Quotes About Journeys
1. Not all those who wander are lost.
2. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
3. It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
4. We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.
5. No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
6. Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far. It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.
7. All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.
8. The only journey is the one within..
9. Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.
10. For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But I see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. An angel with one wing is imperfect. A butterfly with one wing is dead. So this generation of people strive to always cut off the other wing in the hopes of embodying their ideal of perfection, and in doing so, have created a crippled race.
11. The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.
12. The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.
13. We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
14. …there ain’t no journey what don’t change you some.
15. All I wanted was to live a life where I could be me, and be okay with that. I had no need for material possessions, money or even close friends with me on my journey. I never understood people very well anyway, and they never seemed to understand me very well either. All I wanted was my art and the chance to be the creator of my own world, my own reality. I wanted the open road and new beginnings every day.
16. If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.
17. One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit.
18. Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
19. Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.
20. For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.
21. It’s funny how, in this journey of life, even though we may begin at different times and places, our paths cross with others so that we may share our love, compassion, observations, and hope. This is a design of God that I appreciate and cherish.
22. 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.
23. You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.
24. Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.
There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.
25. I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.
26. No matter where you are, you’re always a bit on your own, always an outsider.
27. I have walked a stair of swords,
I have worn a coat of scars.
I have vowed with hollow words,
I have lied my way to the stars
-Songs of Sapphique
28. You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be.
29. So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.
30. The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
31. Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.
32. The desire to go home that is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to be the point of intersection of all the lines drawn through all the stars, to be the constellation-maker and the center of the world, that center called love. To awaken from sleep, to rest from awakening, to tame the animal, to let the soul go wild, to shelter in darkness and blaze with light, to cease to speak and be perfectly understood.
33. A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you
34. A book is as dangerous as any journey you might take. The person who closes the back cover may not be the same one that opened the front one. Treat them with respect.
35. End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.
36. Sometimes it’s worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.
37. I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers in their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever known. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history.
38. When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.
39. I tramp a perpetual journey.
40. It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way
41. If you fuel your journey on the opinions of others, you are going to run out of gas.
42. The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely..
43. I thought that if I owned nothing, had nothing, was nothing, I would have nothing left to lose, and I wouldn’t be scared anymore. Because my whole life I’ve been so damn scared. Scared to live because I was scared to die. But at the same I was so scared of living, so I wanted to die. Or maybe so scared of dying that I refused to live. You don’t have to be afraid to fall, when you’re already on the ground. You don’t have to be scared to lose someone, when there’s no one around to lose.
44. Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.
45. Don’t pretend to be what you’re not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.
46. There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
47. The sea is only the embodiment of a
supernatural and wonderful existence.
It is nothing but love and emotion;
it is the ‘Living Infinite…
48. The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.
49. The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly–we only think it does. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. So it is with a life, anyone’s life. I may list things that might be described as my accomplishments in these few pages, but they are only shadows of the larger truth, fragments separated from the whole cycle of becoming. And if I can tell an old-time story now about a man who is walking about, waudjoset ndatlokugan, a forest lodge man, alesakamigwi udlagwedewugan, it is because I spent many years walking about myself, listening to voices that came not just from the people but from animals and trees and stones.
50. It is the story that matters not just the ending.
51. There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.
52. The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.
53. The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.
54. When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.
55. No journey out of grief was straightforward. There would be good days and bad days.
56. If life is a journey then let my soul travel and share your pain.
57. The journey is the treasure.
58. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
59. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.
60. If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.