78+ Best Train Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational train quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Train Quotes

If art is to have a special train, the critic must keep some seats reserved on it. Oscar Wilde

Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Trains are wonderful. To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches, and rivers, in fact, to see life. Agatha Christie

I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of for this moment I know where I am going. Anna Funder

Many times the wrong train took me to the right place. Paulo Coelho

The restlessness and the longing, like the longing that is in the whistle of a faraway train. Except that the longing isn’t really in the whistle it is in you. Meindert DeJong

Trains are beautiful. They take people to places they’ve never been, faster than they could ever go themselves. Everyone who works on trains knows they have personalities, they’re like people. They have their own mysteries. Sam Starbuck

The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before. G.K. Chesterton

The train is a small world moving through a larger world. Elisha Cooper

He offered her power, money, status a giant prison, all in Exchange for only her soul. Jamie Weise

It’s not the beginning or the destination that counts. It’s the ride in between. This train is alive with things that should be seen and heard. It’s a living, breathing something  you just have to want to learn its rhythm. David Baldacci

It ought to be plain how little you gain by getting excited and vexed. You’ll always be late for the previous train, and always on time for the next. Piet Hein

The journey has its own lyrics A duet of balanced motion The rails and wheels in tune. Richard L. Ratliff

The aristocrats, if such they could be called, generally hated the whole concept of the train on the basis that it would encourage the lower classes to move about and not always be available. Terry Pratchett

I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of for this moment I know where I am going. Anna Funder

He had let me know time after time that he was a thinking man, a man of intellect and wit. Yet one unintended hungry look into my eyes and he betrayed each of his words he had carefully spoken to me. I knew it in that instant. He was a viscerally driven man. And one day, he would possess me. Jamie Weise

Driving the train doesn’t set its course. The real job is laying the track. Ed Catmull

Trains tap into some deep American collective memory. Dana Frank

Be like a train; go in the rain, go in the sun, go in the storm, go in the dark tunnels! Be like a train; concentrate on your road and go with no hesitation! Mehmet Murat Ildan

At least when I get on the Boston train I have a good chance of landing in the South Station

And not in that part of the daily press which is reserved for victims of aviation. Ogden Nash

Life is a train ride, and at the many stations along the route, people important to us debark, never to get aboard again, until by the end of the journey, we sit in a passenger car where most of the seats are empty. Dean Koontz

A railroad station? That was sort of a primitive airport, only you didn’t have to take a cab 20 miles out of town to reach it. Russell Baker

Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station. Paulo Coelho

Trains changed conductors never did. Harper Lee

The train you have been waiting all your life may not stop at your station; the best thing to survive such an emotional disaster is to give a chance to the next train which will stop at your station! Mehmet Murat Ildan

I got stuck in a toilet. Gary Paulsen

As long as you know in which station and at what hour you should wait, which train to take and if necessary when and where to get off that train to take a different line, to take a different train, you shall be accepted as a smart traveller! Mehmet Murat Ildan

A train is a poem that will take you anywhere you want to go. Dale Maharidge

Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station. Carlos Ruiz Zafón

There is enough steam still in the pipes to feed its piston, but it has no real power. The wheel is nothing more than a spinning flower decorating a grave. Shawn P. McCarthy

The train is roaring toward you and the villain is twirling his moustache and you’re fussing that he’s tied you to the tracks with the wrong kind of rope. Robin McKinley

The journey has its own lyrics A duet of balanced motion The rails and wheels in tüne. Richard L. Ratliff

If you live up against train tracks, it can make your life a living hell. Ted Leo

For a certain kind of person there is literally nothing nicer than eating breakfast by yourself on a moving train with a good book. Lev Grossman

Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free but it can’t go anywhere. Zig Ziglar

Gone. We were out in the country and everything slowed down into rolling hills covered with snow. There were trees, but no leaves, and I could not remember seeing anything so white and clean. Winter in the city was gray and the snow was dirty, but out here it was so bright it hurt my eyes and I had to turn away. Gary Paulsen

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

Nothing trains a man better than his own trials. Lailah Gifty Akita

If your train’s on the wrong track every station you come to is the wrong station. Bernard Malamud

But when you’re caked in your own leavings, you don’t really mind being hit with brutally hard jets of water. Douglas Coupland

Black people lived right by the railroad tracks, and the train would shake their houses at night. I would hear it as a boy, and I thought: I’m gonna make a song that sounds like that. Little Richard

She knew there was a big Chicago far off, where all the trains ran. Carl Sandburg

If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space? Valentina Tereshkova

The train’s doors closed with a matron’s shush. Kevin Ansbro

Wisdom cannot come by railroad or automobile or aeroplane, or be hurried up by telegraph or telephone. John Burroughs

I decided to go because I had a free year. Paul Theroux

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. Theodore Roosevelt

I made myself very popular with the group by showing them how to shut it a loudspeaker off. I wrapped a rubber band around the metal stump and this rubber offered enough of a grip to shut the thing off. Paul Theroux

There’s no more painful love than the love you feel when you’re in a railroad station and you exchange glances with someone whose train is headed in the other direction. Yasmina Khadra

A good country is the one in which trains run on time, and carry happy passengers. Mantaranjot Mangat

Many times the wrong train took me to the right place. Paulo Coelho

I’ll use my divination and look into the future. Hey, you know what, I’m seeing the future right now. If I stand here and wait, then in three minutes a train’s going to come. And after that, another train’s going to come. Here, I’ll let you guess what’s going to happen afterwards. I’ll give you a hint there’s a train. Benedict Jacka

Trains are wonderful. To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches and rivers, in fact, to see life. Agatha Christie

Thomas Lull knows he is un American he hates cars but loves trains, Indian trains, big trains like a nation on the move. He is content with the contradiction that they are at once hierarchical and democratic, a temporary community brought together for a time; vital while it lasts, burning away like early mist when the terminus is reached. Ian McDonald

A story is like a moving train no matter where you hop onboard, you are bound to reach your destination sooner or later. Khaled Hosseini

Lord, that Hollywood train, forever coming round the bend! James Baldwin

If a train doesn’t stop at your station, then it’s not your train. Marianne Williamson

When the leaves began to fall, all the visitors were gone, and the whistle from the train passing through Orange gave a long, lonesome, shrill sound as it rolled through without stopping to let off any passengers. Edna Lewis

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers

The whistling of a ghost is like no other sound in a fistful of universes, because it is woven of all the whistles the ghost has ever heard, and so it usually includes train moans, lunch whistles, fire alarms, and the affronted virgin screaming of tea kettles. Peter S. Beagle

The light from the oncoming train focuses the mind. Bruce Springsteen

What is it about me that gets them all crying? It’s not the end of the world. Diane Samuels

Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The train hit her with the sound of a meat filled hefty bag smacking the pavement, and the effect was much the same, I guess. Dark City Lights Warren Moore

It doesn’t matter which side of the tracks your from, the train still rolls the same. Robert M. Hensel

It was the day after Thanksgiving. I was the 3 p.m. backwaiter, but the trains were running irregularly, and while I had heard one sighing into the station as I ran down the stairs, my card was out of money. Which is to say, I was late. Stephanie Danler

A train will bring you back to the place you came from, but it will not return you home. Jedediah Berry

Through the dark night chasing the morning light That headlight streaming white through the night. Richard L. Ratliff

Some people spend the whole of their lives sitting waiting for one train, only to find that they never even made it to the station. Joanne Harris

He who is in love with the station will never be attracted by the trains! Mehmet Murat ildan

Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free but it can’t go anywhere. Zig Ziglar

The train rolled right through dinner and over the sunset and around ten o’clock and into a nap and out the next day. Lindsay Mattick

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. E. M. Forster

What a lovely ride that was. I haven’t been on a train in an eternity. Something wonderfully soothing about traveling that way. Aidan Donnelley Rowley

She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while. Haruki Murakami

Like the waters of the river, like the motorists on the highway, and like the yellow trains streaking down the Santa Fe tracks, drama, in the shape of exceptional happenings, had never stopped there. Truman Capote

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