Being Lost Sayings and Quotes

It’s completely normal in life to feel lost at times, though it’s not easy to deal with. No one wants to feel empty, without hope or directionless. Let the list of wise and insightful quotes below on being lost offer a bit of solace.


It's a lot easier to be lost than found. It's the reason we're always searching and rarely discovered — so many locks not enough keys.     

Sarah Dessen

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.     

Henry David Thoreau

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.     

Dante Alighieri

When you're feeling lost, take heart. It's just your brain gathering the information it needs to make good decisions.     

Josh Kaufman

No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart.     

Joyce Rupp

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.     

Michel de Montaigne

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.     

Maimonides

Every one goes astray, but the least imprudent are they who repent the soonest.     

Voltaire

Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.     

Blaise Pascal

Many of us know nothing other than a directionless cadence, having left the footprints of our lives meandering down a road that's meandering itself.     

Craig D Lounsbrough

When you are directionless like we are right now, people are looking for something to hang their hat on.     

John Pickett

What leads us astray is confusing more choices with more control. Because it is not clear that the more choices you have the more in control you feel. We have more choices than we've ever had before.     

Sheena Iyengar

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.     

Dr. Rollo May

A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain, and so lost. He has everything and he is able to use nothing.     

Thomas Wolfe

Feeling lost? Take a dream and convert it into small goals, then start taking the steps to hit those goals.     

Dave Ramsey

I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look for it.     

Neil Gaiman

I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.     

Margaret Fuller

Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.     

Alain De Botton

If you've lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more.     

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost in look as much like home as we can.     

Christopher Fry

It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I'm still looking for that.     

Michelle Williams

It's easy to be led astray when you're so broken. People take advantage of you.     

Willie Aames

Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?     

Billy Graham

When all else is lost, the future still remains.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.     

Albert Camus

You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one.     

Bob Parsons

My mind is led astray by every faint rustle.     

Mason Cooley

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.     

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We are commanded to seek out those who are lost. We are to be our brother's keeper.     

Joseph B. Wirthlin

When I feel lost and can't make a decision, I just stop and get quiet. I take a time-out.     

Kim Cattrall

The art of being bored is lost.     

Ted Klauber

I'm gutted and feeling a bit lost, but I'm determined to get through it.     

Gareth Evans

When you are feeling lost or confused...just remember you are a cross-section of four-space.     

Thomas Richter

Feeling lost? Good! Now you get to walk new paths that lead to much better places.     

Robin S Sharma

There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change.     

Ritu Ghatourey

Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace, God is awake.     

Victor Hugo

Too many people get lost in the game of having a good time and being naive about things.     

Steve Brown

I need to have a reason why I'm doing something. Otherwise I'm lost.     

Steve Mcqueen

I lost my head for a little while.     

John Mayer

I got lost but look what I found.     

Irving Berlin

We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.     

Paulo Coelho

We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost.     

David R. Brower

If he was lost for a moment, he would dive straight back into its honey.     

Laurence Olivier

Be Thankful for all things in life. Even for the bad things. SOMETIMES the worst situations in life turn out to be the best things that ever happened to us.     

John Wilson

To be lost is as legitimate a part of your process as being found.     

Alex Ebert

When I feel confused or depressed, I remember back to junior high and I silently repeat, 'This, too, shall pass.'     

Josh Groban

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.     

Denis Waitley

In life, No matter what you are going through, have faith, and believe your sorrows won't last forever because what time does not heal God will.     

Rashida Rowe

It's amazing how confused and distracted and misdirected so many people are.     

Stephen Covey

I don't look for signs. But when things happen, I say, 'OK, something must be right.' Or 'OK, something must be wrong.     

Lil Wayne

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.     

Nelson Mandela

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves... And the point is to live everything. Live the questions.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it.     

Cassandra Clare

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.     

Zig Ziglar

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.     

Dale Carnegie

Go somewhere you know nothing about and see what happens.     

Karl Ove Knausgård

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.     

Louisa May Alcott

However confused the scene of our life appears, however, torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.     

Muriel Rukeyser

I'm not sure this is a world I belong in anymore. I'm not sure that I want to wake up.     

Gayle Forman

I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.     

Raymond Carver

If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.     

Steve Jobs

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.     

Nora Roberts

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.     

Maya Angelou

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.     

Gordon A. Eadie

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.     

Masaru Emoto

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.     

Vincent Van Gogh

It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.     

K.T. Jong

It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.     

Dalai Lama

Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.     

Charles Xavier

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.     

Vivian Greene

Man is almost mad—mad because he is seeking something which he has already got; mad because he’s not aware of who he is; mad because he hopes, desires and then ultimately, feels frustrated. Frustration is bound to be there because you cannot find yourself by seeking; you are already there. The seeking has to stop, the search has to drop: that is the greatest problem to be faced, encountered.     

Osho

No one compares to you, but there's no you, except in my dreams tonight.     

Lana Del Rey

Not all those who wander are lost.     

J.R.R. Tolkien

Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through the tears.     

Demi Lovato

One day you will ask me which is more important, my life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.     

Kahlil Gibran

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.     

Henry Rollins

Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.     

Erol Ozan

Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.     

Mandy Hale

Sorrow looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Storms make trees take deeper roots.     

Dolly Parton

The creative is the place where no-one else has ever been.You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.     

Alan Alda

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.     

Sam Cawthorn

The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.     

Roy T. Bennett

The quiet sense of something lost.     

Alfred Tennyson

The Truth is, we all get lost as we try to find our way. Perhaps the key is to stop, take a look around and enjoy the scenery as we go.     

JaTawny Muckelvene Chatmon

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.     

Ernest Hemingway

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.     

George Bernard Shaw

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.     

Anais Nin

To get lost is to learn the way.     

African Proverb

Tough times never last, but tough people do.     

Robert H. Schuller

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in the sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.     

Mark Twain

We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial—I believe we are lost.     

Erich Maria Remarque

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.     

Plato

We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.     

Dr. Henry Link

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.     

Maya Angelou

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.     

Joseph Campbell

Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it's over, you feel like you don't have any bones left to hold you up.     

Sarah Ockler

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.     

Henry Ford

You can’t start the next chapter if you keep re-reading the last one.     

unknown

You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself.     

Mariah Carey