101 Of The Best Adventure Quotes Of All Time: Guaranteed To Inspire You To Be More Adventurous!

I scoured the earth looking for the 100 most inspirational Adventure quotes.

This curated list of 101 of the most inspirational adventure quotes will inspire you to get up off the couch, try new things, see new places and do great things with your life.

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Ralph_Waldo_Emerson1- “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-(American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)

Eugene Ionesco2-“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind”
-Eugene Ionesco-(French dramatist inspired a revolution in dramatic techniques, 1909-1994)

3-” 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. ”
-English Proverb-

Aristophanes4-“Why, I’d like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.”
-Aristophanes-(The greatest representative of ancient Greek comedy, 450-385 BC)

Rosalia de Castro quotes5-“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 quotes-(The most outstanding modern writer in the Galician language, 1837-1885)

Johann Friedrich von Schiller6-” If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new. ”
-Johann Friedrick von Schiller-(German Poet, Dramatist, Philosopher and Historian. 1759-1805)

Alan Cohen7-“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”
-Alan Cohen. *American author best known for “Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Alexander Eliot8-” I have but one life to give to adventure. ”

9-” We’re not home-and-hearth people. We’re the adventurers, the buccaneers, the blockade runners. Without challenge, we’re only alive.”
-Alexander Eliot- (American writer of best known for his books on spirituality & myth b. 1919)

Alexander Solzhenitsyn10-“Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.”
Alexander Solzhenitsyn. (Russian writer, dissident and activist. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union’s forced labour camp system 1918-2008)

11-“A race preserves its vigour so long as it harbours a real contrast between what has been and what may be; and so long as it is nerved by the vigour to adventure beyond the safeties of the past. Without adventure civilization is in full decay.”

12-“Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.”
Alfred North Whitehead-(British Mathematician and Philosopher, 1861-1947)

13-“And the day came when the wish to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anais Nin-(French Cuban author known for her erotic literature and short stories b.1903-1977)

14-“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.”
Andre Gide-(French writer, humanist and moralist, 1947 Nobel prize for literature, 1869-1951)

15-“Adventure is in the eye of the beholder.”
-Annie Andre-(  Blogger, traveller and chief adventurologist at www.annieandre.com. )

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16-“Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.”
Annie Besant-(English social reformer, theosophist, and Indian independence leader. 1847-1933)

17-“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving 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!”

18-“Make your life a mission – not an intermission.”

Antoine De Saint-Exupery19-“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys”

20-“War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery-(French Pilot, Writer and Author of ‘The Little Prince’, 1900-1944)

21-” Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ”
Aristophanes-(The greatest representative of ancient Greek comedy, 450-385 BC

Aristotle22-” Whether we call it sacrifice, or poetry, or adventure, it is always the same voice that calls. ” 
Aristotle-(Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scientist and Physician, 384 BC-322 BC)

23-” Adventure must be held in delicate fingers. It should be handled, not embraced. It should be sipped, not swallowed at a gulp. ”
-Barry Targan-(American author and poet b.1932-)

24-“Adventures are to the adventurous.”
Benjamin Disraeli-(British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881)

25-“The word ‘romance,’ according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.”
Billy Graham-(American evangelist, b.1918 )

Charlie Chaplin26-“A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.”
Charlie Chaplin-(British Comedian, Producer, Writer, Film Director and Composer regarded as the greatest comic artist, 1889-1977)

27-“Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.”
Dale Carnegie-(American lecturer, author, 1888-1955)

28-“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”
-Denis Watley-(American motivational speaker & writer b. 1933- )

Eleanor Roosevelt29-“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-(American Humanitarian, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1884-1962)


Elizabeth Taylor30-“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”
-Elizabeth Taylor-(English Actress, 1932-2011)

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31-“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(Indian Prime Minister. 1889-1964)

32-“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.”
Eugene Ionesco-(French dramatist inspired a revolution in dramatic techniques, 1909-1994)

Friedrich Nietzsche33-“Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!”
Friedrich Nietzsche-(German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900)

34-An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.”
-G. K. Chesterton-(English born Gabonese Critic, Essayist, Novelist and Poet, 1874-1936)

35-“It is never too late to be who you might have been.”
-George Eliot-(English Victorian Novelist. Pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880)

George Lucas36-“You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle.”
-George Lucas-(American Film Director and Producer, famous for Star Wars and Indiana Jones trilogies. b.1944- )

37-“We’re not afraid of risking what was our success yesterday in order to explore some new field. We’re adventurous. We like the challenge of unknown territory, unknown artistic field, and that’s what stimulates us.”
-Guy Laliberte-(A French Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist at time of this writing is CEO of “Le Cirque du Soleil” 11th wealthiest Canadian b. 1959- )

38-” Every man can transform the world from one of the monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure. ”
-H. Rider Haggard-(English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations b. 1865-1925)

Helen Keller39-” Gullibility is the key to all adventures. The greenhorn is the ultimate victor in everything; it is he who gets the most out of life. ”

40-“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.”

41-“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
-Helen Keller-(American Author and Educator who was blind and deaf. 1880-1968)

Henry David Thoreau42-” It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires. ”

43-” We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character. ”

44-“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavours to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

45-“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
-Henry David Thoreau-(American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

46-“We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating, and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime.”
-Herbert A. Otto-(American Author, leader of the human potential movement )

You’re halfway there. Do these adventure quotes make you feel all tingly?

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Herbert Hoover47-“New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure”
-Herbert Hoover-(American President, 1874-1964)

48-” Adventure, without it, why live? ”
-Hortense Odlum-(American, 1st female president of Bonwit Teller department store in NY city. B.1881- 1970)

49-” We live in a world 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-(American screenwriter and best selling author b. 1916-1990)

J. K. Rowling50-“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
-J. K. Rowling-(English Writer, author of Harry Potter, b.1965- )

51-“Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty”
-Jacob Bronowski-Polish-(Jewish British mathematician, biologist, historian of science, theatre author, poet and inventor b. 1908-1974)

Jacqueline Cochran52-“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-(Pioneer American aviator, considered to be one of the most gifted racing pilots of her generation 1906-1980)

53-“There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”-
Jawaharlal Nehru-(Indian Prime Minister. 1889-1964)

54-” Adventure: the pursuit of life. “-Jenny Radcliffe-

55-“I like someone who embraces life; who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destination in mind. An adventurous man, open to the concept of living life in the moment.”-Jill Hennessy-(Canadian actress and musician known for her television roles on Law & Order b. 1968-)

Johan Wolfgang von Goethe56-The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive. ”
-Johan Wolfgang von Goethe-(German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832)

57-“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-(American Professional speaker)

58-“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.”-John G. Shedd-

John Wayne59-” It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves, in finding themselves. ”
-John Wayne-(American Actor who embodied the image of the strong, cowboy or soldier. 1907-1979)

60-” The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer… ”
Jose Bergamin(Spanish Writer b. 1895-1983)

61-” Life is a dangerous adventure, says the American, and he is half right: life is dangerous, but it’s not an adventure.”
José Bergamín-(Spanish Writer b. 1895-1983)

62-“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”
Joseph Campbell-(American Author, Editor, Philosopher and Teacher, 1904-1987)

63-“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
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Laird Hamilton64-“I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.”
-Laird Hamilton-(American Surfer)

Lao Tzu65-“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”
-Lao Tzu-


66-” Chance is the providence of adventurers. “

67-” Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing “

68-“A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.”
-Laurence Sterne-(Irish born English Writer, 1713-1768)

Leonardo Di Vinci69-“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”
-Leonardo Di Vinci-(Italian Painter, Sculptor, Architect and Engineer, inventor and genius. 1452-1519)

70-” I decided that adventure was the best way to learn. ”
-Lloyd Alexander-(American writer b. 1924-2007)

Mark Twain71-“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-(American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

72-” Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components: love, adventure, power and fame. ”
-Matthew Heywood-

73-“Look, I really don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive, you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, you’ve got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death.”
Mel Brooks-(American Actor, Writer, Producer and Film Director. b.1926 )

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74-“Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And venture belongs to the adventurous.”
Navjot Singh Sidhu-(Former Indian cricket star, television commentator. b.. 1963)

Oprah Winfrey75-” I doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream. ”

76-“It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn – which is what life is all about.”

77-“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
Oprah Winfrey-(American television personality,Actress and Producer, b.1954- )

Pearl S. Buck78-“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.”
-Pearl S. Buck-(American author, 1938 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1892-1973)

79-“Nothing adventured, nothing attained”
Peter Mcwilliams-

80-“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
-Rabindranath Tagore-(Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

81-“Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.

82-“The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you.”
Rebecca West-(English Writer, 1892-1983)

83-“If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all.”
-Richard Bach-(American Writer, author of ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’, b.1936)

84-“Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”
-Sarah Ban Breathnach-(Best selling American author)

85-” 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-

Steve Jobs86-“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
Steve Jobs(American Entrepreneur Apple co-Founder, 1955-2011)

87-“Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.”
Steve Pavlina-(American self-help author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur & blogger b. 1971-)

T.S. Eliot88-“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

89-“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
-T.S Eliot-(American born English Editor, Playwright, Poet and Critic, 1888-1965)

Hang in there! There are still 11 more adventure quotes to read!

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90-“Security is a kind of death.”
-Tennessee Williams-(American playwright. 1911-1983)

91-“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”
-Thomas Alva Edison-(Most famous American Inventor who, singly or jointly, held a world record 1.093 patents.1847-1931)

Thomas Alva Edison92-“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
Thomas Alva Edison-(Most famous American Inventor who, singly or jointly, held a world record 1.093 patents.1847-1931)

93-” 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-(American writer of innovative plays and novels, 1897-1975)

94-“…adventures don’t come calling like unexpected cousins calling from out of town. You have to go looking for them.”

Vincent van Gogh95-“I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.”
-Vincent van Gogh-(Dutch Painter, one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists, 1853-1890)

96-“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”
-W.M. Lewis-

97-“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-(American author who wrote for This Week magazine b. 1900-1995)

98-“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”
-William Feather-(American publisher & author b. 1889-1991)

99-We love because it’s the only true adventure.
William Gladstone-(British Prime Minister and the most prominent man in politics of his time, 1809-1898)

Winston Churchill100-“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public.”
-Winston Churchill-(British Orator, Author and Prime Minister during World War II. 1874-1965)

101-“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
-St. Augustine-(Bishop of Hippo, Latin-speaking philosopher and theologian who lived in the Roman Africa Province. B.430)

Were you inspire by any of these adventure quotes?

Do you have a favourite adventure quote?   My favourite adventure quote is this one.

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”


Welcome back Annie! Great to see you again and love the new look of the blog.

Hope you and the family are all okay.

I LOVE quotes so I enjoyed reading these on adventure. Wow, 100 of them. Now I know where to come when I want some adventure quotes. Just hop on over here.

Thanks bunches and hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.


    Annie Andre

    Thanks Adrienne. I’ll be back visiting friend blogs soon. Feels like forever can’t wait to see what everyone has been up to….


Your blog is looking amazing!

Great list of quotes. That must have taken you a long time to put together!

Hope your family is doing well in France! It’s been too long! You’ve got to let us know how you’ve been!

    Annie Andre

    Hi Benny, Thanks for stopping by. i feel like a bad friend. I have been locked away getting busy. LOL.. The list wasn’t too bad to put together. just a few hours.


I love quotes. This is a great collection of adventurous, inspiring quotes too. There are a lot on here I haven’t seen before.

    Annie Andre

    Hi steve. LOL, i think i found every quote about adventure there was to find. I thought there would be more.


Hi Annie! I’m just new in your site. And I love all the quotes you shared especially the #69. Living is like an adventure, if you are happy everytime you spend the rest of your days, then you can also be happy when your time comes.
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    Annie Andre

    I’m so glad you enjoyed the quotes. I hope they inspired you. I have a few favorites but Hellen Kellers is my favorite. “life is a daring adventure or nothing at all”. I try to live by it as much as possible.

Sarah O'Leary

Yay! I love quotes but I rarely go in search of them. Thanks for this beautiful compilation! Helen Keller’s has also been a favorite for years. But you’ve introduced me to so many more. Bookmarked definitely!
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Sylviane Nuccio

Hi Annie,

I love those quotes. Wow, what a home work you must have done to gather all of them.

I particularly like the one from Steve Jobs, but there are all inspiring.
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