100 Inspiring Quotes For Millennials (or Generation Y) Who Want To Travel and Explore the World

Millennials or The Generation Y, according to Wikipedia, are those born between 1980’s to the mid 1990’s to the early 2000’s. If that’s the case, then I’d be one of the millennials! :p I know some of you are having a hard time trying to cope up with what life demands of us-- the monthly utility bills, the monthly rent, your 8-5 job, your studies, personal issues, etc. Whatever it is that you’re going through, let me all tell you that you got this!

I know you’ve been dying to see the world too especially in these times where amazing travel videos constantly pop-up in your screen and Instagram influencers are taking over your news feed. I was once like that too, and had I stayed in my comfort zone, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I know you need some motivation and here are quotes that I’ve been reading before which inspired me to work harder and travel the world! :)

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  1. “A ship in a harbor is safe, but it not what ships are built for.” -John A. Shedd

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

  3. “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.” – John Hope Franklin

  4. “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya

  5. “Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese

  6. “I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.” – David Rockefeller

  7. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu

  8. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away.” – Unknown

  9. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’ No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” ― Dalai Lama

  10. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

  11. “Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.” – Richard, ‘The Beach’

  12. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

  13. “Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves” – Euripides

  14. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

  15. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

  16. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

  17. “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

  18. “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

  19. “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.”― Mark Twain

  20. “It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.” – Oberyn Martell, Game of Throne

  21. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson

  22. “All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker

  23. “There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson

  24. “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.” – Dalai Lama

  25. “To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation.” – Unknown

  26. “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

  27. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ― Dalai Lama

  28. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

  29. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind– and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

  30. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine from the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

  31. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

  32. “I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land.” – Seneca

  33. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” – Robert Frost

  34. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

  35. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” – Anthony Bourdain

  36. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

  37. “When a man is a traveller, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.” - Drew Bundini Brown

  38. “Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  39. “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

  40. “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

  41. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert

  42. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

  43. “I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin

  44. “If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.” – Paulo Coelho

  45. “It doesn’t matter where you are. You are nowhere compared to where you can go.” – Bob Proctor

  46. “Not I – not anyone else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman

  47. “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. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and to fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer, Why we Travel

  48. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde

  49. “It’s better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times” -Unknown

  50. “We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character” – Henry David Thoreau

  51. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” – Fitzhugh Mullan

  52. “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  53. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo

  54. “A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

  55. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

  56. “Live your life by a compass not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

  57. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

  58. “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

  59. “To see the world, things dangerous to come to. To see behind the walls, draw closer. To find each other. And to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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

  61. “This is your planet. You really should come see it sometime.” – G Adventures

  62. “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.” – Jawaharial Nehru

  63. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” -Unknown

  64. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

  65. “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

  66. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  67. “We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment” – Hilaire Belloc

  68. “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” – Pascal Mercier

  69. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

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

  71. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world” – Mark Jenkins

  72. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” – William Least Heat Moon

  73. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron

  74. “In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.” – Ivanka Trump

  75. “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ― Franz Kafka

  76. “Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben

  77. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou

  78. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

  79. “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed

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

  81. “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.” – Martin Yan

  82. “In books, I have traveled, not only to other worlds but into my own.” –  Anna Quindlen

  83. “When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence

  84. “All that is gold does not glitter; just as not all those who wander are lost.” – JRR Tolkien

  85. “Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

  86. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block

  87. “Just to travel is rather boring, but to travel with a purpose is educational and exciting.” – Sargent Shriver

  88. “So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry” – Jack Kerouac

  89. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

  90. “I have worn the dust of many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime. I have the memories of many foreign adventures, but to forget them, would surely be a sin. So, breath in the dust, and keep the memories in.” – Rowland Waring-Flood

  91. “So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langewiesche

  92. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson

  93. “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

  94. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure — self-determined, self-motivated, often risky — forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

  95. “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

  96. “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” – Miriam Adeney

  97. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” – William Blake

  98. “Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

  99. “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert

  100. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

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