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20 Great Quotes To Inspire You To Be More Adventurous

20 Great Quotes To Inspire You To Be More Adventurous

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Sometimes all it takes is an emotion invoking thought to inspire us to take real action in life, and the right one can20 Great Quotes To Inspire You To Be More Adventurous change everything. I have put together a list of the top 20 quotes to inspire you to get out there and be more adventurous!

The awesome thing is, your decision to be more adventurous and open to life, not only enhances your own, but can also changes the lives of others. Letting our own light shine often gives others the unconscious ability to do the same.

20 Quotes To Inspire An Adventurous You

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” -Helen Keller


Life is going to happen whether we like it or not. So either embrace it and maximize the potential of every new moment, or play victim and hide from the world. The choice is yours.

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

Sketchy Hike

Life itself is an adventure! Let go of the fear of the unknown and realize that the idea “control” is just a persistent illusion. 

“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

tree climb

Most times, the only thing that holds us back from life, is a misconstrued fear of living. We get so stuck in our habits that any type of move out of the ordinary makes us uneasy and has us looking for excuses not to live life to the fullest. For me, fear is an acronym:

False Expectations Appearing Real.

“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” -W.M. Lewis


If you wait until it “feels right” before making a move or taking action, you’ll never accomplish much of anything. The journey towards the goal is the reward.

“The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘YES!’ to your adventure.” -Joseph Campbell

Take a leap

Are you noticing a theme? This life in and of itself is a grand adventure. Once you release your focus on the things that you don’t have or don’t “like” and embrace that which you do, your awareness makes a shift and suddenly you’ll find yourself engulfed in the beauty of the present moment.

“No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Hang GlideFor most people the main goal in life is to be happy. Remaining present is a key element in happiness and the only way we’re able to remain present is by leaving “what if” and “I cant” at the door and getting excited about this exact moment. 

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


Nobody knows how or why it is that we perceive a non physical sense of I. We all want answers and we all want to feel a sense of purpose, the thing is, when the universe is infinite, we decide what to live for and manifest reality as we go. What do you live for?

“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

Danny Scotland Ride

Nothing ever really ends, things simply change. Embrace the change and discover how refreshing it is to be aware of the constant new beginning known as life.

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What a Ride!” -Unknown

Lamb Maverick

This is how I’ve tried to live my life since I was a youngster. I want my very limiting physical senses to get their money’s worth and truly experience this strange perception we’ve come to know as reality from this physical density.

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller


Think about it. You’re on a floating mass of rock and liquid water, that spinds at thousands of miles per hour by itself in the middle of total darkness. What is it that you’re truly in control of, other than your thoughts (and that’s debatable).

“Be brave enough to live creatively. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can only get there by hard work, by risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful: Yourself.” -Alan Alda

Creative Living

Be brave. Go with the pull.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” -Maria Robinson


 Learn to let go and be change! Don’t procrastinate on truly living. 

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” -Keri Russell

Perfect Vibe Adventure


“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”  -Mark Jenkins

Dangerous path

I’ve found no better way to remain present than through a good adventure. The more you realize this, the more present you remain, and the more adventures you begin to have – without trying.

“We live in a wonderful 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 


I’ve got two rules when my team of nomads (The Loudpack) and I are adventuring – We never say, “I can’t” and we are never lost. Those two rules make for some epic memories.

“A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.” -English Proverb

White Water Rafting Rivers Fiji

Go big or go home.

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


Heard that. If it’s new, it has the potential to be exciting or at the very least, enlightening. Embrace the moment, and any situation can still be a win.

“And the day came when the wish to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”-Anais Nin 

Rock Climber

Life is meant for living. Step out of your comfort zone to embrace spontaneity and the unknown.

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

Know Yourself

Adventure’s are honest, challenging and very revealing.

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt


Nuff’ said.

Hope these quotes inspire you to be more adventurous jsut as they do for me! What quotes inspire your to be most adventurous and live your life to the fullest? Tell us in the comments sections below! And if you liked this post, please share it with your friends and followers on the top of the page.

Live more!

-David Aston


I'm David Aston, Founding Nomad of AdventureHacks, Inc. My mission is to inspire adventure on the ground, in the water and through the air. If I also happen to inspire you to purchase gear, my team and I plant a tree in its native environment for every order.

  • Bram de Hond

    Definitely feeling more adventurous, awesome write-up!

  • Tonga


    These are legit!

  • My dude… Amazing stuff bro

  • I was tearing up by the end. Beautiful article. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  • Great inspiration!!!

  • Ok, I am feeling more adventurous

  • Eric

    Very inspiring indeed! Sometimes I wish I could’ve had read these quotes before back in high school. Again, thank you for sharing these!

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