"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
- Lao Tzu
"We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started"
- Henry Ward Beecher
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving."
- Johann Wolfgang von Geothe
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man."
"In our quest to define and describe the world, we have crisscrossed the oceans and continents, compiling exhaustive knowledge about its life forms and features, and extended our physical reach through technology, which provides us instantaneous and pervasive access to information about seemingly everything."
- Alan Huffman
"Every journey conceals another journey within its lines: the path not taken and the forgotten angle."
- Jeanette Winterson
"I am not afraid...I was born to do this."
- Joan of Arc
"The sea is only the embodiment of a
supernatural and wonderful existence.
It is nothing but love and emotion;
it is the 'Living Infinite..."
- Jules Verne
"The way through the world
Is more difficult to find than the way beyond it."
- Wallace Stevens
"Every journey starts with fear."
- Jake Gyllenhaal
"I long to journey endlessly, always in search of something new. Always alert."
- Enrique Vila-Matas
"If those committed to the quest fail, they will be forgiven. When lost, they will find another way. The moral imperative of humanism is the endeavor alone, whether successful or not, provided the effort is honorable and failure memorable."
- E.O. Wilson
"I'll be off exploring, searching for those out-of-bounds places where dreams exist."
- Fennel Hudson
Edward Kinsella III
"It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky, up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made, or only just happened- Jim he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened; I judged it would have took too long to make so many."
- Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
"Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost."
- Erol Ozan
Mark T Smith
"If his destiny be strange, it is also sublime."
- Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
- Andre Gide
"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls"
- Anais Nin
"Clarity and consistency are not enough: the quest for truth requires humility and effort."
- Tariq Ramadan
"If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all."
- Dan Rather
"I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent."
- George Washington
"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."
- John Steinbeck
"It is hard to think of practical applications of the black hole. Because practical applications are so remote, many people assume we should not be interested. But this quest to understand the world is what defines us as human beings."
- Yuri Milner
"I've made it my mission to discover that which is off the beaten track. Somewhere in the undergrowth of the impossible."
- Fennel Hudson
"All they knew, they had left behind, and what lay before them was the unknown; uncertainty was the only thing that was certainly ahead. This was a journey not their own."
- Gume Laurel III
Maria Corte Maidagan
"Most journeys have a clear beginning, but on some the ending is less well-defined. The question is, at what point do you bite your lip and head for home?"
- Tahir Shah
"You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are."
- Joss Whedon
"If I'm left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.l"