Being Lost Sayings and Quotes

It’s completely normal in life to feel lost at times, though it’s not easy to deal with. No one wants to feel empty, without hope or directionless. Let the list of wise and insightful quotes below on being lost offer a bit of solace.

It's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching and rarely discovered — so many locks not enough keys. Sarah Dessen
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Dante Alighieri
When you're feeling lost, take heart. It's just your brain gathering the information it needs to make good decisions. Josh Kaufman
No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart. Joyce Rupp
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere. Michel de Montaigne
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. Maimonides
Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest. Voltaire
Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good. Blaise Pascal
Many of us know nothing other than a directionless cadence, having left the footprints of our lives meandering down a road that's meandering itself. Craig D Lounsbrough
When you are directionless like we are right now, people are looking for something to hang their hat on. John Pickett
What leads us astray is confusing more choices with more control. Because it is not clear that the more choices you have the more in control you feel. We have more choices than we've ever had before. Sheena Iyengar
It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way. Dr. Rollo May
A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing. Thomas Wolfe
Feeling lost? Take a dream and convert it into small goals, then start taking the steps to hit those goals. Dave Ramsey
I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it. Neil Gaiman
I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression. Margaret Fuller
Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason. Alain De Botton
If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost in look as much like home as we can. Christopher Fry
It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I'm still looking for that. Michelle Williams
It's easy to be led astray when you're so broken. People take advantage of you. Willie Aames
Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it? Billy Graham
When all else is lost, the future still remains. Christian Nestell Bovee
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. Albert Camus
You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one. Bob Parsons
My mind is led astray by every faint rustle. Mason Cooley
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
We are commanded to seek out those who are lost. We are to be our brother's keeper. Joseph B. Wirthlin
When I feel lost and can't make a decision, I just stop and get quiet. I take a time-out. Kim Cattrall
The art of being bored is lost. Ted Klauber
I'm gutted and feeling a bit lost, but I'm determined to get through it. Gareth Evans
When you are feeling lost or confused...just remember you are a cross-section of four-space. Thomas Richter
Feeling lost? Good! Now you get to walk new paths that lead to much better places. Robin S Sharma
There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change. Ritu Ghatourey
Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace, God is awake. Victor Hugo
Too many people get lost in the game of having a good time and being naive about things. Steve Brown
I need to have a reason why I'm doing something. Otherwise I'm lost. Steve Mcqueen
I lost my head for a little while. John Mayer
I got lost but look what I found. Irving Berlin
We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life. Paulo Coelho
We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost. David R. Brower
If he was lost for a moment, he would dive straight back into its honey. Laurence Olivier
Be Thankful for all things in life. Even for the bad things. SOMETIMES the worst situations in life turn out to be the best things that ever happened to us. John Wilson
To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found. Alex Ebert
When I feel confused or depressed, I remember back to junior high and I silently repeat, 'This, too, shall pass.' Josh Groban
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. Denis Waitley
In life, No matter what you are going through, have faith, and believe your sorrows won't last forever because what time does not heal God will. Rashida Rowe
It's amazing how confused and distracted and misdirected so many people are. Stephen Covey
I don't look for signs. But when things happen, I say, 'OK, something must be right.' Or 'OK, something must be wrong. Lil Wayne
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. Nelson Mandela
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves... And the point is to live everything. Live the questions. Rainer Maria Rilke
But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it. Cassandra Clare
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you. Zig Ziglar
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. Dale Carnegie
Go somewhere you know nothing about and see what happens. Karl Ove Knausgård
He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. Louisa May Alcott
However confused the scene of our life appears, however, torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole. Muriel Rukeyser
I'm not sure this is a world I belong in anymore. I'm not sure that I want to wake up. Gayle Forman
I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation. Raymond Carver
If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. Steve Jobs
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. Nora Roberts
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie
If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong. Masaru Emoto
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. K.T. Jong
It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty. Dalai Lama
Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. Charles Xavier
Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. Vivian Greene
Man is almost mad—mad because he is seeking something which he has already got; mad because he’s not aware of who he is; mad because he hopes, desires and then ultimately, feels frustrated. Frustration is bound to be there because you cannot find yourself by seeking; you are already there. The seeking has to stop, the search has to drop: that is the greatest problem to be faced, encountered. Osho
No one compares to you, but there's no you, except in my dreams tonight. Lana Del Rey
Not all those who wander are lost. J.R.R. Tolkien
Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through the tears. Demi Lovato
One day you will ask me which is more important, my life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. Kahlil Gibran
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. Henry Rollins
Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost. Erol Ozan
Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF. Mandy Hale
Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Storms make trees take deeper roots. Dolly Parton
The creative is the place where no-one else has ever been.You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. Alan Alda
The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything. Sam Cawthorn
The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying. Roy T. Bennett
The quiet sense of something lost. Alfred Tennyson
The Truth is, we all get lost as we try to find our way. Perhaps the key is to stop, take a look around and enjoy the scenery as we go. JaTawny Muckelvene Chatmon
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it. George Bernard Shaw
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin
To get lost is to learn the way. African Proverb
Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H. Schuller
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in the sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost. Erich Maria Remarque
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato
We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. Dr. Henry Link
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. Joseph Campbell
Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it's over, you feel like you don't have any bones left to hold you up. Sarah Ockler
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford
You can’t start the next chapter if you keep re-reading the last one. unknown
You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself. Mariah Carey