Adventure quotes

I present a collection of phrases, adventure quotes and aphorisms about adventure.

Adventure quotes and sayings

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In twenty years you will not be disappointed with the things you have done but with those you have not done. Then lift your anchor, abandon the safe harbors, capture the wind in your sails. Explore. Do you dream. Discover.
(Mark Twain)

Life is the most beautiful of adventures but only the adventurer finds out.
(GK Chesterton)

Don’t go where the path can lead you; instead go where the path is not yet there and leave a trace behind you.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

One cannot discover new oceans if one does not have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
adventure quotes by (Andrè Gide)

He who follows the crowd will never go further than the crowd. He who goes alone will be more likely to find himself in places where no one has ever arrived
(Albert Einstein)

There are so many unhappy people who nevertheless do not take the initiative to change their situation because it is conditioned by security, conformism, traditionalism, all things that seem to ensure peace of mind, but in reality for the adventurous soul of a man there is nothing more devastating than a certain future. The real core of a person’s life spirit is passion for adventure. The joy of living derives from the encounter with new experiences, and therefore there is no greater joy than having a constantly changing horizon, of being in a new and different sun every day …
(From the film in Into the Wild)

Life is an adventure to be lived, not a problem to be solved.
(John Keats)

Sometimes it is better to get lost on the road of an impossible journey than never to leave.

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I am tormented by a constant anxiety for distant things. I like to sail on forbidden seas and go down on barbarian coasts
(Herman Melville)

I feel the need to endanger myself every now and then.
(Tim Daly)

The adventure allows the unexpected to happen.
(Richard Aldington)

If you think the adventure is dangerous, try the routine. It is lethal.
(Paulo Coelho)

Two years he travels the world: no telephone, no swimming pool, no cats and dogs, no cigarettes. Extreme freedom, an extremist, an esthetic traveler who has the road home. So now, after two years of walking, the latest and greatest adventure arrives. The apogee of the battle to kill the false inner being, victoriously seals the spiritual revolution. In order not to be poisoned by civilization anymore, he runs away, walks only on earth to get lost in the wild nature.
(From the movie Into the Wild)

A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, hear more, enjoy more in just one kilometer of thousands of tourists motorized in hundreds of kilometers.
(Edward Abbey)

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I haven’t been anywhere, but it’s on my list.
(Susan Sontag)

No, no! adventures first. The explanations are boring delays.
(From Alice in Wonderland)


Alice: I just wanted to ask you which way I should go!
Cheshire Cat: Well, it all depends on where you want to go!
Alice: Oh it really doesn’t matter as long as I can …
Cheshire cat: Well, then it doesn’t matter which way you go!
(From Alice in Wonderland)

One way to get the most out of life is to consider it as an adventure.
(William A. Feather)

Depending on the reader, and the book, it’s about reading or adventure.
(Nicolás Gómez Dávila)

I want to be outside the labels. I don’t want my whole life compressed into one word. A story. I want to find something else that cannot be known, a place that is not on the map. A real adventure.
(Chuck Palahniuk)

Adventure is not hanging from a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the obstacles of daily life – Facing new challenges, capturing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown and, in doing so, discovering our own and unique potential.
(John Amat)

Adventure is not out of man; It’s inside.
(David Grayson)

I don’t think that in our world the spirit of adventure risks disappearing. If I see something vital around me, it is precisely this spirit of adventure that seems to me impossible to eradicate, and which has much in common with curiosity.
adventure quotes by (Marie Curie)

Life is an adventure with a beginning decided by others, an end not desired by us, and many interludes chosen from case to case.
(Roberto Gervaso)

A life without adventure is probably boring, but a life in which adventure is left to take on any form will surely be short.
(Bertrand Russell)

“Why be afraid of death? It is the most beautiful adventure of life! “
(Charles Frohman, May 7, 1915). Last words uttered by the American theater manager before perishing in the wreck of the Lusitania.

An adventurer is the one who makes an adventure happen.
(Guy Debord)

Adventure is only bad planning.
(Roald Amundsen, explorer)

In Korea I got up eighty times, and they were shooting at me from all sides. Now there is nobody to point the machine guns at me. Space is free, and this is a prepared and studied enterprise, not an adventure.
(Neil Armstrong on the moon landing)

Each production of an artist could be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
(William Somerset Maugham)

An adventure is only a nuisance considered in the right way. A nuisance is only an adventure considered the wrong way.
(GK Chesterton)

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do human puppies manage to prove it. Avoiding the danger is no safer in the long run than being exposed to it openly. Either life is an adventure to be lived boldly, or it is nothing.
adventure quotes by (Helen Keller)

Who does not venture, has no luck.

Life never gives us what we want when it seems suitable. Adventures come, but not on time.
(Edward Morgan Forster)

Only in the adventure do some get to know each other.
(André Gide)

I am not an adventurer by choice, but by fate.
(Vincent van Gogh)

Adventure, as such, is worth living.
(Amelia Earhart)

When everything seems canceled, then go for the adventure: open the way with courage. When your enthusiasm, hope, love, these three wonderful feelings seem to have been canceled, then you set off on adventure with courage. The adventure of life. This life, today, here, with these weights. This material with which the miracle of a cathedral of joy is built.
(Robert Baden-Powell)

We are quiet and good people and we don’t know what to do with adventures. They are bad, annoying and uncomfortable things! They’re late for dinner! I can’t understand what’s nice!
adventure quotes by (JRR Tolkien)

I love in you the adventure of the ship that goes to the pole,
I love in you the audacity of the players of the great discoveries,
And, I love in you the distant things,
I love in you the impossible,
(Nazim Hikmet)

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What is that feeling when you move away from people and they remain on the plain until you see them as little spots that disperse? … It is the world too vast that dominates us, and it is goodbye. But we are aiming for the next crazy adventure under the skies.
(Jack Kerouac)

One of the most adventurous things we have left is to go to bed. Because nobody can put their hand on our dreams.
(Edward Verrall Lucas)

Falling in love with God is the greatest love story; look for it the greatest adventure; find it, the greatest human achievement.
(St. Augustine)

Living the adventure is dangerous, even in broad terms, since what is obtained from it is usually nothing more than a more or less substantial sum of disappointments and regrets.
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The adventure: an event that goes out of the ordinary, without necessarily being extraordinary.
(Jean-Paul Sartre)

Thought is wonderful, but adventure is even more wonderful.
(Oscar Wilde)

Life is a great adventure towards the light.
(Paul Claudel)

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