116 Inspiring Road Trip Quotes To Get You To Hit The Road

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Are you looking for some inspiration to hit the road? I’ve gone on a web road trip to gather a list of the most uplifting quotes about road trips that are built to fuel your wanderlust and get you one step closer to the open road. If you’re looking for inspiration or for road trip quotes that will make you laugh, you’re in the right place.

1. “Always take the scenic route, you never know what adventures you will find.”– Unknown

2. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

3. “One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

4. “Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.” – Jon Bon Jovi

5. “Look for chances to take the less-traveled roads. There are no wrong turns.” — Susan Magsamen

6. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” –Jerry Seinfeld

7. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll

8. “Roads are a record of those who have gone before.” ― Rebecca Solnit

9. “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

10. “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.” – Unknown

11. “Happiness is a road trip with a good playlist.” – Unknown

12. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

13. “Making memories one road trip at a time.”– Unknown

14. “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Yogi Berra

15. “The road must eventually lead to the whole world.” – Jack Kerouac

16. “Some roads aren’t meant to be traveled alone.” ― Chinese Proverb

17. “No road is long with good company.” – Turkish Proverb

18. “Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.” – Confucius

19. “Hard roads require a will of steel” – Mehmet Murat ildan

20. “My life is the road, man. I need to keep moving.” – Unknown

21. “The road is hard, and you have to get accustomed to it.” – Unknown

22. “It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” – Unknown

23. “Road trips aren’t measured by mile markers, but by moments.” – Unknown

24. “Take the long way home.” – Unknown

25. “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

26. “People having babies and getting married…and I’m like: where am I road tripping to next?” – Unknown

27. “A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.” – Tom Lichtenheld

28. “Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.”- George Carlin

29. “The best part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination … it’s the fast food along the way…” – Unknown

30. “I get emotionally attached to the cars ahead of me on long road trips.” – Unknown

31. “That’s why I love road trips, dude. It’s like doing something without actually doing anything.” – John Green

32. “It doesn’t matter how old you get, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9-year-old was given $100.” – Unknown

33. “Sometimes all you need is a good friend and a full tank of gas – Unknown

34. “You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise.” — Florida Georgia Line, Cruise

35. “It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have beside you.” – Unknown

36. “Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.” – Emma Chase

37. “Just grab a friend and take a ride, Together upon the open road” – A Goofy Movie

38. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

39. “It’s a road trip! It’s about adventure! . . . It’s not like we have somewhere to go.” – John Green

40. “I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.” ― Paulo Coelho

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

42. “I want to go on a road trip. Just you, and me. The highway, the radio, the blue sky, the back roads, and windows down. We’ll talk about everything and nothing. We’ll sing our hearts out, and we’ll make memories we’ll never forget. Just you and me.” – Unknown

43. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

44. “My life is full of mistakes. They’re like pebbles that make a good road.”– Unknown

45. “If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you.” – Brad Paisley

46. “Look at life through the windshield, not the rearview mirror.” – Byrd Baggett

47. “Life is beautiful if you are on the road to somewhere.” — Orhan Pamuk

48. “Every journey is simultaneously a beginning and an ending: I was leaving my old life behind and starting on a road trip to find a new me.” – Debi Tolbert Duggar

49. “Nobody travels on the road to success without a puncture or two.” – Unknown

50. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount

51. “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman

52. “The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself.” – William Least Heat Moon

53. “I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” – Grace Jones

54. “Driving at night is about communicating with lights.” – Lukhman Pambra

55. “All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

56. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

57. “Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

58. “Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.” – Unknown

59. “I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm; throw the sense of time out the window.” – Miriam Toews

60. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

61. “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

62. “Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things.” – Victoria Erickson

63. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost

64. “The road is there, it will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.” – Chris Humphrey

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

66. “The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” – Aaron Lauritsen

67. “What it takes to realize everything is fine around you? A road trip to the mountains where your soul dwells in the echoes of the winds that carry fragments of clouds with them. What it takes to realize world is going back to chaos and infinite hurry? End of the aforementioned road trip.” – Crestless Wave

68. “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

69. “I’m on the road constantly. I’m a nomad. I don’t really have a home right now. I don’t identify with one place in particular.” – Daya

70. “A passenger on a road journey is in the hands of a driver; a reader embarking on a book is in the hands of a narrator.” – Romesh Gunesekera

71. “Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.” – Anthony Joshua

72. “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.” – Walt Whitman

73. “When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it.” – Charles de Lint

74. “You can be writing every day. When you go on a road trip, the trip itself becomes part of the story.” ― Steve Rushin

75. “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

76. “You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” – William Hazlitt

77. “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

78. “Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.” – Amit Kalantri

79. “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

80. “The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” – Alain de Botton

81. “I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.” – Caleb Johnson

82. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman

83. “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” — Jack Kerouac

84. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.”   – Robert Frost

85. . “Still, round the corner, there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

86. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

87. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll

88. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

89. “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

90. “To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown.” – Freya Stark

91. “I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” – Grace Jones

92. “I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” – Walt Whitman

93. “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.” – Isak Dinesen

94. “Driving at night is about communicating with lights.” – Lukhman Pambra

95. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

96. “Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music.” — Unknown

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

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

99. “Road trips are the equivalent of human wings. Ask me to go on one, anywhere. We’ll stop in every small town and learn the history and stories, feel the ground and capture the spirit. Then we’ll turn it into our own story that will live inside our history to carry with us, always. Because stories are more important than things.” – Victoria Erickson

100. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

101. “What it takes to realize everything is fine around you? A road trip to the mountains where your soul dwells in the echoes of the winds that carry fragments of clouds with them. What it takes to realize world is going back to chaos and infinite hurry? End of the aforementioned road trip.” – Crestless Wave

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

102. “Part of us believes the new car is better because it lasts longer. But, in fact, that’s the worst thing about the new car. It will stay around to disappoint you, whereas a trip to Europe is over. It evaporates. It has the good sense to go away, and you are left with nothing but a wonderful memory.” – Daniel Gilbert

103. “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

104. “Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.” — Emma Chase

105. “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” – Jerry Seinfeld

106. “A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting new places.” – Tom Lichtenheld

107. “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

108. “I’m on the road constantly. I’m a nomad. I don’t really have a home right now. I don’t identify with one place in particular.” – Daya

109. “Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.” – Jon Bon Jovi

110. “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

111. “A passenger on a road journey is in the hands of a driver; a reader embarking on a book is in the hands of a narrator.” – Romesh Gunesekera

112. “The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.” – Aaron Lauritsen

113. “I love road trips. You get into this Zen rhythm; throw the sense of time out the window.” – Miriam Toews

114. “I love being on the road. I love that lifestyle, traveling city to city, rocking out and moving on to the next place.” – Caleb Johnson

115. “Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement.” – Anthony Joshua

116. “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