Road Quotes

Quotes tagged as "road" (showing 1-30 of 311)
J.R.R. Tolkien
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.D. Stroube
“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive it.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged by Damnation

Erol Ozan
“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”
Erol Ozan

Vera Nazarian
“If Music is a Place -- then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.”
Vera Nazarian

Anne Lamott
“The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.”
Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Daphne du Maurier
“The road to Manderley lay ahead. There was no moon. The sky above our heads was inky black. But the sky on the horizon was not dark at all. It was shot with crimson, like a splash of blood. And the ashes blew towards us with the salt wind from the sea.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Amit Ray
“Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty.”
Amit Ray, World Peace: The Voice of a Mountain Bird

Sylvia Plath
“I saw the years of my life spaced along a road in the form of telephone poles threaded together by wires. I counted one, two, three... nineteen telephone poles, and then the wires dangled into space, and try as I would, I couldn't see a single pole beyond the nineteenth.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Wendell Berry
“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.”
Wendell Berry, Remembering

Lana Del Rey
“Every night I used to pray that I’d find my people, and finally I did on the open road.
We had nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore, except to make our lives into a work of art.”
Lana Del Rey

Faiz Ahmad Faiz
“Before you came,
things were as they should be:
the sky was the dead-end of sight,
the road was just a road, wine merely wine.

Now everything is like my heart,
a color at the edge of blood:
the grey of your absence, the color of poison, of thorns,
the gold when we meet, the season ablaze,
the yellow of autumn, the red of flowers, of flames,
and the black when you cover the earth
with the coal of dead fires.

And the sky, the road, the glass of wine?
The sky is a shirt wet with tears,
the road a vein about to break,
and the glass of wine a mirror in which
the sky, the road, the world keep changing.

Don’t leave now that you’re here—
Stay. So the world may become like itself again:
so the sky may be the sky,
the road a road,
and the glass of wine not a mirror, just a glass of wine.”
Faiz Ahmad Faiz, 100 Poems by Faiz Ahmed Faiz: 1911-1984

Nema Al-Araby
“I'd rather let you cover all my roads with thorns than with dead roses.”
Nema Al-Araby

David Livingstone
“If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.”
David Livingstone
tags: road

Steve Maraboli
“The road to success is always under construction.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Jodi Picoult
“Any highway . . . they all take you to the same place, don't they?”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact
tags: road

Wendell Berry
“The difference between a path and a road is not only the obvious one. A path is little more than a habit that comes with knowledge of a place. It is a sort of ritual of familiarity. As a form, it is a form of contact with a known landscape. It is not destructive. It is the perfect adaptation, through experience and familiarity, of movement to place; it obeys the natural contours; such obstacles as it meets it goes around.”
Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Joan Lowery Nixon
“There's more to getting to where you're going then just knowing there's a road.”
Joan Lowery Nixon, In The Face of Danger

Alfred de Musset
“I don't know where my road is going, but I know that I walk better when I hold your hand.”
Alfred de Musset

Harley King
“How little we understand
of the gifts we have been given
or the shape of the path
we took to reach our salvation.”
Harley King, What I Was Meant To Forget

Criss Jami
“Bad luck with women is a determined man's road to success. For every affliction, he makes, out of indignation, yet another advancement in order to exceed the man that the woman chose over him. This goes to show that great men are made great because they once learned how to fight the feeling of rejection.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Kami Garcia
“I wouldn't know where to start."
"He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to."
"Thoreau?"
"Harry Emerson Fosdick...”
Kami Garcia, Beautiful Darkness

“All my life I've always come back to one thing,
my need to feel free and the need to feel the breeze,
the ride provides a freedom this gypsy needs,
where every road is another blessed memory,
a new experience to carry inside my journey,
a sense of belonging to a familiar tribe,
a brotherhood that goes beyond a bloodline.”
Jess "Chief" Brynjulson, Highway Writings

Wendell Berry
“The road is a word, conceived elsewhere and laid across the country in the wound prepared for it: a word made concrete and thrust among us.”
Wendell Berry

Neil Gaiman
“This is a roadside attraction,' said Wednesday. 'One of the finest. Which means it is a place of power.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Israelmore Ayivor
“When your drive is moving your purpose, focus must hold the wheels else your might miss the way. And do you know what that means? Avoid Crash!!!. Stay focused!”
Israelmore Ayivor

Amit Kalantri
“You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Julien Gracq
“Often, beyond the next turning, footfalls of a herd galloping across stone were heard, or further in the distance, with reassuring grunts, a wild boar could be seen, trotting with steady stride along the edge of the road with her sow and a whole procession of young in tow. And then one's heart beat faster upon advancing a little into the subtle light: one might have said that the path had suddenly become wild, thick with grass, its dark paving-slabs engulfed by nettles, blackthorn and sloe, so that it mingled up time past rather than crossing country-side, and perhaps it was going to issue forth, in the chiaroscuro of thicket smelling of moistened down and fresh grass, into one of those glades where animals spoke to men.”
Julien Gracq

Julien Gracq
“It was a fossilized path: the will which had cut this gash out of these solitary places so that the blood and sap would flow there was long since dead - and dead too were the circumstances which had guided this will. A whitish and indurated scar remained, gradually gnawed away by the earth like a flesh that heals itself, yet its direction was still vaguely cut into the horizon; a language and crepuscular sign rather than a way forward - a worn-out lifeline which still vegetated through the fallow land as it does on the palm of a hand. It was so old that, since it had been constructed, the very configuration of the land must have changed imperceptibly.”
Julien Gracq

حياة الياقوت
“أن الباب هو كل شيء . إذا اخترت الباب الصحيح ، فقد اخترت الدرب الصحيح”
حياة الياقوت, ألس في بلاد الواق واق! رواية ليست للصغار

Julien Gracq
“Blood had long since ceased to beat from one end to the other, but one could sense, from passages marked with fresher traces of wheels and hooves, that once the meaning and even the very idea of a long journey was lost, sleep had not descended over it in one fell swoop: it had continued to steal a march here and there, in a discontinuous way, and over short distances, like a laborer who feels his cart jolt on a section of Roman road that crosses his field...”
Julien Gracq
tags: path, road, time

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