Often in life we find ourselves daydreaming off into space (or the interwebs) thinking about our favorite journey quotes. I know life gets overwhelming no matter what field you work in or what your living situation is. When I was younger journey quotes were what I always tied my future to.
One of my favorite journey quotes, “Life is a journey, not a destination” by Ralph Waldo Emerson has stuck with me through the years. I think when I was younger I always thought that ending up at a certain destination was when my life would actually start, but at 34 I have come to learn that life is about the journey. Everyone has a different journey, and it doesn’t always go the way we plan, but damn, life can be fascinating if we open ourselves up to it.
If you had told me 13 years ago when I moved to Washington, D.C. and had never attended a college class that I would be going to school for 10 years and then ended up a travel and food photographer/writer, I would have laughed. I mean, why me? Why would I go to school all those years to get my dream job that had zero to do with what I was studying? If I had known 13 years ago I would be penning a hopefully inspirational post about journey quotes today, I would have just read more and studied journalism and writing. Right? Because that seems most logical.
Whenever I am scrolling Pinterest or just looking at quotes online, I always gravitate towards journey quotes. We are all on a journey whether we want to admit it or not. Life is a journey. The good and the bad.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite journey quotes to help inspire you on whatever path you are on. I know sometimes life can be challenging and often we don’t know where our journey is taking us. That is when I pull out the journey quotes for a little inspiration, and hopefully to find some piece of motivation.
Journey Quotes For The Daily Reminder
“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” –
“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” –
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
“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.” –
“Your journey is like no other. Your talents are unique to you. Your gifts can make a difference in ways others’ can’t.” – Unknown
“Somewhere on your journey don’t forget to turn around and enjoy the view.” – Unknown
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
“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.”
“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula Le Guin
“Life is a journey.” – Unknown
“You have no control over how your story begins or ends. But by now, you should know that all things have an ending. Every spark returns to darkness. Every sound returns to silence. Every flower returns to sleep with the earth. The journey of the sun and moon is predictable. But yours, is your ultimate
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Journey Quotes About Possibility
“No one stands at the beginning of a race and then finds himself at the end having never taken a step forward. And if that were to happen, the sweat and struggle avoided, what stories would he have to tell? The goal includes the journey; it’s all part of the dream.” –
“The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins
“Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.” – Mindsetofgreatness
“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting the rest of our lives.” – Lemony Snicket
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Journey Quotes About You
“The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask.” – 180 Degrees South
“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, its not for them.” – Joubert Botha
“In the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going.” — R.M. Drake
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“The only journey is the one within.” –
“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.” –
“Your hard journey has had a great purpose!” –
“This life is a constant journey of growing and refining who we are.” – Paolo Coelho
“Do you dare journey into the wild places of your heart?” –
“The best way to look back at life fondly is to meet it – and those along your journey – warmly, kindly and mindfully” –
Journey Quotes For The Traveler
“Travel far enough you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell
“Great journeys live long in the memory of those who participate in them” –
“Let’s start the journey.”
“They were at the end of their journey, but as far as ever, it seemed, from the end of their quest.” –
“The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.” – Paul Theroux
“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” –
“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
“Not all those who wander are lost.” ―
“No place is ever as bad as they tell you it’s going to be.” – Chuck Thompson
“When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home.” – Rumi
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta