Walking Quotes

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” 

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

Walking quotes

Antonio Machado

Caminante no hay Camino

Caminante, son tus huellas

el camino y nada más;

Caminante, no hay camino,

se hace camino al andar.

Al andar se hace el camino,

y al volver la vista atrás

se ve la senda que nunca

se ha de volver a pisar.

Caminante no hay camino

sino estelas en la mar.


Wayfarer, there is no path

Wayfarer, the only way

Is your footprints and no other.

Wayfarer, there is no way.

Make your way by going farther.

By going farther, make your way

Till looking back at where you've wandered,

You look back on that path you may

Not set foot on from now onward.

Wayfarer, there is no way;

Only wake-trails on the waters.


The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage

BY SIR WALTER RALEIGH

Give me my scallop shell of quiet, 

My staff of faith to walk upon, 

My scrip of joy, immortal diet, 

My bottle of salvation, 

My gown of glory, hope’s true gage, 

And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage.

The Passionate Man’s Pilgrimage BY SIR WALTER RALEIGH Walking Quotes

“Never, never, never give up.” ― Winston Churchill

"Never, never, never give up"

Sir Winston Churchill

This is so true of the camino.

When walking, never give up.


“But the beauty is in the walking -- we are betrayed by destinations.” ― Gwyn Thomas

"But the beauty is in the walking - we are betrayed by destinations."

Gwyn Thomas

The beauty on the Camino is definitely in the walking.

The destinations on the way are inspirational ...

but .....


“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” ― Steven Wright

"Everywhere is in walking distance if you have the time"

Steven Wright

So true of the Camino....

Time is one of the key elements for the Camino - you might have to make time.

You can if you want to.


He who would travel happily must travel light. Antoine de St. Exupery

"He would travel happily, must travel light"

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The rule of thumb is do not carry more than 10% of your body weight on the Camino.

... and remember you will lose weight on the Camino!

"Pour voyager heureux, voyager léger" Saint Exupéry

"Pour voyager heureux, voyagez léger"

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The previous quote in French.

J'aime ça!


Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.Gustave Flaubert

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.

Gustave Flaubert

_Cela rend modeste de voyager; on voit quelle petite place on occupe dans le monde._ Gustave Flaubert

"Cela rend modeste de voyager; on voit quelle petite place on occupe dans le monde."

Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The previous quote in French.

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