Quotes that Inspire Us to Get Out of Our Comfort Zone and Be Adventurous

As I ponder our nomadic life the past two years, I reflect on how often I searched for good quotes to inspire our LingoHut audience, motivate ourselves to do something risky, or inspire us to try something new.

Are you adventurous? Are you willing to take risks? Do you like to try new things? Do you explore ideas when presented?

A quote can center us when our motivation drifts. Sometimes we need a little push and some fuel to realign our thoughts and actions. Motivational quotes can be a great spring to get us back on track.

Famous Adventure, Language, and Travel Quotes

“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 Pratchet

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”
― Mary Anne Radmacher

“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”
― David McCullough Jr.

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” 
― Thomas Alva Edison

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
— T.E. Lawrence

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
― Helen Keller

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”
― Rachel Wolchin

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

― Lewis Carroll

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
― Amelia Earhart

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― Andre Gide

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
― Mark Twain

“Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.”
— Marcus Purvis

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
— Ibn Battuta

“To Travel is to Live”
— Hans Christian Andersen

“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.”
― Jaime Lyn

“Oh, the places you’ll go.”
— Dr. Seuss

“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”
— Stephen Covey

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
— David Mitchell

“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

“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.”
— Sir Richard Burton

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

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad, and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”
― Ernie Harwell

“I travel because I’d rather look back at my life, saying ‘I can’t believe I did that ’ instead of ‘if only I had’.”
― Florine Bos

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

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

“Then I realized that to be more alive, I had to be less afraid. So I did it. I lost my fear and gained my whole life.”
― Unknown

“Until you step into the unknown, you don’t know what you’re made of.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Kids are curious, and if you don’t lose that, then everything is an adventure.”
― Diane Greene

“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

“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.”
― Christopher McCandless

“Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world.”
― Seanan McGuire

“Then one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.”
— Ewan Mcgregor

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

“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

“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

“Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”
― Amelia Earhart

“The world is big, and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”
— John Muir

“Travel doesn’t become an adventure until you leave yourself behind.”
— Marty Rubin

“Make everything an adventure. Otherwise, it will suck.”  
― Nita Morgan

“One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.”
― Ella Maillart

I hope the quotes I selected inspired you to do what you want to do, be who you want to be, and go where you want to go. You are the master of your destiny. Make your goal your masterpiece. If you like languages or need to learn one for your adventure do not hesitate to visit LingoHut and learn over 45 languages from your native language. Enjoy your language learning journey and find happiness in everything you do.

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