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"A good wanderer leaves no trace." - Laozi

"The truant Fancy was a wanderer ever." - Charles Lamb

"A pilgrim is a wanderer with purpose." - Peace Pilgrim

"Beware, O wanderer, the road is walking too." - Jim Harrison

"I am that merry wanderer of the night." - William Shakespeare

"Definition Of A Wanderer: A guy who's always looking beyond" - Stephen King

"A solitary being is by instinct a wanderer ..." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"Vast is the power of cities to reclaim the wanderer." - Sinclair Lewis

"I am a wanderer passionately in love with life." - Aleksandr Kuprin

"A pilgrim is a wanderer with a purpose." - Peace Pilgrim

"Taste, that eternal wanderer, which flies From head to ears, and now from ears to eyes." - Alexander Pope

"Good luck, little Wanderer, good luck. How I wish you didn't need it." - Stephenie Meyer

"Once more I am a wanderer, a pilgrim, through the world. But what else are you?" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Taste, that eternal wanderer, which flies From head to ears, and now from ears to eyes." - Alexander Pope

"I held you in my hands, Wanderer, and you were beautiful." - Stephenie Meyer

"Trust your luck, Taran Wanderer. But don't forget to put out your nets!" - Lloyd Alexander

"I have been a wanderer among distant fields. I have sailed down mighty rivers." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"I never became primarily a musician! I've always been a wanderer and I'm always bored." - Charlemagne Palestine

"O sylvan Wye! thou wanderer thro' the woods, How often has my spirit turned to thee!" - William Wordsworth

"O Innocence, with laughing eyes! Thou art a cherub from the skies, A wanderer from heaven." - Harvey Rice

"Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer." - James Thurber

"I had a wonderful childhood, but I was a wanderer from year one." - Maureen Forrester

"I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace." - Peace Pilgrim

"Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path. . ." - Antonio Machado

"Without a home must the soldier go, a changeful wanderer, and can warm himself at no home-lit hearth." - Friedrich Schiller

"I, the soul called Wanderer, love you, human Ian. And that will never change, no matter what I might become." - Stephenie Meyer

"Pour out wine till I become a wanderer from myself; for in selfhood and existence I have felt only fatigue." - Rumi

"There, by the starlit fences The wanderer halts and hears My soul that lingers sighing About the glimmering weirs." - A E Housman

"There, by the starlit fences, The wanderer halts and hears My soul that lingers sighing About the glimmering weirs." - A E Housman

"My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer." - Danny Aiello

"My father was a good man, but he was a con man. He was a wanderer, nomadic." - Danny Aiello

"I'm an inveterate bookstore wanderer. I read constantly, so I love a good bookstore. I can't help it." - David Crosby

"I'm not a wanderer, which is funny because I'm on tour half the time. I'm a home, hearth and family kind of person." - Joanna Newsom

"An exile, ill in heart and frame, - A wanderer, weary of the way;- A stranger, without love's sweet claim On any heart, go where I may!" - Frances Sargent Osgood

"Blithe wanderer of the wintry air, Now here, now ;there, now everywhere, Quick drifting to and fro, A cheerful life devoid of care, A shadow on the snow." - George W. Bungay

"I couldn't take my eyes off him. Like a desert wanderer afraid of mirages, I gazed at my oasis, but he was real." - Laura Whitcomb

"An exile, ill in heart and frame,- A wanderer, weary of the way;- A stranger, without love's sweet claim On any heart, go where I may!" - Frances Sargent Osgood

"I shall remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace; walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." - Peace Pilgrim

"Eye, gazelle, delicate wanderer, Drinker of horizon's fluid line; Ear that suspends on a chord The spirit drinking timelessness; Touch, love, all senses..." - Stephen Spender

"A wanderer is man from his birth. He was born in a ship On the breast of the river of Time." - Matthew Arnold

"Though like the wanderer, The sun gone down, Darkness be over me, My rest a stone; Yet in my dreams I'd be Nearer, my God, to Thee." - Sarah Fuller Flower Adams

"And, just for good measure, here are a handful of runners up: For now the seventh summer carries you, A wanderer, across the lands and waters." - Virgil

"Eye , gazelle, delicate wanderer, Drinker of horizon's fluid line; Ear that suspends on a chord The spirit drinking timelessness; Touch, love, all senses..." - Stephen Spender

"For the curse of Cain, the curse of being an outcast and a wanderer over the face of the earth has been removed..." - Abba Hillel Silver

"A wanderer is man from his birth. He was born in a ship On the breast of the river of Time." - Matthew Arnold

"The only reason a road is good as every wanderer knows / Is just because of the homes, the homes, the homes to which one goes" - Joyce Kilmer

"Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road- Only wakes upon the sea. Caminante, son tus huellas el camino, y nada mas; caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace camino, y al volver la vista atras se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a pisar. Caminante, no hay camino, sino estelas en la mar." - Antonio Machado

"They miss the whisper that runs any day in your mind, "Who are you really, wanderer?"- and the answer you have to give no matter how dark and cold the world around you is: "Maybe I'm a king." - William Stafford

"I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable" - Henry Miller

"Ian squeezed my hand and leaned in to whisper through all the hair. His voice was so low that I was the only one who could hear. 'I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful." - Stephenie Meyer

"Alone by the Schuylkill a wanderer rov'd, And bright were its flowery banks to his eye; But far, very far, were the friends that he lov'd. And he gaz'd on its flowery banks with a sigh." - Thomas Moore

"Modern man is a hard driven nomad without any stability, not (as the Bible has it) a wanderer or a pilgrim, but a refugee-an escapist. Instead of meditation and reflection there is only speed, fear and "distraction." - Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

"Wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. The poem tells me it's no big deal that I'm not like Snow. I can be another thing; I'm meant to be another thing." - Helen Oyeyemi

"I fear it, for her sake. It would mean that she too is a wanderer now, and that is a fate for human beings, not for unicorns. But I hope, of course I hope." - Peter S Beagle

"After all the planets and all the hosts you've left behind, you've finally found the place and the body you'd die for. I think you've found your home, Wanderer." - Stephenie Meyer

"My mother brought home the accordion in 1942. I was fascinated and wanted to learn to play it. Some of my music has a relationship to dance styles - The Well and the Gentle or The Wanderer for example." - Pauline Oliveros

"Wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. The poem tells me it's no big deal that I'm not like Snow. I can be another thing; I'm meant to be another thing." - Helen Oyeyemi

"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving - it doesn't matter, Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times, Come, come again, come." - Rumi

"Let thy young wanderer dream on: Call him not home. A door opens, a breath a voice From the ancient room, Speaks to him now. Be it dark or bright He is knit with his doom." - George William Russell

"Come, whoever you are! Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. This is not a caravan of despair. It doesn't matter if you've broken your vow a thousand times, still and yet again come!" - Rumi

"Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come." - Rumi

"O, to bring back the great Homeric time, The simple manners and the deed sublime: When the wise Wanderer, often foiled by Fate, Through the long furrow drave the ploughshare straight." - Mortimer Collins

"Thou waitest for the spark from heaven! and we, Light half-believers in our casual deeds . . . Who hesitate and falter life away, And lose tomorrow the ground won today- Ah, do not we, Wanderer, await it too?" - Matthew Arnold

"He only can create the greatest imaginable beauty who has endured all imaginable pangs, for only when we have seen and foreseen what we dread shall we be rewarded by that dazzling unforeseen wing-footed wanderer." - William Butler Yeats

"Wanderer: You don't really feel that way about me you know. It's this body... she's pretty isn't she? Ian: She is. Melanie is a very pretty girl. Even beautiful. But pretty as she is, she is a stranger to me. She's not the one I... care about. Wanderer: It's this body. Ian: That's not true at all. It's not the face, but the expressions on it. It's not the voice, but what they say. It's not how you look like in that body, it's what you do with it. You are beautiful." - Stephenie Meyer

"He who has attained intellectual emancipation to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth and not even as a traveller towards a final goal, for there is no such thing." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self- education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"My father died shortly after I was twenty-one; and being left well off, and having a taste for travel and adventure, I resigned, for a time, all pursuit of the almighty dollar, and became a desultory wanderer over the face of the earth." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"I, the soul named Wanderer, love you, human Ian and that will never change no matter what I might become. If I were a Dolphin or a Bear or a Flower, it wouldn't matter. I would always love you, always remember you. You will be my only partner." - Wanda, The Host" - Stephenie Meyer

"A humble flower long time I pined Upon the solitary plain, And trembled at the angry wind, And shrunk before the bitter rain. And oh! 'twas in a blessed hour A passing wanderer chanced to see, And, pitying the lonely flower, To stoop and gather me." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"I have been thinking more and more that I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness. God, how the trail lures me. You cannot comprehend its resistless fascination for me. After all, the lone trail is bestI'll never stop wandering. And when the time comes to die, I'll find the wildest, loneliest, most desolate spot there is." - Everett Ruess

"In his larger forms, Schubert is a wanderer. He likes to move at the edge of the precipice, and does so with the assurance of a sleepwalker. To wander is the Romantic condition; one yields to it enraptured, or is driven and plagued by the terror of finding no escape. More often than not, happiness is but the surface of despair." - Alfred Brendel

"Traditional photojournalists arrive with an idea of what they are going to produce or what the editor wants. I approach a subject very much as a street photographer and a wanderer, without preconceptions. I try to leave it extremely intuitive and exploratory." - Alex Webb

"You can call me an angry ghost when I'm gone, or laugh into my disposition. But my mom will still see me as her wide-eyed wanderer out behind the garage inventing ways to fend off dog attacks that will probably never happen." - Buddy Wakefield

"I am the sunlight in the heart, the silver moonglow in the mind; My laughter runs and ripples through the wavy tresses of the wind. I am the fire upon the hills, the dancing flame that leads afar Each burning-hearted wanderer, and I the dear and homeward star." - George William Russell

"Love, unconquerable, Waster of rich men, keeper Of warm lights and all-night vigil In the soft face of a girl: Sea-wanderer, forest-visitor! Even the pure immortals cannot escape you, And mortal man, in his one day's dusk, Trembles before your glory." - Sophocles

"The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"He is the happy wanderer, who goes, Singing upon the way, with eyes awake To every scene, with ears alert to take The sweetness of all sounds; who loves and knows The secrets of the highway, and the rose Holds fairer for the wounds that briars make." - Percy Addleshaw

"My father died shortly after I was twenty-one; and being left well off, and having a taste for travel and adventure, I resigned, for a time, all pursuit of the almighty dollar, and became a desultory wanderer over the face of the earth." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"The Museum is not meant for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self-education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal..." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Love, unconquerable, Waster of rich men, keeper Of warm lights and all-night vigil In the soft face of a girl: Sea-wanderer, forest-visitor! Even the pure immortals cannot escape you, And mortal man, in his one day's dusk, Trembles before your glory." - Sophocles

"A PILGRIM IS A WANDERER WITH A PURPOSE. A pilgrimage can be to a place - that's the best known kind - but it can also be for a thing. Mine is for peace, and that is why I am a Peace Pilgrim." - Peace Pilgrim

"I am not times fool, nor a god hardened by the millennia; I am not the trickster in the black cape nor the sorrowful wanderer. I have a conscience. I know right from wrong I know what I do and yes, I do it. I am the Vampire Lestat. That's your answer do with it as you will." - Anne Rice

"Not even for an hour can you bear to be alone, nor can you advantageously apply your leisure time, but you endeavor, a fugitive and wanderer, to escape from yourself, now vainly seeking to banish remorse by wine, and now by sleep; but the gloomy companion presses on you, and pursues you as you fly." - Horace

"The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and his home, talks of cruel facts, material barriers that, just because they are material, and not ideal, shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart." - Josiah Royce

"Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills." - Radhanath Swami

"What I prized most was freedom, freedom to do my work, to give myself spontaneously and not out of duty or by command. I could not submit to such demands; rather would I choose the path of a homeless wanderer; yes, even go without love." - Emma Goldman

"Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance - nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city - as one loses oneself in a forest - that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest." - Walter Benjamin

"Genius in the poet, like the nomad of Arabia, ever a wanderer, still ever makes a home where the well or the palm-tree invites it to pitch the tent. Perpetually passing out of himself and his own positive circumstantial condition of being into other hearts and into other conditions, the poet obtains his knowledge of human life by transporting his own life into the lives of others." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest." - W Somerset Maugham

"I am a cautious pilgrim of the night, a tentative wanderer among the stars. My awareness of my home in the universe is fleeting and incomplete. Into the homeless home of the sun-faced buddha I have stepped but briefly. My quest, such as it is, is rewarded with faint lights and scrawny cries, a trait here and trait there, a hint of the infinite and a tingle in the spine. Of "minute particulars" I will make my way." - Chet Raymo

"For the world is broken, sundered, busted down the middle, self ripped from self and man pasted back together as mythical monster, half angel, half beast, but no man...Some day a man will walk into my office as a ghost or beast or ghost-beast and walk out as a man, which is to say sovereign wanderer, lordly exile, worker and waiter and watcher." - Walker Percy

"As the innocent infant relies upon the mother for sustenance, so the innocent wanderer, following his native compassion and bliss, relies upon the natural intelligence of life to sustain him. There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined." - Miyamoto Musashi

"Round a turn of the Qin Fortress winds the Wei River, And Yellow Mountain foot-hills enclose the Court of China; Past the South Gate willows comes the Car of Many Bells On the upper Palace-Garden Road-a solid length of blossom; A Forbidden City roof holds two phoenixes in cloud; The foliage of spring shelters multitudes from rain; And now, when the heavens are propitious for action, Here is our Emperor ready-no wasteful wanderer." - Wang Wei

"If you look at the ox-herding pictures - specifically the newer set of ten pictures rather than the older set of eight - you see that after the blank circle of the void, the cycle comes back to a river flowing by the roots of a tree (both strong symbols of nature, the life-force, the unconscious) and to the wanderer returning to the market place, which is the realm of human society and activity." - Quentin S. Crisp

"Men who stand on any other foundation than the rock Christ Jesus are like birds that build in trees by the side of rivers. The bird sings in the branches, and the river sings below, but all the while the waters are undermining the soil about the roots, till, in some unsuspected hour, the tree falls with a crash into the stream; and then its nest is sunk, its home is gone, and the bird is a wanderer." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Thou waitest for the spark from heaven! and we, Light half-believers of our casual creeds, Who never deeply felt, nor clearly will'd, Whose insight never has borne fruit in deeds, Whose vague resolves never have been fulfill'd; For whom each year we see Breeds new beginnings, disappointments new; Who hesitate and falter life away, And lose to-morrow the ground won to-day Ah! do not we, wanderer! await it too?" - Matthew Arnold

"By the grey woods, by the swamp, where the toad and newt encamp, by the dismal tarns and pools, where dwell the Gouls. By each spot the most unholy, by each nook most melancholy, there the traveller meets, aghast, sheeted memories of the Past. Shrouded forms that start and sigh, as they pass the wanderer by. White-robed forms of friends long given; In agony, to the Earth - and Heaven." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Not to find one's way around a city does not mean much. But to lose one's way in a city, as one loses one's way in a forest, requires some schooling. Street names must speak to the urban wanderer like the snapping of dry twigs, and little streets in the heart of the city must reflect the times of day, for him, as clearly as a mountain valley. This art I acquired rather late in life; it fulfilled a dream, of which the first traces were labyrinths on the blotting papers in my school notebooks." - Walter Benjamin

"To Helen Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece, And the grandeur that was Rome. Lo, in yon brilliant window-niche How statue-like I see thee stand, The agate lamp within thy hand, Ah! Psyche, from the regions which Are Holy Land!" - Edgar Allan Poe

"Ian didn't come. He just sat here with you-he said he didn't care what you looked like. He wouldn't let anyone else put a finger on your tank at all, not even me or Mel. But Doc let me watch this time. It was way cool, Wanda. I don't know why you wouldn't let me watch before. They wouldn't let me help, though. Ian wouldn't let anyone touch you but him.' Ian squeezed my hand and leaned in to whisper through all the hair. His voice was so low that I was the only one who could hear. 'I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful." - Stephenie Meyer

"Oh! welcome to the wearied Earth The Sabbath resting comes, Gathering the sons of toil and care Back to their peaceful homes; And, like a portal to the skies, Opens the House of God, Where all who seek may come and learn The way the Saviour trod. But holier to the wanderer seems The Sabbath on the deep, When on, and on, in ceaseless course, The toiling bark must keep, And not a trace of man appears Amid the wilderness Of waters-then it comes like dove Direct from heaven to bless." - Sarah Josepha Hale

"That is the charm of a map. It represents the other side of the horizon where everything is possible. It has the magic of anticipation without the toil and sweat of realization. The greatest romance ever written pales before the possibilities of adventure that lie in the faint blue trails from sea to sea. The perfect journey is never finished, the goal is always just across the next river, round the shoulder of the next mountain. There is always one more track to follow, one more mirage to explore. Achievement is the price which the wanderer pays for the right to venture." - Rosita Forbes

"He who has attained the freedom of reason to any extent cannot, for a long time, regard himself otherwise than as a wanderer on the face of the earth - and not even as a traveler towards a final goal, for there is no such thing. But he certainly wants to observe and keep his eyes open to whatever actually happens in the world; therefore he cannot attach his heart too firmly to anything individual; he must have in himself something wandering that takes pleasure in change and transitoriness." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. There is a delight in the hardy life of the open... Apart from this, yet mingled with it, is the strong attraction of the silent places, of the large tropic moons, and the splendor of the new stars; where the wanderer sees the awful glory of sunrise and sunset in the wide waste spaces of the earth, unworn of man, and changed only by the slow change of the ages through time everlasting." - Theodore Roosevelt



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