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1. "A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "Sometimes God's sudden turn in your life feels like a detour, but in actuality it is the straightest way to your destiny!"
Author: Alisa Hope Wagner
3. "If you let people break your spirit and detour you from your path, then you have not been true to yourself or those you're here to touch, those who believe in you."
Author: Allison DuBois
4. "Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected, how one decision leads you another, how one twist of fate, good or bad, brings you to a door that later takes you to another door, which aided by several detours--long hallways and unforeseen stairwells--eventually puts you in the place you are now."
Author: Ann Patchett
5. "But should it matter what we do as long as we use our strength courageously and lead a life without desperation to the end? Isn't it wrong to escape, make a detour and be lost, all of which have led me here to the farthest-flung edge of the world? Wouldn't I have had a good courageous life if only I had been able to resist sickness and fear? Will I be made to face the consequences just because I had nothing to counter a nameless and agonizing desperation?"
Author: Annemarie Schwarzenbach
6. "Dead-end roads don't mean you've come to your end, just means you need to take a different detour."
Author: Anthony Liccione
7. "Thanksgiving was nothing more than a pilgrim-created obstacle in the way of Christmas; a dead bird in the street that forced a brief detour."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
8. "Want me to drive?" Wade asks. "I won't take any detours."I slam on the brakes and come to a dead stop right in the middle of the road. "Sure. Why not? My life is one big fucking detour," I yell. Then I bang my head on the steering wheel and I can't help it. I start to cry."
Author: Carolee Dean
9. "Hollywood was a detour, although my mother was an aristocrat from Tokyo who ran away to join the theatre, so acting is in my genes."
Author: Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa
10. "Her lips tarried at mine. Baiting each other with the warmth of our breath, barely grazing, detouring, then connecting."
Author: Craig Thompson
11. "Be on guard. The road widens, and many of the detours are seductive."
Author: David Foster Wallace
12. "The answer is to just let gothe betrayal is to the pastthe cocoon dangles emptythe desire outlasts the objectthe effort lingersthe frustration is in how pointless the effort wasthe ghost does not make itself transparentthe heart knows nothing except its own mindthe ideas are not enoughthe jealousy is always therethe killing blow is sometimes the softestthe life you lead can be detouredthe moment you know cannot be taken backthe new you will try to bury the old methe opportunity has passedthe past is inopportunethe questions all grow from whythe reality will always be contendedthe sadness will ebbthe trouble is the time it might takethe ugly words cannot be erased, only discreditedthe versions are never the samethe wonder is that we make it throughthe x is the unknown variablethe yesterday cannot be repeatedthe zenith is the point when you look down and realize you're no longer below"
Author: David Levithan
13. "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."
Author: Denis Waitley
14. "Regrets are like molecules. We're all made up of a lot of them. They are elemental. Building blocks. The foundations of memory. You can dawdle in the past, allow it to shadow you, or you can walk forward into the light of tomorrow.But you can't altogether disregard what has already been- byways chosen, detours taken. The misbegotten decisions you can never reverse, but only by sorting through them can you find where you took the wrong turns and gain proper perspective. Time is a parabolic lens, bringing hindsight into focus."
Author: Ellen Hopkins
15. "The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there."
Author: Ernest Becker
16. "A nation is a detour of nature to arrive at five or six great men- yes, and then to get around them."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "You'll be really sorry of you try to bypass all the detours. You don't want to get to your destination and not remember anything about the trip."
Author: Gwen Hayes
18. "It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it."
Author: Hans Urs Von Balthasar
19. "I've been lonely for so long. And I've been hurt so deeply. If only I could have met you again a long time ago, then I wouldn't have had to take all these detours to get here.'Tengo shook his head. 'I don't think so. This way is just fine. This is exactly the right time. For both of us. [...] We needed that much time.... to understand how lonely we really were."
Author: Haruki Murakami
20. "No one had any objection when I suggested another detour shortly before reaching town. We turned on to a lovely road that ran high above the valley in a semi-circle , rich in extensive views over the valley, river and town, which, in the distance, was already aglow with rows of bright lamps and thousands of rosy lights."
Author: Hermann Hesse
21. "One must find the source within one's own Self, one must possess it. Everything else was seeking -- a detour, an error."
Author: Hermann Hesse
22. "Floating there I held onto faith. Because you can't know who might cross your path or who will take your breath away. You can't know what friends might actually become sisters because they stayed by your side. You can't know when there'll be an unexpected detour that'll take you to the place where you were always meant to be."
Author: Holly C. Corbett
23. "Your steps will take you where you want them to take you. There is no such thing as unwanted detour."
Author: Irina Serban
24. "Two fellows were driving this car; they said they were pimps. Two other fellows were passengers with me. We sat tight and bent our minds to the goal. We went over Berthoud Pass, down to the great plateau, Tabernash, Troublesome, Kremmling; down Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat Springs, and out; fifty miles of dusty detour; then Craig and the Great American Desert. As we crossed the Colorado-Utah border I saw God in the sky in the form of huge gold sunburning clouds above the desert that seemed to point a finger at me and say, "Pass here and go on, you're on the road to heaven." Ah well, alackaday, I was more interested in some old rotted covered wagons and pool tables sitting in the Nevada desert near a Coca-Cola stand and where there were huts with theweatherbeaten signs still napping in the haunted shrouded desert wind, saying, "Rattlesnake Bill lived here" or "Broken-mouth Annie holed up here for years." Yes, zoom! In Salt! Lake City the pimps checked on their girls and we drove on."
Author: Jack Kerouac
25. "There are no detours on a road trip, Catalano. There is only the road trip itself"
Author: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
26. "One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage."
Author: John C. Maxwell
27. "The cross is not a detour or a hurdle on the way to the kingdom, nor is it even the way to the kingdom; it is the kingdom come."
Author: John Howard Yoder
28. "The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours."
Author: John Piper
29. "And I went through a lot of detours and I took a lot of roads and things so yes, that's all there, but it's not meant to be shocking or telltale."
Author: Kim Novak
30. "An unanticipated destination, perhaps, but you must admit,all the best journeys take unexpected detours."
Author: Lisa Mangum
31. "...punctuation marks are the traffic signals of language: they tell us to slow down, notice this, take a detour, and stop."
Author: Lynne Truss
32. "Because if one has an image, however dim and romantic, of a journey's end, one may, in the end, surely reach it, after no matter how many detours and deceptions and abandonings of hope. And hope could never have been entirely abandoned, even in the worst days."
Author: Margaret Drabble
33. "For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."
Author: Mary Kay Ash
34. "Travelling men make wide detours just to be in the same room as her. That's the most that even the best of of them can hope for. Molly Pratt, he says. Remind me, what's a heavenly creature like you doin in a dump like this? Servin rotgut to scoundrels like you, she says. An if you call my place a dump again, I'll bar you."
Author: Moira Young
35. "On the drive we talked easily, but we did make a small detour. After pulling into a rest stop, we made out like teenagers."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
36. "Failure is a detour"
Author: NightBits
37. "Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his conscious reflection, his progressive steps, mysterious even to himself, should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
38. "It takes a village to build success in publishing a book - it takes friends that are willing to help - it takes hours upon hours of no's to get to a yes, it takes many twists and turns with seemingly no end to the detours, it takes courage to face the unknowns - it takes and it takes and it takes - But then, like a flower opening its blossom - it gives........."
Author: Rich Okun
39. "I believe that on any trip to heaven, there are always detours through hell."
Author: Richard Finney
40. "So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes."
Author: Sarah Jessica Parker
41. "You have no idea. I had them contained here for a while. Unfortunately, they escaped." – Sin‘That figured, and it was just like he feared. Suck City Limits was looming in the headlights. He should have known better than to take a detour from Normality.' – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "Well, let's all get maudlin, shall we? George, stop on the way and get us some red-hot pokers to put out our eyes. Oh, and while you're at it, I think we should see about adding salt for our wounds, too. (Solin)Quite good, sir. Is there any particular place you'd care for me to stop? I've heard the market is a good place for pokers. That is, if you're agreeable to a short detour. (George)What do you two think? Run-of-the-mill pokers, or a better quality. Oh hell, why not use rusty spoons. They'd hurt more. (Solin)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "If only certain things had been preventable, his life would have unfurled in front of him as intended, like a lush Oriental carpet. No surprises, no detours. Just a thick tapestry of days and nights that at the end of his time on earth, he could roll up and proudly claim as his own."
Author: Shilpa Agarwal
44. "Time does not give one much leeway: it thrusts us forward from behind, blows us through the narrow tunnel of the present into the future. But space is broad, teeming with possibilities, positions, intersections, passages, detours, U-turns, dead-ends, one-way streets. Too many possibilities, indeed."
Author: Susan Sontag
45. "I thought following a straight road would lead me right to my destination. Like the road would just take me there because I was following all the rules. And if the road curved, I couldn't be sure about where I was going. But look where it got me. Maybe it's time for a detour."
Author: Susane Colasanti
46. "I'm not naive. I know I don't get the happily ever after. My knight in shining armor took the highway detour around this godforsaken shit hole..."
Author: Teresa Mummert
47. "I know i don't get the happily ever after. My knight and shinning armor took the highway detour around this godforsaken shit hole. I've made peace with that. That doesn't mean i'm going to lie down like a doormat and let every cocky prick in the trailer have his way with me." - White Trash Beautiful"
Author: Teresa Mummert
48. "In our world today, the accent is on youth. Everyone wants to look young, feel young, and be young… Although there is no fountain of youth that we may wisely seek, there is another fountain containing more precious water, even the waters of eternal life. This is the fountain of truth… There is no need for you or me in this enlightened age, when the fulness of the gospel has been restored, to sail uncharted seas or travel unmarked roads in search of the fountain of truth. For a loving Heavenly Father has plotted our course and provided an unfailing map—obedience! His revealed word vividly describes the blessings that obedience brings and the inevitable heartache and despair that accompany the traveler who detours along the forbidden pathways of sin and error."
Author: Thomas S. Monson
49. "The siesta provides a delightful detour from the working day and it also has a practical value as far as productivity is concerned. Winston Churchill had a good long siesta every day during the Second World War, and he said it was the thing that enabled him to cope with the pressure."
Author: Tom Hodgkinson
50. "The other day, when I was deciding where to place a mountain range, how to make a river's flow detour around underground stalactite caves, and what precise color to give the sky at sunset, I realized I was God... or an artist and a writer."
Author: Vera Nazarian

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