100+ Inspiring Journey Quotes

I travel within me, outside into world, and wander off into the wilderness. Sometimes I wonder what I am doing with my life and how all the internal and external journeys are shaping me as a person. Yes, I have travelled to nearly 50 countries. Spent 26-days hiking through the Annapurna Circuit. What I have come to realize is, irrespective of whether I am out hiking or just leading a routine life, I am constantly walking through tough terrain literally or figuratively, admiring the beauty along the way.

Inspiring Journey Quotes

Here are some of the quotes, I personally look back to on happy and tough situations to keep my head up. Sometimes, just browsing through them is good enough to realize, that today is another new beginning after all.

Also check out my Tree Planting Quotes and Family Travel Quotes.

Travel Journey Quotes:

Well, I generally don’t seek for special motivation to get out and travel. I am inspired within to explore the world in front me. If I even have to pick some quotes that I have found to have fueled my travel journey along the way, here they are.

“Not all those who wander are lost.”― J.R.R. Tolkien

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”― Ursula K. Le Guin

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”― anaïs nin

“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.”
― Walt Whitman

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.”― Wendell Berry

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”― Erol Ozan

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”― Pat Conroy

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”― André Gide

“The best traveler is one without a camera.”― Kamand Kojouri

“A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind.”― Michael Bassey Johnson

“You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.”― Amit Kalantri

Life Journey Quotes:

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If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving. – Martin Luther King Jr.

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”― Heraclitus

“The only journey is the one within.”― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me.”― Bob Marley

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”― Steve Maraboli

“…there ain’t no journey what don’t change you some.”― David Mitchell

“One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit.”― J. A. Konrath

“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.”― Joss Whedon

“Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.”― Ann Voskamp

“Don’t pretend to be what you’re not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.”― Michael Bassey Johnson

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”― Anatole France

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”― André Gide

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

I just constantly tell myself that I should be the only one to define my worth and what I’m capable of and how I perceive myself. And that I should never source that worth from other people, especially strangers on social media. They don’t know who I am, the length of my journey, who I am as a person. – Catriona Gray

Success Journey Quotes

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“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

“I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.”― Billy Joel

“No matter where you are, you’re always a bit on your own, always an outsider.”― Banana Yoshimoto,

“Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.”― Santosh Kalwar

“The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”― Johann wolfgang von Goethe

“If you fuel your journey on the opinions of others, you are going to run out of gas.”― Steve Maraboli

“The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.”― Alexandra Elle

“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”― Aaron Lauritsen

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.– Abraham Lincoln

The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.– Oprah Winfrey

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.– Henry David Thoreau

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.– Aristotle

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu

 “Don’t expect anyone to understand your journey, especially if they’ve never walked your path.”

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” Steve Maraboli

“It’s all about the journey not the outcome.” Carl Lewis

“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” Drake

“Life is not a race but a journey to be savored each step of the way.” Anonymous

“This is your journey, your body, your mind, and your spirit. Dig deep, own it and start doing things for you and by you.” Anonymous

“Your journey has molded you for the greater good.” Asha Tyson

“Life is a journey filled with unexpected miracles.” Anonymous

“Stay patient and trust your journey.” Anonymous

The journey is long but the goal is in each step.” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Life is a journey.” Anonymous

“The journey is the fun part.” Jaime Tardy

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” Martin Buber

 “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” Danny Kaye

“You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.” Les Brown

“Take the journey even if it means alone.” Anonymous

“Love is the spirit that motivates the artist’s journey.” Eric Maisel

“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet, less attached to it.” Ram Dass

“Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.” Anonymous

Love Journey Quotes

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”― Vera Nazarian

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”― John Steinbeck

“So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.”
― Margaret George

“A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success.”― Steve Maraboli

“The travel impulse is mental and physical curiosity. It’s a passion. And I can’t understand people who don’t want to travel.”— Paul Theroux

“The more Itraveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.”— Shirley MacLaine

“I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.”— Jack Dawson

“People never forget two things, their first love and their first day in New York City.”— Anonymous

“Your task is not to see for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

 “Our real journey in life is interior; it is a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts. Never was it more necessary to respond to that action.” – Thomas Merton

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – Ursula LeGuin

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis

“Love is the spirit that motivates the artist’s journey.” – Eric Maisel

“Being driven is not the same as being passionate. Passion is a love for the journey. Drive is a need to reach the destination.” – Simon Sinek

“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

“To love yourself is a never-ending journey.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Life is a journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who and what you are.” – Kelly McGillis

“To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.” – Anna Louise Strong

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” – Leo Buscaglia

“Love is the beginning of the journey, it’s end, and the journey itself.” – Deepak Chopra

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.” – Marianne Williamson

“Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed or teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Love is meant to be an adventure.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

“We can only learn to love by loving.” – Iris Murdoch

“Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family.” – Thomas S. Monson

“This itself is the whole of the journey, opening your heart to that which is lovely.” – Buddha

Final Journey Quotes

“End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.”― J.R.R. Tolkien

“It is the story that matters not just the ending.”― Paul Lockhart

“No journey out of grief was straightforward. There would be good days and bad days.”― Jojo Moyes

“Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.”― David Searls

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. ― Haruki Murakami

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. ― Chuck Palahniuk

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ― Emily Dickinson

It is not length of life, but depth of life. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. ― J.K. Rowling

People living deeply have no fear of death. ― Anais Nin

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. ― Henry David Thoreau

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. ― Kahlil Gibran
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. ― Lao Tzu

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.― Terry Pratchett

He who is not busy being born is busy dying. – Bob Dylan

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. – George Eliot

I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. – Charlotte Brontë

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. – Leo Buscaglia

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller

I don’t want to die without any scars. – Chuck Palahniuk

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.

–  Jiddu Krishnamurti

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. – Michael Landon

You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again.

–  Philip Pullman

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. – Leonardo da Vinci

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. – Norman Cousins

In the short term, you’ll see a thunderstorm. Once the thunderstorm is over, you’ll see flowers.

– Maxime Lagacé

Death is a word, and it is the word, the image, that creates fear.  – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. – Sogyal Rinpoche

Train Journey Quotes

Saturday morning, you knew what was cool by what was on ‘Soul Train.’ – Nick Cannon

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. – Oscar Wilde

“It ought to be plain how little you gain
by getting excited and vexed.
You’ll always be late for the previous train,
and always on time for the next.”
― Piet Hein

You can’t have a United States if you are telling some folks that they can’t get on the train. There is a cracking point where a society collapses. – Bruce Springsteen

“Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“A railroad station? That was sort of a primitive airport, only you didn’t have to take a cab 20 miles out of town to reach it.”
― Russell Baker

“The journey has its own lyrics
A duet of balanced motion
The rails and wheels in tune”
― Richard L. Ratliff

“The trains always arrive at your station. The question is which one to take?”― Mehmet Murat ildan

“The train is a small world moving through a larger world.”― Elisha Cooper

“Many trains arrive at your station; treat them good whether they stay or leave!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

“What a lovely ride that was. I haven’t been on a train in an eternity. Something wonderfully soothing about traveling that way.”
― Aidan Donnelley Rowley

“He who is in love with the station will never be attracted by the trains!”― Mehmet Murat ildan

Driving the train doesn’t set its course. The real job is laying the track.  – Ed Catmull

It doesn’t matter which side of the tracks your from, the train still rolls the same. – Robert M. Hensel

If a train doesn’t stop at your station, then it’s not your train. – Marianne Williamson

The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Sometimes you’re the train, sometimes you’re the track. Luke Bryan

Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free-but it can’t go anywhere. – Zig Ziglar

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If a train is coming at you, closing your eyes won’t save you … but if you look right at it, you at least have a chance to jump. – Andrew Vachss

Seems like the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. – Steven Tyler

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

A railroad is like a lie you have to keep building it to make it stand. – Mark Twain

To the pessimist the light at the end of the tunnel is another train. – Joan Rivers

If you live up against train tracks, it can make your life a living hell. – Ted Leo

Nothing was more up-to-date when it was built, or is more obsolete today, than the railroad station. – Ada Louise Huxtable

If you can’t be unconventional, be obtuse. Be deliberately obtuse, because there are 5 billion people out there thinking in train tracks, and thinking what they have been taught to think. – James Dyson

Everyday is a Journey Quotes

Enjoy the journey and try to get better every day. And don’t lose the passion and the love for what you do. – Nadia Comaneci

The journey is never ending. There’s always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what’s right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment. – Antonio Brown

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

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. – Greg Anderson

Life is a journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who and what you are. – Kelly McGillis

A holiday is an opportunity to journey within. It is also a chance to chill, to relax. It is when I switch on my rest mode. – Prabhas

Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete. – Chanda Kochhar

Life is a journey and it’s about growing and changing and coming to terms with who and what you are and loving who and what you are. – Kelly McGillis

Life to me is a journey – you never know what may be your next destination. – David Russell

“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard a thing it is to tell what a wild, and rough, and stubborn wood this was, which in my thought renews the fear.” – Dante Alighieri

Success doesn’t motivate me as much as integrity does. Everyone loses. I enjoy the pressure of showing up every single day, being focused, putting forth my best effort, getting the best out of my teammates, and enjoying the journey. – Becky Sauerbrunn

“The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.” – Barbara De Angelis

There is never going to be an end point. But definitely, I am happy to complete a certain part of my journey, and that’s something I want to celebrate. – Harshvardhan Rane

 “To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.” – Chinese Proverbs

“A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

I never really look back. My journey has been unorthodox in many ways. All I do is count my blessings and try to be as present as I can, and I’m thankful for every step of this journey. – Ed Skrein

“We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our ‘truth’ about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?” – Rabbi Saul Rubin

Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end. – Usher

You can achieve all the things you want to do, but it’s much better to do it with loved ones around you; family and friends, people that you care about that can help you on the way and can celebrate you, and you can enjoy the journey. – John Lasseter

I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road. – Pat Buckley

I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I’m on and to relish each day as a gift. -James McGreevey

Thank you, hard taco shells, for surviving the long journey from factory, to supermarket, to my plate and then breaking the moment I put something inside you. Thank you. – Jimmy Fallon

Motherhood is such an evolving journey. – Solange Knowles

It’s the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.  – Keanu Reeves

So it’s been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether. –  Sidney Poitier

My journey began with a single pencil. While traveling through India in 2006, I asked a boy begging on the streets, ‘If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?’ and he answered me with two words: ‘A pencil.’ Luckily, I had one in my pocket, and in the second it took me to give it to him, a defining dream was born. –  Adam Braun

We’re put here on Earth to learn our own lessons. No one can tell you what your lessons are; it is part of your personal journey to discover them. On these journeys we may be given a lot, or just a little bit, of the things we must grapple with, but never more than we can handle. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When you’re in the day-to-day grind, it just seems like it’s another step along the way. But I find joy in the actual process, the journey, the work. It’s not the end. It’s not the end event. – Cal Ripken, Jr.

On your journey, don’t forget to smell the flowers. Take time out to notice that you’re alive. You can only live in one day. – Ray Fearon

We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us. – Marcel Proust

I grew up with an older brother, and the bond between siblings is unlike anything else, and it can be a real journey to accept what that bond is once you both mature into it. Because it’s not always what you want. It’s not always what you expect. It’s not always what you imagined or hoped. But it’s one of the most important things in the world. – Ben Schnetzer

Struggle teaches you a lot of things, and I am happy that I witnessed a roller coaster ride. The journey has improved me as a person and made me more mature. – Manoj Bajpayee

I don’t like to give advice. I like to give people information because everyone’s life is different, and everyone’s journey is different.  – Dolly Parton

Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for the helpless and the impoverished – these are among the lost and faded values that we seek to recover and revitalize as we commence our journey towards a better Philippines. – Rodrigo Duterte