Quotations About / On:
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.
(William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. Table Talk, "On Going a Journey," (1821-1822).)
An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
(Iain Sinclair (b. 1943), British author. "Riverside Opportunities," sct. 9, Downriver (1991).)
He had a whole heaven and horizon to himself, and the sun seemed to be journeying over his clearing only the livelong day.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, pp. 23-24, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
(Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. Of Woman Born, foreword (1976).)
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
(Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of Myself," sct. 31, Leaves of Grass (1855).)
Traveling is a fool's paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841).)
Underneath the inharmonious and trivial particulars, is a musical perfection, the Ideal journeying always with us, the heaven without rent or seam.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
'A Spiritual Journey is not an easy path to follow. It's journey of the Heart and Soul, where secrets and truths are finally exposed. The path becomes clearer, easier and so does embracing the love of Self.'
(Self love, embracing power, Heart & Soul, Journey, Spirituality)
Science and art, or by the same token, poetry and prose differ from one another like a journey and an excursion. The purpose of the journey is its goal, the purpose of an excursion is the process.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1838).)
Hope, deceitful though it be, is at least of this good use to usthat while we are traveling through this life, it conducts us by an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 169 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)