Adventure Quotes, Sayings
Find inspiration for new journeys and experiences with these adventure quotes!
These words encourage us to step outside of our comfort zones, to explore the world around us, and to live our lives to the fullest. They remind us that life is meant to be lived, not simply endured.
So whether you’re planning a big trip or just looking for a little motivation to get out of the house, use these sayings to get into the right mindset. They can also be a source of comfort and support when you’re facing challenges on your journey.
Best adventure quotes
We’ve assembled a list of the best adventure quotes to inspire adventure seekers, explorers, and lovers of the open road alike. We hope they encourage you to take the first step of your next journey.
1. Short adventure quotes for Instagram
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Don’t count the days, make the days count.
If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.
I feel the need to endanger myself every so often.
It’s time to remember what it’s like to feel alive.
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
To live will be an awfully big adventure.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Neale Donald Walsch
Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure.
2. Funny adventure quotes
If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.
Adventures do occur, but not punctually.
We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.
3. Famous adventure quotes
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
An adventure is something that while it’s happening you wish it wasn’t.
From authors and books
Not all who wander are lost.
So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry.
Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.
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.
Henry David Thoreau
It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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.
I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
To infinity and beyond!
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story
I want an adventure in the great wide somewhere.
Belle, Beauty & The Beast
Adventure is out there.
Up, Disney movie
Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Looking for adventure
In whatever comes our way.
Steppenwolf, Born to Be Wild
On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again.
Willie Nelson, On the Road Again
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.
4. Adventure quotes about love and romance
Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.
Fall in love with someone
who tastes like adventure
but looks like
the calm, beautiful morning
after a terrible storm.
Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.
May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.
Trenton Lee Stewart
Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.
As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.
Winnie The Pooh
Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.
Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.
Emily Wing Smith
5. Inspirational adventure quotes
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
I have discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve.
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
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.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.
Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.
Every adventure starts with a curious mind and a brave heart.
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.
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
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.
The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.
6. Adventure quotes about life
A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain or routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies, and adopting new viewpoints.
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.
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.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
If happiness is the goal — and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.
Happy memories about big adventures make the best stories.
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.
Adventure works in any strand — it calls to those who care more for living than for their lives.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter
The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.
Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.
7. Adventure quotes about travel
There’s only one place I want to go and it’s to all the places I’ve never been.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Adventure is a mindset, not a destination.
Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits.
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.
Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
About road trips
Strong and content, I travel the open road.
What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.
Not till we are completely lost or turned around do we begin to find ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.
Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to make.
Angela N. Blount
Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
The best view comes after the hardest climb.
I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.
Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.
What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course.
8. Adventure quotes for kids
Oh the places you’ll go!
Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.
Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.
Gandalf, The Hobbit
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.
Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.
I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me.
Rosalia de Castro
Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.
Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.
If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is.
The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.
Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.
Roy T. Bennett
Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.
We hope that these adventure quotes inspire you to embark on your own adventures and live your life to the fullest!