Inspiring Quotes For 2020: Jumpstart Your Happy New Year

A new year, a new decade. Make the most of your horizons ahead by being open to possibilities. Say yes to opportunity more than no. Nurture wanderlust, embracing travel and its transformative magic. The following uplifting encouragements are paired with evocative images by Getty photographers. Go ahead. See how far 2020 can take you. Or, rather, decide how far you will take 2020 and beyond. Here, notable quotes to ponder along the way.

“Begin anywhere.” — John Cage

“An investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” — Matthew Karsten

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” — Terry Pratchett

“Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta

“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” — Anthony Bourdain

“The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” — Anna Quindlen

“Since you have to do the things you have to do, be wise to do some of the things you want to do.” — Malcolm Forbes

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

“To make an end is to make a beginning.” — T.S. Eliot

“Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the things to understanding this amazing world we live in.” — Andrew Zimmern

“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” — Vern McLellan

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year…. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come. Goals give us direction.” — Melody Beattie

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” — John Steinbeck

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru

“You lose sight of things…and when you travel, everything balances out.” — Daranna Gidel

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” — Pat Conroy

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” — Danny Kaye

“Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” — Leigh Hunt

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” — Roy M. Goodman

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“Climb the mountain so that you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” — David McCullough

“The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience every day things as if for the first time.” — Bill Bryson

“Stuff your eyes with wonder… See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” — Ray Bradbury

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” — Mark Twain

“A person susceptible to ‘wanderlust’ is not so much addicted to movement as committed to transformation.”  — Pico Iyer

“Traveling is not just seeing the new; it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.” — Jan Myrdal

“I cannot make my days longer, so I strive to make them better.” — Paul Theroux

“Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.” — Lawrence K. Fish

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” — Paul Coelho

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” — Gustave Flaubert

“For a New Year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” — Mehmet Murat ildan

“Travel and a change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” — Seneca

“The journey is the destination.” — Dan Eldon

“Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” — Tom Peters

“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” — Rumi

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs

“And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

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