Reflections on the Camino

"Walking the Camino de Santiago taught me the wonders of physical challenge, the wonder of spiritual freedom and and the wonders of baby powder!" - Christy Hall

"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself."- Author Unknown

"Never give up. When your heart becomes too tired just walk with your legs, but move on." - Paulo Coelho


"The Camino provides experiences, not just things. You are there for a reason, but most don’t really quite know what it is…that is the real journey." - David Snyder

"Camino is more than just a long walk. The journey itself becomes more important than the destination." - Philip Thicknesse

"When you take things slowly the true details emerge." - Philip Thicknesse

"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations." - Zig Ziglar 

"To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles." - Mary Davies

"Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it!" - John Mayer

"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking." - Fredrick Nietzsche 

"Walking is man’s best medicine." - Hippocrates

"When walking you give yourself time to ponder." - Tom Hodgekinson

"The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination." -John Schaer. 

"Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead, don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow: Just walk beside me and be my friend." - Albert Camus

"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." Henry David Thoreau

"Everywhere is walking distance if you have time." - Steven Wright

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path!" - Buddha

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." T.S Eliot

"The Camino is not a hike, it is a chance to dip your toe into the river of life that is always flowing there." - Author Unknown

"Walking is magic. Can’t recommend it highly enough. I read that Plato and Aristotle did much of their brilliant thinking together while ambulating. The movement, the meditation, the health of the blood pumping and the rhythm of footsteps…this is a primal way to connect with one’s deeper self."— Paula Cole

"At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair should be messy and your eyes sparkling." - Author Unknown 

"Every adventure requires a first step." - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

"It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you." - Rumi

"Somewhere between the start of the trail and the end is the mystery why we choose to walk."- Author Unknown

"Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul."- John Muir

"A drawing is simply a line going for a walk." - Paul Klee

"How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky? Anyone knows they are. How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute? No, you cannot explain. So you walk." ~Author unknown, from New York Times editorial, "The Walk," 25 October 1967