Top 100 Adventure Quotes of All Time

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As humans, we have a tendency to live within our comfort zones where we feel safe and secure. We believe we know exactly what is coming next, and thus prepare for what is to come.

There’s nothing wrong with being in our comfort zones. However, true personal growth involves stepping out of our comfort, taking on risks, embracing adventure and all the opportunities and challenges that come with it.

We can embrace adventure in our everyday lives, and what we each consider to be an adventure can be different. It’s up to you to decide your own adventure.

Dare to step out of your comfort zone and say ‘yes!’ to adventure. It may not be easy, but it’s worth it. Here’s a list of 100 best adventure quotes to encourage you. Adventure is calling, pick-up!

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Top 100 adventure quotes of all time

1 – “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

2 – “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson

3 – “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

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

5 – “Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.” – Bob Bitchin

6 – “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn

7 – “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

8 – “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

9 – “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

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

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11 – “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

12 – “Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

13 – “We are torn between nostalgia for familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. We are homesick most for the places we have never known.” – Carson McCuller

14 – “Adventure is a path. Real adventure, self-determined, self-motivated, often risky, forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world.” – Mark Jenkins

15 – “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet…” – Rachel Wolchin

16 – “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

17 – “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

18 – “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S Eliot

19 – “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.” – Marty Rubin

20 – “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

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21 – “Always there has been an adventure just around the corner, and the world is still full of corners.” – Roy Chapman Andrews

22 – “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

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

24 – “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

25 – “Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac

26 – “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro

27 – “Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

28 – “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.” – Andre Gide

29 – “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Aristophanes

30 – “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

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31 – “I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.” – Elizabeth Taylor

32 – “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.” – Irving Wallace

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

34 – “Adventure, without it, why live?” – Hortense Odlum

35 – “I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.” – Jacqueline Cochran

36 – “Adventure: the pursuit of life.” – Jenny Radcliffe

37 – “Do not dare not to dare.” – C.S. Lewis

38 – “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

39 – “I decided that adventure was the best way to learn.” – Lloyd Alexander

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40 – “Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And venture belongs to the adventurous.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu

41 – “It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.” – St. Augustine

42 – “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Thomas Alva Edison

43 – “Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible.” – Thornton Wilder

44 – “I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.” – Vincent van Gogh

45 – “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

46 – “If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

47 – “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

48 – “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

49 – “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

50 – “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 of life.” – John Amatt

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51 – “Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

52 – “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

53 – “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill

54 – “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

55 – “Not all those that wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

56 – “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” – Drew Houston

57 – “You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale

58 – “Adventure is the child of courage.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

59 – “We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” – Ray Bradbury

60 – “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Doctor Seuss

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61 – “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

62 – “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

63 – “The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton

64 – “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

65 – “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

66 – “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” – Anna Quindlen

67 – “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

68 – “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

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69 – “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Anonymous

70 – “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg

71 – “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor

72 – “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck

73 – “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

74 – “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

75 – “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine

76 – “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

77 – “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

78 – “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

79 – “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry

80 – “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

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81 – “There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner

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

83 – “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

84 – “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux

85 – “Life is adventure, not predicament.” – James Broughton

86 – “The journey, not the arrival, matters.” – T. S. Eliot

87 – “The bold adventurer succeeds the best.” – Ovid

88 – “The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway

89 – “Live your life by a compass not a clock.” – Stephen Covey

90 – “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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91 – “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

92 – “I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith

93 – “Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” – Matsuo Basho

94 – “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!’” – Hunter S. Thompson

95 – “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

96 – “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

97 – “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty

98 – “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

99 – “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green

100 – “If you think adventures are dangerous, try routine: it’s lethal.” – Paul Coelho

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