18 Quotes to Inspire You to Get Off Your Ass and Enjoy the World

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Life is not about existing, it’s about living. Life is not about waiting, it’s about going. Life is not about the future, it’s about the present. So get off your ass and enjoy this beautiful world you have at your fingertips.

We hope these thought-provoking quotes and inspirational pictures help provoke your wanderlust and motivate you to dream, discover and explore.

Quotes to Inspire You

Quotes to Inspire You - Dyer

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Wayne Dyer

Quotes to Inspire You - Van Gogh

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent Van Gogh

Quotes to Inspire You - Hemingway

“Never confuse movement with action.” – Ernest Hemingway

Quotes to Inspire You - Thoreau

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand of their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau

Quotes to Inspire You - Wallace

“Life is a flash of lightening in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.” – B. Allan Wallace

Quotes to Inspire You - Walsch

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Walsch

Quotes to Inspire You - Payne

“A person does not grow from the ground like a tree. Mankind has legs so it can wander.” – Roman Payne

Quotes to Inspire You - Muir

“In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks.” – John Muir

Quotes to Inspire You - Santayana

“The earth has music for those who listens.” – George Santayana

Quotes to Inspire You - Scott

“As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you’ll regret are the things you didn’t do.” – Zachary Scott

Quotes to Inspire You - Einstein

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

Quotes to Inspire You - Shaw

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Quotes to Inspire You - Hill

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill

Quotes to Inspire You - Tzu

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

Quotes to Inspire You - Leboeuf

“Waste your money and you ‘re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost part of your life.” – Michael Leboeuf

Quotes to Inspire You - Keane

“Yesterday is history, today is a mystery, and today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.” – Bil Keane

Quotes to Inspire You - Anonymous

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

Quotes to Inspire You - Poirot

“Every day is precious as none of knows when or where our journey will end.” – Ken Poirot

Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you? Share it with us in the comments!

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Angela E. is a travel writer from the Chicagoland area who has visited all 50 states in the US and has traveled extensively around the world. She is passionate about exploring the great outdoors and hiking in particular. Her love for nature has taken her to some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. She has written extensively about her travels on her own website, Dang Travelers, and has been published in collaboration with other travel websites and multiple visitor bureaus around the country.

18 Responses

  1. Chris Travels

    I loved all the quotes you picked to share. Many of them are thought provoking and get your readers to ponder their lives and possibly re-prioritize some things if they really want to make time for some “ass-travel” opportunities, instead of “ass-sitting”…aka couch potato! 🙂

    • Dang Travelers

      LOL so true Chris! Sometimes we need reminders that life is short and we need to get out of our comfort zone. If the quotes don’t inspire people to get out and explore, the pictures sure will!

  2. Jocelyn

    I love a good quote 🙂 I think one of my favorites is “The mountains are calling and I must go.” by John Muir…unfortunately its too cold for me to hike them right now 😉

    These would make lovely scrapbooking inserts for a travel book

    • Dang Travelers

      Ooh that’s definitely a great quote Jocelyn! What a good idea for scrapbooking inserts… never would have came up with that.

    • Dang Travelers

      So true! You never know what can happen. Now is definitely the right time.

  3. Alice Teacake

    I totally agree with the courage quote. Sometimes we just need to get past that fear and freaking go for it. Courage can open up a whole lot of doors for you!

  4. Cristina Luisa

    I love these quotes, and the photos are beautiful, too. Henry David Thoreau has been one of my favorite authors since high school; his works are filled with such inspiration. Michael LeBoef’s quote is so poignant for many people- “Waste your money and you ‘re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost part of your life.” I needed to read that quote. Thank you for sharing these!

    • Dang Travelers

      Thanks Cristina. An awesome quote with a gorgeous picture goes a long way! I too am a fan of Thoreau.

  5. Ken Poirot

    Great article and graphics. Thank you for quoting me 🙂 I shared this article on all my social networks.

    • Dang Travelers

      Wow. Thank you so much! We really appreciate it. And you are very welcome for quoting you. We like the way you roll Ken!

  6. Reni

    Love the quotes! My absolute faves are “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” by Napoleon Hill and “The journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step” by Lao Tzu.

    Another one I really love is “If you can dream it, you can do it” by Walt Disney.

    Cheers and happy travels,

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