Welcome to our collection of quotes about vacations.

quote by Anonymous: The answer may not be at the beach, but shouldn't we at least check? with background image: white text on rocky beach background

The answer may not be at the beach, but shouldn't we at least check?

--Anonymous

quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh: 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. with background image: photo of author Thích Nhất Hạnh with quote

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.

--Thích Nhất Hạnh
quote by Joan Rylen: Here's to a vacation of no regrets! with background image: green trees beside lake during daytime
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Here's to a vacation of no regrets!

--Joan Rylen

quote by Charles McGrath: The best vacation is still a book, a renewable ticket to places real and imaginary. with background image: person holding gray leaf
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The best vacation is still a book, a renewable ticket to places real and imaginary.

--Charles McGrath
quote by Andy Rooney: The best thing about a vacation is planning it. with background image: Eiffel Tower under blue sky during daytime
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The best thing about a vacation is planning it.

--Andy Rooney

quote by Arianna Huffington: I wish I'd known sooner that success isn't defined by who goes the longest without vacation. with background image: person in a plane flying at high altitude taking photo of left airplane wing during daytime
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I wish I'd known sooner that success isn't defined by who goes the longest without vacation.

--Arianna Huffington
quote by Bill Murray: Everyone needs to take a vacation from the sort of automatic things you do. with background image: shallow focus photo of green leaves
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Everyone needs to take a vacation from the sort of automatic things you do.

--Bill Murray
quote by Charles Horton Cooley: To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. with background image: aerial photography of pine trees with mist
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To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.

--Charles Horton Cooley
quote by Christian Dior: On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant. with background image: closeup photo of bird beside purple petal flowers
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On vacation, you can wear all the colorful and casual clothing that you like, but you must always be elegant.

--Christian Dior
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: I never wait for summer vacation. In deep winter, I warm-up my mind with the fire of my thoughts and swim in the ocean of my imagination. with background image: landscape photography of mountain hit by sun rays
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I never wait for summer vacation. In deep winter, I warm-up my mind with the fire of my thoughts and swim in the ocean of my imagination.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: Don't wait for a vacation to enjoy life. Start to enjoy it now, today, wherever you are. with background image: silhouette of off-road car
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Don't wait for a vacation to enjoy life. Start to enjoy it now, today, wherever you are.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: In the summer, we create memories of hot adventures so that those memories can warm-up the deep frozen winter. with background image: red metal bridge over river
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In the summer, we create memories of hot adventures so that those memories can warm-up the deep frozen winter.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: Most successful people are always on vacation. with background image: campers under milky way
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Most successful people are always on vacation.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: My favorite place for taking a vacation is found in my library. with background image: brown humming bird flying in mid air
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My favorite place for taking a vacation is found in my library.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: If life is an adventure, then a vacation is an adventure to find true joy. with background image: photo of gray elephant on grass
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If life is an adventure, then a vacation is an adventure to find true joy.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: Take a vacation from your stressful thoughts by changing your thoughts. with background image: white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime
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Take a vacation from your stressful thoughts by changing your thoughts.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Enzo Ferrari: I have never gone on a real trip, never taken a holiday. The best holiday for me is spent in my workshops when nearly everybody else is on vacation. with background image: assorted-color beach houses
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I have never gone on a real trip, never taken a holiday. The best holiday for me is spent in my workshops when nearly everybody else is on vacation.

--Enzo Ferrari
quote by Evan Esar: A vacation is like love: anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia. with background image: body of water during daytime
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A vacation is like love: anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.

--Evan Esar
quote by Evan Esar: A man doesn't have vacation problems: his boss tells him when to take them, and his wife tells him where. with background image: green trees under white clouds
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A man doesn't have vacation problems: his boss tells him when to take them, and his wife tells him where.

--Evan Esar
quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children. with background image: beach shore during day time
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Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children.

--Ezra Taft Benson
quote by Jason Mraz: You don't need a vacation when there's nothing to escape from. with background image: campers under milky way
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You don't need a vacation when there's nothing to escape from.

--Jason Mraz
quote by Jewish Proverb: No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell. with background image: bare tree on mountain during sunset
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No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.

--Jewish Proverb
quote by Kelly Clarkson: 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. with background image: photo of author Kelly Clarkson with quote

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
quote by Malcolm Bradbury: After all, the function of a vacation is regenerative, not luxurious. It's to restore our equipment so that we can live our ordinary lives better. with background image: aerial photography of trees on mountain
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After all, the function of a vacation is regenerative, not luxurious. It's to restore our equipment so that we can live our ordinary lives better.

--Malcolm Bradbury
quote by Margaret Laurence: Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do. with background image: closeup photo of lounger chairs and beach umbrellas
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Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.

--Margaret Laurence
quote by Mason Cooley: Vacations prove that a life of pleasure is overrated. with background image: rock formation above water
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Vacations prove that a life of pleasure is overrated.

--Mason Cooley
quote by Pat Conroy: Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends. with background image: person cooking on seashore
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Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends.

--Pat Conroy
quote by Richie Norton: Don't feel guilty about vacationing. What are you truly living and working for anyways? Death is all too real. with background image: long exposure photography of beach
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Don't feel guilty about vacationing. What are you truly living and working for anyways? Death is all too real.

--Richie Norton
quote by Richie Norton: Overworking is the Black Plague of the 21st Century. with background image: Eiffel Tower under blue sky during daytime
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Overworking is the Black Plague of the 21st Century.

--Richie Norton

Longer Version:

Overworking is the Black Plague of the 21st Century. Leave the office on time by using the time you have effectively. An executive at a Fortune 100 told me that to him, if you stay at work late, that means 'you're slow.


quote by Robert Breault: A vacation trip is one-third pleasure, fondly remembered, and two-thirds aggravation, entirely forgotten. with background image: silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
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A vacation trip is one-third pleasure, fondly remembered, and two-thirds aggravation, entirely forgotten.

--Robert Breault
quote by Robert Orben: A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it. with background image: airplane wing above body of water during daytime
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A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it.

--Robert Orben

Longer Version:

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.


quote by Sam Ewing: Vacation: Two weeks on the sunny sands -- and the rest of the year on the financial rocks. with background image: brown, black, and white butterfly on purple petaled flower photo
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Vacation: Two weeks on the sunny sands -- and the rest of the year on the financial rocks.

--Sam Ewing


quote by Walter Annenberg: Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound. with background image: Rialto Bridge, Venice Italy
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Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound.

--Walter Annenberg
quote by Clarence Day: The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation. with background image: sunset
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The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.

--Clarence Day
quote by Ellsworth Huntington: Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential. with background image: lion on green grass during golden hour
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Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential.

--Ellsworth Huntington
quote by Nick Cannon: My Vocation is my Vacation. I love what I do. with background image: airplane wing above body of water during daytime
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My Vocation is my Vacation. I love what I do.

--Nick Cannon



quote by Ann Patchett: I think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while and then makes me long for it again. with background image: green and white bird on black wire during daytime
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I think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while and then makes me long for it again.

--Ann Patchett
quote by Brett Ratner: 'Vacation' means titillating my taste buds. with background image: silhouette photography of person
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'Vacation' means titillating my taste buds.

--Brett Ratner
quote by Chevy Chase: There's no vacation from being a parent. with background image: photo og calm body of water
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There's no vacation from being a parent.

--Chevy Chase
quote by Candice Accola: I'm more obsessed with the idea of vacation than any one particular vacation spot. I love to explore new places and cultures. with background image: beach shore during day time
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I'm more obsessed with the idea of vacation than any one particular vacation spot. I love to explore new places and cultures.

--Candice Accola
quote by Gene Simmons: I don't wanna go on vacation. There's nothing about it that appeals to me. People look forward to doing that; I look forward to getting up every day and doing something. with background image: photo of author Gene Simmons with quote

I don't wanna go on vacation. There's nothing about it that appeals to me. People look forward to doing that; I look forward to getting up every day and doing something.

--Gene Simmons
quote by Gautam Singhania: The breaks you take from work pay you back manifold when you return because you come back with a fresher mind and newer thinking. Some of your best ideas come when you're on vacation. with background image: photo of author Gautam Singhania with quote

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

--Gautam Singhania
quote by John Oliver: I can't relax. I find vacations problematic. with background image: body of water near mountains
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I can't relax. I find vacations problematic.

--John Oliver
quote by John Battelle: As you grow older, you learn a few things. One of them is to actually take the time you've allotted for vacation. with background image: rock formation under starry skies
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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
quote by Laura Schlessinger: Everyone has the right to go on a vacation without kids if they want. with background image: brown and black leaf in close up photography
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Everyone has the right to go on a vacation without kids if they want.

--Laura Schlessinger
quote by Leon Bridges: My whole life is a vacation. with background image: gray road beside a trees
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My whole life is a vacation.

--Leon Bridges

quote by Max von Sydow: A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic. with background image: pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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A vacation spot out of season always has a very special magic.

--Max von Sydow
quote by Nate Diaz: It cost me a lot of money to have a vacation, basically. It's nice to step back and see there's more to life. with background image: coconut tree near body of water
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It cost me a lot of money to have a vacation, basically. It's nice to step back and see there's more to life.

--Nate Diaz
quote by Parker Stevenson: I'm going to go away on vacation, I'm going to try to get away from the phone, away from scripts. I think it's important to sit back and think about what you want. with background image: photo of author Parker Stevenson with quote

I'm going to go away on vacation, I'm going to try to get away from the phone, away from scripts. I think it's important to sit back and think about what you want.

--Parker Stevenson
quote by Pat Williams: This vacation tip: If you see a gas station with a sign that says Clean Rest Rooms, it means one thing -- the door is locked and no one can find the key. with background image: people near body of water
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This vacation tip: If you see a gas station with a sign that says Clean Rest Rooms, it means one thing -- the door is locked and no one can find the key.

--Pat Williams
quote by Scotty McCreery: For me, the best vacation is just relaxing on the couch! with background image: man standing on sand while spreading arms beside calm body of water
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For me, the best vacation is just relaxing on the couch!

--Scotty McCreery
quote by Tommy Lasorda: If you love your job, you haven't worked a day in your life. with background image: shallow focus photography of brown and black bird
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If you love your job, you haven't worked a day in your life.

--Tommy Lasorda
quote by Shirley Jackson: It has long been my belief that in times of great stress, such as a 4-day vacation, the thin veneer of family wears off almost at once, and we are revealed in our true personalities. with background image: photo of author Shirley Jackson with quote

It has long been my belief that in times of great stress, such as a 4-day vacation, the thin veneer of family wears off almost at once, and we are revealed in our true personalities.

--Shirley Jackson
quote by Sarah Mlynowski: When you go on vacation with people, you learn a lot about them. with background image: white concrete houses under blue sky at daytime
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When you go on vacation with people, you learn a lot about them.

--Sarah Mlynowski
quote by Taylor Hawkins: Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun. with background image: rock formation above water
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Why go on vacation when work is so much more fun.

--Taylor Hawkins



quote by Michelle M. Pillow: I think people need hope when times are tough. I think they also need escape and adventure and fantasy. Books are like cheap mini vacations. with background image: beach during daytime
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I think people need hope when times are tough. I think they also need escape and adventure and fantasy. Books are like cheap mini vacations.

--Michelle M. Pillow

quote by Damon Dash: I work to go on vacation. Hopefully, the more money I make, my vacations will get a little longer to the point where they last a year. with background image: empty seashore near high-rise building
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I work to go on vacation. Hopefully, the more money I make, my vacations will get a little longer to the point where they last a year.

--Damon Dash
quote by Dean Cavanagh: Life is simply a vacation from the infinite. with background image: brown wooden bridge over blue sea under blue sky during daytime
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Life is simply a vacation from the infinite.

--Dean Cavanagh
quote by Crystal Renn: I absolutely believe that when one goes on vacation, it should be pure decadence. with background image: green mountain ]
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I absolutely believe that when one goes on vacation, it should be pure decadence.

--Crystal Renn
quote by Jan Phillips: Find what brings you joy and go there. with background image: body of water near mountains
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Find what brings you joy and go there.

--Jan Phillips
quote by Jerry Smith: Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need. with background image: brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime
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Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.

--Jerry Smith
quote by Karen Karbo: Expanding your notion of fun beyond a two-week vacation in Maui increases the chances you'll have more of it. with background image: green trees under white clouds
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Expanding your notion of fun beyond a two-week vacation in Maui increases the chances you'll have more of it.

--Karen Karbo
quote by Jacob Braude: 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. with background image: landscape photography of mountain hit by sun rays
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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.

--Jacob Braude
quote by Ingrid Weir: I used to dream of a week-long beach vacation with white sand under my toes... right now, I'd settle for 48 hours at a Motel 6 with some Lysol and a UV lamp. with background image: photo of giraffe
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I used to dream of a week-long beach vacation with white sand under my toes... right now, I'd settle for 48 hours at a Motel 6 with some Lysol and a UV lamp.

--Ingrid Weir

quote by Andrea Goeglein: No one wants to die with vacation time on the books. with background image: man standing on rock near lake
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No one wants to die with vacation time on the books.

--Andrea Goeglein
quote by Andrea Goeglein: Vacation time is something we all accrue, but only the wisest of us recognize its importance. with background image: Arizona landscape
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Vacation time is something we all accrue, but only the wisest of us recognize its importance.

--Andrea Goeglein
quote by Andrea Goeglein: When you plan a vacation, actually take it. with background image: silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time
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When you plan a vacation, actually take it.

--Andrea Goeglein

quote by Betty Williams: When all else fails, take a vacation. with background image: closeup photo of green leafed plant
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When all else fails, take a vacation.

--Betty Williams

quote by Elbert Hubbard: The man who is so run down that he needs a vacation can never adjust or reform himself in two weeks. What he really needs is to re-transform his life. with background image: pink and teal striped textile
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The man who is so run down that he needs a vacation can never adjust or reform himself in two weeks. What he really needs is to re-transform his life.

--Elbert Hubbard
quote by William S. Burroughs: Life is a vacation from two eternities. with background image: full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
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Life is a vacation from two eternities.

--William S. Burroughs
quote by Oscar Wilde: Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes. with background image: assorted-color beach houses
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Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work's the curse of the drinking classes.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Zig Ziglar: Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation? with background image: Rialto Bridge, Venice Italy
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Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?

--Zig Ziglar
quote by Milton Berle: Laughter is an instant vacation. with background image: photo of author Milton Berle with quote

Laughter is an instant vacation.

--Milton Berle
quote by Erma Bombeck: On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings. with background image: photo of author Erma Bombeck with quote

On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.

--Erma Bombeck
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