99+ Best Road Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational road quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Road Quotes

A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others. — Robert Green Ingersoll

We’ve been able to get a lot of guys in. We know that we’re going to see tougher tests down the road and we’re just dedicating ourselves to keep working hard and try to stay physically ready. — Mike Alley

I had, early in life, a love for staging, but it is fast dying out. Nine hours over a rough road are enough to root out the most passionate love of that kind. — Maria Mitchell

There is no ‘master plan’ on the road to the Nobel Prize. It represents a lot of hard work, a passion for that work and… being in the right place at the right time. For me, that place was Caltech. — Ahmed Zewail

I’ve been on the road I think probably three years. — Brad Paisley

My family is from Nigeria, and my full name is Uzoamaka, which means ‘The road is good.’ — Uzo Aduba

At its best, no art form is more thrilling than grand opera, yet none is at greater risk of following the dinosaurs down the cold road to extinction. — Terry Teachout

We started off very well. We had two losses coming into league, and we had a five-game road stretch in the middle of league and we went 1-3-1 in those five games, and it killed us. — Tony Rossi

We started slow, but we once we started to play Michigan Tech volleyball everything started to work out. It was a great team effort because we had several people playing new positions. The girls stepped up to the challenge and I am very proud of the way they were able to earn a win on a very difficult road trip. — Krista Mikesch

There is no question there will be legal action against the media, and I think it’s a good possibility that we will down the road institute action against members of the FBI. This is a good and decent man who did his job on the night of the Olympic Park bombing. He is not a criminal. — Lin Wood

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. — Buddha

Safe Routes to School is one with great potential to get children walking and biking to school again. The program uses federal grants to make road and sidewalk repairs aimed at getting kids to school safely on foot or bicycle. The money also supports efforts to get the community, school officials and others involved. — Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

I sit here as the first African-American attorney general, serving the first African-American President of the United States. And that has to show that we have made a great deal of progress. But there’s still more we have to travel along this road so we get to the place that is consistent with our founding ideals. — Eric Holder

We’ve always said there’s something better down the road waiting for you. It wasn’t the right time or the right place. — Brian Hill

When I was on the road with Billy Bragg, it was cool because I was doing the whole thing solo and travel a lot by myself, which I quite like. I mean, I love being with friends, but it’s kind of nice having that alone time. — Courtney Barnett

I always recommend to any player to always compose their own music. It’s one of the best things you can do to find a road to your own style. — Lee Ritenour

My first tour I was on the road for 18 months. You’re just out there promoting. — Taylor Dayne

When you take thorough beatings on the road twice, that’s a concern. — Sam Cowart

The road to success, and by that I mean… the possibility of giving the best one has to the cause that one loves most, is not easy. — Louis Finkelstein

For all its ups and downs and challenges, I love writing. We only grow through adversity, so I welcome the difficulties, knowing bumps in the road are my greatest teachers. — Lori Wilde

Doris Day started performing at a young age, had a tough road to success, and once she achieved it delivered the goods 100 percent and brilliantly, always making difficult work look as easy as breathing. — Robert Osborne

One of the rules of the road is that if you want to create the sense of silence, it frequently has more pungency if you include the tiniest of sounds. By manipulating what you hear and how you hear it and what other things you don’t hear, you can not only help tell the story, you can help the audience get into the mind of the character. — Walter Murch

I’m sure people are shocked when they see a guy speeding and cutting them off and having road rage while in a Prius. — Greg Fitzsimmons

Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness. — Goldie Hawn

This election marks a significant moment in Haiti; it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy, but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace, reconciliation, and prosperity. — Kendrick Meek

Once, I was coming back from school, and there was this guy who was eve-teasing me and my friend. I had a Milton water bottle that I flung it at his face. My dad told me if you are in a crowded place and a guy eve-teases, you should make noise. I did exactly that and got people on the road to beat up the guy. — Anushka Sharma

Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us – the Supreme Court, President Obama – against traditional religion. — Ben Shapiro

I learned in the computer game business early on that all senses are not equal. The best example is, you’re listening to a radio play and you’re driving down the road, and suddenly you realize you haven’t seen the road in five minutes. It’s because your visual cortex has been partying with your imagination, basically. — Brenda Laurel

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along. — Thomas Dewar

You don’t want to engage in road rage when the person in the next car might be your child’s future teacher or your dentist’s father. — Kim Edwards

We started really well. Playing on the road isn’t easy and getting a good start is so important and we really did a good job early on. We didn’t maintain the intensity, but after a start like that, it is tough to keep up that level. — Curt Fredrickson

Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steep is the way to it. — Hesiod

I get really tired of hearing of all these old rockers whine and complain about how hard life on the road can be. Just stop if you don’t like it. I don’t think of it as work. I love it all. — Edgar Winter

We’re in a position where we can look years down the road and plug in other things. I think that gives us hope for a stronger future. Now, they’ve got to win and perform well and all that stuff, but you’ve got to get yourself to that point where we are now. — Dave Littlefield

We believe that it remains to be the internal affairs of countries to explore a development road suitable for their own conditions. We respect their choices. — Liu Jianchao

There’s no reason not to be in television now. You get to live at home and you’re not on the road all the time, they pay you decent money, and the writing’s good. You’re not compromising for it, you know. — Colm Meaney

There are car wrecks on this road because there is nowhere to go. We need (wider roads). — Gary Williams

The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. — Sun Tzu

We strongly advise everyone to make sure they have a well-charged cell phone when they evacuate. But you should make sure that all the regular maintenance, all the stuff you tend to put off, is taken care of. You don’t want to be calling for emergency road service during an evacuation because of a tire. — Gregg Laskoski

My priority doesn’t lie with the whole website and Facebook and such; I’m still walking down the road in a pair of real shoes. You need to just play as much as you can. Get in front of people, as I’ve always said. It doesn’t matter if it’s ten people at an open mic or opening a show for someone. Play all the time. — Steve Forbert

One of the themes in my novels is that our crises can turn into blessings. We can feel like our world has crumbled, but ten years down the road when we look back on that time, we can see God’s hand at work. I love writing that theme into my books. — Terri Blackstock

There is no royal road to a successful life, as there is no royal road to learning. It has got to be hard knocks, morning, noon, and night, and fixity of purpose. — Charles M. Schwab

Italy’s assets are her style, her beauty, her creativity, her passion, her energy, her technology; and these will be core brand values of all our cars. Fiat as a company has a long way to go and a steep road ahead. — Lapo Elkann

I have lucky boots for military embeds, a lucky scarf for road trips, a lucky handbag, and lucky days of the week. I tap into my gut for ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ feelings about such simple things as whether I should go grocery shopping. — Farnaz Fassihi

We are looking forward to working with these authorities to develop practical solutions to congestion problems and support the development of a national road pricing scheme, — Alistair Darling

When you’re on a road trip, anything goes. — Casey Wilson

The people who step across the line and get the job done deserve the credit. They enjoy playing with each other, they have each other’s back, and they’ve really bought into the team concept. You drive down a road and see a road crew, two of them are working and the rest are leaning on their shovels? I lean on a shovel. — Tim Ruskell

It became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality. — Zachary Quinto

We believe that the economic future of this corridor and the future success of the airport depend on a viable road and mass transit network. This will only happen if there is an investment in both improving the Dulles Toll Road and complementing that road with rail to Loudoun County. — Jim Bennett

I want to be an actor, and I am being an actor. I’m not ready to run off on a road trip. Yet. — Liane Balaban

There is no other place to put that storm water. And in absence of another place to put it, you’re looking at road way and residential flooding during a rain event. — Craig Quintana

So we see Edward as a young man on the road and he meets a giant and he brings the giant to a circus where he meets a Miss Calloway. He sees the woman of his dreams and I am the only one who knows who she is. — Danny Devito

If I’m producing, I’m not acting, and it’s such a long road to get anything off the ground. — Kim Cattrall

Nothing’s ever too fast. Maybe sometimes on the road some people are too fast if they don’t know how to control the car, but in racing, the faster and more power and grip, the better it is. — Heikki Kovalainen

We’ve become such a multitasking society that just paying attention to the road doesn’t seem to be that important anymore. I have to remind my kids all the time that that’s what you’re supposed to be doing in the car. — Andie MacDowell

The only downside is that they’re not as big as SUVs and can’t go off road as much. — Brian Moody

We’ve actually played better away from home. Our four road games are the best games we’ve played all year. Our fourth-best home game hasn’t been as good as our worst road game. — Bill Self

My favorite road trip ever is when my wife and I took an RV around the country. We just had the best time. — Bill Engvall

For a long time, it was hard for me to get my work done in Chicago. Silk Road gave me opportunities to do shows like ‘Golden Child’ – shows that nobody else seemed interested in. And they bring an artistic integrity to the work that matches anything you’ll find at a bigger theatre. — David Henry Hwang

Only one country and one system is unable to recognize our accomplishments: Russia. They make the lying claim that our road construction program is only on paper. — Fritz Todt

Mondays are the potholes in the road of life. — Tom Wilson

We’ve been able to win at home, and that’s been a key for us. Now we go on a tough three-game road stretch that will really test our basketball team. We still have a long way to go. There’s really small room for error on this basketball team. — Lita Ford

I like to go to the gym with my girls, practice yoga, try new recipes, bake, have slumber parties, go to the beach, have adventures, book hunt, shop for new records, or road trip somewhere… anything that keeps me laughing and excited about the day, really. I like feeling free to do what I or my friends want to do on our days off. — Lindsay Pearce

We start down a rough road when we begin to mix compulsory public education with compulsory godliness — Robert Jackson

Kiwis must not fall behind the standards of other countries. We pride ourselves on our quality of life. Thus we must pave the road in the right way for the future generations. — Kylie Bax

We appreciate everything they are doing to make the road safer, but the curve needs to be straightened. — Bobby Anderson

We are a little fatigued. It’s been a difficult road trip. — Ruben Patterson

Investors have few spare tires left. Think of the image of a car on a bumpy road to an uncertain destination that has already used up its spare tire. The cash reserves of people have been eaten up by the recent market volatility. — Mohamed El-Erian

Most of my writing takes place at a cramped desk in a cramped apartment, so whenever I get to write on a train or make notes on a road trip, it has an entirely different cadence. And I can remember specific writing sessions while on a train through beautiful countryside in a way I can remember almost nothing else. — Genevieve Valentine

Until the people, by amendment, change the constitution, I urge that the counties cooperate with one another, that future road work be more uniform, and done in such a way that it will result in connected and continuous highways. — Arthur Capper

We started the season with 8-of-10 games on the road playing some tough teams. Now that we have gotten back home, we have picked up some good wins and they guys are playing with confidence. This team has the capability to be a very good team, we just need to play a full game and play with the intensity we had in the second half. — Tom Ramon

I’ve thought it would be cool to have a baby young. You know, be my road dog – like my dogs, they travel the world – but there’s always something you have to give up for success. Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it? — Serena Williams

I can’t control how high my song goes on the charts, you know what I mean. I mean, I can sway it a little bit by working as hard as I can, hopefully being a decent person and giving good interviews and working hard on the road and being nice to people and shaking hands and doing everything you can do. — Casey James

Being on the road is no excuse for having a poor diet. I don’t like fast food, but if I have to, I’ll order three plain grilled chicken sandwiches and throw out the buns. — Triple H

We are looking forward to the playoffs, especially with the gritty effort we have put forth on the road this season. The playoffs feature a lot of excitement packed into a series and just get ready to rock with us in the playoffs. — Kevin Dineen

We had gone out on the road in 94 and 95 for a three month American tour, and we realised, as did our manager and booking agent at the time, that we have really exhausted it, and we can’t make money at this anymore. — Steve Brown

Whether you are a low-income elderly woman living at the end of a dirt road in Vermont or a wealthy CEO living on Park Avenue, you get your mail six days a week. And you pay for this service at a cost far less than anywhere else in the industrialized world. — Bernie Sanders

There’s something fun about the road because there’s no 9 to 5. But I do find myself making the effort to take some time off. As much as I don’t want to, I have to. I need to reset. I love weeks off, because I can go in the studio and just be creative again. — Hunter Hayes

We started out slow this year (1-3) but we knew down the road that we could improve and turn it around. It’s been a good year for us. — Ric Garcia

Education must lead us from the irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgment. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. Therefore, let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work. — Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I kept giving up runs. It was, for sure, a rough road and a very rocky one. I enjoyed my time there, but not as much as I could have if I would have pitched well. — Billy Koch

Before I lived in America, my husband and I did a Californian road trip. We took a month, starting off in L.A. I love the landscapes of California: one moment you’re in the desert, the next you’re up in the Napa Valley or by the water in Big Bear. — Ashley Jensen

Before I had kids I’d go out on the road for months and months at a time, but now I don’t think I’d want to do that anymore, because I’d miss too much time at home, so it’s just a matter of monitoring how much work that I do and how much time I’m on the road. — Harry Connick, Jr.

We still need to be more consistent on offense. But at least the road monkey is off our back. This gives us some momentum and a lot of confidence. — Richie Williams

That’s the beauty of country music – you have to get out there and earn it and work hard. And when you’re on the road with big name acts, you realize there’s no easy way to the ‘Promised Land’ in this business. — Luke Bryan

I have no problem with people feeling a bit down – crikey, you only have to walk down the road to find enough reasons to fall into a depressive coma – but I do have a problem with whining about it. — Mark Barrowcliffe

We must trust to nothing but facts: these are presented to us by nature and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation. — Antoine Lavoisier

Together we have travelled a long road to be where we are today. This has been a road of struggle against colonial and apartheid oppression. — Thabo Mbeki

Strange, is it not? That of the myriads who Before us pass’d the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the Road Which to discover we must travel too. — Edward Fitzgerald

Where the rubber is really going to hit the road is Jan. 2 in the local pharmacies. — Stan Rosenstein

All too often, the pitchmen are selling the notion that if you gain ‘control’ over your financial destiny – pick your own stocks and execute your own trades – it will be the first step on a short road to riches. — Gary Weiss

In 1945, at the beginning of the Cold War, our leaders led us astray. We need to think of the Cold War as an aberration, a wrong turn. As such, we need to go back to where we were in 1945 – before we took the road to a permanent war economy, a national security state and a foreign policy based on unilateralism and cowboy triumphalism. — Kai Bird

We struggle against teams that press us, as well as teams that play a zone and it just so happens that every team we have been playing on the road has been pressuring us. — Dustin Salisbery

The thing is: in order to reach an agreement, to reach that balance, sometimes it is sort of like that old Rhinestone Cowboy lyric, ‘There’ll be a load of compromisin’ on the road to my horizon.’ For those of you who were too young, or don’t recall the song, made famous by country singer Glen Campbell, it is your loss. — Bart Chilton

When I was old enough to walk home alone from school, I loved seeing our house from a distance. It sat on the corner of South Muirfield Road and West 4th Street and had this proud, majestic look. But I rarely went through the front door. The back was more dramatic. — Natalie Cole

I realize at one point, that I was being followed, and then I began to see the surveillance that was going past the road on my house. And so, these cars began to surveil me. People began to follow me around, and it did, it was very disrupting to think that your privacy was being violated, and for no reason that I could come up with. — Gloria Naylor

Well, the idea is that failure is an inevitable partner on the road to success and, if you’re not willing to confront failure, you can never find out how good you are. — Peter Guber

Obviously, signing on with Puma right when I turned pro, it’s been a great fit for me to show off my colorful lifestyle as far as where I grew up and how I grew up, growing up on a public driving range and growing up around action sports my whole life. Not exactly the normal road that guys take to get to the PGA Tour. — Rickie Fowler

I think if ‘The Narrow Road To The Deep North’ is one of the high points of Japanese culture, then the experience of my father, who was a slave laborer on the Death Railway, represents one of its low points. — Richard Flanagan

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