Quotes from The Walk

Richard Paul Evans ·  289 pages

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“It is better to be loved by one person who knows your soul than millions who don't even know your phone number.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“The assumption of time is one of humanity's greatest follies. We tell ourselves that there's always tomorrow, when we can no more predict tomorrow than we can the weather. Procrastination is the thief of dreams.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“It is in the dark times that the light of friendship shines brightest.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“Life has taught me that to fly, you must first accept the possibility of falling.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“There are people I've yet to meet who are waiting for my path to intersect with theirs, so they can complete their own journeys. I don't know who or where they are, but I know for certain that they are waiting.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk



“The thing is, the only real sign of life is growth. And growth requires pain. So to choose life is to accept pain.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“The more someone assures you that everything is okay, the more you can be assured that it's not.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“The only way to remove pain from death is to remove love from life.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“We can spend our days bemoaning our losses, or we can grow from them. Ultimately the choice is ours. We can be victims of circumstance or masters of our own fate, but make no mistake, we cannot be both.
The Walk - Epilogue Page 288”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“The reason we start things is rarely the reason we continue them.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk



“Leah taught me that the greatest secret of life is that we find exactly what we're looking for. In spite of what happens to us, ultimately we decide whether our lives are good or bad, ugly or beautiful.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“There's a problem with marrying up. You always worry that someday they'll see through you and leave. Or, worse yet, someone better will come along and take her. In my case, it wasn't someone. And it wasn't something better.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“I believe that in spite of the chains we bind ourselves with, there's a primordial section of the human psyche that is still nomadic and still yearns to roam free.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“As a boy I heard this story in church.
A man was patching a pitched roof of a tall building when he began sliding off. As he neared the edge of the roof he prayed, "Save me, Lord, and I'll go to church every Sunday, I'll give up drinking, I'll be the best man this city has ever known."
As he finished his prayer, a nail snagged onto his overalls and saved him. The man looked up to the sky and shouted, "Never mind, God. I took care of it myself."
How true of us.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk



“Life is not yours to take.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“To not extend forgiveness is to burn the bridge that we ourselves must cross.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“The first casualty of hitting rock bottom is vanity.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“Deep in our hearts everyone walks free.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“Nothing is more excruciating than waiting for the jury's verdict. Except, perhaps, hearing the jury's verdict.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk



“You're lucky your mother died,' she said.
I didn't like that. 'I'm lucky my mother died?'
Between sobs she said, 'Your mother would have stayed if she could. My mother chose to leave me. She's still out there somewhere. I wish she had died instead.'
I sat down next to her and put my arm around her. 'I'll never leave you.'
She laid her head on my shoulder. 'I know.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


“the greatest secret of life is that we find exactly what we’re looking for. In spite of what happens to us, ultimately we decide whether our lives are good or bad, ugly or beautiful.”
― Richard Paul Evans, quote from The Walk


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Richard Paul Evans
Born place: in Salt Lake City, Utah, The United States
Born date October 11, 1962
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