Literary Quotes about Adventure

Dear readers, being cooped up inside all day has gotten my adventurous spirit riling up. Going on hikes and exploring new places is what I want to do most days, but I can’t always do that. I am looking forward to the day when I can go on hikes with my friends and girlfriend.

So, to get you excited about the opportunity to get outside and explore the world around you, I’ve compiled some book quotes about adventure!


“Say it, reader. Say the word ‘quest’ out loud. It is an extraordinary word, isn’t it? So small and yet so full of wonder, so full of hope.” 

–Kate DiCamillo,  The Tale of Despereaux


“Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination.” 


“See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” 

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451


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

― J.K. Rowling,Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road– Only wakes upon the sea.” 

― Antonio Machado, Campos de Castilla


“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go!


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

― Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past


“The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in, it said, come in.” 

― Sharon Creech, The Wanderer

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