Directions Quotes

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Roseanne Barr
“Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.”
Roseanne Barr

Jim Rohn
“You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.---Jim Rohn ”
Jim Rohn

Shannon L. Alder
“What if you were wrong? What if everything you ever believed was a lie? What if you missed your opportunity because you didn't know your worth? What if you settled on familiar, but God was trying to give you something better? What if you decided not to go backwards, but forward? What if doing what you have never done before was the answer to everything that didn't make sense? What if the answer wasn't to be found in words, but in action? What if you found the courage to do what you really wanted to do and doing it changed your whole life?”
Shannon L. Alder

Vera Nazarian
“The compass rose is nothing but a star with an infinite number of rays pointing in all directions.

It is the one true and perfect symbol of the universe.

And it is the one most accurate symbol of you.

Spread your arms in an embrace, throw your head back, and prepare to receive and send coordinates of being. For, at last you know—you are the navigator, the captain, and the ship.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Bo Sánchez
“Do not ask directions from the people around you. Ask directions from the person who called you.”
Bo Sanchez

Bill Bryson
“In this he was like most Midwesterners. Directions are very important to them. They have an innate need to be oriented, even in their anecdotes. Any story related by a Midwesterner will wander off at some point into a thicket of interior monologue along the lines of "We were staying at a hotel that was eight blocks northeast of the state capital building. Come to think of it, it was northwest. And I think it was probably more like nine blocks. And this woman without any clothes on, naked as the day she was born except for a coonskin cap, came running at us from the southwest... or was it the southeast?" If there are two Midwesterns present and they both witnessed the incident, you can just about write off the anecdote because they will spend the rest of the afternoon arguing points of the compass and will never get back to the original story. You can always tell a Midwestern couple in Europe because they will be standing on a traffic island in the middle of a busy intersection looking at a windblown map and arguing over which way is west. European cities, with their wandering streets and undisciplined alleys, drive Midwesterners practically insane.”
Bill Bryson, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America

Dejan Stojanovic
“The same word we love and hate, leaves in different directions, taking different paths.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Gayle Forman
“That happens a lot with Shakespeare. The women go after what they want; the men wind up suckered into things.”
Gayle Forman, Just One Day

Ally Condie
“Ever since the day of the mistake with my Match. I've never known which life is my true one. Even with the reassurances of the Offical that day in the greenspace, I think a part of me hasn't felt at peace. It was as though I saw for the first time that life could branch into different paths, take different directions.”
Ally Condie, Matched

Shannon L. Alder
“I could crawl inside the lyrics and know each note intimately. They would claw at my soul, until I could no longer fight the emotions that took me to a place I couldn't experience. But, it was the possibility that made every verse a heart filled prediction and every beat a direction to follow.”
Shannon L. Alder

Rob Liano
“Don't ask for directions if you're not going to start the car.”
Rob Liano


We grew up on the same street,
You and me.
We went to the same schools,
Rode the same bus,
Had the same friends,
And even shared spaghetti
With each other's families.

And though our roots belong to
The same tree,
Our branches have grown
In different directions.
Our tree,
Now resembles a thousand
Other trees
In a sea of a trillion
Other trees
With parallel destinies
And similar dreams.
You cannot envy the branch
That grows bigger
From the same seed,
And you cannot
Blame it on the sun's direction.
But you still compare us,
As if we're still those two
Kids at the park
Slurping down slushies and
Eating ice cream.

Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Edward Conlon
“When I had to work Shea Stadium for a Mets-Braves game – Atlanta pitcher John Rocker had recently given an interview in which he denounced New Yorkers of all Colors and preferences – I was assigned to a parking lot, where numerous drivers asked me for directions to various highways. When my first answer – “I have no idea” – seemed to invite denunciation and debate, I revised it to “Take the first left.” For all I know, those people are still lost in Queens. ”
Edward Conlon, Blue Blood

“Devote yourself to one idea instead of running all directions and reaching nowhere.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Israelmore Ayivor
“The only person to influence the direction and purpose of your life is the one who gave it. God!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Lani Lynn Vale
“I had the sense of direction of a lame duck that couldn’t follow the flock in front of him to get to where he needed to be.”
Lani Lynn Vale, For the Love of Beard

Paul McAuley
“Even the straightest path has two directions.”
Paul McAuley, Into Everywhere

“Everyone I meet wants to give me directions, but I'm not lost.”
Marty Rubin

“Through these uncharted roads,
I hope to escape my recollections;
I am so tired of seeing signboards,
and following the same directions.”
Akash Mandal

“It's when I come to the 'Y' junction that I can't work out whether to take the hard road or easy street.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Peter Heller
“I think its a terrible invention. Nobody knows how to read a map anymore. You chase down a blue line but you have no idea where you are in the world. Like a rat in a maze. How do I ever know where I am in relation to Pikes Peak, or the South Platte? Or God?”
Peter Heller, Celine

Ken Poirot
“GPS has saved countless relationships because us men do not like to ask for directions. Now if women could only come with relationship GPS we would be one step closer to world peace.”
Ken Poirot

Lauren Willig
“You don’t have any apples to offer while you’re at it, do you?" she asked sourly.
"Satan tempting Eve in the garden? Not a terribly flattering role for me, is it? And you’re overdressed for the part."
Amy’s blush rivalled the hue of the dangerous fruit they had been discussing. Somehow, Lord Richard’s frankly admiring gaze made the yellow muslin of her gown feel as insubstantial as a string of fig leaves. Amy covered her confusion by saying quickly, "Might I ask a favour, my lord?"
"A phoenix feather from the farthest deserts of Arabia? The head of a dragon on a bejewelled platter?"
"Nothing quite that complicated," replied Amy, marvelling once again at the chameleon quality of the man beside her. How could anyone be so utterly infuriating at one moment and equally charming the next? Untrustworthy, she reminded herself. Mercurial. Changeable. "A dragon’s head wouldn’t be much use to me just now, unless it could offer me directions."
Richard crooked an arm. "Tell me where you need to be, and I’ll escort you."
Amy tentatively rested her hand on the soft blue fabric of his coat. "That’s quite a generous offer when you don’t know where I’m going."
"Ten leagues beyond the wide world’s end?" suggested Richard with a lazy grin.
"Methinks it is no journey?" Amy matched the quotation triumphantly, and was rewarded by the admiring light that flamed in Lord Richard’s eyes.”
Lauren Willig, The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

“Kreativität muss gar nichts. Kreativität DARF. Vor allem, in alle Richtungen.”
Nina Hrusa

“Until you are aware in the moment of your thoughts, emotions, words, and behaviour, you will have difficulty making changes in the direction of your life.”
Dee Waldeck

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Change your direction any moment, you realize you are on the wrong road.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Jeanette Winterson
“I keep seeing my life darting off in the different directions it could have taken, as chance and circumstance, temperament and desire, open and close, open and close gates, routes, roadways.

And yet there feels like an inevitability to who I am--just as of all the planets in all the universes, planet blue, this planet Earth, is the one that is home.”
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Jodi Picoult
“I suddenly remember being about seven, riding beside him in the car, and asking him how grown-ups found their way to places. After all, I had never seen him pull out a map.

"I guess we just get used to taking the same turns," he said, but I wasn't satisfied.

"Then what about the first time you go somewhere?"

"Well," he said, "we get directions."

But what I want to know is who got them the very first time? What if no one's ever been where you're going? "Dad?" I ask, "is it true that you can use stars like a map?"

"Yeah, if you understand celestial navigation."

"Is it hard?" I'm thinking maybe I should learn. A backup plan, for all those times I feel like I'm just wandering in circles.

"It's pretty jazzy math—you have to measure the altitude of a star, figure out its position using a nautical almanac, figure out what you think the altitude should be and what direction the star should be in based on where you think you are, and compare the altitude you measured with the one you calculated. Then you plot this on a chart, as a line of position. You get several lines of position to cross, and that's where you go." My father takes one look at my face and smiles. "Exactly," he laughs. "Never leave home without your GPS.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Foster Kinn
“Truck drivers are great with directions. Landmarks, road conditions, the works. The only problem is that they’ll give you five different routes to just get to the next town. By the time they’re done, you won’t know what the hell to do.”
Foster Kinn, Freedom's Rush II: More Tales from the Biker and the Beast

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