Ten Best Quest Quotes

favorite quotesI love reading and finding new quotes. About a year ago, I was talking with a friend who kept a journal, and in turn inspired me to keep one. One of the sections I decided to devote to my Journal is of writing down Quotes I find while researching.

The first is of Proverbs and shares how I feel about quotes. Proverbs 20:15 states, “Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.”

As I read various books or articles, I am taken by powerful snippets of words. Here are some of my favorite Quotes concerning the Quest. I hope you find treasure in them too. I think they are like ‘rare jewels’ and I’m sure I will be adding more. I make it one of my Quests to do so!

1) “I ask myself: are defeats necessary? Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin the Quest, we have no experience and make mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” ~ Paulo Coelho

2) “Say it, reader. Say the word ‘Quest’ out loud. It is an extraordinary word, isn’t it? So small and yet so full of wonder, so full of hope.” ~ Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

3) “We need heroes, however outlandish, because although we might not be slaying real dragons, we all have our Quests.” ~Russ Thorne

4) “The Quest for Knowledge is a life long journey whose destination expands as you travel.” ~ Jim Stovall (The Ultimate Gift)

5) “The Quest may seem obscure and dark at times; but that is to allure the mind to deeper finds.” ~ anonymous

6) “You don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a Quest that no one can take for us or spare us.” ~ Marcel Proust

7) “It is the mission of each true knight…
His duty… nay, his privilege!
To dream the impossible dream,
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go;
To right the unrightable wrong.

To love, pure and chaste, from afar,
To try, when your arms are too weary,
To reach the unreachable star!

This is my Quest to follow that star,
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far,
To fight for the right
Without question or pause,
To be willing to march into hell
For a heavenly cause!

And I know, if I’ll only be true
To this glorious Quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this,
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach the unreachable stars!”
~Joe Darion, Man of La Mancha

 

8) “Why seek to scale Mount Everest, Queen of the Air; Why strive to crown that cruel crest, And deathward dare?
Said Mallory of dauntless quest, “Because it’s there.””

9) “He who believes not in your quest should not sail with you, so that he won’t sink your ship.” ~Bamigboye Olurotimi

10) “Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn’t it first merely a thought and a Quest?” ~ Rumi

And the Ultimate Bonus:

11) “Finding oneself is the Quest of life.” ~ Socrates

 

 

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5 Responses

  1. SOUstudent says:

    Along with finding new quotes. I would like to add something I found. While I do not think it has anything to do with Forrest Fenn based on what he has given us so far. I do though wonder if he would find these song lyrics interesting. The song is by an artist named Eric Bibb and I have not yet found an actual recording of this song only the lyrics. I think the lyrics are beautiful and in way capture the spirit of many things discussed in the poem and in the book.

    (The Light Was Worth The Candle)

    Of the many gifts I’ve received in my life
    The finest are the ones money can’t buy
    Not long ago, my father gave such a gift to me
    When he shared these words that made me cry

    Son, the light was worth the candle
    The warmth was worth the cold
    The conversation worth the wine
    And what I’ve learned has been worth growing old

    If I leave this world tomorrow
    Happily I can say
    The light was worth the candle
    At the end of the day

    Give it all you’ve got
    Whatever you do, trust your heart
    The journey’s worth more
    Much more than the gold

    Remember when you’re reaching
    Reaching so high for the prize
    Keep your feet on the ground
    And hold on to your soul
    Hold on to your soul

    For the light was worth the candle
    The warmth was worth the cold
    The conversation worth the wine
    And what I’ve learned has been worth growing old

    If I leave this world tomorrow
    Happily I can say
    The light was worth the candle
    At the end of the day

  2. JC1117 says:

    Thank you very much for writing and posting this list of Quest Quotes, Jenny. I enjoy reading them…over and over.

    Life is a Quest. What a Glorious Day it will be if our hearts are peaceful and calm when we’re laid to our rest. Nothing could beat that. I hope I leave a smile on my face after I’m gone…or, at least, a really contented smirk. 🙂

    And Thanks to you also, SOUstudent. I had never heard that poem/song before…and now I’m a better person and more inspired for having read it and listened.

    Thank You.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68XjAJdWiVA

  3. Strawshadow says:

    Thank You inspiration and hope.

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