Where are we? Where are we going? Here is a collection of proverbs and quotes about maps.

Old World Map – By Paolo Forlani, via Wikimedia Commons


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A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams.

Gilbert H. Grosvenor

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

Earl Nightingale

Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.

Angelina Jolie

He loved maps, as I have told you before; and he also liked runes and letters and cunning handwriting, though when he wrote himself it was a bit thin and spidery.

The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again
J. R. R. Tolkien

I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it.

Steven Wright

If you have no road map, you have to create your own.

Jacqueline Woodson

Maps codify the miracle of existence.

Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet
Nicholas Crane

Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.

Roseanne Barr

On the table in the light of a big lamp with a red shade he spread a piece of parchment rather like a map.

The Hobbit - Chapter 1 - An Unexpected Party
J.R.R. Tolkien
About the map which shows The Mountain where the dragon lives.

The world map looks smaller than ever before.

Max Azria

There's no map to human behaviour.


There's no road map on how to raise a family: it's always an enormous negotiation.

Meryl Streep

When we allow ourselves to explore, we discover destinations that were never on our map.

Amie Kaufman

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