This is, perhaps, a bit self-indulgent, but this quote is my own. It serves me well.
The quote came to me while I was on the road through a particularly flat post-volcanic section of Idaho. In the distance I could see mountains rising from the flatness, and it occurred to me that I'm always driven by what is up ahead, in the distance. It's where my travels take me and it's where I want to go.
The photograph is of the main road through Joshua Tree National Park.