suspecting our abode until we drive away.

– Emily Dickinson

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

– Andre Gide

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.

– Samuel Johnson Rasselas

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore… Unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible… It is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors… to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.

– Ferdinand Magellan

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.

– Ray Bradbury

This bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I’ve known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.

– Shel Silverstein

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.

– Shel Silverstein

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

– Ghandi

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

– Walt Disney

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.

– Victor Hugo

Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.

– David Lloyd George

If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.

– Geena Davis

The day shall not be up so soon as I, to try the fair adventures of tomorrow!

King John Act 5: Scene 5 by William Shakespeare

Not all those who wander are lost.

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien