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"Where am I headed? Oh, nowhere in particular. I ride for the pleasure of riding."
Iso Padre, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

"Max Rockatansky is doing what he's always doing at the start of Mad Max stories, that is to say, bugger all. Drifting about, squinting into the middle distance until he falls foul of this week's roaming gang of S&M murderers, who will in some way fuck him over so he can 'Mad' all over them.

"I am the cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me."

"Always move fast. You never know what's catching you up."
Moist von Lipwig, Going Postal

Exdeath: You shall wander the rift forever!
Bartz: That doesn't sound half bad.

"Where I go, there I am."

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving."
Laozi

"I've roamed far; farther than any other man of my race ever wandered. I've seen all the great cities of the Hyborians, the Shemites, the Stygians, and the Hyrkanians. I've roamed in the unknown countries south of the black kingdoms of Kush, and east of the Sea of Vilayet. I've been a mercenary captain, a corsair, a kozak, a penniless vagabond, a general hell, I've been everything except a king of a civilized country, and I may be that, before I die." The fancy pleased him, and he grinned hardly. Then he shrugged his shoulders and stretched his mighty figure on the rocks. "This is as good a life as any. I don't know how long I'll stay on the frontier; a week, a month, a year. I have a roving foot. But it's as well on the border as anywhere."
Conan the Barbarian recounts his life, from the Robert E. Howard story "Beyond the Black River."

Jules: I'm just going to walk the Earth.
Vincent: What'chou mean, "walk the Earth"?
Jules: You know, like Caine in Kung Fu: walk from place to place, meet people, get into adventures.
Vincent: And how long do you intend to walk the earth?
Jules: Until God puts me where he wants me to be.
Vincent: And what if he don't do that?
Jules: If it takes forever, then I'll walk forever.

"Wherever I lay my hat — that's my home"

"A sharp sword and an empty horizon. Sometimes, that's all a man needs."

"The Lord knows what we may find, dear lass,
And The Deuce knows we may do
But we're back once more on the old trail, our own trail, the out trail,
We're down, hull-down, on the Long Trail — the trail that is always new!"
Rudyard Kipling, "The Long Trail"

"I'm happy in the summertime beneath the great blue sky
Ne'er thinkin' in the mornin', at nicht where I'm to lie
Barns or byres or anywhere, or oot amang the hay
And if the weather does permit, I'm happy every day

I'm often 'doon by Gallowa' and often round Stranraer
My business leads me onywhere, sure I travel near and far
For I've the rovin' in my blood, and there's nothing I will lack
As long as I've me daily fare, and claithes upon my back
— Traditional Scottish, Tramps and Hawkers

I'm ramblin' and rovin' from village to town
In every country I'm ramblin' around
The sky is me roof and the earth is me floor
But don't be surprised if I knock on your door
Tommy Sands, Rambling and Roving

And my ties are severed clean
The less I have, the more I gain
Off the beaten path I reign
Rover, wanderer
Nomad, vagabond
Call me what you will"
Metallica, "Wherever I May Roam"

Soren: Are you from these parts?
Twilight: Here, there, everywhere. You name it, I've been there.
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Capture

I traveled across the world. From the ruins of New York, to the fusion mills of China, right across the radiation pits of Europe...
Martha Jones, Doctor Who, "Last of the Time Lords"

"I traveled seas and moors
I knelt down at every altar
Yellow straw has been my bed
Under bridges, in the cold..."
Gazpacho, "I've Been Walking (Part 1)"

Henry: The most important thing is to keep moving, that way they might never catch up to you. I'm gonna have to pack up and be on the move, too, pretty soon.
Otis: Where you going?
Henry: Nowhere. You wanna come? We could be back this way in about a month.

"Wherever we want to go, we'll go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs but what a ship is... what the Black Pearl really is... is freedom."

"I'm a vagabond. I keep traveling. Even when the earth sleeps, I keep traveling... chasing shadows."
Keoma Shannon, Keoma

"There ain't no tomorrow, just right now. We got our bikes, we get $150 a month from Uncle Sam, but mostly of all, we ain't got no hassles. Got the open road, country air, and the wind. But most of all, no hassles."
Bubba Daniels, The Black Six

Steven: I think maybe Cookie Cat had run out of ways to grow on his home planet. And even though it must've been hard, and he loved his family so, so much, maybe he had to leave to keep moving forward.
Amethyst: We're still talking about ice cream, right?
Steven: Everyone... I've decided to move out! Don't worry about me, I have a very comprehensive plan to visit all 39 states before I decide where to settle down, and I can still video chat my new therapist while I'm on the road. Do not try to talk me out of this!
Pearl: When are you leaving?
Steven: Uh... tomorrow.

Frederic: So you're sure you want to leave? Where you going to go?
The Kid: To see what the rest of the wasteland looks like.
Frederic: Well there's not much to see there, kid.
Kid: I know.

So he set off to find what he had lost. Over field and over fen, past rocky cliffs and barren lands he wandered, searching every turnip field he came across, but nowhere did he find what he was looking for. Days passed, nights passed, many of them, and he was a long time a-wandering.


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