50 Solo Travel Quotes That Will Inspire You To Wander

1. “If you find yourself drawn to an event against all logic, go. The universe is telling you something.”
— Gloria Steinem
2. “I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.”
— Daphne du Maurier
3. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
— Freya Stark
4. “As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.”
— Virginia Woolf
5. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
— Ayn Rand
6. “Go and see for yourself.” 
— Unknown
7. “It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”
— Rumi
8. “Some journeys in life can only be traveled alone.”
— Ken Poirot
9. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
 — Maya Angelou
10. “Anybody can be an explorer if they want to be. You can be an astronaut if you want. Figure out what you want to do, and then go do it.”
 — Helen Thayer
11. “There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed.”
— Kate Douglas Wiggin
12. “Traveling solo means getting to know the real you.”
— Unknown
13. “Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.”
— Jacqueline Boone
14. “The more I travelled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.”
— Shirley MacLaine
15. “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
— Wendell Berry
16. “When you’re traveling with someone else, you share each discovery, but when you are alone, you have to carry each experience with you like a secret, something you have to write on your heart, because there’s no other way to preserve it.”
— Shauna Niequist
17. “This journey has always been about reaching your own other shore no matter what it is, and that dream continues.”
— Diana Nyad
18. “If not now, then when?”
— Unknown
19. “You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.”
— Diane von Furstenberg
20. “It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn, which is what life is all about.”
— Oprah Winfrey
21. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
— Maya Angelou
22. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”
 — Mary Louise Alcott
23. “There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.”
— Alphonse De Lamartine
24. “If you never go, you will never know.”
— Unknown
25. “You never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you!”
— Unknown
26. “Travel far enough to meet yourself.”
— David Mitchell
27. “Go solo, go far.”
— Unknown
28. “If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting  a lifetime.”
— Unknown
29. “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere”
 — Mae West
30. “Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.”
— John Muir
31. “And if I’d be left alone in the woods again, I smiled to think how I’d find new gifts and thrive. At the end of a long trail and the beginning of the rest of my life, I was committed to always loving myself. I would put myself in that win-win situation.”
 — Aspen Matis
32. “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”
 — Roman Payne
33. “Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.”
— Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
34. “I didn’t know where I was going until I got there.”
— Cheryl Strayed
35. “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
36. “It’s a long ride home with nothing but me for company. I bore myself sometimes. Not often. Just now and again.”
— A.J. Hartley
37. “What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.”
— Ellen Burstyn
38. “Nobody’s going to do your life for you. You have to do it yourself, whether you’re rich or poor, out of money or raking it in, the beneficiary of ridiculous fortune or terrible injustice. And you have to do it no matter what is true. No matter what is hard. No matter what unjust, sad, sucky things befall you. Self-pity is a dead-end road. You make the choice to drive down it. It’s up to you to decide to stay parked there or to turn around and drive out.”
— Cheryl Strayed
39. “I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.”
— Cheryl Strayed
40. “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.”
— Cheryl Strayed
41. “I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.”
— Jack Kerouac
42. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”
— Jennifer Elisabeth
43. “Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.”
— Paulo Coelho
44. “But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
— Alan Watts
45. “You don’t need a reason to leave. Wanting to leave is enough. Leaving doesn’t mean you’re incapable of real love or that you’ll never love anyone else again. It doesn’t mean you’re morally bankrupt or psychologically demented or a nymphomaniac. It means you wish to change the terms of one particular relationship. That’s all. Be brave enough to break your own heart.”
— Cheryl Strayed
46. “Don’t think. It complicates things. Just feel, and if it feels like home, then follow its path.”
— Robert Drake
47. “When I think back on the girl in the cubicle, the one who was told that she couldn’t ever be happy anywhere if she couldn’t be happy with that life she held back then, I’m so glad that she took a leap of faith and didn’t listen to the naysayers. Rather than acting out of fear and holding onto a life that didn’t feel right, I acted out of love for myself and curiosity for the world and took a chance. I hope that any woman who finds herself in that position does the same.”
 — Kristin Addis
48. “I think one travels more usefully when they travel alone, because they reflect more.”
— Thomas Jefferson
49. “You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.”
— Ella Maillart
50. “Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.”
— Hannah Arendt