75 Epic Adventure Quotes To Inspire Exploration

These adventure quotes serve as potent reminders that life is meant to be lived to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of our comfort zones and embracing the thrill of the unknown.

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They encourage us to step outside the confines of our everyday routines, break free from the mundane, and seek experiences that test our limits and expand our horizons.

They have the ability to evoke a sense of wanderlust within us, urging us to set out on epic quests and discover new landscapes, cultures, and perspectives.

In this collection of adventure quotes, you will find a treasure trove of wisdom, courage, and inspiration.

75 Adventure Quotes

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Short Quotes For Adventurers

These short adventure quotes may be small, but they still leave a huge impression.

1.“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

2. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin

3. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

4. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain

5. “Getting lost is not a waste of time.” – Pierre Bernard

6. “There is no certainty; there is only adventure.” – Roberto Assagioli

7. “You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.” – John Muir

8. “Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” – John Muir

9. “All those who wander are not lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

10. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.’’ – Casey Neistat

11. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” – Lao Tzu

12. “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

13. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.” – Marcus Purvis

14. “Cover the earth before it covers you.” – Dagobert Runes

15. “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

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16. “Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” – Alexandre Dumas

17. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

18. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

19. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.” – Carew Papritz

20. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.” – Paul Coelho

21. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield

22. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

23. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell

24. “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – Anita Desai

25. “Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

26. “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” – Bob Bitchin

27. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

28. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.” – Steve Prefontaine

29. “Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Suzanne Collins

30. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

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31. “Life is short and the world is wide.” – Simon Raven

32. “The journey is the reward.” – Steve Jobs

33. “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

34. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

35. “If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.” – Drew Barrymore

36. “Adventures do occur, but not punctually.” – E.M. Forster, A Passage to India

37. “Wake up with a plan of action, go to bed with satisfaction.” – Greg Plitt

38. “Real freedom lies in wilderness, not in civilization.” – Charles Lindbergh

39. “Everything you can imagine, nature has already created.” – Albert Einstein

40. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

Inspiring Adventure Quotes

41. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

42. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

43. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Bilbo Baggins (J.R.R Tolkien)

44. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the times you spent in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

45. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want, on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

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46. “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life.” – John Amatt

47. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

48. “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes to make them possible.” – T.E. Lawrence

49. “Adventure isn’t all about rowing oceans or climbing mountains. Adventure in its purest form is simply a way of thinking. Live by that philosophy and you’ll make more of the short time we’ve been given on this rock” – Sean Conway

50. “I’ve done a lot of thinking about fear. For me the crucial question is not how to climb without fear – that’s impossible – but how to deal with it when it creeps into your nerve endings.” – Alex Honnold

51. “A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies, and adopting new viewpoints.” – Wilfred Peterson

52. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Irving Wallace

53. “Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” – David McCullough Jr.

54. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway

55. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

56. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

57. “I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman

58. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

59. “And now I’ll just go, and only worry about the events that lie ahead of me. Day by day, one by one. It is the here and now that counts. What comes next is uncertain in any case. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Ueli Steck

60. “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

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61. “The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats

62. “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” – Walt Disney

63. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” – Sylvia Plath

64. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

65. “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

66. “Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realize that that is enough to be happy. There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.” – Charlotte Erikson

67. “I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” – Eric Roth

68. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

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69. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where.”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

70. “Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.” – E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

71. “Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.” – Jason Mraz

72. “Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons: It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” – Walt Whitman

73. “Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahli Gibran

74. “The word adventure has gotten overused. To me, adventure is when everything goes wrong. That’s when adventure starts.” – Yvon Chouinard

75. “Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before.” – Richard Aldington

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