This is a collection of 19 funny road trip quotes. I hope they will put a smile on your face and perhaps will get you thinking too.
Those are great on a road trip to entertain everyone in the car, some are even road trip related!
Each quote comes with a picture and an interpretation or some thoughts to help you with the meaning.
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Table of Contents
1. The foolishness of people…
The foolishness of people who are surprised by anything that happens. Like travelers amazed at foreign customs.Marcus Aurelius
You definitely know someone like that, right? They travel to a resort in Mexico and complain that people the in the local town should speak English and not Spanish.
Fortunately, real travelers know better to respect other customs and people.
2. It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Let’s travel, hopefully, and see what happens. Maybe we won’t care to arrive.
But my dear reader, I do wish you save travels if you are reading this on a road trip.
3. Whoever travels without a guide needs two hundred years for a two-days journey.
Quote by Rumi
It’s like driving through thick fog. You require some kind of guide to get here in one piece, right? Even if it’s just signboards, at least they indicate a direction.
Just imagine, we used to get around with foldable paper maps before Google Maps was a thing.
I remember us taking a million wrong turns and detours as a kid. Yep, those were the days….
4. This world is like a shadow…
This world is like a shadow: run after it and you will never be able to catch it; turn your back against it and it has no choice but to follow you.Quote by Ibn al-Qayyim
Take a grand voyage but remember to NOT run behind things, places and people.
Kind of like Scooby-Doo, you know. That goofy movie and cartoon surely remind me of us trying to run away from our monsters while trying to catch our shadows (or is it vice versa?).
But the greatest part of a road trip is to drive forward, leaving our shadow behind.
5. Travel makes a wise man better but a fool worse.
Quote by Thomas Fuller
I may want to argue that Captain Jack sparrow ought to be the former of the two, the wise man, although it might not appear so.
A nomad at heart, will surely turn out to be a wise person, right?
I bet we are all wise folks, looking out for great adventure, but also a smooth road ahead.
6. I have found out…
I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
Quote by Mark Twain
Can you relate to that? Do you have a story of your own, which you would like to share with us? We are all ears!
I think this quote is most definitely true on less-traveled roads.
The tension in a car when you are lost, or looking for your hotel, or when the kids scream around, or when your partner doesn’t know to read a map or when there is a traffic jam,… well, this exact tension will show your true face (and theirs as well).
7. I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Why do you travel? Why do you choose a road trip over a train trip?
Is it exciting to you to look into the rearview mirror, to discover new roads or are you into the therapeutic power of driving?
8. There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ah, well, that’s one way to look at it, and this funny quote is mostly true.
We are the foreigners in unknown lands. It’s not the land that is foreign, or at least it won’t be foreign to us anymore the moment we take a step in it.
Take away the tourist perspective and get into a traveler lifestyle, and you will understand this quote with all your heart.
9. Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains…
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.Augustine of Hippo
We humans are really a piece of work. Travel far and tall, but completely miss understanding our own selves.
St. Augustine sure felt like things went down like this some 1500 years ago. But have we really not changed?
Are we still goin’ places and seein’ things just so that we can make the perfect Instagram picture?
10. The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
Quote by Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard sure got me chuckling with this quote! He was born in India.
On your next pit stop in that small town, take a moment to take in all the odors, the good, and the bad. Yep, the world has good and not so good smells.
I bet that deep dish pizza is smelling great right now!
11. No road is long with good company.
Quote by Turkish Proverb
That’s a quote for the whole family or your good friends in the car! Especially if you guys have gone through some wild stuff together.
12. After all, the best part of a holiday…
After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.Kenneth Grahame
I can absolutely relate to that! How do you feel about that?
The best part is to go on a road trip and seeing everyone else up in the morning doing their errands or going to work.
It’s the cure to monotomy and your sense of time will change too.
13. To move, to breathe, to fly,…
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
An old and great friend ones mentioned this quote together with one of his 70 hippies hitchhiker road trip stories.
Someone gave him a lift, and he was floating on this trip!
May your future long journey be exciting, but please, drug-free.
14. Only the road and the dawn…
Only the road and the dawn, the sun, the wind, and the rain, and the watch fire under stars, and sleep, and the road again.John Masefield
Because an adventurous road trip journey should be beautiful, full of awe and most importantly fun!
Some of us went through years of struggle and we deserve this break.
15. Modern traveling is not traveling at all…
Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel.John Ruskin
This quote has somewhat a core of truth in it. Are we just parcels being sent from A to B?
Please let me know your thoughts in the comment sections further below.
16. You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.
Quote by William Hazlitt
No matter how many times you read about that long road from Rome to Florence, you will only truly know it if you have ever taken the road on your own.
All the potholes, every single highway exit, all the narrow roads and the sudden turns. They are all important while you count the kilometers (or miles?).
17. Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,…
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.Walt Whitman
Ah, the freedom of a road trip! Do you feel the wind in your hair?
You go to interesting new places in your pace, you take it easy and enjoy the freedom of the open road.
18. Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.
Quote by Confucius
Can you relate to this quote? Do you believe that roads are made for journeys and not destinations?
Think about this sentence on your next trip, and perhaps you might want to reconsider a couple of things.
19. If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Quote by Lewis Carroll
You know how they say, all roads lead to Rome! Well, sometimes, when it’s not foggy, we might just find our target destination by pure luck.
These moments may end up as the best part of a road trip. You may have an own story like that. When you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and you can’t tell, how the heck you got to the right place at the end.
It’s like walking through a secret gate and discovering new things just because you were there at that particular time.
Because, travel, at the end of the day, should be fun from the beginning to the end.
Dear reader, what’s your favorite quote? What are your thoughts to these quotes? Please let us know in the comment section further below.