39+ Best Street Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational street quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Street Quotes

All he needed was a wheel in his hand and four on the road. Jack Kerouac

The only thing he has to pass the time away with is his pet mouse Snow, the novel Robinson Crusoe and other books, and a small window overlooking the town. He has to hunt for food on his own and still stay hidden from soldiers. It is a great test for Alex to see if he can make it through tough conditions, and also wait for the arrival of his father.

Roads were made for journeys, not destinations Confucius

Then suddenly, one day, Alex hears the voices of intruders who have forced their way into number 78, and he is filled with terror and dread. Courage and bravery are not unusual in times of war, but Alex is only eleven, and his story is really about the will to overcome cruelty and injustice.

You may not find a path, but you will find a way. Tom Wolfe

And then I couldn’t hear them anymore. I uncocked the pistol and put it back in my pocket, first wrapping it in my handkerchief to keep it clean. I drank a little water from the bottle and switched on the flashlight. It had a strong beam. I switched it off again. I would need it at night and mustn’t waste the batteries.

People don’t take trips, trips take people. John Steinbeck

He crawled in among the bales of rope where I was hiding and wait for father to decide what to do. Father was thinking. He knew that they would take me, even though that meant splitting us up. Trying to resist would only make things worse so he made up his mind to hide too.

Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road. Amit Kalantri

The Second World War is raging. Times are very hard in Poland, especially for Jews, and Alex is one of them. His mother has disappeared and his father is selected by the German army for an unknown destination. Alone, Alex is forced to take refuge in an abandoned building at 78 Bird Street. Here he hopes to wait out the harsh winter and the promised return of his father.

Roads are a record of those who have gone before. Rebecca Solnit

The windows and doors of the building have been boarded shut, and each day Alex lowers the rope ladder he has made, to forage for food and fuel. In the streets, he must always be on the alert for the enemy. At night he huddles in a dark cabinet; he’s desolate yet hopeful that soon life will be as before the occupation.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. İzaak Walton

The stores on the Polish side were hidden by the wall. Sometimes we looked longingly up at the windows above us, because we could have seen so much more from the. There was just no way to reaching them, though.

A road trip is a way for the whole family to spend time together and annoy each other in interesting and new places. Tom Lichtenheld

I can remember my mother refusing to go out into the street because she couldn’t stand the sight of all the children begging for bread when she had nothing to give them. Her first worry was for me and my brother, and every slice of bread she gave another child meant one less for us.

I may not have ended up where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. Douglas Adams

Another thing you won’t find is radios. There were forbidden at the beginning of the occupation. And, of course, television hasn’t been invented yet. The occupying army wants to take whatever is left in the empty houses for itself, and so it leaves the wall standing the keeps the guards stationed at the check posts.

Because the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way Emma Chase 

At any street corner, the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face. Albert Camus

The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness, a place where a man can lose himself. William Least Heat Moon

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. Leo Buscaglia

Driving at night is about communicating with lights. Lukman Pambra

The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany. Rebecca Solnit

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. Lewis Carroll

Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path. Nhat Hanh

Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else. Tom Stoppard

Easy street is a blind alley. Wilson Mizner

If you’re on a road trip, you need driving music Edgar Wright

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door. Albert Camus

You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world. William Hazlitt

Failure is a detour, not a dead end street. Zig Ziglar

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin Tony Robbins 

There’s nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street. Willie Stargell

Wherever you get to is better than where you started. To stay on the road is a massive achievement. Anthony Joshua

Understanding is a two way street. Eleanor Roosevelt

If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren’t focused enough on the road in front of you. Brad Paisley

What is a street? It is where the living weep, where the dead go off in silence to their peace. William Saroyan