My Favorite Quotes  



As the vacation period gets into full gear, I thought it would be nice for us to think about the importance of taking a vacation or some down time from our busy schedules.  Enjoy these quotes on “Vacation.”

 Visit the archives below for past quotes.

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“As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you’ve allotted for vacation.”.”

—John Battelle

 “The thing I love most about going on vacation is that I get to leave behind any kind of schedule. My entire life is scheduled from morning to night, and when I’m on vacation, there is no schedule.”

—Kelly Clarkson

“The purpose of a vacation is to have the time to rest. But many of us, even when we go on vacation, don’t know how to rest. We may even come back more tired than before we left.”

—Nhat Hanh

“When all else fails, take a vacation.”

—Betty Williams

 “In matters of healing the body or the mind, vacation is a true genius!”

—Mehmet Murat ildan

 “Laughter is an instant vacation.”

—Milton Berle

 “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”

 —Earl Wilson

“Dreams come from that special place in our mind where our soul loves to spend its holidays.”

—Anthony T. Hincks

 “Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less and vacation MORE!!”

—Lea Mishell


"The world is full of travellers.

Once in a year go to someplace you have never been before.

You will meet Confused seekers, Hopeful wanderers, Enthusiastic story-tellers, Happy families.

Look into their eyes and stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead any moment.

Look at the world. It’s more beautiful than any dream you’d have ever seen.

Make the most beautiful travel diary and open it up your third generation because only your grandchildren will understand what your children will fail to.”

—Ranjan Ramachandran


“Travelling unveils new dimensions of this world not known to the naked eye.”

—Wayne Chirisa

 “A vacation should be just long enough that your boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.”


 “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

—St. Augustine

“The breaks you take from work pay you back manifold when your return because you come back with a fresher mind and newer thinking. Some of your best ideas come when you’re on vacation.”

—Guatam Singhania

“I have never believed that vacations are luxuries. They are our necessities—just like shelter, clothes, and food, they make us feel like humans and not like animals that care only for survival.”

—Alexander Babinets










“The longing to get away from it all never was so great as in our present time of tension and trouble. We want something to lift us out of the mess into which much of life seems to have fallen.”

Glenn Stewart

 “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

—Nelson Mandela

 “Vacations brighten a man. They tend to make his work more attractive to him and to make him more attractive to his work.”

—Harry Van Demark

“When in doubt, go on vacation!”


 “The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.”

—Sir Richard Burton