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60 Inspiring Adventure Quotes (With Pictures!)

If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you’re an adventurous soul who at the moment, isn’t living the adventure they want.

Maybe you’re stuck in the office, at home on a rainy day, or just searching for the perfect adventure Instagram caption.

Whatever it is that brought you here, I’m glad you’re here! Because I’ve put together for you the most inspiring, funny, famous and unique adventure quotes out there.

I’ve also paired them with some epic photo backdrops, to give them an even more inspiring touch.

I hope you find what you’re looking for amongst these adventure quotes!

Blonde girl looking at Catarata del Toro waterfall in Costa Rica with text overlay saying "Adventure awaits, go find it!" - one of the best adventure quotes

Inspiring adventure quotes

“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal!” – Paulo Coelho

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

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place… but nothing ever grows there.” – Anonymous

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“If we wait until we are ready, we will be waiting for the rest of our life!” – Lemony Snicket

Girl looking out over a viewpoint with text overlay saying "What if I fall? Oh my darling, what if you fly?" - an epic adventure quote

Travel adventure quotes

“A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

“Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.”– Angela N Blount 

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

“Travel doesn’t become an adventure, until you leave yourself behind.” – Anonymous

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

“Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.” – Dalai Lama

“Adventure should be part of everyone’s life. It is the whole difference between being fully alive and just existing.” – Holly Morris

Funny adventure quotes

“If thinking about it makes you excited, imagine actually doing it!” – Anonymous

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

Girl in a red coat overlooking a snowy landscape with text overlay saying "To live would be an awfully big adventure" - an adventure quote by Peter Pan

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” – Lewis Carroll

“When there is no WiFi, you might be about to have an adventure.” – Anonymous (This is also one of my favourite quotes about being in nature)

“No good story ever starts with “oh do you remember that unforgettable day at the office?!” “ – Anonymous

“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

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The streets of Kyoto at sunset with text overlay saying "The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams" - one of my favourite adventure quotes

Couple adventure quotes

“If you have someone you think is the one, take them and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all over the world, to places that are hard to reach and hard to get out of. And when you land at JFK and you’re still in love with that person, get married.” ― Bill Murray

“Life is a wonderful adventure. Share it with someone special” – Anonymous

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins

“Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill travel with friends quotes– one of my favourite !

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“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh

Famous adventure quotes

“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?” ―Erin Hanson

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.” ― Mark Twain

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

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R Tolkien

Two girls dancing in the main square of Split, Croatia, with text overlay saying "life is meant for good friends and great adventures"

Short adventure quotes

“Life is an adventure, not a package tour” – Eckhart Tolle

“Adventure Awaits. Go find it!”– Anonymous

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

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“What is life but one grand adventure?” – Unknown

“Just Do It!” – Nike

“Adventure is worthwhile.”– Aristotle

“Life is an adventure and that is best lived boldly.” – Bear Grylls

Girl ziplining over Cetina Canyon in Croatia with text overlay saying "20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did" - an epic adventure quote

“We have to live a life of no regrets.” – Portgas D. Ace (Eiichiro Ora – One Piece)

My personal favourite adventure quotes

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty Thi

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

“I don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

Girl standing at the top of a mountain looking at the view with text overlay saying "Carpe diem. Sieze the day. Make your life extraordinary"

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all” – Helen Keller

“Carpe Diem. Seize the day (boys). Make your life extraordinary”– John Keating, Dead Poets Society

“We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” ― Jawaharial Nehru

“You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice

Adventure quotes for Instagram

“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.” ― Danny Kaye

“To live would be an awfully big adventure”– Peter Pan

Blonde girl walking in front of the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand, with text overlay saying "Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures" - one of the best adventure quotes in my opinion

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney

“Life is meant for good friends and great adventures” – Anonymous

“Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman

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

Adventurous quotes for solo female travellers

If you’re looking for more solo travel inspiration, check out these solo travel quotes!

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” – Virginia Woolf

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

Girl walking in front of the Gold Temple in Thailand with text overlay saying "If happiness is the goal - and it should be, then adventure should be a priority"

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” – Roman Payne, The Wanderess

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere” – Mae West

“Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.”– Steve Pavlina 

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient.” – Grace Lichtenstein

“An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.” – Norma Shearer

Sunrise in the desert with text overlay saying "Jobs fill your pocket but adventure fills your soul" - one of the most inspirational adventure quotes

Final thoughts on these awesome adventure quotes

Looking for more epic quotes? Read my compilation of the 55 best travel quotes or my compilation of the 45 best beach quotes!

So there you have it, the ultimate compilation of adventure quotes. Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope these unique adventure quotes have inspired you to head out and set off on your adventure!

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