104 Short Adventure Quotes to Kick Off Your Next Voyage

Adventure Quotes

Use these beautiful, unique and short adventure quotes to inspire wanderlust and share your love of adventure and traveling. The perfect image quotes and captions for Instagram, X and other social media when you’re traveling or getting ready to travel.

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Adventure Quotes

If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.

“If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.” – Marie Curie

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.

“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.” – Diane Ackerman

And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.

“And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.” – Unknown

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Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around every once in a while you could miss it.

“Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around every once in a while you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure and go ever upward.

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

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If you can’t live longer, live deeper.

“If you can’t live longer, live deeper.” – Italian proverb

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

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

It is not death most people are afraid of. It is getting to the end of life, only to realize, that you never truly lived.

“It is not death most people are afraid of. It is getting to the end of life, only to realize, that you never truly lived.” – Prince Ea

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion, and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” – James Michener

We’re not home-and-hearth people. We’re the adventurers, the buccaneers, the blockade runners. Without challenge, we’re only alive.

“We’re not home-and-hearth people. We’re the adventurers, the buccaneers, the blockade runners. Without challenge, we’re only alive.” – Alexander Eliot

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

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

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

Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.

“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.” – Angelina Jolie

A couple who travel together grow together.

“A couple who travel together grow together.” – Ahmad Fuadi

Make your life a mission – not an intermission.

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

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.

“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.” – Unknown

Life is full of adventure. There’s no such thing as a clear pathway.

“Life is full of adventure. There’s no such thing as a clear pathway.” – Guy Laliberte

Always there has been an adventure just around the corner–and the world is still full of corners.

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

And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.

“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” – Shanti

If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.

“If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.” – Johann Friedrick von Schiller

I didn’t say no because between safety and adventure I choose adventure.

“I didn’t say no because between safety and adventure I choose adventure.” – Craig Ferguson

Love is the food of life, travel is dessert.

“Love is the food of life, travel is dessert.” – Annonymous

This land may be profitable to those that will adventure it.

“This land may be profitable to those that will adventure it.” – Henry Hudson

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.

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

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.

“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

Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.

“Maybe you had to leave in order to miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” – Jodi Picoult

It is not down in any map; true places never are.

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s life.

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s life.” – Mark Twain

It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for someplace that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.

“It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for someplace that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.” – Danzy Senna

Human progress has always been driven by a sense of adventure and unconventional thinking.

“Human progress has always been driven by a sense of adventure and unconventional thinking.” – Andre Geim

Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.

“Travel makes you realize that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.” – Nyssa P. Chopra

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

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

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

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.

“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

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.

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

We love because it’s the only true adventure.

“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

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

If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.

“If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.” – Erada

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.

“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

Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.

“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

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

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

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.

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

Use these beautiful, unique and short adventure quotes to inspire wanderlust and share your love of adventure and traveling.

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

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

If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventure should be top priority.

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

Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve traveled.

“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you’ve traveled.” – Mohammed

I’m still a kid inside, and adventure is adventure wherever you find it.

“I’m still a kid inside, and adventure is adventure wherever you find it.” – Jim Dale

The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.

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

Make everything an adventure. Otherwise, it will suck.

“Make everything an adventure. Otherwise, it will suck.” – Nita Morgan

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

“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

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

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

Live your life by a compass, not a clock.

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

Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll

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

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

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin

I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.

“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.” – Charles Bukowski

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Go where you feel most alive.

“Go where you feel most alive.” – Unknown

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” – G. K. Chesterton

As soon as I saw you, I knew you would be an adventure of a lifetime.

“As soon as I saw you, I knew you would be an adventure of a lifetime.” – Winnie the Pooh

Adventure is worthwhile.

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop

Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.

“Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.” – Mercedes Lackey

She had not been much to look at in her youth, and she knew well that only courage is required for an adventure.

“She had not been much to look at in her youth, and she knew well that only courage is required for an adventure.” – Leigh Bardugo

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

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

A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.

“A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – Gael Attal

Traveling tends to magnify all human emotions.

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

My heart swings back and forth between the need for routine and the urge to run.

“My heart swings back and forth between the need for routine and the urge to run.” – Unknown

Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

“Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” – Asian  proverb

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.

“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” – Yogi Bhajan

Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” – Amelia Earhart

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

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

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’

“Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.’” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.

“Life is an adventure, it’s not a package tour.” – Eckhart Tolle

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

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

Not I, not anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.

“Not I, not anyone else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman

I do not have the slightest clue what I am doing…that’s the adventure…I stopped worrying about it…that’s the beauty.

“I do not have the slightest clue what I am doing…that’s the adventure…I stopped worrying about it…that’s the beauty.” – Jason King

I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it.

“I’ll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it.” – Unknown

I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.

“I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.” – Laird Hamilton

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in 10 seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in 10 seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury

Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.

“Jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty

I always secretly looked forward to nothing going as planned. That way, I wasn’t limited by my imagination. That way, anything can, and always did, happen.

“I always secretly looked forward to nothing going as planned. That way, I wasn’t limited by my imagination. That way, anything can, and always did, happen.” – Nigel Davis

I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world.

“I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world.” – Anon

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.

“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

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.

“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

Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.

“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.” – Roy T. Bennett

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.” – George Eliot

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.

“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

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

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

Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.

“Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.” – C.J. Milbrandt

Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.

“Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.” – Unknown

Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.” – Michael Jordan

Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.

“Here’s to freedom, cheers to art. Here’s to having an excellent adventure and may the stopping never start.” – Jason Mraz

No reason to stay is a good reason to go.

“No reason to stay is a good reason to go.” – Unknown

Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.

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

Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure

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

Don’t ever live vicariously. This is your life. Live.

“Don’t ever live vicariously. This is your life. Live.” – Lavinia Spalding

People don’t take trips, trips take people.

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

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