60 Explore Quotes to Use for Instagram!

Are you looking to read some explore quotes? We draw inspiration from these quotes on travel, the mountains, and adventure before we tackle a tough challenge or new destination

These are amazing explore quotes that will keep you exploring for the entire summer. Feel free to use these quotes about exploration for Instagram as well!

The Best Explore Quotes!

My very favorite explore quotes (1-20)

“I travel because seeing photos in brochures wasn’t good enough for me. It was to be there, that was everything”

– Wiremu Ratcliffe

You can, you should, and if you‘re brave enough to start, you will.”

— Stephen King

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

– Ewan Mcgregor

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

– Oprah Winfrey

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

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

-T.S Eliot

“Oh, the places you’ll go.”

-Dr. Seuss

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

-John Steinbeck

Freedom, the fatuous jingle of our civilization. But only those of us deprived of it have an inkling of what it really is.”

– David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realize how important it is to use the time I have.”

– Viggo Mortensen

“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

“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.”

Rapunzel, Tangled 

“When in Rome, live as Romans do; When elsewhere live as they do elsewhere”

– Saint Ambrose

“Don’t listen to what they say – Go see.”

– Unknown

“How wild it was, to let it be.”

Cheryl Strayed, Wild

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“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Don’t listen to what they say – Go see.” 

– Unknown

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

– Casey Neistat

“The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.”

 Gandalf, The Hobbit 

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

-Karen Blixen

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The Most Inspirational Explore Quotes

(Explore Quotes 20-40)

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.”

-Edward Abbey

“Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments”

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The mountains are a demanding, cold place, and they don’t allow for mistakes.”

– Conrad Anker

“Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it’s a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.”

– Frank Herbert

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

– Dr. Seuss

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

— Sir Edmund Hillary

“Without mountains, we might find ourselves relieved that we can avoid the pain of the ascent, but we will forever miss the thrill of the summit. And in such a terribly scandalous trade-off, it is the absence of pain that becomes the thief of life.”

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us, God.”

– John Muir

“I’ve realized that at the top of the mountain, there’s another mountain.”

— Andrew Garfield

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Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.”

— Janice Anderson

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

– Andre Gide

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

-Karen Gibbs

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


“I met a lot of young people who asked me what books to read or films to watch. I think that is a good way to start, but there’s no substitute for just going there.”

— Yvon Chouinard

“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 

“Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains”

— Dee Brown

“I now walk into the wild.”

— Jon Krakauer

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.”

—Dag Hammerskjold

“Go where you feel most alive.”

— Unknown

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Everday Explore Quotes

(Explore Quotes 40-60)

“You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.”

— Jim Whittaker

“He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

“The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.”

― Reinhold Messner

“The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.”

— Paulo Coelho

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

— Andy Rooney

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

— Unknown

“If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.”

— Wilfrid Noyce

“The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.”

— Jeanne Moreau 

“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

“May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.”

— Harley King 

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

– Casey Neistat

“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.”

— Janice Anderson

“All good things are wild and free.”

— Unknown

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”

— Michael Jordan

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“A forest bird never wants a cage.”

– Henrik Ibsen

“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”

– Wilma Rudolph

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”

-Jack Kerouac

“At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned.”

-Cormac McCarthy

“Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.”

-Brooke Hampton

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There you have it! Our favorite 30 explore quotes in 2019. Use these inspirational explore quotes however you choose. Whether it’s an Instagram caption or for wall art – it’s up to you!

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About Natasha Alden

Natasha is the co-founder of The World Pursuit. She is an expert in travel, budgeting, and finding unique experiences. She loves to be outside, hiking in the mountains, playing in the snow on her snowboard, and biking. She has been traveling for over 10 years, across 7 continents, experiencing unique cultures, new food, and meeting fantastic people. She strives to make travel planning and traveling easier for all. Her advice about international travel, outdoor sports, and African safari has been featured on Lonely Planet, Business Insider, and Reader’s Digest.

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