115+ Best Wander Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Wander is to walk around slowly in a relaxed way or without any clear purpose or direction. Profoundly inspirational wander quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Wander Quotes

By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering. ―Roger Ascham

She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water. — Roman Payne

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage. ― Paulo Coelho

Do not allow yourself to lose sight on the way to your future, while wandering in the darkness of the past. ―Lucas Hunter

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

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ― Confucius

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

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination. — Roman Payne

With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding. ― Sandra Lake

Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting. ―Sargent Shriver

I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a ‘wanderess.’ Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences — whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her. — Roman Payne

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ― Andre Gide

And one’s wandering proved as sterile and pointless as the excitement produced by a close study of pornographic albums. ―Bruno Schulz

I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side. — Roman Payne

Remember that happiness is a way of travel ― not a destination. — Roy M. Goodman

Let’s go together and go to different places and see different things. It’ll be fun! ― Togashi Yoshihiro

Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF. — Mandy Hale

I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself. ― James Baldwin

Wandering between two worlds, one dead, The other powerless to be born. ―Matthew Arnold

It doesn’t matter how many times you leave, it will always hurt to come back and remember what you once had and who you once were. Then it will hurt just as much to leave again, and so it goes over and over again. Once you’ve started to leave, you will run your whole life. — Charlotte Eriksson

It is not down in any map; true places never are. ― Herman Melville

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. ―Lao Tzu

She had a wild, wandering soul but when she loved, she loved with chaos and that made all the difference. — Ariana Dancu

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. ― Helen Keller

Real travel requires a maximum of unscheduled wandering, for there is no other way of discovering surprises and marvels, which, as I see it, is the only good reason for not staying at home. ―Alan Watts

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

Some people keep wandering aimlessly from womb to tomb. They seek nothing and achieve nothing. ―Anonymous

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

Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. ― Asian Proverb

Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel’s immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we believed to be the right and only way. ―Ralph Crawshaw

Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place. — Mandy Hale

Never go too long without watching a sunset. ― Atticus

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. ―St. Augustine

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

The journey not the arrival matters. ― T.S. Eliot

To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray through the heav’n’s wide pathless way; And oft, as if her head she bowed, Stooping through a fleecy cloud. ―John Milton

Yes, it was too late, and Sabina knew she would leave Paris, move on, and on again, because were she to die here they would cover her up with a stone, and in the mind of a woman for whom no place is home the thought of an end to all flight is unbearable. ― Milan Kundera

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

Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves in finding themselves. ―Andre Gide

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. I hear what people say, rearrange it, take away and tear apart until it finds value in my reality and there, I make it work. I find spaces in between the cracks and cuts where it feels empty and there I make it work. ― Charlotte Eriksson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ― Sarah Frances Brown

So we follow our wandering paths, and the very darkness acts as our guide and our doubts serve to reassure us. ―Jean— Pierre de Caussade

I am much inclined to live from my rucksack and let my trousers fray as they like. ― Herman Hesse

They say Alexander the Great slept with ‘The Iliad’ beneath his pillow. Though I have never led an army, I am a wanderer. During the waning moon, I cradle Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ as if it were the sweet body of a woman. ― Roman Payne

The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself. ― Wallace Stevens

Wandering around the web is like living in a world in which every doorway is actually one of those science fiction devices which deposit you in a completely different part of the world when you walk through them. In fact, it isn’t like it, it is it. ―Douglas Adams

I have always longed to be part of the outward life, to be out there at the edge of things, to let the human taint wash away in emptiness and silence as the fox sloughs his smell into the cold unworldliness of water; to return to town a stranger. Wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival. ― J.A. Baker

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later. ― Randy Komisar

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ―Marcel Proust

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

Never stop wandering into wonder. ― Suzy Kassem

Remember that happiness is a way of travel ― not a destination. ― Roy M. Goodman

The wanderlust rages like a fever within him. ― Raymond H. Huse

Have we ever thought that being lost is our destination? ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder. ― Suzy Kassem

All you need to know is that it’s possible. ― Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

Whatever our wandering our happiness will always be found within a narrow compass, and in the middle of the objects more immediately within our reach. ― Edward G. Bulwer Lytton

We look around us and we find ourselves confused as to why the world has fallen into such deep darkness. And standing in this descending darkness, what we need to realize is that the farther we move from God, the darker everything gets. And no light of man can illuminate that kind of darkness. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

The best view comes after the hardest climb ― Unknown

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage. ―Regina Nadelson

He tried not to cry as he wondered if he would ever have a home again. ― KayeC Jones

To Travel is to Live. ― Hans Christian Andersen

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. ―Pico Lyer

I could feel the gravitational pull of home, which when I’m home too long becomes the gravitational pull of somewhere else. ― Patti Smith

Being lost but not realizing that we are lost is probably the most lost that any one human being can ever get. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have. ― Anna Quindlen

And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind. ―Dave Barry

My love is like a lonely light, wandering through the darkness, searching for a home. ― Laura Chouette

Sometimes I wonder if it does exist such a thing called personality. ― Giovanni Morassutti

Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul. ― Jamie Lyn Beatty

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. ―Jawaharlal Nehru

She was no better than the shells by her feet, tumbling this way and that at the beck and call of the waves. ― Katherine McIntyre

My name is Margalo,’ said the bird, softly, in a musical voice. ‘I come from fields once tall with wheat, from pastures deep in fern and thistle; I come from vales of meadowsweet, and I love to whistle. ― E.B. White

Don’t listen to what they say. Go see. ― Chinese Proverb

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. ― Henry Miller

What keeps us stuck and forever languishing in the muck and mire of whatever situation we’re in is the utterly convincing but entirely false belief that there’s nothing in our situation that we can do other than be stuck. Therefore, what’s got us stuck in this mess has nothing to do with our situation, but everything to do with our belief about our situation. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Could’ve smiled and walked away easily, just kept wandering around that same point. ― Nitya Prakash

Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures. ― Lovelle Drachman

The rocks were really big around the mountains and at times some rocks seemed as if they had been sculpted by some unknown artist. ―Avijeet Das

The flaneur wanders restless through the city like an untamed beast. He succumbs to the crowd like a wreck to the waves, letting himself be overcome by the liberating breath of anarchy. There is something voluptuous, almost orgiastic, in this dissolution. ― Federico Castigliano

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. ― Gustav Flaubert

Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. ―Irving Wallace

The day in which you decline an invitation to see a film or a concert in order to walk along roads that you already know, the day in which you say no to a journey to some island paradise so as to contemplate the greyness of your own city in the rain… well, that’s the day you will know you are a true flaneur. ― Federico Castigliano

I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met. ― John Green

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! ― John Muir

Call yourself a planet because all this space derives from punctured cells and this floatation device called gender is permitting you to wander. ― Aimee Herman

If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel, as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them wherever you go. ― Anthony Bourdain

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ―Anatole France

Dear wanderer, come in and let the weight of the world’s straps slide from the downcast face of your unhappy shoulders, because the universe is a bartender and life is a perpetual party where all the drunken birds join with songs to sing the anthem of your beautiful existence. ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

Take only memories, leave only footprints. ― Chief Seattle

The symbol of joy today is travel. There is a wanderlust that infects the blood. ―Rollin A. Sawyer

Some of us are drawn to mountains the way the moon draws the tide. Both the great forests and the mountains live in my bones. They have taught me, humbled me, purified me and changed me. ― Joan Halifax

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his own, familiar pillow. ― Lin Yutang

We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. ―Hilaire Belloc

My ideal journey: set out early and never arrive. ― Marty Rubin

Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. ― Ibn Battuta

Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever. ―Joe Abercrombie

You may keep wandering in life all the time but one day life will take you to the place where you are meant to be! ― Avijeet Das

Paris is always a good idea — Audrey Hepburn

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not. ―Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like trails that lead nowhere, that leave you wondering where you are. ― Marty Rubin

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ― Augustine of Hippo

If you keep wandering in the dark streets, may be it is because you find peace in the darkness rather than in the light! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it and, ultimately, to vanish”. ― Federico Castigliano

We show our animal nature by not living for the future, and our human nature by not living in the present. ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal. ― Paul Coelho

A wandering mind can get lost amid the limitless wonders of the Universe. ―Shannon Leigh Warren

The darkest darkness that I can possibly imagine is the darkness that I thought to be light. ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

When you wander in an empty silent street, you wander within the mind of wisdom! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Live your life by a compass not a clock. ― Stephen Covey

We were used to her wandering, never wandered too far away. She always came back home, no problem, but that day, she didn’t come back. ―Holly Webb

I had set off, going straight ahead, to escape a broken heart. I had been walking for three hours, wherever the forest took me. ― Timothée de Fombelle

Not all those who wander are lost. ― J.R.R. Tolkien

Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret. ― Oscar Wilde

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