Journeys Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old journeys quotes, journeys sayings, and journeys proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Douglas Adams

In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself astray in a dark wood where the straight road had been lost sight of.     

Dante Alighieri

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.     

G. K. Chesterton

The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.     

Barbara De Angelis

We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time.     

TS Eliot

The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.     

Don Williams, Jr.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.     

Greg Anderson

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping     

Chinese Proverbs

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

Ursula K. Leguin

A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles     

Tim Cahill

We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our 'truth' about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?     

Rabbi Saul Rubin

If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.     

Buddhist Saying

Our life is an endless journey; it is like a broad highway that extends infinitely into the distance. The practice of meditation provides a vehicle to travel on that road. Our journey consists of constant ups and downs      

Chogyam Trungpa

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.     

Edward Abbey

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Even journey has an end.     


We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.     

Marcel Proust

I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.     

Les Brown

The only journey is the one within.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, we are confident and believe we are going to succeed.     

Orison Swett Marden

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path.     

Joseph Campbell

To get where you want to go you can't only do what you like.     

Peter Abrahams

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful: yourself.     

Alan Alda

There are roads out of the secret place within us which we must all move as we go to touch others.     

Romare Bearden

The bottom line is: We must be working on arriving at the destination for which we were put on this planet.     

Yehuda Berg

Everyday is a journey,and the journey itself is home.     

Matsuo Basho

There are many trails up the mountain, but in time they all reach the top.     

Anya Seton

Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.     

Erich Fromm

If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.     

Dan Rather

We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.     

John Hope Franklin

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't.     

Henry Ford

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.     

Martin Buber

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.     

Lillian Smith

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.     

Marcel Proust

Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.     

Frank Borman

We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.     

Gloria Gaither

The journey is the reward.     

Tao Expression

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.     

Stephen Covey

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.     

Lao Tzu

The journey you wish to take can only begin from where you are right now this very minute.     

Ron Atchison

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

John Steinbeck

One approaches journey's end. But the end is a goal, not a catastrophe.     

George Sand

The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.     

William Hazlitt

An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.     

Iain Sinclair

Life is a journey of mind. And man is the vessel that carries this mind. Therefore based on this premise it is safe to conclude that man does not evolve, but mind does.     

Mark-Anthony St. Rose

It is not the destination where you end up but the mishaps and memories you create along the way!     

Penelope Riley

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.     

Jawaharlal Nehru

Sometimes we have to go through the darkness alone, before we can see the light.     

Adele Comandini

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.     

Amelia E. Barr

What is a journey? Is it just distance traveled? Time spent? No, it's what happens on the way. It's the things that shape you. At the end of the journey, you're not the same.     

Mayor Richard Wilkins III

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

Santosh Kalwar

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

John Steinbeck

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

John Steinbeck

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

Richelle Mead

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

Steve Maraboli

A journey will have pain and failure. It is not only the steps forward that we must accept. It is the stumbles. The trials. The knowledge that we will fail. That we will hurt those around us.     

Brandon Sanderson

No journey out of grief was straightforward. There would be good days and bad days.     

Jojo Moyes

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

Ursula K. Le Guin

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

Steve Maraboli

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

David Mitchell

Journeys end in lovers meeting.     

William Shakespeare

In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.     

Paulo Coelho

The only journeys worth taking in life are those that test us to the very core.     

Justin Somper

All journeys eventually end in the same place, home.     

Chris Geiger

And the end of one journey is the beginning of another.     

Margaret Atwood

You got lost on your journey somewhere." "That's what everyone says who never bothered to go on a journey in the first place.     

Patrick Ness

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will - whatever we may think.     

Lawrence Durrell

Long or short, if you worry about every step of a journey, you will divide it endlessly into pieces, anyone of which may defeat you. Look only to the end.     

Robin Hobb

We need help from above if we are to make progress in our journeys.     

Anasazi Foundation

I must give you this warning: your journeys will rarely ever go as you plan. You will make mistakes, and you will feel lost. Whenever that happens, look to the light and keep moving forward in faith.     

Seth Adam Smith

For nothing ever ends, really; stories lead to other stories, journeys across a thousand miles of ocean lead to journeys across a continent, and the meanings and interpretations of these stories are legion.     

John H. Arnold

Life is a journey, not a destination.     

Colson Whitehead

When you focus on the journey, you will be blessed with guardian angels to direct your path.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

The journey is everything. Most necessary of all, but rarest good fortune, we should try to find some man of our own sort who will go with us and to whom we can say the first thing that comes into our heads. For pleasure has no relish unless we share it.     

Virginia Woolf

Planning a journey without a map is like building a house without drawings.     

Mark Jenkins

The best journeys are the ones that answer questions that at the outset you never even thought to ask.     

Rick Ridgeway

Most people setting out on such journeys are never heard from again, but part of the romance of any field lies in keeping the dream alive, in not settling for what is familiar and comfortable.     

Gino Segre

The journey is part of the experience - an expression of the seriousness of one's intent.     

Anthony Bourdain

The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.     

Wally Lamb

At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey.     

Steve Maraboli

There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.     

Mandy Hale

A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you.     

Tahir Shah

The journey is the treasure.     

Lloyd Alexander

A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success.     

Steve Maraboli

Every journey begins with the first step of articulating the intention, and then becoming the intention.     

Bryant McGill

The journey of the sun and moon is predictable, but yours is your ultimate art.     

Suzy Kassem

Every journey conceals another journey within its lines: the path not taken and the forgotten angle.     

Jeanette Winterson

The journey itself is going to change you, so you don’t have to worry about memorizing the route we took to accomplish that change.     

Daniel Quinn

You are not on a journey to God; you are on a journey with God.     

Steve Maraboli

A journey is time suspended.     

Louis L'Amour

It is far. But there is no journey upon this earth that a man may not make if he sets his heart to it.     

H. Rider Haggard

To embark on the journey towards your goals and dreams requires bravery. To remain on that path requires courage. The bridge that merges the two is commitment.     

Steve Maraboli

No one has a problem with the first mile of a journey. Even an infant could do fine for a while. But it isn't the start that matters. It's the finish line.     

Julien Smith

It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.     

Aaron Lauritsen

God has arranged strange ways for some of us to find him. Sometimes He brings us on long physical journeys; sometimes He leaves us at home and makes the journey internal.     

Abigail J. Hartman

A journey of 1,000 miles starts with just 10 digits.     

Gayle Forman

When you are in the midst of the journey…there’s really no way of knowing which one you are.     

Hilary Austen

No matter how short or long your journey to your accomplishment is, if you don't begin you can't get there. Beginning is difficult, but unavoidable!     

Israelmore Ayivor

It's the ride of life the journey from here to there living and loving every moment like we have none to spare.     

Jess "Chief" Brynjulson

A man who embarks on a journey must know when to end it.     

Tahir Shah

Sometimes a journey is not about the traveler. It is not about a destination. It is about the bringing together of worlds. It is about lighting a path.     

Thomas Lloyd Qualls

Most journeys have a clear beginning, but on some the ending is less well-defined. The question is, at what point do you bite your lip and head for home?     

Tahir Shah

A journey of observation must leave as much as possible to chance.     

Tahir Shah

Previous journeys in search of treasure have taught me that a zigzag strategy is the best way to get ahead.     

Tahir Shah