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.     


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


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