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 favourite Camino de Santiago quotes.
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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.
Use the waymarkers to lead you to Santiago, but use the lessons learned to find your way.
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, smiled because it happened.
As in any journey, it’s not what you take with you, but what you leave behind.
Listen to your heart and it will show you the way.
Don’t come to the Camino looking for answers. Instead, come with an open heart and you may be surprised by what you find.
On the Camino I have learned to live day-to-day. Not in the future.
The Camino is teaching me patience for many things, and I think that is important.
I had no idea when starting out on my lone pilgrimage how many dear friends I would make.
There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.
One of the gifts that the Camino offers is the freedom to be yourself. This freedom is liberating.
Pilgrims have a nice star in their eyes. Their eyes shine when they talk about the Camino
My number one lesson on the Camino de Santiago is about the value of time.
On the Camino I walk around with a silly love smile; everything is brilliant and marvelous.
Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.
My priorities have changed. What was important before the Camino is no longer important.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Not only has my body adapted for the constant walking. So too has my mind.
Walk with the sun until your shadow disappears.
It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop.