24+ Camino Pilgrimage Quotes

October 25, 2017 by
Alex hiking in Connemara
POSTED BY October 25, 2017

The Camino de Santiago is a world-renowned pilgrimage route, with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims walking it yearly. With all these pilgrims, popular pilgrimage quotes have been born, along with wise Camino sayings. Take a look below at some of our favorite Camino pilgrimage quotes.

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The following is a collection of beautiful quotes by Jane V. Blanchard, from her book ‘Women of the Way: Embracing the Camino‘, which recounts her pilgrimage and experience on the Camino de Santiago.

Many have trod on the Camino – but none have done it in your shoes.

As I walked the Camino and opened my heart to the possibilities, to the wonders of nature and to the child within me, I was filled with peace and joy.

The best part about the Camino is the Camino.

Those who come to the Camino with a heavy heart leave with a lighter load.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Listen to your heart and it will show you the way.

I had no idea when starting out on my lone pilgrimage how many dear friends I would make.

One of the gifts that the Camino offers is the freedom to be yourself. This freedom is liberating.

My priorities have changed. What was important before the Camino is no longer important.

Not only has my body adapted for the constant walking. So too has my mind.

Don’t come to the Camino looking for answers. Instead, come with an open heart and you may be surprised by what you find.

Use the waymarkers to lead you to Santiago, but use the lessons learned to find your way.

Check out the additional quotes below for some further inspiration for your Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.

As in any journey, it’s not what you take with you, but what you leave behind. – Randy Travis

On the Camino I have learned to live day-to-day. Not in the future. – Elana Franganillo Ortiz

The Camino is teaching me patience for many things, and I think that is important. – Grace Cameron

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it. – Charles Dudley Warner

Pilgrims have a nice star in their eyes. Their eyes shine when they talk about the Camino. – Diane Rodrigue

My number one lesson on the Camino de Santiago is about the value of time. – Catherine McCoy

On the Camino I walk around with a silly love smile; everything is brilliant and marvelous. – Elana Franganillo Ortiz

Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it. – John Muir

As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears. – Rumi

It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. – Rumi

Walk with the sun until your shadow disappears. – Terry McHugh

It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop. – Confucius

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