getting there is half the fun

getting there is half the fun

what happens before doing something is a large part of what makes that thing enjoyable If you like model railroads, getting there is half the fun when you design and build your own layout.
Usage notes: also used in the form half the fun (what makes something enjoyable): Half the fun of eating out is not having any dishes to wash.
See also: fun, get, half
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Getting there is half the fun - more than half the fun because the runner-up is forever documented in history, just like the winner.