In mythology and literature, a quest, a journey towards a goal, serves as a plot device and (frequently) as a symbol. Quests appear in the folklore of every nation and also figure prominently in non-national cultures. In literature, the objects of quests require great exertion on the part of the hero, and the overcoming of many obstacles, typically including much travel. The aspect of travel also allows the storyteller to showcase exotic locations and cultures (an objective of the narrator, not of the character).
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Famous quotes containing the word quest:
“Remember that the peer group is important to young adolescents, and theres nothing wrong with that. Parents are often just as important, however. Dont give up on the idea that you can make a difference.”
—The Lions Clubs International and the Quest Nation. The Surprising Years, I, ch.5 (1985)
“Thou art the unanswered question;
Couldst see thy proper eye,
Alway it asketh, asketh;
And each answer is a lie.
So take thy quest through nature,
It through thousand natures ply;
Ask on, thou clothed eternity;
Time is the false reply.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Dear Captain Smith, the ghost replied, youve used me ungenteelly.
The crowners quest goes hard with me because Ive acted frailly,
And Parson Biggs wont bury me, though I am dead Miss Bailey.”
—George Colman (17621836)