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115 Best Crossroads Quotes About Making Life Choices

A good quote about crossroads can pull you out of your dilemma.

People tend to approach the point of crossroads with wariness.

When you're at a crossroads, it can be tempting to listen to your heart. Crossroads quotes will show the difficult decision between head and heart that many of us have faced.

Being at a crossroads is an idiom that means being in two minds about making a decision. Making this choice can be really difficult for people. Some believe that the best way to make decisions is to follow your heart, whilst others say to listen to your head. Turning to crossroads quotes will help ensure your pick is right.

If you like this list of quotes about making decisions, check out these when life gets tough quotes and [path quotes] for a fresh pick of quotes that you might like.

The Best Crossroads Quotes

These are the best crossroads quotes that can act as the columns on which your life choices stand. They can help people gain more perspective and be satisfied with their pick. We hope you find some clarity with these crossroad decision quotes.

1.“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the sun will rise again tomorrow.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

2.“We have to get used to the idea that at the most important crossroads in our life there are no signs.”

- Ernest Hemingway.

3.“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.”

- Max Lerner.

4.“And now I understand something so frightening & wonderful- how the mind clings to the road it knows, rushing through crossroads, sticking like lint to the familiar.”

- Mary Oliver, ‘Blue Pastures’.

5.“Every day is a crossroads. Every day is a chance to change your life and our world for the better.”

- Hillary Clinton.

6.“We are people in circumstances who make choices that we think are right at the time.”

-  Joel Edgerton.

7.“When you lose a loved one, you come to these crossroads. You can take the path that leads you down the aisle of sadness, or you can say, 'I'm never going to let this person's memory die.'”

- Bindi Irwin.

8.“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”

- Keri Russell.

9.“There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the crossroads of history and must choose which way to go.”

- Lal Bahadur Shastri.

10.“We really only have two choices. Play it safe, or take a chance. For me, pulling back because of fear has always made me feel worse.”

- Gail Sheehy.

11.“Without struggle, success has no value.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

12.“In the end, that was the choice you made, and it doesn't matter how hard it was to make it. It matters that you did.”

- Cassandra Clare, ‘City Of Glass’.

13.“Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously.”

- Tony Robbins.

14.“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”

- Roger Ebert.

15.“And having once chosen, never to seek to return to the crossroads of that decision-for even if one chooses wrongly, the choice cannot be unmade.”

- Jacqueline Carey.

16.“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”

- Rumi.

17.“All paths are present, always... and we can but choose among them.”

- Jacqueline Carey, ‘Kushiel's Chosen’.

18.“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

- Oprah Winfrey.

19.“Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.”

- Jodi Picoult, ‘My Sister’s Keeper’.

20.“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”

- Robert Kennedy.

21.“It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

Famous Crossroads Quotes

These are the most famous crossroads quotes that are the most well-known. These crossroads quotes are ones that will help you understand what you need to in order to make life choices when you’re at a crossroads.

Making choices quotes are ideal for people who are very indecisive.

22.“When people have too many choices, they make bad choices.”

- Thom Browne.

23.“The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice.”

- Rick Riordan.

24.“I think most people are not willing to make the tough choices.”

- Rick Scott.

25.“It is reason, and not passion, which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.”

- Barbara Jordan.

26.“I think there are crossroads in our lives when we make grand, sweeping decisions without even realizing it.”

- Jodi Picoult.

27.“Remember, the choices we make today shape the people we become tomorrow.”

- Victoria Osteen.

28.“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”

- John C Maxwell.

29.“We all face crossroads in our lives where we can retreat into ourselves, or we can hit the dance floor.”

- Sebastian Lelio.

30.“People aren't able to make decisions anymore because there's too many choices within that decision.”

- Giancarlo Esposito.

31.“Destiny comes when you chase opportunity, only then will you make your own path in life.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

32.“Follow your intuition, listening to your dreams, your inner voice to guide you.”

- Katori Hall.

33.“But you never knew what path you'd take until you got to that crossroads.”

- Jodi Picoult, ‘A Spark Of Light’.

34.“We must make the choices that enable us to fulfill the deepest capacities of our real selves.”

- Thomas Merton

35.“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

- John C Maxwell

36.“You have to be enough in touch with who you are and what you want, how you want to live and what's important to you, to make your decisions based on that.”

- Hillary Clinton.

37.“To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess.”

- Heinrich Heine.

38.“A major life decision is never a choice but rather a realization that the decision has already been made.”

- Doug Cooper.

39.“At some point, you just gotta forgive the past, your happiness hinges on it.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

40.“Choose your love. Love your choice.”

- Thomas S Monson.

41.“You cannot continue on the same path and arrive at a different destination.”

- Steve Maraboli.

42.“Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in fear and let the cup of life pass us by untasted.”

- Jacqueline Carey, ‘Kushiel's Dart’.

43.“Explore, experience, then push beyond.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

44.“The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.”

- Thornton Wilder.

45.“Adversity is a crossroads that makes a person choose one of two paths: character or compromise.”

- John C Maxwell.

Crossroads Movie Quotes

The movie quotes in this subcategory are crossroads quotes made by characters from movies, TV shows, and famous personalities related to the cinema industry. This way, we can let the people we adore guide our heart to the right choice.

46. “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

- Albus Dumbledore, ‘Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets’.

47.“You are who you choose to be.”

- Hogarth Hughes, ‘The Iron Giant’.

48.“Life is choice. You can choose to be a victim or anything else you'd like to be.”

- Socrates, 'Peaceful Warrior'.

49.“Every path you take leads to a choice.”

- Travis, ‘The Choice’.

50.“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it.”

- Jimmy Dugan, ‘A League Of Their Own’.

51.“Life is forced upon you. The only choice is how we live it.”

- Frances Shea, ‘Legend’.

52.“At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you gonna be.”

- Juan, ‘Moonlight’.

53.“The only thing worse than being incompetent or being unkind or being evil is being indecisive.”

- Amanda, ‘Thoroughbreds’.

54.“Do or do not. There is no try.”

- Master Yoda, ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’.

55.“From where I’m standing, the sun is shining all over the place.”

- Don Lockwood, ‘Singing In The Rain’.

56.“You can't get so hung up on where you'd rather be that you forget to make the most of where you are.”

- Aurora Lane, ‘Passengers’.

57.“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something.”

- Chris Gardner, ‘The Pursuit Of Happyness’.

58.“You just have to decide what kind of a man you want to grow up to be, Clark; because whoever that man is, good character or bad, he's gonna change the world.”

- Jonathan Kent, ‘Man Of Steel’.

59.“There will be a time where we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”

- Albus Dumbledore, ‘Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire’.

60. "Sometimes you have to just make the choice and jump."

- Brooke Dalton, ‘Before We Go’.

61.“Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.”

- Grandmother Willow, ‘Pocahontas’.

Wise Crossroads Quotes

These crossroads quotes are the wisest of the bunch. They will point you in the right direction in the moments in life that feel the most confusing. These crossroads quotes will hopefully help with the polarizing thoughts people have when at a crossroads. Find your favorite 'at a crossroads' quotes from down below.

62.“Our world is at the crossroads. We have a choice, right and wrong.”

- LL Cool J.

63.“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

- Walt Disney.

64.“The highway of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster than the freeway of spite.”

- Aaron Lauritsen.

65.“Follow your dreams, let them guide you. Who knows where they may take you.”

- Nico J. Genes, ‘Magnetic Reverie’.

66.“The only real certainty is that if you get to live, you gotta die. Live life now.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

67.“I seem to have a lot of crossroads. I think maybe I crossed back across the same road too often.”

- Queen Latifah.

68.“Life's all about choices. Everyone's destination is the same; only the paths are different.”

- Sushmita Sen.

69.“May we muster courage at the crossroads, courage for the conflicts, courage to say, 'no,' courage to say, 'yes,' for courage counts.”

- Thomas S Monson.

70.“I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.”

- Muriel Strode.

71.“You either live the life that is easy or you live the life that is difficult, but appreciate it more.”

- Shannon L. Alder.

72.“Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”

- Dallin H. Oaks.

73.“If you didn't remember something happening, was it because it never had happened? Or because you wished it hadn't?”

- Jodi Picoult, ‘Plain Truth’.

74.“You have just one life to live. It is yours.”

- Hillary Clinton.

75.“Truth is the crossroads of perspective.”

- Stewart Stafford.

76.“Choices are the hinges of destiny.”

- Edwin Markham.

77.“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

- Shakespeare

78.“The decisions we make at crossroads in life don't just impact us. They can impact generations to come.”

- Lynette Kittle.

79.“Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward.”

- Hillary Clinton.

Inspirational Crossroads Quotes

These crossroads in life quotes will reinforce our minds and inspire us all.

80.“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

81.“Life lessons are not journeys traveled in straight lines but are crossroads formed years and miles apart.”

- Gina Greenlee.

82.“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”

- Brodi Ashton, ‘Everneath’.

83.“Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.”

- Jodi Picoult.

84.“We're at the crossroads... where we need to win to stay alive.”

- Randy Johnson.

85.“Fail to plan, plan to fail.”

- Hillary Clinton, ‘Living History’.

86.“No one saves us but ourselves. We ourselves must walk the path.”

- Gautama Buddha, ‘Sayings Of Buddha’.

87.“When you feel life at crossroads, you need higher perspective view.”

- Toba Beta.

88.“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.”

- Henry Miller.

89.“Demons wait at crossroads attempting to influence our decisions.”

- April Smith.

90.“Anyone can choose to have success, but only the patient ones will get rewarded by it.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

91.“The best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

- Theodore Roosevelt.

92.“Always go with the choice that scares you the most”

- Caroline Myss.

93.“Live to learn, and you will really learn to live.”

- John C Maxwell.

94.“If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.”

- Geena Davis.

95.“Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions.”

- Jun Camp.

96.“The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.”

-  Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

97.“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery, ‘The Little Prince’.

98.“Sometimes I felt like my columns were like little novels in themselves. But I wasn't writing what I believed. I'm not interested in what I believe.”

- Howard Jacobson.

99.“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts.”

-  Swami Sivananda.

Crossroads Quotes To Help Overcome Fear

The fear of having made a mistake can often be very overwhelming when you’re at a crossroads. These crossroads quotes will acknowledge your fears and motivate you to overcome your fear of making mistakes and take the leap.  

Making decisions quotes are a helpful way to rationalize your thoughts.

100.“Do not be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

- John Rockefeller.

101.“Stand at the crossroads if you will, but if you'll not choose, I'll move on without you.”

- Jacqueline Carey.

102.“We really only have two choices. Play it safe, or take a chance.”

- Gail Sheehy.

103.“You have two choices, to conquer your fear or to let your fear conquer you.”

- Roy T. Bennett.

104.“Everyone feels depressed, angry or frustrated at times; it's a crossroads not a dead end.”

- Sam Owen.

105.“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

- Albert Einstein.

106.“If you're just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.”

- Heath Ledger.

107.“No matter what your choices are, you truly have no control about what people think of you.”

- Neve Campbell.

108.“Those who face their fears with faith have courage.”

- Thomas S Monson.

109.“Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.”

- Joe Biden.

110. “If you make the mistake of looking back too much, you aren't focused enough on the road in front of you.”

- Brad Paisley.

111.“From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life.”

- Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip’.

112.“I hope that you will learn to take responsibility for your decisions.”

- Thomas S Monson.

113.“Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.”

- John C Maxwell.

114.“It is difficult to make the right choice if you fear choosing wrongly.”

- Roy T. Bennett.

115.“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

- Edmund Burke.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 115 of the best crossroads quotes about making life choices, then why not take a look at these when life gets hard quotes or celebration of life quotes too?

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