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35 Awesome Vacation Quotes You Need to Read

August 8, 2021
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Vacation: def. sitting on a lounge chair, reading a book, drinking a mai tai, all the while considering your dinner options. A vacation is a time where you can recharge and restore your body and mind.

These vacation quotes will inspire you, so use these quotes about vacation to caption your photos on Instagram or just as general inspiration for your upcoming travels! 

I find that a vacation could not be more opposite to a trip where the focus is not on me, but instead on learning about other cultures, seeing historical sights, and embracing a different lifestyle. Both are fabulous, but both serve entirely different purposes. That is why I wanted to differentiate between the travel quotes posts out there and instead curate a list of some of the best vacation quotes.


Just as vacations should be, most of these quotes are light and fun although I did choose to include some well-known authors like Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy who share their wisdom and inspiration through their words. So whether you are counting down the days until your next vacation, or you are looking for that perfect Instagram caption for your summer vacation photos, hopefully these vacation quotes will provide some comic relief sprinkled with a little bit of inspiration.

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


2. “Vacations mean a change of pace, a gentleness with ourselves, a time of rest and renewal, and a time to stretch ourselves and encounter new people, new lands, new ways, and new options.” – Anne Wilson Schaef


3. “I want to vacation so long, I forget all my passwords.” – Unknown


4. “One-week vacations are too short to prevent burnout; by the time you relax enough not to think about the office the week is almost up.” – Cecilia Mikalac


5. “My favorite place to vacation is anyplace by the ocean.” – Nina Arianda


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6. “An upcoming vacation gives us something to eagerly anticipate.” -Jaime Kurtz


7. “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard


8. “A vacation is like love – anticipated with pleasure, experienced with discomfort, and remembered with nostalgia.” – Unknown


9. “Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” – Zig Ziglar


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10. “Take vacations, go as many places as you can, you can always make money, you can’t awakes make memories.”


11. “The vacation we often need is freedom from our own mind.” -Jack Adam Weber


12. “Vacation is that time when you wish you had something to do while doing nothing.” –Frank Tyger


13. “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben


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14. “I love my job only when I’m on vacation.”


15. “I hope your vacation gives you the pleasure you need so that you don’t have to think of any problems back at home.  Enjoy your vacation.” – Unknown


16. “Read a lot when you’re on vacation, but nothing that has to do with your business.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.


17. “Neglecting vacation is neglecting success because every success needs an accumulated positive energy!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan


18. “I need a six month vacation, twice a year.” – Unknown


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19. “I need a vacation, not a stupid weekend.” – Unknown


20. Don’t pick a job with great vacation time.  Pick one that doesn’t need escaping.” – Unknown


21. “The average vacation is one-tenth playing—nine-tenths paying.”  -Arnold Glasow


22. “Don’t bother me I’m on vacation.” – Unknown


23. “Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.” – Leo Tolstoy


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24. “Just a reminder that I’m going on vacation and you’re not.”


25. “Make your vocation your vacation.  That is the secret to success.” – Mark Twain


26. “Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle


27. “A vacation is a sunburn at premium prices.” – Hal Chadwicke


28. “Vacation calories don’t count.” – Unknown


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29. “My goal is to hit the gym every day I’m on vacation. Usually I just end up sleeping and drinking beer.” – Gary Allan


30. “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the way in which you yourself have altered.” – Nelson Mandela


31. “After a while, just staying alive becomes a full-time job. No wonder we need a vacation.” —Michael Zadoorian


32. “The sun and the sand and a drink in my hand with no bottom. And no shoes, no shirt, and no problems.” –Kenny Chesney, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems”


33. “I like to vegetate when on vacation given my busy schedule when I’m at work.” – Zac Posen


34. “Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ―Maya Angelou


35. “No, I didn’t get a thing done, but I sure soaked up every minute of the memory we were making, and I count it all as time well wasted.” – Brad Paisley, “Time Well Wasted”


What were your favorite quotes about vacation on this list?  If you have a funny vacation quote or any other favorite vacation quotes, please share them in the comments below!


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1 Comment

  1. Shayasta Ahamad on July 18, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Nice quotes!

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