43 Road Trip Quotes That Will Make You Want To Hit The Road Again

by Team Scary Mommy
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Going on a road trip is a big commitment — it takes inspiration, hard work and a lot of courage (and even more courage if you’re doing it with kids). But there’s nothing quite like the feeling of the open road (even when someone in the back seat is always asking: “are we there yet?!) So if you’re feeling wanderlust, these road trip quotes will get your excited about your next adventure:

1. “Now, on this road trip, my mind seemed to uncrinkle, to breathe, to present to itself a cure for a disease it had not, until now, known it had.” ― Elizabeth Berg

2. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” ― Angela N. Blount 3. “That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.” ― John Green 4. “And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere” ― Emery Lord, Open Road Summer 5. “And just like that, we’re on our way to everywhere” ― Emery Lord, Open Road Summer 6. “When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” — Steve Rushin

7. “If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music.” — Edgar Wright

8. “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”

— Jack Kerouac

9. “Road trips to me are just such an escape. You listen to your music, and you roll the windows down. You’re usually going to somewhere fun.” — Amy Purdy

10. “The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” ― Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip 11. “Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.” ― Amit Kalantri 12. “I climb behind the steering wheel… I drive off immediately without once looking back; it’s a long journey but it leads to freedom.” ― Corinne Hofmann, The White Masai 13. “Driving at night is about communicating with lights.” ― Lukhman Pambra 14. “Road trips required a couple of things: a well-balanced diet of caffeine, salt and sugar and an excellent selection of tunes—oh, and directions.” ― Jenn McKinlay, Books Can Be Deceiving 15. “Real traveling is not about visiting places but ‘re-visiting’ our inner-self.” ― Sorrab Singha 16. “We all have that one friend who is either on a road-trip or planning a road-trip or thinking about a road-trip or talking to people who are on road-trip or posting quotes about road-trip.” ― Crestless Wave 17. “My therapist and I even have a joke about it: shit is truly fucked up when I start threatening to take a road trip.” ― Chris Gethard 18. “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” — Jack Kerouac 19. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there” — George Harrison 20. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” — J.R.R. Tolkien 21. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” — Jack Kerouac 22. “A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” — Jean de La Fontaine 23. “What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.” — Tennessee Williams 24. “All my days I have longed equally to travel the right road and to take my own errant path.” — Sigrid Undset 25. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” — Robert Frost 26. “Dare to be strong and courageous. That is the road. Venture anything.” — Sherwood Anderson 27. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” — Bob Marley 28. “The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.” — Marion Zimmer Bradley 29. “Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.” — Walt Whitman 30. “If the road is easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.” — Terry Goodkind 31. “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” — George R.R. Martin (A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)) 32. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” — Dalai Lama XIV 33. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason” — Jerry Seinfeld 34. “Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.” — Bob Marley 35. “Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead.” — Ma Jian (Red Dust: A Path Through China)”If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there” — Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) 36.”Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.” — Roy T. Bennett 37. “After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.” — George Bernard Shaw 38. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” — Erol Ozan 39. “Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” — Walt Whitman 40. “You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.” — Goldie Hawn 41. “The road goes ever on and on” — J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit, or There and Back Again) 42. “A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” — Helen Keller 43. “There’s something about arriving in new cities, wandering empty streets with no destination. I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I’m born to leave.” — Charlotte Eriksson

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