Quotations About / On:
My thoughts: They are like persons met upon a journeyI think them very agreeable at first, but soon find, as a rule, that I am tired of them.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 52, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)
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).)
This century fulfills the office of road-laborer for the society of the future. We make the road, others will make the journey.
(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by Lorenzo O'Rourke. "Thoughts," Postscriptum de ma vie, in Victor Hugo's Intellectual Autobiography, Funk and Wagnalls (1907).)
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).)
... 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.")
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).)
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).)
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).)
'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).)