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Navigation quote - I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

Douglas Adams , The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul


When walking alone in a jungle of true darkness,
there are three things that can show you the way:
instinct to survive, the knowledge of navigation,
creative imagination. Without them, you are lost.

Toba Beta


Watching a coast as it slips by the ship is like thinking about an enigma. There it is before you, smiling, frowning, inviting, grand, mean, insipid, or savage, and always mute with an air of whispering, "Come and find out".

Joseph Conrad , Heart of Darkness


It is not required that we know all of the details about every stretch of the river. Indeed, were we to know, it would not be an adventure, and I wonder if there would be much point in the journey.

Jeffrey R. Anderson


When you follow a star you know you will never reach that star; rather it will guide you to where you want to go. ... So it is with the world. It will only ever lead you back to yourself.

Jeanette Winterson


How vast those Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our Navigations, and all our Wars are transacted, is when compared to them. A very fit consideration, and matter of Reflection, for those Kings and Princes who sacrifice the Lives of so many People, only to flatter their Ambition in being Masters of some pitiful corner of this small Spot.

Christiaan Huygens


Human's moral compass doesn't work yet
in worlds where the instinct navigates life.

Toba Beta


The ability to tell a good route from a terrible one is a valuable skill when leading an expedition. Unfortunately for us all, it was a skill I did not possess.

Tahir Shah


We have another chance to navigate, perhaps in a slightly different way than we did yesterday. We cannot go back. But we can learn.

Jeffrey R. Anderson


Springtime blooms the starry tree
Bearing fruit the mariners see.
High by night and low by dawn
The silver apple guides us home.

F.T. McKinstry


You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.

Charles Kuralt