Instagram. Quotes. Put those two together and we create a wondrous place full of inspiration, heart and humour. And no more clearly demonstrated when it involves travel and feelings of wanderlust.
That being said, I love nothing more than posting photos of my travels or even everyday things complete with quotes.
And not just any quotes, but quotes that inspire me to travel, to trust the process, to seek new adventures and most importantly, to open my heart to the world around me.
Here are some of of my favourites.
Real travel is not about the highlights with which you dazzle your friends once you’re home. It’s about the loneliness, the solitude, the evenings spent by yourself, pining to be somewhere else. Those are the moments of true value. You feel half proud of them and half ashamed and you hold them to your heart ~ Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams
When I gaze at a sunset sky and spend hours contemplating its marvelous ever-changing beauty, an extraordinary emotion overwhelms me. Nature in all its vastness is truthfully reflected in my sincere though feeble soul ~ Claude Debussy #travel #malaysia #sabah #kotakinabalu #borneo #sunset #quote #inspire #wanderlust #nature #love
I love to watch the fine mist of the night come on, The windows and the stars illumined, one by one, The rivers of dark smoke pour upward lazily, And the moon rise and turn them silver. I shall see The springs, the summers, and the autumns slowly pass; And when old Winter puts his blank face to the glass, I shall close all my shutters, pull the curtains tight, And build me stately palaces by candlelight. ~ Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal
Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find spaces between fences ~ Neil Gaiman, The Ocean At The End Of The Lane #book #love #neilgaiman #tgif #inspire #escape
Everything here appears calculated to inspire kind and happy feelings, for everything is delicate and beautiful. The very light falls tenderly from above, through the lantern of a dome tinted and wrought as if by fairy hands – Washington Irving, Tales of the Alhambra #travel #spain #españa #granada #alhambra #quote #book #love #latergram #wanderlust
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward. ~ Amelia Earhart #travel #write #quote #wanderlust #love #heart
I can always depend on these beautiful words (and imagery) to bring forth a sense of longingness for some faraway lands – at any given time, at any given moment. Even more so when I am sitting at my desk and facing my computer, or when I’m looking for my next travel inspiration.
What are some of your favourite quotes when it comes to wanderlust?