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50 Road Trip Quotes to Make Your Journey Memorable

It’s road trip season, and I’m sure you’re excited about starting the adventure with your friends. But before you start packing for a road trip, make sure to look at these 50 road trip quotes!

These quotes will help keep those conversations going and inspire adventure as you travel down some of the world’s most famous roads.

They also capture the spirit of what it means to be on a road trip: exploring new places, meeting new people, and seeing beautiful scenery as you go.

50 Road Trip Quotes to Make Your Journey Memorable

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

2. “The road is life.” – Jack Kerouac

3. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

4. “People don’t take trips; trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

5. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

6. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

7. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

8. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

9. “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

10. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

11. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – Iain Sinclair

12. “The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

13. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” – Anonymous

15. “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

16. “Nobody can discover the world for you. You have to go out and find it yourself.” – Rudyard Kipling

17. “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this life, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” – Robert Frost

18. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the road less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

19. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – G.K. Chesterton

20. “It’s not about where you’re going, it’s about who you’re with.” – Unknown

21. “The world is a beautiful place, and I’m glad to be alive.” – Unknown

22. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde

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

24. “Jobs fill your pocket but adventures fill your soul.” ~ Jamie Lyn Beatty

25. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

26. The journey is the destination. – Unknown

27. “There’s no such thing as a boring road trip.” – Unknown

28. “A road trip is a perfect way to see America.” – Unknown

29. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” -Irving Wallace

30. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

31. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

32. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction” – Unknown

33. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. ~ David McCullough

34. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all” ~ Helen Keller

35. “Take only memories, leave only footprints” ~ Chief Seattle

36. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” -Benjamin Disraeli

37. “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”- Mark Twain

38. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” -Aldous Huxley

39. “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

40. “The road to nowhere leads to me.” – Unknown

41. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

42. “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

43. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

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

45. “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

46. “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

47.” “The journey is my home” – Muriel Rukeyser.

48. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart!” -Confucius

49. “Oh the places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

50. “Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” -Roy M. Goodman

Final Thoughts

If you need a little inspiration to get on the road, this list of quotes from some of our favorite authors and thinkers should do it. They’ll make your journey memorable for all the right reasons. Now go out there, organize your road trip, and explore!


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