Adventure Quotes

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The Call of the Wild.
Take a walk on the wild side.
Adventure is just bad planning.
They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
We love because it's the only true adventure.


Adventure is not outside a man, it is within.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.


Adventure is hardship aesthetically considered.


Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Adventure is nothing but a romantic name for trouble.
All adventures—especially into new territory—are scary.
The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.
We pay for security with boredom, for adventure with bother.


How narrow is the line which separates an adventure from an ordeal.
Be careful going in search of adventure—it's ridiculously easy to find.


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


Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.


Adventure is the champagne of life, but I prefer my adventures and my champagne dry.
Hooray for the last grand adventure!  I wish I had won but it was worthwhile anyway.
A task, any task, undertaken in an adventurous spirit acquires the merit of romance.
I'm no longer quite sure what the question is, but I do know that the answer is Yes.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Always remember, it's simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves—in finding themselves.
For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.


So life ought to be a struggle of desire towards adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.


Beauty and adventure have a certain value of their own, which can be weighed only in spiritual scales.


Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith!
An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.


Adventure is the point where you toss your life on the scales of chance and wait for the pointer to stop.
Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.  An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.

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Life never gives us what we want at the moment that we consider appropriate.  Adventures do occur, but not punctually.
We learn what is significantly new only through adventures.  However, going into the unknown is invariably frightening.
Adventure is not outside a man; it is within.  It is a strange thing, once the mind goes free, what may happen to any man.
There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won't.
One of the inescapable encumbrances of leading an interesting life is that there have to be moments when you almost lose it.
Adventure must be held in delicate fingers.  It should be handled, not embraced.  It should be sipped, not swallowed at a gulp.
A little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.
People often ask me where they might go to find adventure.  Adventure is not something you must travel to find, I tell them, it's something you take with you.


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.
The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home."
The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.


Adventure is something you seek for pleasure, or even for profit, like a gold rush or invading a country; for the illusion of being more alive than ordinarily, the thing you will to occur.
If we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt, but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged.
A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.
The adventurer is within us, and he contests for our favor with the social man we are obliged to be.  These two sorts of life are incompatible; one we hanker after, the other we are obliged to.  There is no other conflict so deep and bitter as this.
Never forget that Life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely, gallantly, as a splendid Adventure, in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in every thing; and who, having eyes to see what time and chance are perpetually holding out to him as he journeyeth on his way, misses nothing he can fairly lay his hands on!
The great object in life is Sensation—to feel that we exist, even though in pain; it is this "craving void" which drives us to gaming, to battle, to travel, to intemperate but keenly felt pursuits of every description whose principal attraction is the agitation inseparable from their accomplishment.

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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.