Inspirational Adventure Quotes

I’m a lover of inspirational quotes, especially when they have something to say about living an adventurous life. Here’s a collection of a few of my favorites. These are all Pinnable, so feel free to pin away. 

What are some of your favorite adventure quotes? Please share in the comments.

Inspiring Adventure Quote Collection

Adventure Quotes

Some of these quotes you may have read before, but I’m hoping you’ll find a few that are new to you. As I mentioned before, this list will continue to grow, especially if you share your favorites in the comments below. 🙂 

Also, for a few of the authors I included a fun fact or two that you may or may not have known. I think context always gives their words more meaning.

"Adventure is not outside man' it is within." - George Eliot
"Adventure is not outside man; it is within." - George Eliot

Did you know?

George Eliot is actually the pen name of Mary Ann Evans who was an English novelist, poet, journalist and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era (1837-1901). 

She used a male pen name so she would be taken seriously and escape the stereotype that women’s writing was limited to lighthearted romances. 

"Off the beaten track is the real world." - Isabella Bird
"Off the beaten track is the real world." - Isabella Bird

Did you know?

Isabella Bird was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer, and naturalist. Due to suffering from several illnesses, including depression, her doctor recommended that she travel. Her father gave her some money, and off she went to America and Canada. 

She traveled all over the world including Japan, India, Middle East, and wrote several books about her travels. She became a household name due to the popularity of her books.  Some of her books are:

  • “The Englishwoman in America”
  • A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains” published in 1879
  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japan 

She lived to age 72, which goes to show that traveling is good for your health.

"Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing." - Barry Finlay
"Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing." - Barry Finlay

Did you know?

Barry Finlay climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, at the age of 60. He and his son wrote a book, called Kilimanjaro and Beyond” that chronicles their experience. 

"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." - Oprah Winfrey
"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." - Oprah Winfrey

Did you know?

Oprah is a household name, but here’s a few things worth noting. Oprah is a billionaire philanthropist. 

According to Forbes magazine, Oprah was the richest African American of the 20th century and the world’s only Black billionaire for three years running. Life magazine hailed her as the most influential woman of her generation. In 2005, Business Week named her the greatest Black philanthropist in American history.

"Until you step into the unknown, you don't know what you're made of." - Roy T. Bennett
"Until you step into the unknown, you don't know what you're made of." - Roy T. Bennett
"If you don't climb the mountain, you can't see the view." - Harvey MacKay
"If you don't climb the mountain, you can't see the view." - Harvey MacKay
"There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it." - Charlotte Erikkson
"There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it." - Charlotte Erikkson

Did you know?

Charlotte Eriksson is an author, songwriter, dreamer and wanderer from Sweden, but is currently living somewhere on the road in Europe.

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." - Amelia Earhart
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." - Amelia Earhart

Did you know?

Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She knew a thing or two about adventure, wouldn’t you agree? 

Did you see some that were new? I’m always on the lookout for new quotes, so please share your favorite in the comments below! Thanks!

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