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The 50 Best Quotes About Adventure

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Whether you’re five or 50, life should be an adventure. The following quotes will inspire you to get out there and live your life on the edge.

You don’t need to be Indiana Jones to have an adventure. Just try to get outside of your comfort zone.

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Adventure Quotes

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.Jack Kerouac

We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.Unknown

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.George Eliot

Have less. Do more. Be more.Unknown

A man practices the art of adventure when he heroically faces up to life. When he has the daring to open doors to new experiences. When he is unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies. When he has the curiosity to experiment. When he breaks the chain of routine.Wilfred Peterson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.Lovelle Drachman


If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.Paulo Coelho

What good is living the life you’ve been given if all you do is stand in one place? Lord Huron

Always do what you are afraid to do.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!Friedrich Nietzsche

But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see? Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Take the long way home.Unknown

Unexpected adventure makes for a better story.Lynn O’Rourke

Adventure is worthwhile.Amelia Earhart

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.Helen Keller

If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.Unknown

Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.J.K. Rowling

The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.Albert Einstein


May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.Trenton Lee Stewart

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

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.Walt Disney

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.William Feather

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of shore.Christopher Columbus

A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.Edward Abbey

Adventure without risk is Disneyland.Doug Coupland

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.Mario Andretti

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

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.Bertrand Rusell

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.Henry David Thoreau

You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.Karen Blixen

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.Alan Sachs

Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.Cindy Ross

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

Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.Alexandre Dumas

Just Go

Somebody ought to tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.Michael Landon

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

Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.Danny Kaye

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.Michael Althsuler

To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose one’s self…. And to venture in the highest is precisely to be conscious of one’s self.Søren Kierkegaard

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.Thomas Alva Edison

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.Joseph Campbell

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.Louisa May Alcott

Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.Sarah Ban Breathnach

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