16 Great Quotes About Moving

Moving can be a fun adventure or a stressful ordeal―depending on whether your move is an upgrade or part of a witness protection program. Still, a little motivation never hurt anyone (except that one time in Guantanamo Bay when I was “motivated” to reveal the eleventh secret herb in the KFC recipe). Some of these quotes are humorous, some are profound, some just barely qualify for this blog―either way, we give you 16 great quotes about moving:

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”
― Rodney Dangerfield

“There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. That you took yourself with you wherever you went.”
― Stephen King, Doctor Sleep

“I was eight when I moved to Florida, and I thought, ‘Oh great, the retirement capital of the world. I’ll be dead within a decade.’”
― Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I’ve ever written, and it still sucks

“Once you’d resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all.”
― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

“It’s hard to say goodbye to the streets. It’s all how you do it. You can pass by and say, ‘What’s happening?’ and keep it moving, but it’s a certain element that’ll never be able to roll with you once you get to this level, because that’s the separation of it all.”
― Snoop Dogg

“I hear there are people who actually enjoy moving. Sounds like a disease to me—they must be unstable. Though it does have it’s poetry, I’ll allow that.”
― Jan Neruda, Prague Tales

“It’s easier to die than to move … at least for the Other Side you don’t need trunks.”
― Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

“At the end of the first date, I got my courage up and I made a move. One U-Haul van and 1,500 miles later, I regretted my boldness.”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

“As long as you’re moving, it’s easier to steer.”
― Anonymous

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
― Joseph Campbell

“Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful.”
― Hazrat Inayat Khan

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet, he said.”
― Rachel Wolchin

“There is always a sadness about packing. I guess you wonder if where you’re going is as good as where you’ve been.”
― Richard Proenneke, One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey

“It’s not how big the house is, it’s how happy the home is.”
― Unknown

“I hate traveling with amateurs.”
― Rachel Caine, Kiss of Death

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
― Albert Einstein








Selena Templeton

Selena Templeton is a writer and editor who sees the world through Giggle Glass, a type of wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display plus false nose and mustache. It reveals the absurd, amusing, and inappropriate goings on of daily life and displays it in a lap top-like hands-on format, from which she posts to various blogs such as Self Storage Finders, Romantically Challenged, and SelenaTempleton.com. As a former professional organizer and a current Virgo, she is a self-diagnosed authority on storage, packing, organizing, and general neat freakishness.

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