Journey Quotes


Not all those who wander are lost.

Bilbo    Journey    Lost    Quest    Travel    Wander

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.

Books    Journey    Reading    Travel

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness
Goals    Journey    Travel

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.

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.

Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

Eternity    Impermanence    Journey    Life    Mujo

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.

Glitter    Journey    Shine    Tolkien    Travel    Wander    Wanderlust

The only journey is the one within.

Though the road's been rocky it sure feels good to me.

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.

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.

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.

We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Perfectly Imperfect
We have all heard that no two snowflakes are alike. Each snowflake takes the perfect form for the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for its journey. And while the universal force of gravity gives them a shared destination, the expansive space in the air gives each snowflake the opportunity to take their own path. They are on the same journey, but each takes a different path.
Along this gravity-driven journey, some snowflakes collide and damage each other, some collide and join together, some are influenced by wind... there are so many transitions and changes that take place along the journey of the snowflake. But, no matter what the transition, the snowflake always finds itself perfectly shaped for its journey.
I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration. One of these parallels is of snowflakes and us. We, too, are all headed in the same direction. We are being driven by a universal force to the same destination. We are all individuals taking different journeys and along our journey, we sometimes bump into each other, we cross paths, we become altered... we take different physical forms. But at all times we too are 100% perfectly imperfect. At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. I’m not perfect for your journey and you’re not perfect for my journey, but I’m perfect for my journey and you’re perfect for your journey. We’re heading to the same place, we’re taking different routes, but we’re both exactly perfect the way we are.
Think of what understanding this great orchestration could mean for relationships. Imagine interacting with others knowing that they too each share this parallel with the snowflake. Like you, they are headed to the same place and no matter what they may appear like to you, they have taken the perfect form for their journey. How strong our relationships would be if we could see and respect that we are all perfectly imperfect for our journey.

...there ain't no journey what don't change you some.

Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas

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.

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.

Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.

Beauty    Cars    Decisions    Discovery    Driving    Fork    Highway    Journey    Journey of life    Life    Life lessons    Lost    Lostness    Road    Road trip    Roads    Route    Route 66    Transportation    Travel    Voyage

One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit.

Insecurity    Journey    Learning    Life    Overcoming    Truth

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey.
At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.

End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.

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.

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.

You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.

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.

So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.

Cleopatra    Epiphany    Fiction    Journey    Life    Loss    Love    Relationships

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.

Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.

Quote Me Everyday

Santosh Kalwar

Quote Me Everyday
Attainable    Defeat    Journey    Life    Other side    Stop    Suffering

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.

Art    Journey    Music

No matter where you are, you're always a bit on your own, always an outsider.

TUGUMI [つぐみ]

Banana Yoshimoto

TUGUMI [つぐみ]
Journey    Life    Travel

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

Journey    Lies    Scars    Stars

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.

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.

Home    Journey    Love    Wanderlust

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you
control it.

End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.

Death    End    Journey    Life    Path

I made up my mind not to care so much about the destination, and simply enjoy the journey.

Sometimes it's worth lingering on the journey for a while before getting to the destination.

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.

Aim    Aim high    Deep    Effort    Far reaching    Goal    Goals    Journey    Limits    Narrow    Range    Reach    Reach out    Reaching out    Stars    Trip    Universe    Wide

I tramp a perpetual journey.

Song of Myself

Walt Whitman

Song of Myself
Journey    Perpetual    Tramp    Travel

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.

Would you like to know your future?
If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.
So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.

Advance    Coming    Expectations    Expected    Fortell    Fortelling    Fortune    Future    Journey    Knowing ahead    Knowledge    Life    Motivation    Motive    Motives    Mystery    News    Next    Precognition    Revelation    Surprise    Surprise endings    Surprises    Survival    Survive    Tomorrow    Unexpected    Unknown

The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas.
It is the night sea journey, the lone fisherman on a tropical sea with his nets, and you let these nets down - sometimes, something tears through them that leaves them in shreds and you just row for shore, and put your head under your bed and pray.
At other times what slips through are the minutiae, the minnows of this ichthyological metaphor of idea chasing.
But, sometimes, you can actually bring home something that is food, food for the human community that we can sustain ourselves on and go forward.

Chaos    Community    Creative    Fisherman    Human    Imagination    Journey    Metaphor    Net    Ocean

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

Empathy    Journey    Life    Love    Respect

If you fuel your journey on the opinions of others, you are going to run out of gas.

Fuel    Gas    Happiness    Inspirational    Journey    Life    Motivational    Opinion    Success

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.

Alex elle    Journey    Light    Love    Passion    Sun    Timing

Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.

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.

Afraid    Afraid to die    Alone    Freedom    Homeless    Journey    Learning    Life    London    Lonely    Musician    Scared    Traveling

Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.

Door    First step    Journey    Step

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.

If life is a journey then let my soul travel and share your pain.

Journey    Love    Pain    Soul    Travel

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