Three Line Tales: Mazes and Labyrinths #3LineTales #goodreads #quotes

Thanks to Sonya of Only 100 Words for hosting #3LineTales.

This picture makes me think of mazes and labyrinths, finding your way through a winding place. I found three good quotes on GoodReads to represent this theme. The movie Labyrinth in no way inspired this, I hate that movie!

Credit: Grace Grandinetti via Upsplash

1.“ [It] became a world whose rules I lived by, and I understood the moral of mazes: sometimes you have to turn your back on your goal to get there, sometimes you’re farthest away when you’re closest, sometimes the only way is the long one . . . That when you seem farthest from your destination is when you suddenly arrive, [it] is a very pat truth in words, but a profound one to find with your feet.”
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust

2. “ . . .A labyrinth has only one path and you merely have to follow it; it’s a symbol of life or, rather, of life and death; labyrinths twist and turn, but they have a beginning and an end, through darkness into light.” Ariana Franklin, The Serpent’s Tale

3. “This maze is laid out such that should you step through the correct path, by its end you will have learned the most extraordinary dance, such that any coronation would be proud to see you at the height of its feast, such that any holy dervish would weep and call you his devotion.”Catherynne M. Valente, In the Cities of Coin and Spice

©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

16 thoughts on “Three Line Tales: Mazes and Labyrinths #3LineTales #goodreads #quotes

    • mandibelle16 November 19, 2016 / 6:45 am

      Yes that one is really good. I gad to cut-out some of the quote it was so long 🙂


  1. creatingahome November 19, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I love the second very much, very true of life and it’s convoluted turns.


    • mandibelle16 November 19, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Yes that was is very nice. Simple but very clear in its message. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  2. Prakash Hegade November 19, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    It was a wise to pick three quotes. The picture actually reminded me of the movie “The Maze Runner”!

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  3. darkfirephoenix November 20, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    I love The Orphan’s Tales! This bit did come to mind as well while I was thinking about mazes before I went the way I did with my response.

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    • mandibelle16 November 20, 2016 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks. I haven’t read these books, although I think I will have to add them to my ever growing booklist.


  4. Joy Pixley November 20, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    Great quotes! I love the mystical, mysterious sense of the maze that they convey.

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  5. Lynn Love November 21, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Sometimes life can feel straightforward at the time and it’s when you look back you see there might have been other, better ways to walk your maze that might have taken you elsewhere.
    Nice quotes Amanda

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