It's that time of year again when we cast longing glances across the oceans and dream of the restorative power of travel... for centuries, exploring foreign lands has been a source of fascination - no one more so than for our literary greats.

In the course of their journeys, authors and poets have provided us with countless life quotes inspired by travel's ability to expand the mind, so to help get you in the mood for your summer holiday, we've compiled our 22 favourites.

DIGEST: 22 Travel Quotes

And for those of us unable to get away this year, a crumb of comfort from Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni, who once insisted: “A wise traveler never despises his own country.”

What are some of your favourite quotes about travel? Let us know below!

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  • John Steinbeck

    "A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it."<br> <br> (PA)

  • Saint Augustine

    "The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."<br><br>(wikimediacommons)

  • Aldous Huxley

    "Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure."<br><br>(PA)

  • George Orwell

    "Everyone who has travelled by primitive methods in an undeveloped country knows that the difference between that kind of travel and modern travel in trains, cars, etc., is the difference between life and death. "The nomad who walks or rides, with his baggage stowed on a camel or an ox-cart, may suffer every kind of discomfort, but at least he is living while he is travelling; whereas for the passenger in an express train or a luxury liner his journey is an interregnum, a kind of temporary death."<br> <br> (PA)

  • J. R. R. Tolkien

    "Not all those who wander are lost."<br><br>(PA)

  • Maya Angelou

    "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."<br><br>(PA)

  • Ernest Hemingway

    "Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up."<br><br>(PA)

  • Cesare Pavese

    "Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort 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."<br><br>(wikimediacommons)

  • D. H. Lawrence

    "When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don't know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in."<br><br>(wikimediacommons)

  • G. K. Chesterton

    "The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land."<br><br>(PA)

  • Jack Kerouac

    "Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life."<br><br>(PA)

  • Lillian Smith

    "I soon realised that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within."<br><br>(PA)

  • Marcel Proust

    "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."<br><br>(wikimediacommons)

  • Mark Twain

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."<br><br>(PA)

  • Robert Louis Stevenson

    "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."<br><br>(PA)

  • Rudyard Kipling

    "The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it."<br><br>(PA)

  • Seneca

    "Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."<br><br>(wikimediacommons)

  • William S. Burroughs

    "Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole."<br><br>(PA)

  • Carlo Goldoni

    "A wise traveler never despises his own country."<br><br>(wikimediacommons)

  • William Wordsworth

    "I travelled among unknown men, In lands beyond the sea; Nor, England! did I know till then What love I bore to thee."<br><br>(PA)

  • Walt Whitman

    "O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself."<br><br>(PA)

  • William Shakespeare

    "... then the world's mine oyster."<br><br>(PA)