140 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Roam

1. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
― Yogi Berra
2. “My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.”
Jon Krakauer
3. “Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.“
Jon Krakauer
4. “Adventure is worthwhile.”
― Asoep
5. “And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.”
― Shanti
6. “A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.”
― Isabelle Eberhardt
7. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
― Mary Anne Radmacher
8. “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
9. “Live your life by a compass not a clock.”
― Stephen Covey
10. “The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there.”
― J. R. R. Tolkien
11. “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”
― Jack Kerouac
12. “We wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment.”
 ― Hilaire Belloc
13. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”
― Jack Kerouac
14. “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
― Helen Keller
15. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep; but, I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”
― Robert Frost
16. “Map out your future but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.”
― Bon Jovi
17. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost
18. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”
― George Addair
19. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
― Lewis Carroll
20. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
― Jack Kerouac
21. “Without new experiences something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”
― Frank Herbert
22. “I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back and most surprising of all, that I could carry it.”
― Cheryl Strayed
23. “To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen
24. “Woods are not like other spaces. To begin with, they are cubic. Their trees surround you, loom over you, press in from all sides. Woods choke off views & leave you muddled & without bearings. They make you feel small & confused & vulnerable, like a small child lost in a crowd of strange legs. Stand in a desert or prairie & you know you are in a big space. Stand in the woods and you only sense it. They are vast, featureless nowhere. And they are alive.”
― Bill Bryson
25. “If you can’t fly, run. If you cant run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means; keep moving.”
― Martin Luther King
26. “I took a walk through the woods and came out taller than the trees.”
― Henry David Thoreau
27. “Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like, and be. Just be; whatever you are with whatever you have, and realize that that is enough to be happy.”
― Charlotte Erikkson
28. “Quit your job, buy a ticket, get a tan, fall in love, never return.”
― Spencer Antle
29. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
― Lao Tzu
30. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
― Freya Stark
31. “We push ourselves. It doesn’t matter how much we achieve. If you’re a climber there’s always another mountain. They take pictures of mountain climbers at the top of the mountain. They’re smiling, ecstatic, triumphant. They don’t take pictures along the way cause who wants to remember the rest of it? We push ourselves because we have to, not because we like it. The relentless climb, the pain and anguish of taking it to the next level, nobody takes pictures of that. Nobody wants to remember. We just want to remember the view from the top. The breathtaking moment at the edge of the world. That’s what keeps us climbing and it’s worth the pain. That’s the crazy part, it’s worth anything.”
― Greys Anatomy
32. “Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be afraid to like it.”
― John Mayer
33. “Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.”
― Lovelle Drachman
34. “The journey is my home.”
― Muriel Rukeyser
35. “Traveling is like flirting with life.  It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go, this is my station.”
― Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
36. “Not all those who wander are lost.”
― J. R. R. Tolkien
37. “But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
― Alan Watts
 38. “I had diverged, digressed, wandered, and become wild.”
― Cheryl Strayed
39. “We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.”
 ― Oscar Wilde
40. “We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.”
― Unknown
41. “To be fully human is to be wild. Wild is the strange pull and whispering wisdom. It’s the gentle nudge and the forceful ache. It is your truth, passed down from the ancients, and the very stream of life in your blood. Wild is the soul where passion and creativity reside, and the quickening of your heart. Wild is what is real, and wild is your home.”
― Cheryl Strayed
42. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
― Jennifer Lee
43. “It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.”
― Cheryl Strayed
44. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
― Rumi
45. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”
― Emilie Zola
46. “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!”
― Hunter S. Thompson
47. “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
― Susan Sontag
48. “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”
― John Muir
49. “Fill your life with adventures, not things.  Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”
 ― Unknown
50. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all, the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”
― Unknown
51. “Traveling, it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.”
― Ibn Battuta
52. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do.”
― Unknown
53. “The road is there. It will always be there. You just have to decide when to take it.”
― Chris Humphrey
54. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”
― Rachel Wolchin
55. “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: it is lethal.”
― Paulo Coelho
56. “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
57. “We travel, some of us forever to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
― Anis Nin
58. “Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
― Vincent Van Gogh
59. “There is no certainty, there is only adventure.”
― Roberto Assagioli
60. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent in the office or moving your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”
― Jack Kerouac
61. “Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.”
― Jaime Lyn Beatty
62. “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
63. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Mary Oliver
64. “Wander often.”
― Unknown
65. “Those who travel to mountain tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion.”
― Robert Macfarlane
66. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery. Air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, this is what it is to be happy.”
― Sylvia Plath
67. “She was a gypsy, as soon as you unravelled the many layers to her wild spirit she was on her next quest to discover her magic. She was relentless like that, the woman didn’t need no body but an open road, a pen and a couple of sunsets.”
― Nikki Rowe
68. “As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
― Herman Melville
69. “If you aren’t careful your whole life could be, I’ll be happy when…”
― Unknown
70. “If traveling was free you would never see me again.”
― Unknown
71. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
― Gustave Flaubert
72. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
― Beverly Sills
73. “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.”
― Unknown
74. “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”
― Rumi
75. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.“
― Unknown
76. “Do more than just exist.”
― Steve Maraboli
77. “I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”
 ― Douglas Adams
78. “If you don’t take risks, you’ll have a wasted soul.”
― Drew Barrymore
79. “Time disappears and it is just me and the mountain and the wind. I have always been in this windstorm I think, as I fight my way forward, and I will always be in this windstorm. Up ahead on a ridge is a single tree. Someday I think I am going to be reincarnated as that tree as punishment for every choice I’ve ever made, or as a reward.”
― Unknown
80. “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
― Henry David Thoreau
81. “I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
― Eric Roth
82. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.”
― Paulo Coelho
83. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”
― Marty Rubin
84. “Nothing lives long, Only the earth and mountains.”
— Dee Brown
85. “I now walk into the wild.”
— Jon Krakauer
86. “The cliche is that life is a mountain. You go up, reach the top and then go down.”
— Jeanne Moreau
87. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.’’
— Casey Neistat
88. “I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s going to happen or who I’m going to meet, where I’m going to end up.”
— Jack Dawson
89. “I travel because I become uncomfortable being too comfortable.”
— Carew Papritz
90. “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
— John Augustus Shedd
91. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
— Bill Bryson
92. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.”
— John Steinbeck
93. “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
94. “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”
— Karen Blixen
95. “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
96. “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
— A.A. Milnie
97. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
— Amelia Earhart
98. “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”
— William Feather
99. “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”
— Anthony Bourdain
100. “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
101.  “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
— John Augustus Shedd
102. “As soon as I saw you, I knew adventure was going to happen.”
— Winnie the Pooh
103. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
— Walt Disney
104. “Adventure: An undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks.”
— Meriem Webster
105. “Go where you feel most alive.”
— Unknown
106. “I like the mountains because they make me feel small,’ Jeff says. ‘They help me sort out what’s important in life.”
― Mark Obmascik
107. “Life movies pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around every once in a while you could miss it.”
― Ferris Bueller
108. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
— Sir Ranulph Fiennes
109. “Spend more time doing things that make you forget about the time.” 
― Charlotte Eriksson
110. “Travel doesn’t become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”
— Marty Rubin
111. “The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery. Until you find yourself you will always be someone else. Become yourself.”
— Myles Munroe
112. “So go create. Take photographs in the wood, run alone in the rain and sing your heart out high up on a mountain where no one will ever hear and your very existence will be the most hypnotizing scar. Make your life be your art and you will never be forgotten.“
— Unknown
113. “Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.”
— Reinhold Messner
114. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”
— Greg Child
115. “I’m gonna have to follow you around the world for the rest of our lives, aren’t I? She looked at him, love pouring from her eyes as her heart fluttered a tiny wing, ‘no no,’ she lied, ‘I’ll settle down one day.“
— Unknown
116. “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
117. “I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
Roman Payne
118. “I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that’s why I went there. Two hours later we arrived in a small town, one of those towns with one single coffee shop and where everyone knows each other’s name. I walked for a while until I found the water, the most peaceful place I know. There I sat and stayed the whole day, with nothing and everything on my mind, cleaning my head. Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.”
Charlotte Eriksson
119. “Don’t ever live vicariously. This is your life. Live.”
Lavinia Spalding
120. “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
121. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”
― Rabindranath Tagore
122. “It’s time for a new adventure”
― Unknown
123. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.“
― Sue Fitzmaurice
124. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
125. “A man does not climb a mountain without bringing some of it away with him, and leaving something of himself upon it.”
— Sir Martin Conway
126. ”Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.”
— Unknown
127. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs
128. “To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert
129. “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
130. “Please understand, I have been waiting to leave ever since I figured out there were roads willing to take me anywhere I wanted to go.”
― Unknown
131. “My heart swings back and forth between the need for routine and the urge to run.”
― Unknown
132. “No reason to stay is a good reason to go.”
― Unknown
133. ”Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.”
― Steve Pavlina
134. “Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles in life.“
― John Amatt
135. “Life is full of adventure. There’s no such thing as a clear pathway.”
― Guy Laliberte
136. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.”
― Louisa May Alcott
137. “Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”
― Danny Kaye
138. “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”
― George Eliot
139. “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”
― Yogi Bhajan
140. “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”
― Unknown

 

 

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