12 Best Travel Quotes for Summer Vacations

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12 Best Travel Quotes for Summer Vacations

For those who are traveling this summer, here are 12 travel quotes that will inspire you for your voyage.

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkein

"People don't take trips, trips take people." - John Steinbeck

"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." - Ray Bradbury

"Take only memories, leave only footprints." - Chief Seattle

"The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands." - Sir Richard Burton

"The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends." - Shirley MacLaine

"The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are." - Samuel Johnson

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." - Anonymous

"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." - Ibn Battuta

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." - Anonymous

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The Most Popular Quotes From Summer's Best Beach Reads


The Most Popular Quotes From Summer's Best Beach Reads

Before you start packing for your next beach vacation, let these quotes help you decide which summer reads to bring for page-turning entertainment while you're soaking up the sun! 

Beach Reading List:

“They had chosen to make the leap and, having leapt, were delighted to find that the world was even more beautiful than they’d hoped.” - Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“There was nothing in life harder or more important than agreeing every morning to stay the course, to go back to your forgotten self of so many years ago, and to make the same decision.” - Emma Straub, The Vacationers

“People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.” - Amy Poehler, Yes Please

“You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look.” - Amy Poehler, Yes Please

“But I think some people wait forever, and only at the end of their lives do they realize that their life has happened while they were waiting for it to start.” - Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

 "Rather, he found himself inhabiting the vast, empty plateau where most people live, between boredom and contentment." - Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

“Meredith immersed herself in the novels. For some reason, fiction hit on the meaning of life so much more concisely than real life itself did.” - Elin Hilderbrand, Silver Girl

“Fear gripped her like hands around the neck, the way it could only happen in an unfamiliar room in the pitch black of night.” - Elin Hilderbrand, Silver Girl

“Love and friendship. They are what make us who we are, and what can change us, if we let them.” - Emily Giffin, Something Blue

“This time, I whispered that I loved him too. Then, I silently listed all the reason: I loved him for his gentleness. I loved him for being an amazing catch yet still vulnerable enough to be insecure. But most of all, I loved him for loving me.” - Emily Giffin, Something Blue

“She was conscious of being alive and being present: a clear night, a golden beach, good food.” - Elin Hilderbrand, The Matchmaker

“Sometimes you regret the things you do, but they're over and done. Regretting the things you didn't do is tougher because they're still out there, haunting you with the what ifs.” - Elin Hilderbrand, The Matchmaker


6 Great Books for Quote Lovers


6 Great Books for Quote Lovers

For us quote lovers, the hunt for new inspiration is always on our minds. To make that process a little easier, we've curated a list of six great quote books to keep as a healthy pick-me-up on your coffee table or night stand. Enjoy! 

Whatever You Are, Be a Good One: 100 Inspirational Quotations Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon

"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

"Your current life is the result of your previous choices, if you want something different, begin to choose differently." - Joe Tichio

"Your current life is the result of your previous choices, if you want something different, begin to choose differently." - Joe Tichio

"We can weather anything if we stay calm in the eye of the storm." - Lolly Daskal

"We can weather anything if we stay calm in the eye of the storm." - Lolly Daskal

"Live every day like it's your birthday" - Paris Hilton

"Live every day like it's your birthday" - Paris Hilton

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." - Albert Pike

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." - Albert Pike

Brave Enough by  Cheryl Strayed

"Go, because you want to. Because wanting to leave is enough. " - Cheryl Strayed

"Go, because you want to. Because wanting to leave is enough. " - Cheryl Strayed


13 Confidence Building Quotes


13 Confidence Building Quotes

Sometimes in life, it's easy to solely focus on our flaws. Other people always seem to have it better or easier. As the old saying goes, "The grass is always greener". We fail to see the value in ourselves and neglect all of the positive, beautiful things that are unique to our own identity. The quotes below are here to remind you of that beauty.

"Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love" - Brene Brown

"Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." - Dr. Benjamin Spock


"Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let thee feelings stop them." - T. Harv Ecker


"You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it." - Dr. Robert Anthony

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary

"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." - Oscar Wilde

"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." - Buddha


"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller

"Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have." - Brian Tracy


"If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think." - T. Harv Ecker

"To anyone that ever told you you're no good ... they're no better." - Hayley Williams

"You have no control over other people's taste, so focus on staying true to your own." - Tim Gunn

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt


13 Quotes on Practicing Mindfulness


13 Quotes on Practicing Mindfulness

Being mindful is such an important and beneficial skill for this journey we call life. By using concentration and mental techniques, this powerful practice helps us live in the moment and accept it without judgement. Like any other skill, it's a muscle that needs to be regularly practiced and fine-tuned. 

"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." -Henry Miller

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung

"If you clean the floor with love, you have given the world an invisible painting." -Osho

"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside." - Ramana Maharshi


"You have a treasure within you that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer." - Eckhart Tolle

"Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life."- Thich Nhat Hanh


"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Victor Frankl

"With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment." - Nhat Hanh


"Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that." - Jon Kabat Zinn

"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath." -Amit Ray

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life." - Marcus Aurelius


"True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self; but the point is not only to get out - you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand." - Henry James


15 Productivity Boosting Quotes


15 Productivity Boosting Quotes

"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work." -Stephen King

"My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do." - Francine Jay

"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort." - Paul J. Meyer

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus." - Alexander Graham Bell

"Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more."-  Henry Ford

"If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves." - David Allen

"Never mistake motion for action." - Earnest Hemingway

"Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest." - Leo Babauta

"If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it." - Olin Miller


"It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." - Elisabeth-Kubler Ross


"Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie

"Think of many things; do one." - Portugese Proverb

"To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing." - Eva Young

Personal productivity can be a roller coaster of ups and downs ebbing and flowing in ways that seem out of our control. We are constantly in the struggle of trying to achieve more with less. Each of us could use a little inspiration in those times of frustration, hesitation, and procrastination. The quotes below are for those moments when you need that extra push! 


Staff-Approved Quotes: Rebecca's All-time Favorites


Staff-Approved Quotes: Rebecca's All-time Favorites

Our Content Marketer, Rebecca, has always shared a passion for quotes and believes that surrounding oneself in quotes lends to a brighter and more meaningful lifestyle. Even through life's hardships, she's learned it's important to practice a positive mindset and always look for the silver lining in everything. Below she shares 12 of her favorite quotes and explains how they apply to her own life. Impressively, all of her Quotiful's were created using her own beautiful photography!

Roald Dahl is an old favorite author of mine. This quote from "The Twits", a great book for any of you who remember it, really gets beyond the exterior of what it means to be a positive person. Being positive is not only helpful for yourself, but also for the people around you. Positive people attract others in their exuberant attitudes toward life and often provide great support to others. A constructive mind leads to a more productive outlook for others. 

This quote from The Temptations song "My Girl" will always be special to me. Whenever I've been down, I can always count on this song to lift my spirits. Even though its a love song, it's catchy lyrics and upbeat tune can bring anyone up from those moments. Again, it emphasizes a main principle of staying positive: Finding the good is not dependent on the surroundings. It depends on the person and their attitude. Let's keep that attitude at 100 degrees on a rainy day! It can be a game with yourself to find that positive in the day. And practice makes perfect :)


The Beatles songs are filled with inspiration if you listen closely. As a personal fan of poetry, I find this quote to be particularly meaningful because of how poetic it is. To me "images of broken light" are those memories that would rather be forgotten sometimes. These memories call on and on, and linger with us way past what's necessary. Nostalgia is a healthy way of coping with our past but it's important to not let it get too far. 

This quote really resonates with me when going through something really hard. At these times, everything turns gray and it's hard to see what's good. I like to focus on the little good parts of the day: the morning coffee that wakes me up. The great beat in the song I'm listening to. Even the outfit I took the time to pick out. These things help make the overarching seemingly bad things just a little bit better. 

I love this quote for it's reminder to be strong in your opinions. I like to think that I don't rely on other people for my happiness and most of it comes from within myself. Harboring this happiness is a muscle but the outcome is worth it. I can definitely thank Macklemore for his insightful lyrics and powerful messages, such as this one. 

Another power quote from Macklemore here. Sometimes in life, people and obstacles will try to sway you from achieving your goals. This quote is a reminder to keep that strong sense of self and persevere towards those goals despite whatever life throws at you. 

When I was in eleventh grade, I would listen to this song, "The Best Day", by Atmosphere, every day on the drive to school. I was dealing with the usual high school teenage angst, and this song really brings me back to that time when friendships were not at their best. Just listening to that song and remembering to take things day by day really helped me then. 

This quote is from a favorite book of mine, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". Although this  quote is a seemingly harsh reality check, it's mainly a piece of advice. We strive to understand why things happen and analyze those changes to no end, but that act is pointless. Chbosky is telling us that when these things do happen, we should adapt to the next step in life and live in the present, because life really doesn't stop for anybody. So the overanalyzing should.

Humans run on the connections we make with other people. These connections are all about commiserating, agreeing, and validating one another. There is nothing that compares to the feeling of joy that comes from that moment when two souls engage and understand each other on a deeper level.

One of the things that I think is very important is being positive for the sake of others. Even a simple thing as a smile can help someone else who isn't doing as well on a given day. Kindness is symbiotic and contagious. I think sharing kindness is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for others. 

Nostalgia is something I feel at a very real level. It's important to stay in the moment and let the experience really wash over you and envelop yourself. Sometimes it can be tempting to ask "what if" but Chbosky reminds us that these moments later become stories and lose their power sometimes. 

I mentioned earlier that I have an interest in poetry and this last quote actually comes from one of my poems I wrote. I think it emphasizes something that often people don't realize. We try to follow the correct path in life. Whether that be a happy marriage, observance in religion, or wealth in the career world, we all strive to attain something that we believe is the ultimate goal. We don't allow ourselves to stray off the path and we reprimand ourselves when we do. The message here is to remind us that we are allowed to change our goals and redefine what success means for ourselves. This is because life doesn't follow the straight lines that we perceive it does. Life doesn't follow the lines in the notebook but those curved lines of life build character and resilience in ourselves. These experience shape us and the best we can do is help all of those experiences create the person we want to be. 


10 Quotes to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance


10 Quotes to Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

Life can take us on a wild and busy ride. It's easy to get swept up in work and the everyday demands of life and forget its true purpose. Along the way we learn to make trade-offs between professional endeavors and family, friends, community, and personal growth. To help you maintain a calm center here are 10 reminders to find balance in your work and life.

“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” - Heather Schuck

“Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love.” - Lailah Gifty Akita

“Work is just a part of our Life, not vice versa. So Live life full time, work work, part time.” - Vikrmn, Guru with Guitar

“When you’re gone would you rather have your gravestone say, ‘He never missed a meeting.’ Or one that said, ‘He was a great father.’” - Steve Blank

“Take care of yourself: When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers. Your decisions suffer. Your company suffers. Love those close to you: Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationship is.” - Ev Williams

“Burnout is about resentment. Preventing it is about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.” - Marissa Mayer

“Don’t take things too seriously. I would never de-value the importance of your business; but it’s not worth sacrificing your life for.” - Ben Yoskovitz

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life.” - Hillary Clinton

“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” - Betsy Jacobson

“No matter how busy you are, or how busy you think you are, the work will always be there tomorrow, but your friends might not be.” - Anonymous


7 Quotes from the Relatable Anna Kendrick


7 Quotes from the Relatable Anna Kendrick

Actress Anna Kendrick has always been one to say what's on her mind. As a result, she's become one of the most relatable celebrities in Hollywood. Her Twitter feed is full of witty cracks about her hatred for adulthood, responsibilities, and overt enthusiasm for junk food. We've handpicked 7 quotes from Anna that show she is not only hilarious but an intelligent and thought provoking actress of our time.

"Sometimes the best part of my day is imagining what I’m gonna eat when I get off work." - Anna Kendrick

"I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other ’gentleman’ stuff is a chess game, especially these days." - Anna Kendrick

"An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition." - Anna Kendrick

"I'm attracted to things that are in direct opposition to something that I've just done. It's not like I'm trying to make the right chess move. It's more just that personal thing where you get connected to something for so long and then you want to do something that's in opposition to that." - Anna Kendrick

"I get really excited every time there's a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft." - Anna Kendrick

"I fall in love with characters when they're out of their element or are uncomfortable and you really feel for them in a knee-jerk sympathetic way." - Anna Kendrick

"I meet a lot of new people, but I connect with a very select few of them. It just reinforces to me how important those people are." - Anna Kendrick



21 Heartwarming Quotes to Welcome Back Spring!

To celebrate the arrival of blossoming flowers, warmer weather, and longer days we've put together 21 heartwarming spring quotes. Read on and cheers to new beginnings! 

"It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Nostalgia in reverse, the longing for yet another strange land, grew especially strong in spring." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Despite the forecast, live like it's spring." - Lilly Pulitzer

"People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself." - Ernest Hemingway

"The deep roots never doubt spring will come." - Marty Rubin

"That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs." - L.M. Montgomery

"Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”" - Robin Williams

"An optimist is the human personification of spring." - Susan J. Bissonette

"Spring is when life’s alive in everything." - Christina Rossetti

"Out with the cold, in with the woo."  - E. Marshall

"Spring: the music of open windows." - Terri Guillemets

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." - Harriet Ann Jacobs

"Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again." - Gustav Mahler

"Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching." - Emily Carr

"The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter." - Jen Slelinsky

"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn". - Hal Borland

"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming." - Pablo Neruda

"With the coming of spring, I am calm again." - Gustav Mahler

"Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day." - W. Earl Hall

"April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks go." - Christopher Morley

"Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?" - Neltje Blanchan