50 Adventure Quotes Sure To Ignite Your Wanderlust

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I used to pass my time reading new adventure quotes on travel before we left to explore the world. It wasn’t all that long ago that we’d sit in our cold NYC apartment in February reading quotes about adventures from more intrepid adventurers. It became a ritual in the mornings on my way to the gym.

I’d start with a new adventure quote – one that prepared me to tackle the world.

During that time we spent our days reading books on our long commute to work and nights were spent watching films that focused on travel and adventure. And saving every penny we could for travel. Adventure is a pretty subjective word to me, but in the basic sense, it’s anything that is exciting and unusual. For our most recent adventure, it was amazing safaris across Africa!

It’s why many people in our generation choose to travel over buying more material items. However, when you dive into literature and film you find that the idea of a life full of moments and adventures is not a new one. It dates back all the way to the ancient Greeks.

We have spent so much time contemplating what it is we’d like in life and we’re still not sure, but we do hope it’s always an adventure. I hope that these quotes inspire you to live a fulfilling life too. In no particular order here are a handful of the best adventure quotes about travel!

Awesome Adventure Quotes

1. “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

-Karen Blixen

2. “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

3. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

-Helen Keller

4. “Adventure is worthwhile.”


5. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-Mark Twain

6. “‘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

7. “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”

-A.A. Milnie

8. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

-Amelia Earhart

9. “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

10. Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.”

-Irving Wallace

11. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.”

-Robert Frost

12.  “Oh, the places you’ll go.”

-Dr. Seuss

13. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

-John Steinbeck

14. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

-Aldous Huxley

15.  “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

-Saint Augustine

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16. “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

-Henry David Thoreau

17. “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

-Robert Louis Stevenson

20. “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

21. All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that 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

22. “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, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

23. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

24. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

-T.S Eliot

25. “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

26. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

-Eleanor Roosevelt

27. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

David Mitchell

28. “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

29. “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

30. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

-William Feather

31. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.”

– Paulo Coelho

32. “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Winnie The Pooh

33. “Adventure isn’t hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life”

John Amat

34. “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.”

– Ewan Mcgregor

35.  “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

– Oprah Winfrey

36. “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.

– Karen Blixen

37. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.

– Rachel Wolchin

38. “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”

-Anthony Bourdain

39. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

-Anthony Bourdain

40. “You can’t find happiness at the end of your journey if you didn’t bring it with you all along.”

– Katrina Mayer

41. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”

– Marty Rubin

42.  “You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

– Andre Gide

43. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.

– Carew Papritz

44. “The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself.”

– Myles Munroe

45. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

-John Augustus Shedd

46. “As soon as I saw you, I knew adventure was going to happen”

-Winnie the Pooh

47. “Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”

-Karen Gibbs

48. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”

-Stephen Covey

49. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

-Sir Ranulph Fiennes

50. “Not all girls are made of sugar and spice, and everything nice. Some girls are made of adventure, fine beer, brains and no fear.


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