Navigation Quotes

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Douglas Adams
“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

Joseph Conrad
“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

Toba Beta
“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, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“Loss is like a wind, it either carries you to a new destination or it traps you in an ocean of stagnation. You must quickly learn how to navigate the sail, for stagnation is death.”
Val Uchendu

Christiaan Huygens
“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, Cosmotheoros: or, conjectures concerning the inhabitants of the planets

Toba Beta
“Human's moral compass doesn't work yet
in worlds where the instinct navigates life.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Robert Moor
“Complete freedom is not what a trail offers. Quite the opposite; a trail is a tactful reduction of options.”
Robert Moor, On Trails: An Exploration

Tahir Shah
“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, House of the Tiger King : The Quest for a Lost City

Richie Norton
“Destiny is not fate, it's navigation.”
Richie Norton

“Tactile navigation - the kinaesthetic moving/touching of the body - is the total embodied awareness of a body in an environment. Knowledge is made corporeal with the sense of touch replacing that of sight as the primary mode of gathering data”
Neil Lewis

Hank Bracker
“Boating is a wonderful and relaxing pastime, however it is not without its hazards.”
Captain Hank Bracker

Kim Ha Campbell
“Beliefs are our foundation and our guiding compass, navigating us through life.”
Kim Ha Campbell, Inner Peace Outer Abundance

Harriet Lerner
“Our family of origin—the source of our first blueprint for navigating relationships.”
Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

Benjamin L. Corey
“Through a lens of navigation, then, we can see that "keeping" isn't about having a perfect, linear or flawless journey; keeping is about having a focus point that you want to keep moving toward.”
Benjamin L. Corey, Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith

Eric Schlosser
“A poor grasp of dead reckoning may have led Christopher Columbus to North America instead of India, a navigational error of about eight thousand miles.”
Eric Schlosser, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Graham Hancock
“The Piri Reis map of 1513 features the western shores of Africa and the eastern shores of North and South America and is also controversially claimed to depict Ice Age Antarctica--as an extension of the southern tip of South America.
The same map depicts a large island lying east of the southeast coast of what is now the United States. Also clearly depicted running along the spine of this island is a 'road' of huge megaliths. In this exact spot during the lowered sea levels of the Ice Age a large island was indeed located until approximately 12,400 years ago. A remnant survives today in the form of the islands of Andros and Bimini. Underwater off Bimini I have scuba-dived on a road of great megaliths exactly like those depicted above water on the Piri Reis map.
Again, the implication, regardless of the separate controversy of whether the so-called Bimini Road is a man-made or natural feature, is that the region must have been explored and mapped before the great floods at the end of the Ice Age caused the sea level to rise and submerged the megaliths.”
Graham Hancock, America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization

Steven Magee
“Research is the GPS to discovery.”
Steven Magee

Kathleen Tessaro
“You must navigate by means of your own natural compass."
"And if my compass is broken?"
"Then you must learn to compensate. Sail a little crooked, make adjustments, but you must set your own course, or the journey is meaningless." (page 357)”
Kathleen Tessaro, Rare Objects

“Everyone has doubts and negative thoughts. It is , however, what you choose to do with those thoughts that matters.”
Ken Sayles, Coach, Run, Win

“Reflection is the means of going forward while looking backward. Navigating the future using the past and using the lessons learned from yesterday to shape our tomorrow.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Christina Engela
“Captain Harald Biscay rubbed his graying temples, staring deep in thought at the vast star field showing on the large navigation display on the bridge. It had been a pretty rough few days for him. Of all the things he’d seen in his travels through the universe, not many rated worthy of being remembered. Of the few examples of items Captain Biscay rated that highly, when he was a young man, his uncle would often play the bagpipes at strange hours of the night – shortly before being put in a ‘home’. That rated a mention.”
Christina Engela, Dead Man's Hammer

Graham Hancock
“My broad conclusion is that an advanced global seafaring civilization existed during the Ice Age, that it mapped the earth as it looked then with stunning accuracy, and that it had solved the problem of longitude, which our own civilization failed to do until the invention of Harrison's marine chronometer in the late eighteenth century. As masters of celestial navigation, as explorers, as geographers, and as cartographers, therefore, this lost civilization of 12,800 years ago was not outstripped by Western science until less than 300 years ago at the peak of the Age of Discovery.”
Graham Hancock, America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization

Kristian Ventura
“He decided to spend his time dancing around the block. In this sequence of joy, every material object to him had the same value. He’d walk around knocking things over because they didn’t matter. They were just things. His outlook and the universe were always bigger. There was no stopping a person who minimized what ought to be minimized. Charlie couldn’t be fooled by constructs. There was something precious about the hands that held a glass ornament the same way they held a boulder. Something rare and admirable in its innocence and fearlessness.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“When much of the music, instruments and musicians are all tuned to a variation of frequencies, some melodies then, prone, to split some notes.”

Michael Shaw Bond
“When you're reading a conventional map, north is generally straight ahead, though this is entirely artefact of map-making culture and has no effect on orientation. Medieval European maps were 'east up', in line with Christian sensibilities, and early Islamic maps were orientated in the direction of Mecca. Whatever was important went at the top. 'North up' maps became commonplace during the sixteenth century, when European explorers began to make extensive journeys using the North Star and the (northward-pointing) compass to navigate. Since then, the idea of north has taken on an importance in people's imaginings: a place to strive for, or one that seems forever out of reach. A standard compass needle will assure you that there is always more north to be had, except when you reach the North Pole itself, at which point the needle will spin like a lost soul, confounded by its goal.”
Michael Shaw Bond, From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way

Michael Shaw Bond
“On the island of Igloolik, where Aporta has conducted much of his research, a good navigator is known by the term 'aangaittuq', which means 'attentive'. Aangaittuq describes not just a person's wayfinding savvy, but their whole attitude to life. 'Being a good wayfinder is no different from being a good provider', Aporta has said, 'as both hunting and wayfinding are parts of the broader tasks of dwelling.”
Michael Shaw Bond, From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way

Annie Duke
“If you had a navigation app for your goals and decisions, it would work like a premortem and a backcast and its output would look like the Decision Exploration Table. You’ve identified two broad categories of future events (those within and outside your control) that could decrease or increase your chances of failure or success and made an educated guess about their likelihood. You now have a good map of what might lie in the path on the way to your goal.”
Annie Duke, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices

“Working with young people and helping them succeed in this great sport were some of the best hours of my life.”
Ken Sayles, Coach, Run, Win

“…never settle for trying to be less than the best.”
Ken Sayles, Coach, Run, Win

“There is nothing quite like the feeling of accomplishment at the end of a hard workout or race.”
Ken Sayles, Coach, Run, Win

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