Inspirational Wanderer Quotes On Life, Nature, Solo

These wanderer quotes will inspire you. A wanderer is a person who travels aimlessly; a traveler.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging wanderer quotes, wanderer sayings, and wanderer proverbs.

Best Wanderer Quotes

  1. “A good wanderer leaves no trace.” ~ Laozi
  2. “To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest.” ~ Sterling Hayden
  3. “I am a wanderer passionately in love with life.” ~ Aleksandr Kuprin
  4. “We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.” ~ Carl Sagan

  5. “We are, finally, all wanderers in search of knowledge. Most of us hold the dream of becoming something better than we are, something larger, richer, in some way more important to the world and ourselves. Too often, the way taken is the wrong way, with too much emphasis on what we want to have, rather than what we wish to become.” ~ Louis L’Amour
  6. “I have been thinking more and more that I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness. God, how the trail lures me. You cannot comprehend its resistless fascination for me. After all, the lone trail is best I’ll never stop wandering. And when the time comes to die, I’ll find the wildest, loneliest, most desolate spot there is.” ~ Everett Ruess
  7. “For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers, for lonely men and women who dare to ask of life everything good and beautiful. It is for those who are too gentle to live among wolves.” ~ James Kavanaugh
  8. “A solitary being is by instinct a wanderer.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  9. “Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” ~ Carl Sagan , Nature wanderer quotes
  10. “To be a good storyteller one must be gloriously alive. It is not possible to kindle fresh fires from burned-out embers. I have noticed that the best of the traditional storytellers whom I have heard have been those who live close to the heart of things-to the earth, the sea, wind and weather. They have been those who knew solitude, silence. They have been given unbroken time in which to feel deeply, to reach constantly for understanding. They have come to know the power of the spoken word. These storytellers have been sailors and peasants, wanderers and fisherman.” ~ Ruth Sawyer
  11. “He who has attained intellectual emancipation to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth and not even as a traveller towards a final goal, for there is no such thing.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. “For Wayfarers still journeying, for Wanderers at rest.” ~ Lloyd Alexander

  13. “We were wanderers from the beginning.” ~ Carl Sagan
  14. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  15. “He who has attained the freedom of reason to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth – and not even as a traveler towards a final goal, for there is no such thing. But he certainly wants to observe and keep his eyes open to whatever actually happens in the world; therefore he cannot attach his heart too firmly to anything individual; he must have in himself something wandering that takes pleasure in change and transitoriness.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  16. “I have been a wanderer among distant fields. I have sailed down mighty rivers.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

  17. “Then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life… You give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  18. “I held you in my hands, Wanderer, and you were beautiful.” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  19. “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another, and no sunrise finds us where left by sunset. Even while the earth sleeps we travel. We are the seeds of that tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind to be scattered.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  20. “Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.” ~ James Thurber

  21. “Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.” ~ John Burroughs
  22. “The laws all true wanderers obey are these: ‘Thou shalt not eat nor drink more than thy share,’ ‘Thou shalt not lie about the places thou hast visited or the distances thou hast traversed.” ~ Rosita Forbes
  23. “Not even for an hour can you bear to be alone, nor can you advantageously apply your leisure time, but you endeavor, a fugitive and wanderer, to escape from yourself, now vainly seeking to banish remorse by wine, and now by sleep; but the gloomy companion presses on you, and pursues you as you fly.” ~ Horace , Alone wanderer quotes
  24. “Definition of a wanderer: a guy who’s always looking beyond.” ~ Stephen King

  25. “Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  26. “Unless you have suffered and wept, you really don’t understand what compassion is, nor can you give comfort to someone who is suffering. If you haven’t cried, you can’t dry another’s eyes. Unless you’ve walked in darkness, you can’t help wanderers find the way. Unless you’ve looked into the eyes of menacing death and felt its hot breath, you can’t help another rise from the dead and taste anew the joy of being alive.” ~ Takashi Nagai
  27. “We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way, begin no day where we have ended another day; and no sunrise finds us where sunset left us.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  28. “A wanderer is man from his birth. He was born in a ship On the breast of the river of Time.” ~ Matthew Arnold

  29. “Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path. . .” ~ Antonio Machado
  30. “To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea ‘cruising’ it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.” ~ Sterling Hayden
  31. “Round a turn of the Qin Fortress winds the Wei River,
    And Yellow Mountain foot-hills enclose the Court of China;
    Past the South Gate willows comes the Car of Many Bells
    On the upper Palace-Garden Road-a solid length of blossom;
    A Forbidden City roof holds two phoenixes in cloud;
    The foliage of spring shelters multitudes from rain;
    And now, when the heavens are propitious for action,
    Here is our Emperor ready-no wasteful wanderer.” ~ Wang Wei
  32. “Vast is the power of cities to reclaim the wanderer.” ~ Sinclair Lewis

  33. “What I prized most was freedom, freedom to do my work, to give myself spontaneously and not out of duty or by command. I could not submit to such demands; rather would I choose the path of a homeless wanderer; yes, even go without love.” ~ Emma Goldman
  34. “May my life be like a great hospitable tree, and may weary wanderers find in me a rest.” ~ John Henry Jowett
  35. “Without a home must the soldier go, a changeful wanderer, and can warm himself at no home-lit hearth.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  36. “A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose.” ~ Peace Pilgrim

  37. “Ian squeezed my hand and leaned in to whisper through all the hair. His voice was so low that I was the only one who could hear. ‘I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful.” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  38. “Women’s eyes are wanderers, and too often bring home guests that are very troublesome to them, and whom, once introduced, they cannot get out of the house.” ~ Samuel Richardson
  39. “I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable” ~ Henry Miller
  40. “The truant Fancy was a wanderer ever.” ~ Charles Lamb

  41. “I, the soul called Wanderer, love you, human Ian. And that will never change, no matter what I might become.” ~ Stephenie Meyer , Wanderer quotes soul
  42. “Since thy return, through days and weeks
    Of hope that grew by stealth,
    How many wan and faded cheeks
    Have kindled into health!
    The Old, by thee revived, have said,
    ‘Another year is ours;’
    And wayworn Wanderers, poorly fed,
    Have smiled upon thy flowers.” ~ William Wordsworth
  43. “Modern man is a hard-driven nomad without any stability, not (as the Bible has it) a wanderer or a pilgrim, but a refugee-an escapist. Instead of meditation and reflection there is only speed, fear and “distraction.” ~ Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
  44. “I sing the joy of wandering and the pleasure of the wanderer’s death” ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

  45. “Ian didn’t come. He just sat here with you–he said he didn’t care what you looked like. He wouldn’t let anyone else put a finger on your tank at all, not even me or Mel. But Doc let me watch this time. It was way cool, Wanda. I don’t know why you wouldn’t let me watch before. They wouldn’t let me help, though. Ian wouldn’t let anyone touch you but him.’ Ian squeezed my hand and leaned in to whisper through all the hair. His voice was so low that I was the only one who could hear. ‘I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful.” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  46. “The Jews’ guilt of the crucifixion of Jesus consigned them to perpetual servitude, and, like Cain, they are to be wanderers and fugitives. The Jews will not dare to raise their necks, bowed under the yoke of perpetual slavery, against the reverence of the Christian faith.” ~ Pope Innocent III
  47. “Wanderers, Dublin’s oldest rugby club, has been described more than once as the club of the Church and the Army: the wags added
    “…unfortunately the wrong Church and the wrong Army.”” ~ Gemma Hussey
  48. “Pour out wine till I become a wanderer from myself; for in selfhood and existence I have felt only fatigue.” ~ Rumi

  49. “They miss the whisper that runs any day in your mind, “Who are you really, wanderer?”– and the answer you have to give no matter how dark and cold the world around you is: “Maybe I’m a king.” ~ William Stafford
  50. “Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills.” ~ Radhanath Swami
  51. “I fear it, for her sake. It would mean that she too is a wanderer now, and that is a fate for human beings, not for unicorns. But I hope, of course I hope.” ~ Peter S. Beagle
  52. “Trust your luck, Taran Wanderer. But don’t forget to put out your nets!” ~ Lloyd Alexander

  53. “As the innocent infant relies upon the mother for sustenance, so the innocent wanderer, following his native compassion and bliss, relies upon the natural intelligence of life to sustain him. There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi
  54. “I am not times fool, nor a god hardened by the millennia; I am not the trickster in the black cape nor the sorrowful wanderer. I have a conscience. I know right from wrong I know what I do and yes, I do it. I am the Vampire Lestat. That’s your answer do with it as you will.” ~ Anne Rice
  55. “Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” ~ Rumi
  56. “Beware, O wanderer, the road is walking too.” ~ Jim Harrison

  57. “There is so little to remember of anyone – an anecdote, a conversation at a table. But every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, written in the heart in the hope that memory will fulfill itself, and become flesh, and that the wanderers will find a way home, and the perished, whose lack we always feel, will step through the door finally and stroke our hair with dreaming habitual fondness not having meant to keep us waiting long.” ~ Marilynne Robinson
  58. “For the world is broken, sundered, busted down the middle, self ripped from self and man pasted back together as mythical monster, half angel, half beast, but no man…Some day a man will walk into my office as a ghost or beast or ghost-beast and walk out as a man, which is to say sovereign wanderer, lordly exile, worker and waiter and watcher.” ~ Walker Percy
  59. “I, the soul named Wanderer, love you, human Ian and that will never change no matter what I might become. If I were a Dolphin or a Bear or a Flower, it wouldn’t matter. I would always love you, always remember you. You will be my only partner.” – Wanda, The Host” ~ Stephenie Meyer
  60. “I couldn’t take my eyes off him. Like a desert wanderer afraid of mirages, I gazed at my oasis, but he was real.” ~ Laura Whitcomb

  61. “Today’s Gypsies, who have lived in Prague for only two generations, light a ritual fire wherever they work, a nomads’ fire crackling only for the joy of it, a blaze of roughhewn wood like a child’s laugh, a symbol of the eternity that preceded human thought, a free fire, a gift from heaven, a living sign of the elements unnoticed by the world-weary pedestrian, a fire in the ditches of Prague warming the wanderer’s eye and soul.” ~ Bohumil Hrabal
  62. “All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.” ~ Carson McCullers
  63. “Those wanderers must have looked on Earth, circling safely in the narrow zone between fire and ice, and must have guessed that it was the favorite of the Sun’s children.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

  64. “Give me the end of the year an’ its fun
    When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done;
    Bring all the wanderers home to the nest,
    Let me sit down with the ones I love best,
    Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song,
    See the old faces unblemished by wrong,
    See the old table with all of its chairs
    An’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers.” ~ Edgar Guest
  65. “Wanderers eastward, wanderers west, Know you why you cannot rest? ‘Tis that every mother’s son Travails with a skeleton. Lie down in the bed of dust; Bear the fruit that bear you must; Bring the eternal seed to light, And morn is all the same as night.” ~ A. E. Housman

Wanderer is someone who often travels from place to place, especially without any clear aim or purpose.

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