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Journeys Quotes

20 of the best book quotes about journeys
  1. #1
    “The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things. The swineherd cannot already be wed to the princess when he embarks on his adventures, nor can the boy knock on the witch’s door when she is already away on vacation. The wicked uncle cannot be found out and foiled before he does something wicked. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”
  2. #2
    “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.”
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “Short cuts make long delays.”
  5. #5
    “Not all those who wander are lost.”
  6. #6
    “Home is behind, the world ahead,
    And there are many paths to tread
    Through shadows to the edge of night,
    Until the stars are all alight.”
  7. #7
    “The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”
  8. #8
    “Whose woods these are I think I know
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.”
  9. #9
    “When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it.”
  10. #10
    “When there are miles to go before we sleep, altered traits are more important than altered states.”
  1. #11
    “Sitting, still, weeping, his eyes never dry, his sweet life flowing away with the tears he wept for his foiled journey home.”
  2. #12
    “Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.”
  3. #13
    “There are no wrong roads to anywhere.”
  4. #14
    “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
  5. #15
    “The trip was to be an odyssey in the fullest sense of the word, an epic journey that would change everything.”
  6. #16
    “Roads go ever ever on,
    Over rock and under tree,
    By caves where never sun has shone,
    By streams that never find the sea;”
  7. #17
    “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.”
  8. #18
    “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.”
  9. #19
    “But you, brave and adept from this day on . . . there’s hope that you will reach your goal . . . the journey that stirs you now is not far off.”
  10. #20
    “Do not trouble your hearts overmuch with thought of the road tonight. Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them.”
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