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Detour Quotes (Challenges & Opportunities)

This collection of quotes is all about detours that pop up and challenge us in life. 

Life has a funny way of throwing detours at you when you least expect it.

We can make the best of plans , but something may come up to change everything.

They say, “There is a reason for everything.”

Although you may not see it at first or be able to make sense of it until much later, you will realize that these detours can sometimes end up being even better than your original intended destination.

They certainly don’t need to be total roadblocks.

The following quotes are a great reminder to think  of detours from a more positive perspective. Looking for the opportunities and new adventures in this journey we called life.

Life Detour Quotes


“In the moment, you most likely won’t know how valuable such detours will prove to be, but life has a way of revealing the hidden magic in these moments down the road at the appropriate time.” Shannon Ables


“Lessons often come dressed up as detours and roadblocks.” Oprah Winfrey


“When the quest of a dream has a detour or dip, look beyond your dismay and go finish the trip.”

Wes Fesler


“You don’t realize it at the time, but some of life’s roadblocks, detours, and rejections are answered prayers.” Steve Maraboli


“The truth is, most of us discover where we are headed when we arrive.” Bill Watterson


“See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” Denis Waitley


“Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” James Arthur Ray


“Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.” Mandy Hale


“We make a lot of detours, but we’re always heading for the same destination.” Paulo Coelho


Detour Quotes


“The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour.” Sir James Jeans


“Life is a journey with almost limitless detours.” Ken Poirot


“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” Zig Ziglar


“For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” Mary Kay Ash


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust


“One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage.” John C. Maxwell


“Never view obstacles in your path as the enemy. Rather, view any obstacles as detour signs to avoid pitfalls.” Donald L. Hicks


“So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes.” Sarah Jessica Parker


“Diversions and detours of our grandest designs only serve to bolster our need to be in the places that we’re vigorously trying to walk away from.” Craig D. Lounsbrough


“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” Angela N. Bloun


Quotes About Detours in Life


“The most fulfilling adventures happen when you start your journey without knowing where you’re going, because only then are you free to experience the unexpected detours you’re meant to take.” A.J. Darkholme


“Traveling off the main road wastes a lot of time. But one discovers many wonderful things.” Marty Rubin


“Let’s face it, life is a constant challenge. It’s full of unexpected detours that no one but you can navigate.” Sheryl Crow


“Take those road hazards- the potholes, ruts, detours, and all the rest- as evidence that you were on the right route. It’s when you find yourself on that big, broad, easy road that you ought to worry.” Joni Eareckson Tada


“I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours – so enjoy the view.” Michael York


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