40 Road Trip Quotes To Help Get You On the Road!

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Sometimes a good road trip is all you need to clear your head. Whether that be across North America, or across Africa these road trip quotes will get you inspired before, during, and after your epic trip.

In no particular order here are some of our favorite road trip quotes.

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Our Favorite Road Trip Quotes

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.

— Byrd Baggett

“Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.”

– Jon Bon Jovi

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out that there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.”

— Unknown

“I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.”

– Walt Whitman

“Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes—oh, and directions.”

– Jenn McKinlay

on Iceland's ring road

“The road is there. It will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”

Chris Humphrey

“The two impulses in travel are to get away from home, and the other is to pursue something – a landscape, people, an exotic place. Certainly finding a place that you like or discovering something unusual is a very sustaining thing in travel.”

– Paul Theroux

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”

– Susan Sontag

“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”

— Confucius

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”

Babs Hoffman

“Travel sparks our imagination, feeds our curiosity, and reminds us how much we all have in common.”

— Deborah Lloyd

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” 

– Lewis Carroll

 “Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien

“Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.”

– Jerry Seinfeld

“One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.”

-Henry Miller

Iceland Camping Kirkjufell

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”

– Douglas Adams

“You may not find a path, but you will find a way.”

– Tom Wolfe

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

― Pat Conroy

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going. It’s who you have beside you.”

— Unknown

“I want to go on a road trip. Just you and me. The highway, the radio, the blue sky, the back roads, and windows down. We’ll talk about everything and nothing. We’ll sing our hearts out, and we’ll make memories we’ll never forget. Just you and me.”

— Unknown

“Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.”

— Emma Chase

“Sometimes, it’s only in walking the path that we discover why we are walking at all.”

-Richard Paul Evans

North Coast 500

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”

– Angela N. Blount

“The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”

– Chris Humphrey

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

– Jack Kerouac

“Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then, we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us always. Because stories are more important than things.”

— Victoria Erickson

Lions in Hwange

You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

-Karen Blixen

 “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

-Helen Keller

“‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

-J.R.R Tolkien

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

-John Steinbeck

“I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

-Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

-T.S Eliot

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.”

-Wilfred Peterson

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“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”

– Rachel Wolchin

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all”

– Oscar Wildze

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

– Neale Donald Walsch

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.”

– Anita Septimus



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