Everyone loves to share travel quotes on Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Even people who don’t travel.
As usual, packing is the essential, but unloved, part of travel.
We aren’t the only ones talking about packing though. Everyone from writers to poets to designers to the king of quotes himself, Oscar Wilde, has had something to say about what to bring or what not to bring.
The message as always: pack light.
He who would travel happily must travel light.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
On a long journey even a straw weighs heavy.
I get ideas about what’s essential when packing my suitcase.
-Diane von Furstenberg
There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you’ve been.
-Richard Proenneke, One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey
Packing for a trip can be exciting. But unpacking is always depressing.
Excess baggage is a symptom of something we are missing on the inside – a fear that we won’t be accepted for what we are, as if our selves are not enough. We bring too much of our past experience, the clutter of our emotions. These things get in the way and keep us from getting close to others. Then we are left with the task of having to find someone else to carry it, whether it is our luggage or our loneliness.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value.
Let your memory be your travel bag.
If your memory can’t carry everything you need, there’s always a Tortuga Backpack 🙂
Share your favorite travel quote in the comments.
- Moyan Brenn
- Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ
- Loren Kerns
- Erich Ferdinand
- Matt @ PEK
- Alyssa L. Miller
- Sven Lindner
- Henrik Moltke
- Elliot Moore
- Christiaan Triebert
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