Friday, April 19, 2013

Q is for Quoteception

Q was always going to be a hard post. There are not many bucket list items or places that begin with "Q". Then it hit me. I love quotes. So I was going to do a list of some of my favorite quotes. However, I decided to take it one step further and make an A-Z list of quotes, thus "Quoteception" was born. For anyone that doesn't know the reference, it is to the movie "Inception". The quotes will either have an author with the corresponding letter in their name or will start with that letter. Without further adu:

A:   ”Adventure is in the eye of the beholder.”Annie Andre

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

C:   “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” ~ Tim Cahill

D:   “Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

E:   “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ T. S. Eliot

F:   “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” ~ Sir Rannulph Fiennes

G:   “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” ~ Gustave Flaubert

H:   “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~ Harry Truman

I:   “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” ~ Anonymous

J:   “People don’t take trips. . .trips take people.” ~ John Steinbeck

K:   "Death is just life's next big adventure." ~ J.K. Rowling

L:   “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What a Ride!”Anonymous

M:   “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~ Michael Althsuler

N:   “Never take life too seriously. No one gets out alive. ” ~ Anonymous

O:  "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” ~  Oscar Wilde

P:   "A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” ~ Wildred Peterson

Q:   Like is said to start, Q was a hard letter to work with. If you can think of any, please let me know.

R:   “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

S:   "Every exit is an entry to somwhere else."  ~ Tom Stoppard

T:   “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” ~ Paul Theroux

U:   "Adventures don’t come calling like unexpected cousins calling from out of town. You have to go looking for them.” ~ Unknown (I know I cheated here...)

V:   “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

W:   “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

X:   "Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone." ~ Amy Tan

Y:   "Your good friend will come bail you out of jail at 3 am. Your best friend will be sitting right next you say saying 'That was f@$%ing awesome.'"

Z:   "Zero. That is the total number of regrets you should have in your life. Anything you might regret, view as a lesson. This will help you continually learn and life live to the fullest." ~ Me

What are some of your favorite quotes? How about some favorite people to quote?


  1. I love this post Elliot there's a lot of wisdom in these quotes! I know you put a lot of work into this post.
    My favorite of the ones you've chose is the "Y" letter. I have the same friends for over forty years...they are that sort if you know what I mean :)

    1. I do know what you mean. I have a couple of friends that are the same way. That has been one of my favorites for a very long time.