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Quotes About Wanderlust

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Jack Kerouac
“because he had no place he could stay in without getting tired of it and because there was nowhere to go but everywhere, keep rolling under the stars...”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“You're not sorry to go, of course. With people like us our home is where we are not... No one person in the world is necessary to you or to me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Robert W. Service
“There's a race of men that don't fit in,
A race that can't sit still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain's crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don't know how to rest.”
Robert W. Service

Leah Stewart
“To belong nowhere is a blessing and a curse, like any kind of freedom.”
Leah Stewart, The Myth of You and Me

Charlotte Eriksson
“All I wanted was to live a life where I could be me, and be okay with that. I had no need for material possessions, money or even close friends with me on my journey. I never understood people very well anyway, and they never seemed to understand me very well either. All I wanted was my art and the chance to be the creator of my own world, my own reality. I wanted the open road and new beginnings every day.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps

Robert W. Service
“The Wanderlust has got me... by the belly-aching fire”
Robert W. Service, Rhymes of a Rolling Stone

Rebecca Solnit
“The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood.”
Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

J. Maarten Troost
“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home.”
J. Maarten Troost, Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

Rebecca Solnit
“I love going out of my way, beyond what I know, and finding my way back a few extra miles, by another trail, with a compass that argues with the map…nights alone in motels in remote western towns where I know no one and no one I know knows where I am, nights with strange paintings and floral spreads and cable television that furnish a reprieve from my own biography, when in Benjamin’s terms, I have lost myself though I know where I am. Moments when I say to myself as feet or car clear a crest or round a bend, I have never seen this place before. Times when some architectural detail on vista that has escaped me these many years says to me that I never did know where I was, even when I was home.”
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

J.R.R. Tolkien
“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Elizabeth Bishop
“all my life i have lived and behaved very much like the sandpiper just running down the edges of different countries and continents, looking for something.”
Elizabeth Bishop

Jack Kerouac
“...but I preferred reading the American landscape as we went along. Every bump, rise, and stretch in it mystified my longing.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Kirsten Smith
“and we laugh and laugh and
all I know is
at this moment I feel like
I can do anything I want
and be anyone I want
and go anywhere on the globe
and still call it home”
Kirsten Smith, The Geography of Girlhood

“I keep going back
as if Im looking for something I have lost
back to the motherland, sisterland, fatherland
back to the beacon, the breast
the smell and taste of the breeze,
and the singing of the rain.”
Heather Nova, The Sorrowjoy

“Wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival.”
J.A. Baker, The Peregrine: The Hill of Summer & Diaries: The Complete Works of J. A. Baker

Elisabeth Eaves
“I know it's not strictly sex that accounts for my straying the motive usually attributed to men. I think it's just too tempting to have two lives rather than one. Some people think that too much travel begets infidelity: Separation and opportunity test the bonds of love. I think it's more likely that people who hate to make choices to settle on one thing or another are attracted to travel. Travel doesn't beget a double life. The appeal of the double life begets travel.”
Elisabeth Eaves, Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

Jonathan Safran Foer
“A map such as that one is worth many hundreds, and as luck will have it, thousands of dollars. But more than this, it is a remembrance of that time before our planet was so small. When this map was made, I thought, you could live without knowing where you were not living.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

“will I ever get over the pull I feel to both of these places?”
Sara Ferguson

Sarah Reijonen
“How you live your life is up to you. You have to go out and grab the world by the horns. Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you.”
Sarah Reijonen, Country Girl: Letting Love & Wanderlust Take the Reins

Danielle Steel
“There was something much greater she needed to feed her soul, and perhaps one day soon she would go...”
Danielle Steel, Wanderlust

Whitney Otto
“While she was in transit, being unattached was exhilarating, but the moment she stopped, so did the high.”
Whitney Otto, Eight Girls Taking Pictures

Alastair Reynolds
“I've seen marvelous things, Sunday. I've looked back from the edge of the system and seen this planet, this Earth, reduced to a tiny dot of pale blue. I know what that feels like. To think that dot is where we came from, where we evolved out of the chaos and the dirt. And I know what it feels like to imagine going further. To hold that incredible, dangerous thought in my mind, if only for an instant. To think: what if I don't go home? What if I just keep traveling? Watching that pale-blue dot fall ever further away, until the darkness swallowed it and there was no turning back. Until Earth was just a blue memory.”
Alastair Reynolds, Blue Remembered Earth

Rebecca Solnit
“For many years, I have been moved by the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, that color of horizons, of remote mountain ranges, of anything far away. The color of that distance is the color of an emotion, the color of solitude and of desire, the color of there seen from here, the color of where you are not. And the color of where you can never go.”
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Charlie LeDuff
“But wanderlust is like a pretty girl - you wake up one morning, find she's grown old and decide that either you're going to commit your life or you're going to walk away.”
Charlie LeDuff, Detroit: An American Autopsy

Roman Payne
“In my errant life I roamed
to learn the secrets of women and men,
of gods and dreams.
I lived in wealth and poverty,
in fame and calamity.
I saw every country of our world,
I lived a thousand lives.
Many lives I spent, other lives I squandered,
for in my life I never traveled, all I did was wander.”
Roman Payne

Edna Ferber
“It sounds so far away and different. I like different places. I like any places that isn't here.”
Edna Ferber, Gigolo

Roman Payne
“She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty.”
Roman Payne

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