21/06/2012 06:21 BST | Updated 21/08/2012 06:12 BST

Life Quotes: Literary Figures On ...Travel

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!

22 Literary Quotes About Travel