There is a lot to be said or having a mantra or inspirational walking quote (or walking quotes!) to get you through long days on the Camino de Santiago. A good walking quote is one you can go back to when your feet are sore and you just need a little reminder of how great life is.
Whether you are walking the last 100km of the Camino Frances or the whole of the Camino Portuguese – there is a Camino out there for everyone. You just need the right attitude and the best advice (that’s what we are here for!). So, pull on your shoes and take a deep breath. You can do this!
Here are some of our favourite walking quotes to think about as you get ready for your Camino and while you are on the Way of Saint James!
Quotes to Think About While Walking the Camino
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” – Dr. Seuss
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” – Rumi
“Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller
“Walking is man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
“The World Is Not In Your Books And Maps, It Is Out There” – J.R.R. Tolkien
“Walking brings me back to myself.” – Laurette Mortimer
“If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” – Hippocrates
“Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” – Carrie Latet
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
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“Defeat is always momentary.” – Peter Jackson
“Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.” — Simon Raven
“Some people walk in the rain; others just get wet.” – Roger Miller
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Augustine of Hippo
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” – George Macauley Trevelyan
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tsu
“Try the meditation of the trail, just walk along looking at the trail at your feet and don’t look about and just fall into a trance as the ground zips by.” – Kerouac
“Home is behind, the world ahead.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”- Rumi
“Life is short and the world is wide.” – Anonymous
“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright
“A year from now, you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
“Wherever you go…go with all your heart.” – Confucius
“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau
“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill
“It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.” – Matthew Henry
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you’re right.” – Henry Ford
We hope that these inspirational walking and travel quotes will help fuel your Camino! Whenever you feel tired, or sore, or lonely, or if you think you can’t do it – remember these and know that you can!
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Originally published on 10th August 2021