50 Kick-Ass Inspirational Quotes to Seize the Day and Travel the World

My favorite inspirational quotes to live brave and free!

50 Kick-ass Inspirational Quotes to Seize the Day and Travel the World

Here are my favorite quotes that really light a fire under my butt. I love these because they are unique and ballsy statements penned by some amazing writers. So, read, get inspired, and live your life like it's your last!

"be brave. take risks. nothing can substitute experience." paulo coehlo

 

"live the life you've dreamed." henry david thoreau

"tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" mary oliver
"tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" mary oliver

"the only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." albert camus

 

"the man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." henry david thoreau 

"i wanted the whole world or nothing." charles bukowski
"i wanted the whole world or nothing." charles bukowski

"our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. but no matter, the road is life." jack kerouac 

 

"you know all those things you've always wanted to do? you should go do them." ej lamprey

"to awaken alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasantest sensations in the world." freya stark
"to awaken alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasantest sensations in the world." freya stark

"live all you can; it's a mistake not to.” henry james

 

“this is your life and it's ending one minute at a time.”  chuck palahniuk

"live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry." jack kerouac
"live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry." jack kerouac

“there was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars .” jack kerouac

 

"freedom is something that dies unless it's used." hunter s. thompson

"i don't care two hoots about civilization. i want to wander in the wild." jane goodall
"i don't care two hoots about civilization. i want to wander in the wild." jane goodall

"let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." mark twain

 

“once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” alan keightley

"i am not a great cook, i am not a great artist, but i live art, and i love food, so i am the perfect traveller." michael palin
"i am not a great cook, i am not a great artist, but i live art, and i love food, so i am the perfect traveller." michael palin

“i am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” storm jameson

 

"a ship in harbor is safe but that is not what ships are built for.”  john a shedd

"as long as possible live free and uncommitted." henry david thoreau
"as long as possible live free and uncommitted." henry david thoreau

"to live is the rarest thing in the world. most people exist, that is all." oscar wilde

 

"the land created me. i'm wild and lonesome. even as i travel the cities, i'm more at home in the vacant lots." bob dylan

"i do not intend to tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death." m.m. gavillet
"i do not intend to tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death." m.m gavillet

“life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "wow! what a ride!” hunter s. thompson

 

"it is never too late to be what you might have been." george eliot

"because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. climb that goddamn mountain." jack kerouac
"because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. climb that goddamn mountain." jack kerouac

"we are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us.” charles bukowski

 

“if more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” j.r.r. tolkien

"life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." helen keller
"life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." helen keller

“people are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” paulo coelho

 

"one travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm." ella maillart

"i like animals. i like natural history. the travel bit is not the important bit. the travel is what you have to do in order to go look at the animals." david attenborough
"i like animals. i like natural history. the travel bit is not the important bit. the travel is what you have to do in order to go look at the animals." david attenborough

"traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station." lisa st. aubin de teran

 

“travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” lucius annaeus seneca

"drink heavily with the locals whenever possible." anthony bourdain
"drink heavily with the locals whenever possible." anthony bourdain

“dream as if you will live forever; live as if you will die today.” james dean

 

“enjoy life. there's plenty of time to be dead.” hans christian andersen

"i travel a lot; i hate having my life disrupted by routine." caskie stinnett
"i travel a lot; i hate having my life disrupted by routine." caskie stinnett

"wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe." anatole france

 

“do not follow where the path may lead. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ralph waldo emerson

"if you don't like where you are, move. you are not a tree." jim rohn
"if you don't like where you are, move. you are not a tree." jim john

“you must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” henry david thoreau

 

"you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." c. s. lewis

"edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. it's your masterpiece afterall." nathan w. morris
"edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. it's your masterpiece afterall." nathan w. morris

"one way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." william feather

 

"if you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal." paulo coelho

"one day you'll wake up & there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. do it now." paulo coehlo
"one day you'll wake up & there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. do it now." paulo coehlo

“i was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. the world was suddenly rich with possibility.” jack kerouac

 

“if i'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. as far as you can, as much as you can. across the ocean, or simply across the river. the extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody. open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” anthony bourdain

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