Wanderlust Quotes



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

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

” …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

” The trees called to me, urging me to abandon what I knew and vanish into the oncoming night. It was a desire that had been tugging me with disconcerting frequency these days. – Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls)

” And we laugh and laugh and all I know is at thus 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. – Kristen Smith, The Geography of Girlhood

” 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

” Sometimes I think a man could wander across the disc all his life and not see everything there is to see,’ said Twoflower. ‘And now it seems there are lots of other worlds as well. When I think I might die without seeing a hundredth of all there is to see it makes me feel,’ he paused, then added, ‘well, humble, I suppose. And very angry, of course. – Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic (Discworld, #1)

” Paradise was always over there, a days sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and in 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

” Nostalgia in reverse, the longing fro yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring. – Vladimir Nabokov, Mary



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