Do you love going on adventures as much as I do? Do you have a fun, exciting trip coming up? Get hyped up with these adventure quotes!

Whether you’re traveling across the country or within your state, with friends, family, or on your own, I’m sure you’ll have a great time. Enjoy!

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Let’s get ready for the adventure of our lifetime!
  1. “The only way to escape the ordinary is to explore the extraordinary.” — Jon Miksis
  2. “The greatest adventure is the one within.” — Jon Miksis
  3. “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” — Yogi Bhajan
  4. “We’re not home-and-hearth people. We’re the adventurers, the buccaneers, the blockade runners. Without challenge, we’re only alive.” — Alexander Eliot
  5. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” — William Least Heat Moon
  6. “I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. “Oh the places you’ll go.” — Dr Seuss
  8. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: It’s Lethal.” — Paul Coelho
  9. “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
  10. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” — Seth Godin
  11. “Adventure is a mindset, not a destination.” — Anonymous
  12. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ― Helen Keller
  13. “Adventure is worthwhile.” — Aristotle
  14. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S Eliot
  15. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be” — Douglas Adams
  16. “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
  17. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” ― Rachel Wolchin
  18. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” — Hans Christian Andersen
  19. “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.” — Jawaharlal Nehru
  20. “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
  21. “May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” — Trenton Lee Stewart
  22. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu
  23. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” ― Paulo Coelho
  24. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” — Walt Disney
  25. “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
  26. “Into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” — John Muir
  27. “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
  28. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — African Proverb
  29. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― Andre Gide
  30. “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” — Jaime Lyn Beatty
  31. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” — Oscar Wilde
  32. “Being brave or being courageous is really just a matter of how much you want to do something. If you don’t want to do something that much then you won’t be brave enough to do it. If you really want to do something then you will be brave enough to do it” — Hazel Findlay
  33. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” — Erol Ozan
  34. “The shell must break before the bird can fly.” — Alfred Tennyson
  35. “All those who wander are not lost” — JRR Tolkein
  36. “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
  37. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.” — Anonymous
  38. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” ― Mark Twain
  39. “Adventure should be 80 percent ‘I think this is manageable,’ but it’s good to have that last 20 percent where you’re right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone.” — Bear Grylls
  40. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams” — Oprah Winfrey
  41. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” — Irving Wallace
  42. “A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are for” — William Shedd
  43. “When a man is a traveler, the world is his home and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home and all the people are his family.” — Drew Bundini Brown
  44. “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” — Peter Hoeg
  45. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” ― J.K. Rowling
  46. “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else” — Lawrence Block
  47. “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” — Henry David Thoreau
  48. “Not till we are completely lost or turned around…do we begin to find ourselves.” — Henry David Thoreau
  49. “I travel because I’d rather look back at my life, saying ‘I can’t believe I did that’ instead of ‘if only I had’.” — Florine Bos
  50. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson
  51. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.” — Marcus Purvis
  52. “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure” — Bob Bitchin
  53. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” — Angela N Blount
  54. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” — Les Brown
  55. “Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” — Frank Herbert
  56. “Every Mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing” — Barry Findlay
  57. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” — Sue Fitzmaurice
  58. “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
  59. “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” — Ibn Battuta
  60. “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” — Lewis Carroll
  61. “Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” — Roy T Bennett
  62. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” — Martin Buber
  63. “More and more people seem to be separating from nature. I’m trying to go in a different direction. I’m getting closer and closer.” — Dean Potter
  64. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  65. “The best adventures are the ones that make your heart race and your soul sing.” — Jon Miksis
  66. “To Travel is to Live” — Hans Christian Andersen
  67. “Adventures don’t come calling like unexpected cousins calling from out of town. You have to go looking for them.” — Unknown
  68. “Take vacations. Go as many places as you can. Whenever you can. You can always make money. You can’t always make memories.” — Unknown
  69. “Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” — Mark Jenkins
  70. “When you are in the middle of the Gigantic & Majestic Himalayas, you really find your true place in the Universe. You really figure out how small you are in the grand scheme of things. All your ego completely gets cleaned.” — Kuntal Joisher
  71. “Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” — Edward Abbey
  72. “The man who loves walking will walk further than the man who loves the destination.” — Sal Di Stefano
  73. “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” ― Unknown
  74. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.” — Carew Papritz
  75. “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” — Lao Tzu
  76. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.” — Steve Prefontaine
  77. “If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than aeroplanes. In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” — Charles Lindebergh
  78. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” — John Lubbock
  79. “An adventure a day keeps the routine away.” — Jon Miksis
  80. “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” ― Douglas Adams
  81. “Just Go. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the world. It’s waiting for you!” — Mitchell A. Glass
  82. “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” — Isak Dinesen
  83. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson
  84. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” — Confucius
  85. “My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.” — Brian Blessed
  86. “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  87. “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” — Jim Rohn
  88. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller
  89. “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” — Richard Branson
  90. “Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” — Roy T. Bennett
  91. “Cover the earth before it covers you.” — Dagobert Runes
  92. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac
  93. “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” — Ewan McGregor
  94. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw
  95. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” — William Feather
  96. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.” — Freya Stark
  97. “‘Average’ is a life less than you’re capable of.” — Jon Acuff
  98. “I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored” — David Attenborough
  99. “Then I realized that to be more alive, I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life.” — Anonymous
  100. “You can’t control the past, but you can control where you go next.” — Kirsten Hubbard
  101. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” — John Steinbeck
  102. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” — Saint Augustine
  103. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” — Stephen Covey
  104. “The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what really matters” — Conrad Anker
  105. “One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.” — Ella Maillart
  106. “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” — A.A. Milne
  107. “Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.” — Karen Gibbs
  108. “Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it” — Edmund Hillary
  109. “If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.” — Angelina Jolie
  110. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin
  111. “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anais Nin
  112. “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.” — Jawaharlal Nehru
  113. “It is not death most people are afraid of. It is getting to the end of life, only to realize, that you never truly lived.” — Prince Ea
  114. “I really believe that, as human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what’s around the corner.” — Jimmy Chin
  115. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” — Paulo Coelho
  116. “Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” ― Alexandre Dumas
  117. “Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Iyer
  118. “I want to be where the sun warms the sky.” — Madonna
  119. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West
  120. “You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone.” — Scott Jurek
  121. “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
  122. “When a young person is moved by a passion and feels compelled to go on this sort of quest, I think you have to let him. You can’t stop him. In our culture we don’t have formal rights of passage like in some ancient cultures. Subjecting yourself to risk… may be something you have to go through to be a man or a woman.” — Jon Krakauer
  123. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves. We travel, next, to find ourselves.” — Pico Iyer
  124. “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
  125. “The word adventure has gotten overused. For me, when everything goes wrong – that’s when adventure starts.” — Yvon Chouinard
  126. “If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.” — Patrick Rothfuss
  127. “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” — Edmund Hillary
  128. “There is no certainty; there is only adventure.” ― Roberto Assagioli
  129. “Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.” — Angelina Jolie
  130. “Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.” — Eckhart Tolle
  131. “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
  132. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction” — Unknown
  133. “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” — Anonymous
  134. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And venture belongs to the adventurous.” — Navjot Singh Sidhu
  135. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.” — Robert Frost
  136. “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” — Ray Bradbury
  137. “Set forth on an adventure, it shall be more rewarding than a job could ever be” — Unknown
  138. “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  139. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” — Beverly Sills
  140. “Sometimes getting lost is not a waste of time.” ― Unknown
  141. “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
  142. “I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” — Mary Anne Radmancher
  143. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” — Babs Hoffman
  144. “To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.” — Tenzing Norgay
  145. “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” — John Muir
  146. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln
  147. “It’s bad manners to keep an adventure waiting.” ― Unknown
  148. “Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.” — Mercedes Lackey
  149. “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” — Drew Houston
  150. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  151. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” — Alfred Wainwright in A Coast to Coast (2003)
  152. “I urge you; go find buildings and mountains and oceans to swallow you whole. They will save you, in a way nothing else can.” — Christopher Poindexter
  153. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  154. “Go where you feel most alive.” — Unknown
  155. “What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. It’s the fun of seeing new things, of learning new names and faces, of exploring strange places, and above all, the delight of being alive.” — Freya Stark
  156. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” — Aldous Huxley
  157. “What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do — especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” — William Least Heat Moon
  158. “Blessed are the curious for they will have adventures” — Unknown
  159. “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
  160. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” — David Mitchell
  161. “The best opportunities are found only once you’re already in motion.” — Ryan Finley
  162. “In the mountains there is the promise of… something unexplainable. A higher place of awareness, a spirit that soars. So we climb…” — Rob Parker
  163. “The journey is the reward.” — Steve Jobs
  164. “As you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.” — Robin S Sharma
  165. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” — Dalai Lama
  166. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.” — Dag Hammarskjold
  167. “I love the places that make you realize how small you and your problems are.” — Anonymous
  168. “Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” — Michael Jordan
  169. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” — Bill Bryson
  170. “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” — Sir Richard Burton
  171. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” — Marty Rubin
  172. “It’s time to remember what it’s like to feel alive.” — Anonymous
  173. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time given to us.” — Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings
  174. “No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” — Lewis Carroll
  175. “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” — Anatole France
  176. “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.
  177. “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad, and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” ― Ernie Harwell
  178. “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” — G. K. Chesterton
  179. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir
  180. “Add life to your days, not days to your life.” — Unknown
  181. “Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world.” ― Seanan McGuire
  182. “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
  183. “I love the feeling of being anonymous in a city I’ve never been before.” — Bill Bryson
  184. “Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.” — Captain James Cook
  185. “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” — Steve Pavlina
  186. “It is never too late to be who you might have been.”— George Eliot
  187. “Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.” — Hunter S Thompson
  188. “Own only what you can always carry with you: known languages, known countries, known people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” — Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
  189. “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
  190. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.” — Casey Neistat
  191. “Every day is an adventure, and no two days are ever alike.” ― Scott Borchetta
  192. “Adventure Awaits. Go find it!” — Unknown
  193. “Comfort zones are where adventures go to die.” — Mitchell A. Glass
  194. “I like to leave myself open for beautiful accidents, for strange things to happen, and then I want to pursue those.” — Patrick Rothfuss
  195. “Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.” — Ray Bradbury
  196. “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.” — Harley King
  197. “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.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  198. “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 that the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” — Walt Disney
  199. “Always there has been an adventure just around the corner–and the world is still full of corners.” — Roy Chapman Andrews
  200. “The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘YES!’ to your adventure.’’ — Joseph Campbell
  201. “Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” — Anonymous
  202. “I feel the need to endanger myself every so often.” ― Tim Daly

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