Quotations About / On: JOURNEY

  • 31.
    ... the first step of the terrible journey toward feeling somebody should act, that ends in utter confusion and hopelessness, east of the sun and west of the moon.
    (John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "For John Clare.")
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  • 32.
    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).)
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  • 33.
    For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.
    (Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940), Russian-born U.S. poet, critic. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).)
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  • 34.
    Even the elephant carries but a small trunk on his journeys. The perfection of traveling is to travel without baggage.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Yankee in Canada" (1853), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 33, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 35.
    '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)
    More quotations from: Annalee Hopkins Somerville
  • 36.
    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).)
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  • 37.
    Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey's fits and starts, rehearses life's own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.
    (Jonathan Raban (b. 1942), British author, critic. For Love and Money, pt. 5 (1987).)
  • 38.
    ‪‎Cynicism‬ does not necessarily promote negativity just as optimism does not always lead to positive vibes. Reforms in a defective system are more likely through articulated reactions to the unjustifiable practices in the system rather than by looking the other way and taking an 'all is well' attitude. Truce with injustice could sometimes betray our complicity where as protests could lead to improvement of the situation. Reformers have rarely found their journey smooth. In the long run, society benefits if dissent is at least tolerated, if not respected.
    (Prasanna Mishra, born in 1942, is a social activist, a columnist and a former civil servant. He lives in Bhubaneswar (India))
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  • 39.
    Life moves you forward, not backward. Therefore, make most of the time you've got - live, love, and learn. So that at the end of your journey, you can look back without regrets, and rest peacefully with satisfaction.
    (life, inspiration)
    More quotations from: Jean Eugene Guan
  • 40.
    Everything I think I own is simply borrowed: sustained to complete life's journey. Learn to take a little - give a little. Never expecting too much in return. Go with the current of the river: sometimes rough, other times clam. It's not always a smooth ride. Do things which create laughter and smiles. Once you know these rules there's NO anxieties or depression. ALL is well in my world.
    (Girls everywhere:)
    More quotations from: Christina Simmons
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