Road Trips Quotes

Quotes tagged as "road-trips" (showing 1-17 of 17)
John Mark Green
“The Ache That Would Not Leave

Behind the hum and routine of daily living, there lay a persistent and wild longing for something she could not easily put into words. It felt like impulsive adventures and watching the sun rise over unfamiliar mountains, or coffee in a street café, set to the background music of a foreign language. It was the smell of the ocean, with dizzying seagulls whirling in a cobalt sky; exotic foods and strange faces, in a city where no one knew her name. She wanted secrets whispered at midnight, and road trips without a map, but most of all, she ached for someone who desired to explore the mysteries that lay sleeping within her. The truly heartbreaking part was that she could feel the remaining days of her life falling away, like leaves from an autumn tree, but still this mysterious person who held the key to unlock her secrets did not arrive; they were missing, and she knew not where to find them.”
John Mark Green

J.A. Redmerski
“I love the smell of Waffle House; it's the smell of freedom, being on the open road and knowing that ninety percent of the people eating around you are also on that road. Truck driver's, road-trippers, hangovers--those who don't live that monotonous life of society slavery.”
J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never

Morgan Matson
“I hope there's a God, I know there's an Elvis.”
Morgan Matson, Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Lev Grossman
“I just completed a long car trip on a Sunday in August with two small children, which believe me is enough to convince you that Samuel Beckett was right about everything.”
Lev Grossman

Michelle Warren
“He treats me with respect; he opens doors for me, makes me laugh, and comforts me when I cry. He owes me nothing, yet gives me everything in return.” —SHEA”
Michelle Warren, He + She

William Least Heat-Moon
“Here the earth, as if to prove its immensity, empties itself. Gertrude Stein said: 'In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.' The uncluttered stretches of the American West and the deserted miles of roads force a lone traveler to pay attention to them by leaving him isolated in them. This squander of land substitutes a sense of self with a sense of place by giving him days of himself until, tiring of his own small compass, he looks for relief to the bigness outside -- a grandness that demands attention not just for its scope, but for its age, its diversity, its continual change. The isolating immensity reveals what lies covered in places noisier, busier, more filled up. For me, what I saw revealed was this (only this): a man nearly desperate because his significance had come to lie within his own narrow ambit.”
William Least Heat-Moon, Blue Highways

Jack Kerouac
“I suddenly realized I was in California. Warm, palmy air - air you can kiss - and palms.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Cat McMahon
“. . . it's part of the adventure!”
Cat McMahon, Road Trip Explore! Oregon--Molalla River Corridor and Table Rock Wilderness

“To explore the diversity of Mother Nature with all five senses and allow it to evolve you as a Human Being is truly Travel”
Sanjay Madan

John Green
“That's why I love road trips, dude. It's like doing something without actually doing anything." - Hassan Harbish”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
“There are no detours on a road trip, Catalano. There is only the road trip itself”
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, How My Summer Went Up in Flames

“The moon, almost full, shines high in the sky in front of me. I roll down the window and rest my arm on top of the door frame. The night air blowing in softly through the open window feels cool on my face. For the moment, all seems right with the world.”
Kevin James Shay, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Trip: On the Road of the Longest Two-Week Family Road Trip in History

Ann Benjamin
“Thus, hanging around in our towels (and those weird disposable underpants) was no big deal.”
Ann Benjamin, Life After Joe

“Make sure you control the radio on a long road trip. You don't want to listen to some old-fashioned music the whole time.”
Preston Shay, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Trip: On the Road of the Longest Two-Week Family Road Trip in History

“Every road leads somewhere. The challenge is to pick the right road and then to stay on it.”
Brent M. Jones

“When visiting the Grand Canyon, make sure you hike into the canyon. And be careful not to fall or step in mule poop.”
McKenna Shay, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Trip: On the Road of the Longest Two-Week Family Road Trip in History

“I traveled ten thousand miles only to find the same red dirt...”
Pat Conrad