I'm a full-time traveler and I travel light. Very light. 11 pounds of stuff in one bag light. I think that living and traveling as light as possible is so much easier and less of a burden to your body and your mind. Here's a collection of my favorite quotes about minimalism, voluntary simplicity, and traveling light.
"When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money."
"It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly."
"He who would travel happily must travel light."
antoine de saint-exupéry
"Travel light. Live light. Spread the light. Be the light."
"We should travel light and live simply. Our enemy is not possessions but excess."
"I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are."
diane von furstenberg
"Everything you own must be able to fit inside one suitcase; then your mind might be free."
"Stuff is not passive. Stuff wants your time, attention, allegiance. But you know it as well as I do, life is more important than the things we accumulate."
"Real wealth, security, and contentment come not from the trinkets we amass but from how we spend the one life we’ve been given."
"The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less."
"Possessions are usually diminished by possession."
"We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life."
"Out of clutter, find simplicity."
"Any half-awake materialist well knows that which you hold holds you."
"Be wary of any enterprise that requires new clothes."
"Houses are full of things that gather dust."
"I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value."
"My greatest skill in life has been to want but little."
"Let your memory be your travel bag."
"The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them."
"Living with less comes with massive freedom."
"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!"
"Simplify. Identify the esstential. Eliminate the rest."
"Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions."
"Concern yourself less with possessions. Concern yourself more with living."
"Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter."
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
leonardo da vinci
"If you own a rug you own too much."
“As long as possible live free and uncommitted."
"The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things."
“The things you own end up owning you.”
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
"Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like."
"Simplicity is the essence of happiness."
"The best things in life aren’t things."
"Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves."
edwin way teale
"Less is more."
ludwig mies van der rohe
"Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life." katharine fullerton gerould
"Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all."
nathan w morris
"Life arrives and departs on its own schedule, not ours; it’s time to travel light, and be ready to go wherever it takes us."