44 Adventure Quotes To Inspire You

We're not lost, we're on an adventure quote

Do you have the preconception that an adventure mindset is all about the action of adventure? While I am a believer that doing is better than thinking about it, a key tenet to shifting your outlook is to “be inspired by others.”  Adventure quotes are one way to spark your next adventure step!

A while ago I explored the definition of adventure (“Life’s An Adventure. Adventure is Life? The Definition of Adventure“). As part of my research, I’ve collected fun adventure quotes. Expanding on this theme, here are quotes to inspire attitude over lattitude. Which one is your favorite?

Adventure Mindset Quotes


“Adventure isn’t ‘out there.’  It’s already inside you!” – Stacey Newman Weldon


“Life is an Adventure.  Dare it.” – attributed to Mother Theresa


“Take chances.  Make Mistakes. Get messy!” – Ms. Frizzle of Magic School Bus series


Adventure Mindset quote on success


“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  – Harold Whitman


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


Life is the Adventure Quotes

“Be true to your own act, and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant, and broken the monotony of a decorous age. It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.

—Popularized by Ralph Waldo Emerson


“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. If you fail anywhere along the line it will take away your confidence. You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”—Eleanor Roosevelt


Adventure Mindset fun quote by Yogi Berra


“Do one thing every day that scares you.”—Mary Schmich


“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.” – Tracee Ellis Ross


“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” – ancient proverb


Seek Your Inner Path Quotes

“Don’t keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone.  Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods.  You will be certain to find something you have never seen before.  Of course, it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it.  Follow it up, explore all around it; one discovery will lead to another, and before you know it, you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind.  All really big discoveries are the result of thought.” -Alexander Graham Bell


“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Charles R. Swindoll


 “If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done” – Ludwig Wittgenstein


Adventure Mindset quote about play and getting old

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau 

Play With Your Fears Quotes

“If it wasn’t important to you, it wouldn’t be scary.” (source unknown)


“Where’s your will to be weird?” – Jim Morrison


“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”  – Albert Einstein


“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” – Marilyn Ferguson


Adventure Mindset quote about play being the opposite of depression

“It takes courage to say yes to rest and play in a culture where exhaustion is seen as a status symbol.”  – Brene Brown


Keep Taking Steps Quotes

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”  -Dolly Parton


“The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.”  – Leo Buscaglia


“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


Play as part of an adventure mindset


“I release the need to control my life. What you control the most causes the most pain. Breathe in, breathe out, and let go of trying to control your life.” – Louise Hay and Robert Holden


Inspirational Adventure Quotes

“Everything happens twice.  First on the inside, then on the outside.  You must create what you want inside your heart and mind before you can hope to see it in the world.”  – Iyanla Vanzant


There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.” — Jim Henson


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



“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Robyn Young


“Without new experiences, something inside us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Herbert


“Do the thing you fear the most and the death of fear is certain”. – Mark Twain


“You’re alive. You might as well take chances.”  — Tig Notaro


“If you’re not focused in on one thing, it means you’re exploring your freedom” (source unknown)


“Not all girls are made of sugar, spice & everything nice.  Some are made of adventure, dark chocolate, intelligence, cuss words and courage.”

–Brooke Hampton


“Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.”  – Bryant H. McGill


“The universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” –Rumi


“Today I’m going to choose courage over comfort” – Brene Brown


“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller



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Which adventure quote is your favorite? Do you have one you would like to share? (Please do in the comments below!)


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  1. Lisa P

    I like the Kris Carr one. It struck me that there’s no endpoint. Also I just love the word whimsy ?
    I have my Trust Your Crazy Ideas placard to look at every day. I don’t follow it every day but I believe trusting myself more is a start!

    • Stacey Newman Weldon

      That “trust your crazy” is still awesome. The Kris Karr quote is cool – she’s gone through some ‘stuff’ to reach her wisdom so young!

  2. Lisa Stimpson

    So many I can relate to but these two are my favorites –

    “Always do what you are afraid to do.“
    —Popularized by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “Do one thing every day that scares you.”—Mary Schmich


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