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 get inspired, travel, and live your life like it's your last!
"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
"Live the life you've imagined."
"Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."
"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready."
"I wanted the whole world or nothing."
"The land created me. I'm wild and lonesome. Even as I travel the cities, I'm more at home in the vacant lots."
"You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them."
"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world."
"Live all you can; it's a mistake not to."
"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."
"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars."
"Freedom is something that dies unless it's used."
"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."
"I don't care two hoots about civilization. I want to wander in the wild."
"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."
"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."
"I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller."
"I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible."
"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."
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
"You are the Master of your Fate, the Captain of your Soul."
"I do not intend to tiptoe through life to arrive safely at death."
"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!"
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."
"We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that death will tremble to take us."
"If we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet."
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
"People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of."
"One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm."
"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."
"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 locals whenever possible."
"Dream as if you will live forever; live as if you will die today."
"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."
"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe."
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
"If you don't like where you are, move. You are not a tree."
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
"You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."
"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal."
"One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure."
"We have been dying since we got here and forgot to enjoy the view - live fully."
"One day you'll wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now."
"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."
"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."