55 Epic Adventure Quotes: About Nature, For Kids, And More

55 Adventure Quotes That’ll Inspire You To Live Life Wide Open

January 8, 2021 Updated January 10, 2021

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With each passing year of your life, it seems to get easier to slip into predictable patterns. This feels especially true once you become a parent, right? Wake up, take the kids to school (or homeschool them), squeeze in some work, cook, clean, shower, bed, repeat. As the kids get older, you throw carpools and extracurricular activities into the mix — and, before you know it, a decade formed by routine has flown by. Granted, motherhood in and of itself is an adventure. But sometimes you need to read through some epic adventure quotes to remind you how much discovery and excitement awaits outside of your home, too.

Adventure quotes can be just the kick in the pants you need to start venturing out for new experiences and escapades. After all, you don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth. You can find adventure anywhere if you’re looking for it, whether it’s at the end of your driveway, at the beach, or on a transcontinental journey. So, if you’re ready to squeeze every last drop of zest from your life, let these words of wisdom inspire you.

Best Adventure Quotes

  1. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” — Rachel Wolchin
  2. “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller
  3. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” — Mark Twain
  4. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” — Amelia Earhart
  5. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” — Paulo Coelho
  6. “Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” — J.K. Rowling
  7. Jobs fill your pockets, but adventure fills your soul.” — Jaime Lyn
  8. “So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac
  9. “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” — Bob Bitchin
  10. “Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.” — Alexandre Dumas
  11. “There is no certainty; there is only adventure.” — Roberto Assagioli
  12. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And venture belongs to the adventurous.” — Navjot Singh Sidhu
  13. “It’s bad manners to keep an adventure waiting.” — Unknown
  14. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” — Lovelle Drachman
  15. “Life without adventure is like pizza without cheese.” — The Global Castaway
  16. “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
  17. “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
  18. “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey
  19. “Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world.” — Seanan McGuire
  20. “Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you. ” — Ewan Mcgregor
  21. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” — William Feather
  22. “Always there has been an adventure just around the corner… and the world is still full of corners.” — Roy Chapman Andrews
  23. “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.” — Christopher McCandless
  24. “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” — Elizabeth Taylor
  25. “Life is full of adventure. There’s no such thing as a clear pathway.” — Guy Laliberte
  26. “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure.” — Drew Houston
  27. “There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru
  28. “If happiness is the goal — and it should be — then adventures should be a top priority.” — Richard Branson
  29. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.” — Freya Stark
  30. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” — Seth Godin
  31. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” — Sue Fitzmaurice
  32. “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” — Steve Pavlina
  33. “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
  34. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.” — Casey Neistat
  35. “Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.” — Lloyd Alexander

Nature Adventure Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Andre Gide
  3. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” — John Muir
  4. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” — Barry Finlay
  5. “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.
  6. “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Thomas Alva Edison
  7. “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
  8. “Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” — Edward Abbey
  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “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
  12. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir

Adventure Quotes for Kids

  1. “To live would be an awfully big adventure.” — Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
  2. “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,” said the Cat.
    “I don’t care much where—” said Alice.
    “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
    Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
  3. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss
  4. “Kids are curious and, if you don’t lose that, then everything is an adventure.” — Diane Greene
  5. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss
  6. “When you see someone putting on his big boots, you can be pretty sure that an adventure is going to happen.” — A.A. Milne
  7. “As soon as I saw you, I knew adventure was going to happen.” — Winnie the Pooh
  8. “Make everything an adventure. Otherwise, it will suck.” — Nita Morgan