111 Adventure Quotes & Instagram Captions to Inspire Your Journey

Want some inspirational adventure quotes for your vision board, journal, or perhaps some adventure Instagram captions?

I’ve gathered my favorite adventure quotes from a ton of different sources and created a curated list of quotes about adventure so that you can simply pull a quote from this list and use it however you like.

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“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

― J.K. Rowling

“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

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

― Terry Pratchett

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”

— A.A. Milne

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

— A.A. Milne

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

— Jawaharlal Nehru

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

― Hunter S. Thompson

“If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.”

— Wilfrid Noyce

“To live would be an awfully big adventure.”

— J.M. Barrie

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

– Oprah Winfrey

“The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.”

– Paulo Coelho

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

— Helen Keller

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

– Amelia Earhart

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

— William Feather

Adventure Quotes About Courage

“If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.”

― Drew Barrymore

“Let us not become so cautious that we forget to live.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion with one’s courage.”

– Anaïs Nin

“Face the wind bravely. It can carry you to many fascinating places.”

― Scaylen Renvac

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

– Andre Gide

“The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.’’

– Casey Neistat

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

— T.S. Eliot

“May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits.”

— Harley King 

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

― Danny Kaye

“Adventures are what happens when an event is flawed, a mark of imperfection.”

― Kij Johnson

Inspirational Adventure Quotes & Instagram Captions

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

— Henry David Thoreau

“Life is an adventure, not a package tour”

– Eckhart Tolle

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”

― Herman Melville

“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

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”

― Jack Kerouac

“I needed adventure: not a vacation, not a distraction, but true, meaningful adventure.”

― Paul Rosolie

“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.”

— Irving Wallace

“Don’t ever live vicariously. This is your life. Live.”

― Lavinia Spalding

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

— Ernest Hemingway

“It’s a dangerous business, 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

“Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.”

― E.A. Bucchianeri

Philosophical Adventure Quotes

“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

“For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“This feeling of adventure definitely does not come from events: I have proved it. It’s rather the way in which the moments are linked together.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”

― George Eliot

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

― Christopher McCandless

“Always there has been an adventure just around the corner–and the world is still full of corners.”

― Roy Chapman Andrews

Funny Adventure Quotes

“Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”

― Alexandre Dumas

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

― Lewis Carroll

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”

― G.K. Chesterton

“Adventures do occur, but not punctually.”

― E.M. Forster

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

― Jimmy Buffett

“What is deemed a nightmare by one person another deems an adventure.”

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

– Paulo Coelho

“So shut up, live, travel, adventure, bless and don’t be sorry”

― Jack Kerouac

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

― Edmund Hillary

“There is no point of adventure if you have known about everything. I wonder how God deals with the situation, considering the boredom.”

― Toba Beta

“Too much adventure is exhausting.”

― Dean Koontz

“Roald Amundsen says that ‘Adventure is just bad planning.’ In that case, friends, let us make more bad planning!”

― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Reading as Adventure Quotes

“Reading, the safest adventure you can book…”

― Nanette L. Avery

“Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.”

― Lloyd Alexander

“A book holds another universe. If you open it, you join it and your adventures begin.”

― Kaylee Stepkoski

“A book is the only shuttle service that carries one safely to another dimension and back”

― Vishal Singh

Adventure with Friends Quotes

“Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.”

― Emily Wing Smith

“Adventure, yeah. I guess that’s what you call it when everybody comes back alive.”

― Mercedes Lackey

“It is great to do what you love but greater with the great team.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

– Tim Cahill

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

“In the end, what you do isn’t going to be nearly as interesting or important as who you do it with.”

— John Green

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

– Izaak Walton

Solo Adventure Quotes & Instagram Captions

“The best adventures are embarked on alone.”

― Lidia Longorio

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.”

— Freya Stark

“Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.”

– Hannah Arendt

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.”

– Mandy Hale

“The inner journey of travel is intensified by solitude.”

– Paul Theroux

Romantic Adventure Quotes

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”

– John Steinbeck

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

– Stephanie Perkins

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”

– Ernest Hemingway

“Will you give me yourself? Will you come to travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?”

– Walt Whitman

“Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you”

– John Green

“Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world and go to places that are hard to get to and hard to get out of. And when you come back… and if you’re still in love with that person… get married at the airport.”

– Bill Murray

“Why should a relationship mean settling down? Wait for someone who won’t let life escape you, who’ll challenge you and drive you towards your dreams. Someone spontaneous who you can get lost in the world with. A relationship, with the right person, is a release, not a restriction.”

– Beau Taplin

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”

– Lewis Carroll

“What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.”

– Robert Brauld

New Adventure Quotes

“I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

― Herman Melville

“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”

― Aaron Lauritsen

“An open mind and a willing heart are the beginning of many a great adventure. Let’s get started.”

― Colleen Houck

“Everything was an adventure, at night, when you were where you shouldn’t be, even if it was somewhere you could go perfectly well in daylight, and it was then only ordinary.”

― Robin McKinley

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

― Trenton Lee Stewart

“When in doubt – choose adventure!”

― Thor F. Jensen

“I didn’t say no because between safety and adventure I choose adventure.”

― Craig Ferguson

“New things are the best kind of magic there is.”

― Seanan McGuire

“The greater the complication, the richer the tale”

― Thor F. Jensen

“If happiness is the goal, and it should be, then adventure should be a top priority.”

– Richard Branson

“It was an adventure. You must learn in life to take things more lightly, my dear. The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“You need a break every once in a while to enjoy the everyday and you need the everyday to enjoy the break you take every once in a while.”

― S.A. Tawks

“There will always be those who feel more comfortable not venturing from the warmth of the hearth, but there are those who prefer to look out the window and wonder what is beyond the horizon.”

― Jimmy Buffett

“Adventure, then, is what might otherwise be called hardship if it were attempted in a different spirit.”

― Laura Miller

“I do not insist that this is a full adventure, but it is the beginning of one, for this is the way adventures begin.”

― Miguel de Cervantes

Travel Adventure Quotes

“Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”

– Marty Rubin

“Home is a place to return to, not a place to stay.”

― Marty Rubin

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

— St. Augustine

“Travel for memories, no matter how much they fade. That’s reason enough.”

― Michelle Jana Chan

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

— Robert Frost

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s OK. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

– Anthony Bourdain

“In moments of great uncertainty on my travels, I have always felt that something is protecting me, that I will come to no harm.”

― Tahir Shah

“Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else – above all, a travel bureau – arrange everything before-hand?”

― Richard Aldington

“They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me. I want to do things– I want to walk the rain-soaked streets of London, and drink mint tea in Casablanca. I want to wander the wastelands of the Gobi desert and see a yak. I think my life’s ambition is to see a yak. I want to bargain for trinkets in an Arab market in some distant, dusty land. There’s so much. But, most of all, I want to do things that will mean something.”

― Lisa Ann Sandell

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