„Where should I go?" -Alice. "That depends on where you want to end up." - The Cheshire Cat.“

Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898

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„Alice asked the Cheshire Cat, who was sitting in a tree, “What road do I take?”

The cat asked, “Where do you want to go?”

“I don’t know,” Alice answered.

“Then,” said the cat, “it really doesn’t matter, does it?“

—  Lewis Carroll, book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Variant: One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.
Source: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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„If you want a happy ending, it just depends on where you close the book!“

—  Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985

From the published screenplay for "The Big Brass Ring" (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Santa Teresa Press, 1987)
Variant: If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.

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„I rarely end up where I was intending to go, but often I end up somewhere I needed to be.“

—  Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Source: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), Ch. 13
Context: My own strategy is to find a car, or the nearest equivalent, which looks as if it knows where it's going and follow it. I rarely end up where I was intending to go, but often I end up somewhere I needed to be.

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„God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go.“

—  Mark Batterson American pastor and writer 1969

Source: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day: How to Survive and Thrive When Opportunity Roars

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„If you don't know where you are going you will end up somewhere else“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Variant: If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.
Source: The Yogi Book : I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said

„If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.“

—  Laurence J. Peter Canadian eductor 1919 - 1990

Source: Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1977), p. 125

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„How come I end up where I started?
How come I end up where I went wrong?“

—  Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968

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Lyrics, In Rainbows (2007)

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„Moral: Where most of us end up there is no knowing, but the hellbent get where they are going.“

—  James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright 1894 - 1961

"The Wolf Who Went Places", The New Yorker, Page 28 http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=1956-05-19#folio=028 (19 May 1956); Further Fables for Our Time http://books.google.com/books?id=ZnhbAAAAMAAJ&q=%22moral+Where+most+of+us+end+up+there+is+no+knowing+but+the+hellbent+get+where+they+are+going%22&pg=PA28#v=onepage (1956)
From Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time

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„I don’t want her to have a cat because she’ll end up talking baby talk to the cat. That’s the way it is, and how can a P. I. do that?“

—  Sue Grafton American writer 1940 - 2017

On why Kinsey Millhone, the private-investigator heroine of her popular series of mystery novels, will never have a cat.
New York Times, p. C10 (August 4, 1994)

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„I want to go where the guns are!“

—  Chesty Puller United States Marine Corps general 1898 - 1971

Statement on his reasons for leaving Virginia Military Institute after his freshman year to enlist in the US Marine Corps (1918), as quoted in Fox Valley Veterans : A Salute to Hometown Heroism (2008) by George Rawlinson, p. 230
Source: Chesty Puller http://www.polaris.net/~jrube/chestpul.htm

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