Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Quotes For Riding and Life

My mother sent me this collection of quotes about travel and living in general. Some of them make you think about riding; others are profound statements that could apply to life. They struck a chord with me so I thought others might enjoy them. From the perspective of a motorcycle rider, they totally apply.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it - Yogi Berra

Bless not only the road but the bumps in the road. They are all part of the journey - Julia Cameron

It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end - Ursula K. Le Guin

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness - Anonymous

A pleasant companion reduces the length of the journey - Publilius Syrus

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving - Lao Tzu

My favorite thing is to go where I've never gone - Diane Arbus

The world is a great book....They who never stir from home read only a page - St. Augustine

The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak - G.K. Chesterton

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. - Robert L. Stevenson

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart - Confusious

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - Confusious

Travel is 90% anticipation and 10% recollection - E. Streeter

I have found that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them - Mark Twain

7 comments:

Ronman said...

Good ole Mark Twain always cuts right to the chase. Loved the quotes. Thanks for letting us enjoy them too pretty miss Becky.

Ronman

Becky said...

Ronman: I'm glad you liked the quotes. I especially liked the Anonymous quote also.

Bikerchickz

FLHX_Dave said...

All true, all understood. I liked the Lao Tzu and Anonymous quotes best. Inspired by your post, I came up with my own.

"The lost highway endows direction and wisdom and never to be traveled twice."

Stop laughing will yah! :)

Dean "D-Day" said...

Love the quotes! As most of may know by now, I'm kind of quote freak. They just add to my contemplative nature.

Crusty said...

great quotes for motorcyclists and life!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Thanks Becky, these are great! Tell Mom thanks for sharing too! My favorite is Julia Cameron's quote. May I use it on my blog? Have a great day!

Becky said...

flhx_dave:Your original quote is very deep. I might need to put my boots on...thanks for that. Honestly.

Dean d-day: Quotes are funny like that, they mean something different to each person who ponders them. Happy you enjoyed them.

Crusty: Apparantly there have been alot of people who have thought very much about traveling through life.

Lady ridesalot: Mom has never touched a computer, and is not really sure what a blog is. Even so, she tries to add what she can. Of course you are welcome to use any of the quotes. Thanks for asking.

Bikerchickz