112+ Best Vacation Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational vacation quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Vacation Quotes

A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking. – Earl Wilson

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. – Elbert Hubbard

A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by a mother who sees that the others get it. – Marcelene Cox

I don’t need a vacation in the traditional sense, like I would if I had a job I hated. – James Franco

If your work requires you to travel, you will understand that there’s no vacation destination like home. – Park Chan-wook

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. – Morris Fishbein

My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean. – Nina Arianda

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance. – Unknown

I’m having a vacation, and it’s so beautiful, and maybe I’ll never get another film idea in my life. – Lars von Trier

In the technology industry, a 48 hour work week would be, for most, a vacation. – Jason Calacanis

Taking a vacation can actually increase the likelihood of getting a raise or a promotion. – Shawn Achor

A period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need. – Unknown

An upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate. – Jaime Kurtz

A vacation is a sunburn at premium prices. – Hal Chadwicke

A proper vacation does three things. It takes you away from the stresses and demands of your daily life; it gives your body time to heal and rejuvenate; and, it invigorates your mind by returning you to your natural rhythm. – Sage Wilcox

When we’re on vacation – it doesn’t matter where – I will go and look for a game. – Neymar

One of the biggest challenges about going on vacation is planning the trip. – Paul Brodie

My idea of a vacation is staying home and doing short day hikes, floating the river and things like that. – Tim Cahill

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. – Robert Orben

Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation? – Zig Ziglar

A vacation is like love – anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia. – Unknown

Having someone cook all your meals is the best vacation ever! – Tamra Davis

Vacation must be more than a word if it is meant to provide a total change of scenery and mindset. While it is recognized that the ideal vacation varies from person to person, or family to family, a vacation should always provide the absence of stress and regeneration of the spirit. – Byron Pulsifer

I like to be productive – it’s very hard for me to go on vacation because I just feel like I’m losing time. – Jim James

A vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work. – Morris Fishbein

The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind. – Jack Adam Weber

For me, the best vacation is just relaxing on the couch! – Scotty McCreery

I used to work in kitchens, doing 12 or more hours a day of physical labor, so today, eight to 12 hours of cooking, chatting or filming feels like a vacation. When I have a scheduled ‘day off,’ I spend several hours writing, then I clean until I crash from fatigue. I don’t relax well. – Rachael Ray

When you go on vacation with people, you learn a lot about them. – Sarah Mlynowski

My whole life is a vacation. – Leon Bridges

A vacation should be just long enough that your boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you. – unknown

A wise man travels to discover himself. – James Russell Lowell

Not every vacation is equal. And theory – the idea that vacations should increase happiness – doesn’t always translate to reality. – Shawn Achor

If I’m going on vacation, I just work ahead. – Mort Walker

My work is like my vacation, so in a way every day is like Saturday. – Ludacris

Every man who possibly can should force himself to a holiday of a full month in a year, whether he feels like taking it or not. – William James

The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don’t know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left. – Nhat Hanh

I don’t think I’ve ever had a vacation, to be quite honest with you. – Rob Dyrdek

Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound. – Walter Annenberg

I always try to have a vacation. – Sophia Loren

To take a job just so I can go on a fancy vacation doesn’t really seem worth it. – Melanie Lynskey

Holiday: A period of activity so intense that it can only be undertaken three or four weeks in the year. – Miles Kington

The average vacation is one-tenth playing-nine-tenths paying. – Arnold Glasow

Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony – this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for. – Jean Baudrillard

I can take a week’s vacation – maybe a week and a half – but after that, I’m itching to go back to work. – Ashley Tisdale

When you go all over the world for work, your dream vacation is your bedroom. – Jack Antonoff

Take those vacations and do not take your laptop or iphone or blackberry – you are on vacation and that means having a real break and not just going to a different location and doing much of the same thing. – Byron Pulsifer

My Vocation is my Vacation. I love what I do. – Nick Cannon

I can’t think of anything that excites a great sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. – Bill Bryson

Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation. – Leo Tolstoy

I don’t mind doing the bracing British beach bit, anoraks and gumboots and soggy fish fingers in the Sun-‘n’-Sands Café, so long as no one suggests I am supposed to enjoy it. – Katherine Whitehorn

I have never believed that vacations are luxuries. They are our necessities-just like shelter, clothes, and food, they make us feel like humans and not like animals that care only for survival. – Alexander Babinets

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work; but when they seldom come, the wished for come. – Shakespeare

Make your vocation your vacation. That is the secret to success. – Mark Twain

If some people didn’t tell you, you’d never know they’d been away on a vacation. – Kin Hubbard

Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. – Maya Angelou

As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation. – John Battelle

When people went on vacation, they shed their home skins, thought they could be a new person. – Aimee Friedman

My goal is to hit the gym every day I’m on vacation. Usually I just end up sleeping and drinking beer. – Gary Allan

On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant. – Christian Dior

Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun. – Taylor Hawkins

If you come home as happy as you leave, you have had a good vacation. – Unknown

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. – James Michener

Laughter is an instant vacation. – Milton Berle

I’m not wild about holidays. They always seem a ludicrously expensive way of proving there’s no place like home. – Jilly Cooper

It isn’t how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it’s how you spend the time. – David Brenner

After a while, just staying alive becomes a full-time job. No wonder we need a vacation. – Michael Zadoorian

I’m a big believer in living life as an extended working vacation. – Victoria Moran

There are 365 days and 52 weekends in a year. Even if you are short on time off, you can still take weekend getaways. Does that count as a vacation? Of course it does. – Anita Kaltenbaugh

Cruises are a great way to vacation! The best part is the flexibility. You can book a one-day cruise, or a 108-day- around-the-world cruise, and a whole lot of options in between. You unpack once, and get a taste of a new place every day. – Deb Graham

Take a vacation from your stressful thoughts by changing your thoughts. – Debasish Mridha

For me, working is the ultimate vacation, for lack of a better word. Its being in-between jobs were it becomes emotional, and brutal, and draining. – Ashley Bell

Sometimes I think I don’t need a vacation because I do what I like to do. I am very fortunate! – Enric Sala

In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius! – Mehmet Murat Ildan

When all else fails, take a vacation. – Betty Williams

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. – Elbert Hubbard

Let your holidays be associated with great public events, and they may be the life of patriotism as well as a source of relaxation and personal employment. – Tryon Edwards

A vacation helps to relieve stress and boredom, gives us a change of scenery, provides us with adventure, and helps to bring us closer to the people in our lives. – E. S. Woods

Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less and vacation MORE. – Lea Mishell

The breaks you take from work pay you back manifold when you return because you come back with a fresher mind and newer thinking. Some of your best ideas come when you’re on vacation. – Gautam Singhania

We need to develop a ‘vacation attitude’ every day by being focused on what we need to accomplish by the end of each day. – Catherine Pulsifer

Vacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options. – Anne Wilson Schaef

One-week vacations are too short to prevent burnout; by the time you relax enough not to think about the office the week is almost up. – Cecilia Mikalac

No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell. – Jewish Proverb

It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Read a lot when you’re on vacation, but nothing that has to do with your business. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The average vacation is one-tenth playing-nine-tenths paying. – Arnold Glasow

The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart, when the full tide of feeling overflows. – Longfellow

The longing to get away from it all never was so great as in our present time of tension and trouble. We want something to lift us out of the mess into which much of life seems to have fallen. – Glenn Stewart

The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation. – Unknown

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. – St. Augustine

I want to vacation so long, I forget all my passwords. – Unknown

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. – Nelson Mandela

To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. – Charles Horton Cooley

Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does. – John Kenneth Galbraith

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca

Vacation is that time when you wish you had something to do while doing nothing. – Frank Tyger

Vacations brighten a man. They tend to make his work more attractive to him and to make him more attractive to his work. – Harry Van Demark

We’ve never had a holiday. A week or two at Balmoral, or ten days at Sandringham, is the nearest we get. – Princess Anne

When in doubt, go on vacation! – unknown

Who first invented work, and bound the free and holiday-rejoicing spirit down? – Lamb

With me, a change of trouble is as good as a vacation. – David Lloyd George

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen. – Benjamin Disraeli

The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists. – Sam Ewing

Travel makes a wise man better, and a fool worse. – Thomas Fuller

Of journeying the benefits are many: the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, the meeting of unknown friends, and the learning of high manners. – Sadi Gulistan

I would like to spend my whole life traveling, if I could borrow another life to spend at home. – William Hazlitt

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley

As the Spanish proverb says, “He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies, must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.” So it is in traveling; a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge. – Samuel Johnson

Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything. – Charles Kuralt

The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence. – Max Lerner

Only the traveling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better. – Henry David Thoreau

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