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85 Best Outdoor Quotes Perfect For Adventurers

Outdoor adventure quotes are very inspiring

Outdoor adventure quotes are a showcase of how blissful yet energetic nature could be.

Adventure in forest wilderness for a nature lover is better than any other pleasures in life especially being away from the city. Adventure is supposed to heal you from within.

People like Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Hazlett, John Muir and Walt Whitman are known for their love for nature. Nature quotes and adventure quotes by them can be really inspiring and poetic. Outdoors quotes might really make you get outside by taking a break from your work and prepare you for the next adventure. There is something about nature, mountains and forest that attracts you for embracing the beauty in the naked eye. It is said that camping, walking and hiking brings smiling faces. Earth is a place for fulfilling all your adventurous dreams and ideas. Here are a list of quote about outdoors, outdoor quotes about life, quotes about nature and other outdoor quotes and sayings by famous people.

If you liked our suggestions for the best outdoor quotes perfect for adventurers article then why not take a look at mountain quotes, or [forest quotes].

Inspirational Outdoor Quotes

One might take inspiration from famous outdoor quotes and leave the city for embracing the wildness of nature, take walking trips, breathe fresh air, go on camping and try so many different activities on the outdoors. Here is a list of some life inspiring outdoor quotes and a quote about the outdoors.

1. "Every Mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing."

- Barry Finlay.

2. "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."

- Aristotle.

3. "We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure."

- Jawaharlal Nehru.

4. "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity."

- John Muir.

5. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

- Marcel Proust.

6. "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.

7. "All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking."

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

8. "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings."

- John Muir.

9. "A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."

- Lao Tzu.

10. "Going to the mountains is going home."

- John Muir.

11. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately."

- Henry David Thoreau.

12. "It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves."

- Andre Gide.

13. "If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."

- Frank A. Clark.

14. "The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends."

- Tom Brown, Jr.

15. "According to the ancient Chinese proverb, a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

- John F. Kennedy.

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

– Paulo Coelho

17. "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake."

- Robert Louis Stevenson.

18. "A journey is like marriage."

- John Steinbeck.

19. "I see my path, but I don't know where it leads."    

- Rosalia de Castro.

20. “Nature is orderly. That which appears to be chaotic in nature is only a more complex kind of order.”

- Gary Snyder.

21. "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

22. "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

- John Muir.

23. "Keep close to Nature's heart... wash your spirit clean."

- John Muir.

Quotes About The Outdoors From Books

Outdoorsy and adventurous can be motivating.

Beauty of nature is not just anything under the sun, it is something like a secret which can unravel only if you know how to care for it by walking out in the open air. Many writes have written various quotes on the beauty of world, earth, man, little things, place to visit through their travelling stories. Adventure quotes, outdoor quotes from books with shared experiences can be really impactful to people with adventurous minds. Here's a list of such quotes from various books.

24. "Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity."

- T.E. Lawrence, 'The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom'.

25. "I felt a homely affection for the warm security of the tent."

- Joe Simpson.

26. "We had climbed well that day to establish ourselves by nightfall just a few hundred feet from the summit."

- Joe Simpson.

27. "To make things more difficult I had to exit the cave and somehow climb over the roof, which stretched the full width of the gully."

- Joe Simpson.

28. "I couldn’t shake off the dread feelings I had experienced while traversing the ridge."

- Joe Simpson.

29. "I dug my axes into the snow, and pounded my good leg deeply into the soft slope until I felt sure it wouldn’t slip."

- Joe Simpson.

30. "The storm had steadily increased until the spindrift flowed continually down the slope, and threatened to push me off when I dug the seats."

- Joe Simpson.

31. "I imagined how long it would seem drifting from exhausted sleep into half-consciousness."

- Joe Simpson.

32. "The wall of white snow-ice loomed out from the mountain, and the further I abseiled the more impending it became."

- Joe Simpson.

33. "I gently lowered myself until I was sitting on the snow but with most of my weight still on the rope."

- Joe Simpson.

34.  "The voice urged me into motion whenever the heat from the glacier halted me in a drowsy exhausted daze."

- Joe Simpson.

35. "The breaking of so great a thing should make a greater crack."

- William Shakespeare, 'Anthony And Cleopatra', Act Five, Scene One.

36. "The exhaustion and the deprivation haunted me as I hiked eleven hundred miles from the Mojave Desert to the state of Washington by myself."

- Cheryl Strayed.

37. "It seemed less vivid than it had in my imaginings, as if I were in a dream."

- Cheryl Strayed.

38. "I only knew that it was time to go, so I opened the door and stepped into the light."

- Cheryl Strayed.

39. "I began panting and sweating immediately, dust caking my boots and calves as the trail turned north."

- Cheryl Strayed.

40. "I began to walk, feeling experienced in a way I hadn’t the day before."

- Cheryl Strayed.

41. "It’s thanks to him and those who supported his cause that most of the Sierra Nevada is still wilderness today."

- Cheryl Strayed.

42. "But I had walked here, and I wasn’t ready to give up on seeing the High Sierra just yet."

- Cheryl Strayed.

43. "Alone had always felt like an actual place to me."

- Cheryl Strayed.

44. "I jabbed my ski pole into the snow, skidded onto its icy surface, and began to walk."

- Cheryl Strayed.

45. "I sat in the shade of their lumbering camp van, reading the novel in the parking lot."

- Cheryl Strayed.

46. "I slept finally that night in the woods somewhere outside the Whitehorse Campground."

- Cheryl Strayed.

47. "Here we have reached the remotest region of the earth, the haunt of Scythians, a wilderness without a footprint."

- Aeschylus, 'Prometheus Bound'.

48. "I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts."

- Herman Melville, 'Moby Dick'.

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

– Herman Melville, 'Moby Dick'.

50. "Most people who canoe rivers select ones that have detailed guide books."

- Adam Shoalts,  'Alone Against The North'.

51. "I wandered off into remote parts of the Rockies, crossing paths with black bears and elk. "

- Adam Shoalts, 'Alone Against The North'.

52. "The landscape below us was as flat as a pancake—a poorly drained lowland that seemed more water than land."

- Adam Shoalts, 'Alone Against The North'.

53. "The Sutton River was as beautiful a stream in the Hudson Bay Lowlands as I had ever seen."

- Adam Shoalts.

54. "Cradling the gun, I led the way into the labyrinth of alders, heading toward the centre of the island."

- Adam Shoalts.

55. "As far as impossible odds went, nothing could rival what legendary mountain man Hugh Glass endured in the American West."

- Adam Shoalts.

56. "When the wolves’ howling abruptly ceased, we responded with more of our own."

- Adam Shoalts.

57. "Alone in the wilderness my thoughts drifted, but what often occupied my mind was the memory of my dog, Riley."

- Adam Shoalts.

58. "To early explorers, the distant mountains on the far side of the continent were a foreboding place of dark legends."

- Adam Shoalts.

59. " It was only when I spoke on camera, that the bruin finally noticed my presence and slowly shuffled off into the forest."

- Adam Shoalts.

60. "As the truck lurched over a bridge across the Nenana River, Alex looked down at the swift current and remarked that he was afraid of the water."

- Jon Krakauer, 'Into The Wild'.

61. "The trail was blazed in the 1930s by a legendary Alaska miner named Earl Pilgrim; it led to antimony claims he’d staked on Stampede Creek."

- Jon Krakauer, 'Into The Wild'.

62. "It should not be denied, that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history."

- Wallace Stegner, 'The American West As Living Space'.

63. "When the bore of brown water came rushing down from the high country, he had just enough time to gather his tent and belongings and save them from being swept away."

- Jon Krakauer.

64. "It is the experiences, the memories, in which real meaning is found."

- Jon Krakauer.

65. "The dominant primordial beast was strong in Buck, and under the fierce conditions of trail life it grew and grew."

- Jack London, 'The Call Of The Wild'.

66. "The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening."

- Henry David Thoreau, 'Walden'.

Best Nature Quotes

Nature is beautiful so are the quotes about it.

Adventure in nature is the best kind of healing. A small travel quote or adventure quote can be very inspiring for a nature lover for deciding about their next adventure. It makes you get outside, enjoy the natural air and water and feel like home. To make outdoors feel more beautiful and attractive, here is a list of quotes about nature and funny outdoor quotes.

67. "The environment is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share."

- Lady Bird Johnson.

68. "Earth and sky are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."

- John Lubbock.

69. "An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."

- Henry David Thoreau.

70. "There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks."

- Linda Hogan.

71. "Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another."

- Carl Sagan.

72. "The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction."

- Rachel  Carson.

73. "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."

- John Burroughs.

74. "In the West the land was level, and there were no trees. The grass grew thick and high."

- Laura Ingalls Wilder.

75. "Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it."

- Charles Lindbergh.

76. "I try to hold both history and the wilderness in mind, that my poems may approach the true measure of things and stand against the unbalance and ignorance of our times."

- Gary Snyder.

77. "I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work."

- Frank Lloyd Wright.

78. "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

- Albert Einstein.

79. "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."

- Edward Abbey.

80. "Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others."

- Walt Whitman.

81.“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

- Gary Snyder.

82. "Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher."

- William Wordsworth.

83. "One daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few."

- William Wordsworth.

84. "Thou unassuming common-place of Nature, with that homely face."

- William Wordsworth.

85. "The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours."

- William Wordsworth.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for outdoor quotes for adventurers article then why not take a look at cabin quotes or camping quotes?

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