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If adventure does not wait on the doorstep, climb out through the window.


When a man is a traveler, the world is his home and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home and all the people are his family.

--Drew Bundini Brown

The mountains are calling and I must go.

--John Muir

Make everything an adventure. Otherwise, it will suck.

--Nita Morgan

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

--Barry Finlay

Reckless adventure is the fool's hazard.


Men of vision. Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide their greed and lust for adventure.

--Charles MacArthur

There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won t.

--William Trogdon

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.

--John Amat

Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.

--Karen Gibbs

Adventure: An undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks.

--Meriem Webster

A chance is what you take before you think about it. A calculated risk is what you take after you have evaluated all possible factors and have determined that risk.

--Craig Elliott

An adventurous life does not necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks, or jumping off cliffs. It means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way.

--Shawna Grapentin

Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.

--Cindy Ross

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

The life that I could still live, I should live and the thoughts that I could still think, I should think.

--Alastair Humphreys

Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots. As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen, and he brushed the honey off his nose with the back of his paw, and spruced himself up as well as he could, so as to look ready for Anything.

--A.A. Milne

Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.

--Alexandre Dumas

Art flourishes where there is a sense of adventure.

--Alfred North Whitehead

Without adventure civilization is in full decay.

--Alfred North Whitehead

Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure.

--Amos Bronson Alcott

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

--Andre Gide

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

--Andre Gide

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

--Andy Rooney

The best adventure is always the one you're about to have next.


Stop staring at mountains. Climb them instead, yes, it's a harder process but it will lead you to a better view.


Then I realized that to be more alive, I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life.


Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.

--Anthony Bourdain

Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.

--Antonio Porchia

The journey toward self-discovery is life's greatest adventure.

--Arianna Huffington

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.


It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.


You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

--Charlie Chaplin

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

--Charlie Chaplin

It is invidious to distinguish particular men as adventurers: we are all such.

--Christian Nestell Bovee

I now walk into the wild.

--Christopher McCandless

The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.

--Christopher McCandless

Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach the top. Then you will see how low it was.

--Dag Hammarskjold

The journey is the destination.

--Dan Eldon

Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.

--Danny Kaye

For an adventurous life, seek not security. Dance with uncertainty to create magnificence and beauty.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

Don't fear; remember life is an adventure.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

Life is not an equation to be solved; it is an adventure of consciousness to be thrilled and enjoyed.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

Life is an adventurous ride in a train we call time.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

Life is adventurous and exciting because you never know where you will be in a few minutes or so.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

Life is a one-way journey toward the unknown. So make it an exciting awesome adventure.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

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

Adventure without risk is Disneyland.

--Douglas Coupland

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

--Drew Barrymore

It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance.

--E.A. Bucchianeri

I have discovered that even the mediocre can have adventures and even the fearful can achieve.

--Edmund Hillary

One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.

--Ella Maillart

Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of.

--Ella Maillart

Every so often, let your spirit of adventure triumph over your good sense.

--H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.

--Herbert Hoover

I think risk-taking is a great adventure. And life should be full of adventures.

--Herbie Hancock

You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions.

--Isak Dinesen

The end he had been born to serve yet did not see had led him to escape by an unseen path and now it beckoned to him once more and a new adventure was about to be opened to him.

--James Joyce

I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.

--James Joyce

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

--Jason Mraz

Maybe there is another who sees life not as a flickering candle but as a torch that can illuminate an undiscovered world.

--Jimmy Buffett

One of the inescapable encumbrances of leading an interesting life is that there have to be moments when you almost lose it.

--Jimmy Buffett

If you want to train for big mountain endeavors, spend time in big mountains.

--Jimmy Chin

When the new becomes commonplace, people become accustomed to it. That's a tribute to our sense of adventure.

--John Glenn

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.

--John Lubbock

Every day is an adventure.

--Joseph B. Wirthlin

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.

--Laurence J. Peter

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.

--Martin Buber

Travel doesn't become adventure until you leave yourself behind.

--Marty Rubin

As you awaken, may your dreams greet you by name, and may you answer, Yes!

--Mary Anne Radmacher

If adventurers were cowardly, no one would have crossed the nations; if sailors were fearful, no one would have crossed the oceans; if pilots were gutless, no one would have crossed the skies.

--Matshona Dhliwayo

The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.

--O. Henry

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.

--Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

The ideal adventurer needs... the quality of not being content to mind his own affairs.

--P.G. Wodehouse

Life is an adventure of our own design intersected by fate and a series of lucky and unlucky accidents.

--Patti Smith

A traveler is really not someone who crosses ground so much as someone who is always hungry for the next challenge and adventure.

--Pico Iyer

Life is known only by those who have found a way to be comfortable with change and the unknown. Given the nature of life, there may be no security, but only adventure.

--Rachel Naomi Remen

I go to the mountains for an adventure and each time I pray I will get up and down again.

--Reinhold Messner

I always take the same perspective with each new adventure. I put myself in the position of being at the end of my life looking back. Then I ask myself if what I am doing is important to me.

--Reinhold Messner

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

--Roy T. Bennett

Always remember, it's simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.

--Sarah Ban Breathnach

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.

--Søren Kierkegaard

Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions date descry.

--Thomas Gray

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

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

--Trenton Lee Stewart

Be careful going in search of adventure -- it's ridiculously easy to find.

--William Least Heat-Moon

There are always adventures everywhere, it just takes an adventurer to see them.

--Millie Florence

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

Our greatest human adventure is the evolution of consciousness. We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit, and light up the brain.

--Tom Robbins

Life's the adventure. You don't have to drop your bundle and go bush. It's about being brave within the context that you're in.

--Robyn Davidson

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

--William Styron
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