In this post I have assembled some fun and inspirational quotes about traveling. I hope you'll really like some of those!
Henry Rollins is an American musician, actor, and writer. Rollins is also well known for his media work, he worked as a host on several shows and contributed to various newspapers, magazines and websites.
American novelist and poet published "On the Road" in 1957, it's one of the defining books of the Beat movement.
This Chinese writer and translator is well known for translations of classic Chinese texts into English. Lin Yutang lived mainly in the USA, and he contributed greatly to the popularisation of Chinese literature in the West.
Kate Wiggin, an American educator and author of children's novels, was a powerful advocate of children welfare and education, she lived and worked in the XIXth and the early XXth century, when children labor was used widely.
Lao Tzu or Laozi ("Old Master" in Chinese) was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. His book the Tao Te Ching is a fundamental text for the Chinese religion Taoism. Taoism emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (no one knows what Tao is though), and the Lao Tzu's quote on travel reflects this philosophy.
G.K. Chesterton is in many ways an English version of Mark Twain, you will find lots of witty quotes of Chesterton, but the contemporary public knew him for controvercial or even riduculous ideas. He was a critic of both capitalism and socialism, promoting "distributism" as "the third way".
An essayist and memoirist born to Cuban parents in France, she was one of the first important writers of modern female erotica.
Rumi was a medieval Muslim poet and mystic, he believed that arts, notably music, poetry and dance are a path for reaching God. His prose and poems are astonishenly modern, sophisticated and tolerant.
Desai is an Indian novelist and Professor of Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, despite being in her 80s she is still actively writing.
Judith Thurman is an American writer and producer, she is also a staff writer in The New Yorker magazine.
Ma is a Chinese-born British writer, his works are inspired by lengthy journeys through China and Tibet.
Mitchell's Cloud Atlas is of course well known, it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2004 and made into a film in 2012. His latest book From Me Flows What You Call Time lays buried in the Norwegian woods, set to be published in 2114.
Famous poet of the 17th century Japan, Matsuo was well known during his lifetime and remains hugely popular today.
Payne is an American novelist, poet, and adventurer, currently lives in Morocco.
The Scottish novelist and travel writer is well known for his great works including "Treasure Island" or "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Stevenson himself traveled a lot, having lived in Scotland, California, Tahiti, New Zealand, the Samoan Islands, and various other places.
Japanese novelist and short story writer is well known for its works inspired by the dark side of modern Japan.
Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, oversaw India's transition from a colony to a democratic republic. Being an Agnostic he fought against religious taboos and dogmatic mentality.
Bolaño, Chilean novelist, is one of the most significant Latin American writers.
Alex Garland is an English novelist and screenwriter, he also recently made his directorial debut with a si-fi movie Ex Machina. The Beach is based upon author’s own travels across Europe and Asia, it was made into a film in 2000, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton.
Aesop was an ancient Greek fabulist and story teller. In his own time there were coins with his image coined in his hometown of Delphi, and his fables got as far as Japan as early as 17th century.
An American chef and TV personality, he is well known for his books on cooking. However Bourdain's writings include both fiction as well as non-fiction, he also had a travel show on The Travel Channel.
A Nigerian writer and poet, popular in African countries.
Edna Ferber was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and playwright.
Levin's most popular works include the famous "The Stepford Wives" and "Rosemary's Baby". Stephen King described Levin as "the Swiss watchmaker of suspense novels".
This American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer is one of the most citeted in the world.
Marcel Proust is considered to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century, but his main work "In Search of Lost Time" consisting of 1,267,069 words (more than 4 000 pages when published on paper) drives little attention today.
Tolkien himself didn't tavel much, apart from the war business, but his characters are always on the move.
Melville's works asre based on his experience at sea as a sailor. Melville traveled the world on several ships for 5 years, he became a successful travel and adventure writer straight upon his return to the USA.
Maya Angelo was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist, in her lifetime Angelo had worked as a sex worker, nightclub dancer, actor, and journalist. On the internet nowadays she is well known for brilliant and inspiring quotes.
Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales, but he also was a popular travel writer.
Besides literature work Stevenson wrote over 123 original musical compositions or arrangements, including ten songs written to his own poetry.
Cesare Pavese, an Italian poet, novelist, translated both classic and recent American and British authors and intoduced quite a few English language authors to the Italian public.
According to one of the Taoist myths Lao Tzu lived nine hundred and ninety years (in his last incarnation) and spent his last life traveling.
Whitman is one the most influential American poets, he was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War, and also worked as a journalist, a teacher, and a government clerk.