"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Friday, January 25, 2013

* THE JOURNEY OF LIFE *

After reading a beautiful and inspiring post over at Julie's A Thought Grows, I decided to post mainly quotes today. My regular visitors know how much I love them: funny ones, serious ones, uplifting and inspiring ones. 

Julie's blog post is about mountain climbing and writing.....and oh yes, I definitely agree they are similar!

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

"Too often we are so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey." -- Unknown

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." -- Annie Dillard

"The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place." -- Barbara DeAngelis

"A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." -- Jean de la Fontaine

"You should live every day like it's your last day because one day you're gonna be right." -- Ray Charles

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It took me quite a few years to realize that life is about The Journey, and not The Destination

How about you? Do you have a favorite quote about life you'd like to share?

26 comments:

  1. "My momma always said, 'Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get.'" Forrest Gump

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  2. Thank you for the shout-out and I love the quotes. They fit perfectly with what I was thinking about too. Going to steal a few to post. :)

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  3. Love the Ray Charles quote!!

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  4. My favorite is the one by Barbara DeAngelis. Life truly is quite a journey.

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  5. I think of my dear hubs - he got into fishing - and he studied and studied and studies and that was all he talked about - then he didn't catch a thing. lol I told him he needed to just go fishing!

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  6. I love to read quotes --always impressed with the wisdom in a nugget.

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  7. Great quotes! Hope you have a fun weekend!

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  8. "The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle, the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee.

    Also...Garfield: "I live for weekends."

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  9. These are great!
    Have a nice weekend
    Hugs

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  10. Excellent quotes. And so true about the journey. That's really where all the fun and growth is.

    Happy Weekend!

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  11. That Ray Charles knew what he was talking about. I have always liked this quote by Barbara Bush, The former First Lady.

    "I'll do anything you want, but I won't dye my hair, change my wardrobe, or lose weight." It agree with her. ; )

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  12. Hello...and thanks Pat, Carol, and Gigi Ann! I really like Ray's quote, too! :)

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  13. Those are some terrific quotes, Becky. I love thumbing through books filled with quotes and have too many favorites to choose only one.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  14. Great quotes. I am a prolific quote collector and quite sharer, especially on Facebook. Before blogging and Facebooking, I used to write them in a journal. Enjoyed reading these.

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  15. I like 'he who fears what he may suffer, already suffers what he fears'.

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  16. Love these quotes! I'm a collector of quotes. Thanks for sharing some!

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  17. Love these!

    "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

    Leann

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  18. Oh man . . . yes, yes, and yes. Those are all so true. The older I get the more I need to remind myself to just chill and enjoy the journey.

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  19. Oh, I am also a big quote lover so I was glad to read the intro to your post! Some of these are new to me, I love them all. I especially love the Fontaine quote, that's a new one to me.

    If I had to pick a favorite quote, I think it would be "It is never too late to be what you might have been" from George Eliot.

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  20. Thanks again to everyone for the newest comments! Hello and welcome Claire!
    Hey Julie, that is also one of my mostest favoritestesss...!! I used to have it on my blog column, along with some others. I just may have to add that somewhere!

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  21. "A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it." -- Jean de la Fontaine

    Never read that one before, but I like it!

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  22. My favorite quote is kind of a serious one:

    First they came for the socialists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

    Then they came for me,
    and there was no one left to speak for me.

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  23. Hi Lisa! Thank you for stopping by!

    Hey Margo...."kind of serious"...?? WOW, that is a powerful quote! It gave me goosebumps! Thanks!

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  24. I collect quotes too. The one by Ray Charles made me chuckle.

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