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130+ Beautiful Wander Quotes To Encourage A Love Of Travel

Give in to these beautiful wander quotes.

The traditional definition of wander refers to the act of roaming around aimlessly.

The term wander is often linked to travel. It means when someone travels without a fixed goal, as per their heart's desires, or people and their newfound love for wanderlust.

In this list you will get some of the best wandering quotes, quotes about travel, quotes about nature, and nature quotes. The quotes about wander include wanderlust quotes as well which people love to read and try new things. If you get lost in these quotes about wander appeal to your inner wanderer, take a look at our bucket list quotes and [mother nature quotes].

Wander Quotes

If you want to read old and new wanderlust quotes and make your mind travel places and get lost in following that wanderlust feeling then your want ends here. Take a look and experience the things we have found for you - quotes that are a thing of beauty for your travel experience. Let the mind journey and travel places with these quotes as they help make your travel better!

1. "She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city."

- Roman Payne, 'The Wanderess', 2013.

2. "I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment."

- Hilaire Belloc.

3. "That’s the place to get to—nowhere. One wants to wander away from the world’s somewheres, into our own nowhere."

- D.H. Lawrence, 'Women In Love', 1920.

4. "I have ridiculously bad eyesight, but I have learned to live with an impressionistic view. Life is a Monet painting. I wander around enjoying myopia."

- Milo Yiannopoulos.

5. "Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place."

- Mandy Hale.

6. "I can just let my curiosity wander unleashed."

- James C. Collins.

7. "Once you’ve started to leave, you will run your whole life."

- Charlotte Eriksson.

8. "Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality."

- Nikola Tesla.

9. "A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander."

- Roman Payne, 'The Wanderess', 2013.

10. "There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by."

- William Cullen Bryant.

11. "Have we ever thought that being lost is our destination?"

- Craig D. Lounsbrough.

12. "The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one."

- John Dyer.

13. "I am much inclined to live from my rucksack, and let my trousers fray as they like."

- Hermann Hesse.

14. "We are so much the victims of abstraction that with the Earth in flames we can barely rouse ourselves to wander across the room and look at the thermostat."

- Terence McKenna.

15. "I am a free soul, singing my heart out by myself no matter where I go and I call strangers my friends because I learn things and find ways to fit them into my own world."

- Charlotte Eriksson.

16. "Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."

- Georges Bataille.

17. "What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course."

- Roman Payne, 'The Wanderess', 2013.

18. "It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without having a critic, forever, like the old man of the sea, upon his back."

- Marianne Moore.

19. "In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone."

- Carson McCullers, 'The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter', 1940.

20. "Our minds have a tendency to wander. To duck and feint and keep us at a slight remove from the moment at hand."

- Dani Shapiro.

21. "The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder."

- Suzy Kassem, 'Rise Up And Salute The Sun: The Writings Of Suzy Kassem', 2011.

22. "Had Cain been Scot, God would have changed his doom nor forced him wander, but confine him home."

- John Cleveland.

23. "All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither; deep roots are not reached by the frost."

- J.R.R. Tolkien.

24. "We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost."

- Henry Rollins.

25. "Wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival."

- J.A. Baker, 'The Peregrine', 1967.

26. "When you procrastinate, you're more likely to let your mind wander. That gives you a better chance of stumbling onto the unusual and spotting unexpected patterns."

- Adam Grant.

Mountain Quotes

Inspiring mountain quotes for every traveler.

Keep reading these mountain quotes to get to the peak of motivation. These are great travel quotes that will help your mind reach different places and journey beyond!

27. "You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you."

– John Muir.

28. "The climb speaks to our character, but the view, I think, to our souls."

– Lori Lansens.

29. "The mountains are calling and I must go."

– John Muir.

30. "Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory."

– Ed Viesturs.

31. "Go where you feel most alive."

- Unknown*.

32. "When life gives you mountains put on your boots and hike."

- Unknown*.

33. "Going to the mountains is going home."

- Unknown*.

34. “When everything feels like an uphill struggle, think of the view from the top."

- Unknown*.

35. "How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!"

– John Muir.

36. "Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing."

– Barry Finlay.

37. "I like geography best because your mountains & rivers know the secret; Pay no attention to borders."

– Brian Andreas.

38. "Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."

– David McCullough Jr.

39. "Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion."

– Anatoli Boukreev.

40. "If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain."

- Unknown*.

41. "Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."

– John Muir.

42. "When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart."

– Dan May.

43."Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity."

– John Muir.

44. "A little more altitude, a little less attitude."

- Unknown*.

45. "Over every mountain, there is a pass, although it may not be seen from the valley."

- Unknown*.

46. "Each fresh peak ascended teaches something."

– Sir Martin Conway.

47. "Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained."

– Aleksander Lwow.

48. "Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains."

– Jeffrey Rasley.

49. "Life is better in hiking boots."

- Unknown*.

50. "Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains."

– Dee Brown.

51. "'I like the mountains because they make me feel small,' Jeff says. 'They help me sort out what’s important in life'."

– Mark Obmascik.

52. "How wild it was to let it be."

– Cheryl Strayed.

Beach Quotes

Give a read of these beach quotes to follow the part of your wandering heart which calls for the ocean and wish to journey to exotic places.

53. "Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home."

– Sylvia Earle.

54. "Only at the beach can we go a splishin’ and a splashin’."

- Kate Summers.

55. "Let the waves hit your feet, and the sand be your seat."

- Unknown*.

56. “My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near to the ocean’s edge as I can go.”

– Henry David Thoreau.

57. “The sea! the sea! the open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free!”

- Bryan W. Procter.

58. "The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul."

– Robert Wyland.

59. “Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.”

- The Beach Boys.

60. “To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.”

– Emilia Wickstead.

61. "You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity."

– Alysha Speer.

62. "Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away."

– Sarah Kay.

63. “The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective.”

– Beyoncé.

64. "Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free."

– Christy Ann Martine.

65. “Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”

- Unknown*.

66. “Sky above, sand below, peace within.”

- Unknown*.

67. "You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop."

– Rumi.

68. “Sky above, sand below, peace within.”

- Unknown*.

69. “A walk on the beach soothes the soul.”

- Unknown*.

70. “Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.”

– Ryunosuke Satoro.

71. “The waves of the sea help me get back to me.”

– Jill Davis.

72. “A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.”

– Henry Grunwald.

73. “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.”

– Kahlil Gibran.

74. “I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods. I believe in the waves wiping away worries. I believe in seashells bringing good luck. I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.”

75. “It doesn’t matter where you go in life, as long as you go to the beach.”

- Unknown*.

76. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson.

77. “At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.”

–Sandy Gingras.

78. “What I want in a good beach read is sunshine, drama, easy-reading and transportation to another world and other people’s problems.”

– Jane Green.

Quotes About Nature

Quotes that are a part of nature itself.

These best nature quotes will make feel at one with the greenery.

79. "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."

- Frank Lloyd Wright.

80. "The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see."

- Albert Einstein.

81. "Choose only one master—nature."

- Rembrandt.

82. "Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians."

- Unknown*.

83. "Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."

- Lao Tzu.

84. "The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream."

- Jack Kerouac.

85. "If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."

- Laura Ingalls Wilder.

86. "The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream."

- Jack Kerouac.

87. "There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."

—Rachel Carson.

88. "If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees."

- Rainer Maria Rilke.

89. "Leave the road, take the trails."

- Pythagoras.

90. "Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

91. "Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."

- Henry David Thoreau.

92. "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

- Rachel Carson.

93. "In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful."

–Alice Walker.

94. "For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it."

- Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

95. "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."

- Kahlil Gibran.

96. "Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions."

- Antoinette Brown Blackwell.

97. "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

- Albert Einstein.

98. "Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known."

- Carl Sagan.

99. "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads."

- Henry David Thoreau.

100. "Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet."

- Brooke Hampton.

101. "To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."

- Helen Keller.

102. "The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

103. "We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

- Unknown*.

104. "I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy'."

- Sylvia Plath.

105. "There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story."

- Linda Hogan.

Tourist Quotes

No wander quotes list is complete without some good old travel and tourist-y quotes. Read on to amp up your journey plans with these quotes! Have a great journey!

106. "Choose to change your wish list to a check list. Live more, do more rather than wishing more."

- De Philosopher DJ Kyos.

107. "You perceive, I generalize with intrepidity from single instances. It is the tourist's custom."

- Mark Twain.

108. "A tourist can't help but have a distorted opinion of a place: he meets unrepresentative people, has unrepresentative experiences, and runs around imposing upon the place the fantastic mental pictures he had in his head when he got there."

- Michael Lewis, 'Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World', 2011.

109. "Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy."

- Thomas Jefferson.

110. "Move to a new country and you quickly see that visiting a place as a tourist, and actually moving there for good, are two very different things."

- Tahir Shah, 'Travels With Myself', 2011.

111. "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."

- Mark Twain.

112. "Anyone who needs more than one suitcase is a tourist, not a traveler."

- Ira Levin.

113. "I traveled among unknown men, in lands beyond the sea; nor England! did I know till then what love I bore to thee."

- William Wordsworth.

114. "You've always been a tourist here. You just didn't know it."

- Khaled Hosseini, 'The Kite Runner', 2003.

115. "Sailing round the world in a dirty gondola oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!"

- Bob Dylan.

116. "Traveling changes not just a man, but his art as well."

- Henry Johnson Jr.

117. "In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge."

- Samuel Johnson.

118. "Life is a tour, we are all tourists."

- Dr. P. S. Jagadeesh Kumar.

119. "Travel is a fool's paradise."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

120. "And maybe we are all tourists in this underwater world—snorkels are our temporary visas, allowing us to visit this mysterious country for brief slices of time."

- Dallas Woodburn.

121. "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.

122. "Why should cats care about the rules of men? In their minds, everyone else here is a tourist."

- Maria Lehtman.

123. "Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better."

- Henry David Thoreau.

124. "When you live in a country that speaks a language you don’t know, you learn a lot. You learn not to complain: too much of a hassle."

- Alberto Madrigal.

125. "The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are."

- Samuel Johnson.

126. "Travelling the road will tell you more about the road than Google will tell you about the road."

- Amit Kalantri.

127. "Never let your memories go."

- Unknown*.

128. "Travelling shouldn't be just a tour, it should be a tale."

- Amit Kalantri.

129. "The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."

– W.B. Yeats.

130. "Be a true traveller, don't be a temporary tourist."

- Amit Kalantri.

131. "Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator."

– Robert Orben.

132. "Travel expands the mind and fills the gap."

– Sheda Savage.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for wander quotes then why not take a look at follow your heart quotes, storm quotes, or [rain quotes].

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