by Tamlin Wightman on February 13, 2012
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From the Traveller’s Mouth

We consider ourselves travellers here at Rhino Africa. You know, as opposed to “tourists”. We travel Africa and beyond for the experiences and sights, not for bragging rights at the bar after work. Travel is personal. Travel is life. Here are some of our favourite quotes about travel and adventure from the great travellers of the world and classic travel books and films to inspire you:

  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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
  • “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
  • “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli
  • “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley
  • “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac
  • “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
  • “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
How many pages have you read?
  • “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
  • “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed
  • “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
  • “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
  • “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
  • “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron
Image from thewanderlustproject.com
  • “One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.” – Sir Richard Burton
  • “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan
  • “It is good to have an end to journey toward but it is the journey that matters in the end” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “If you reject the food, ignore the customs,
fear the religion and avoid the people,
you might better stay at home.” – James Michener
  • “Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life.” – Michael Palin
  • “All things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the world: those that stay at home and those that do not.” – Rudyard Kipling
Wanderlust
  • “To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It’s futile to gaze at the world through a car window.” – Albert Einstein
  • “I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” – Jack in Titanic
  • “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road
  • “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” – Susan Heller
  • “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? — it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road
  • “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux
  • “Nobody ever forgets their first night in the bush. It’s among the precious, meagre handful of life firsts that remain indelible.” – AA Gill, Previous Convictions
Christopher McCandless

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