See a gallery of 12 quotes on questing.
- If we are spiritual beings on a human path rather than human beings who may be on a spiritual path... then life is not only a journey but a pilgrimage or quest as well. When we experience sacred moments it often is not so much a matter of outer geography but of finding soulful places within ourselves.
— Jean Shinoda Bolen in Crossing to Avalon
- The quest for a story is the quest for a life.
— Jill Johnston quoted in The Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron
- Pilgrimages of mind or walking meditation — bringing moments of illumination in which the sense of relationship to the rest of existence suddenly stands out with startling and unexpected clarity.
— David Fontana in The Lotus in the City
- People are looking for something and cannot seem to find it. They say they want more but cannot describe what that more is. This essentially is a spiritual quest.
— James W. Jones in In the Middle of this Road We Call Our Life
- Asking good questions is half of learning.
— Muhammad quoted in Essential Sufism edited by James Fadiman and Robert Frager
- A very powerful question may not have an answer at the moment it is asked. It will sit rattling in the mind for days or weeks as the person works on an answer. If the seed is planted, the answer will grow. Questions are alive.
— Fran Peavey in By Life's Grace
- Each well-considered question can lead to a whole universe of wisdom, because one insight leads to another as the answers come.
— Evan T. Pritchard in No Word for Time
- We are summoned, we feel, because something in the universe says, "You have hero material in you!" A summons, we believe, asks us to go on a quest. It places us in a mythic context.
— David Spangler in The Call
- We were gone almost a month and everything was sensual. Everything was erotic. It's the gift of travel, where everything is infused with meaning, compressed, so you begin to see the golden strand that weaves life together. You are in a constant state of awe.
— Terry Tempest Williams quoted in Listening to the Land by Derrick Jensen
- Hadj — a rite of passage accomplished on two feet. I especially admired the way the sweat and the symbols flowed together. By an act of imagination and exertion, a spiritual rite of some duration fulfilled a private quest.
— Michael Wolfe in The Hadj
- Unless one says good-bye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and eventual extinction.
— Jean Dubuffet quoted in The Sun & Moon Over Assisi by Gerard Thomas Straub
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