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adventures Quotes

94 of the best book quotes about adventures
  1. #1
    “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”
  2. #2
    “I don’t like to doze by the fire. I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.”
  3. #3
    ″‘I believe I must go out into the world again,’ said the duckling.”
  4. #4
    ″‘We’re just going to go to SeaWorld, that’s all. It’s the only theme park I haven’t broken into yet.‘”
  5. #5
    “’Basically,’ she said, ‘this is going to be the best night of your life.’”
    author
    John Green
    book
    Paper Towns
    characters
    MargoQ
    concept
    adventures
  6. #6
    ″‘My heart is really pounding,’ I said.
    ‘That’s how you know you’re having fun,’ Margo said.”
  7. #7
    “As I took those two steps back, Margo took two equally small and quiet steps forward.”
  8. #8
    “It’s not about where an adventure ends, because that’s not what an adventure is about.”
  9. #9
    ″‘As long as we don’t die, this is gonna be one hell of a story.‘”
  10. #10
    “In your last moments […] you’ll say to yourself: ‘Well, I wasted my whole goddamned life, but at least I broke into SeaWorld with Margo Roth Spiegelman my senior year of high school. At least I carpe’d that one diem.‘”
  11. #11
    “I couldn’t help but hope that Margo Roth Spiegelman would return to my window and drag my tired ass through one more night I’d never forget.”
  1. #12
    “I seemed to be the first person to walk on these unnamed dirt streets in years.”
  2. #13
    “I wonder if [Margo] created this journey for us on purpose or by accident—regardless, it’s the most fun I’ve had since the last time I spent hours behind the wheel of a minivan.”
  3. #14
    ″‘Doing stuff never feels as good as you hope it will feel.‘”
    author
    John Green
    book
    Paper Towns
    characters
    MargoQ
    concept
    adventures
  4. #15
    “To live will be an awfully big adventure.”
  5. #16
    “To die will be an awfully big adventure.”
  6. #17
    “Courage, however, and adventure, and delight in the uncertain, in the unattempted—COURAGE seemeth to me the entire primitive history of man.”
  7. #18
    “Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.”
  8. #19
    “Moving under what appeared to be government protection, to an area less directly threatened by the war seemed not such a bad idea at all. For some it actually sounded like a fine adventure.”
  9. #20
    “Men think more about returning home than about leaving.”
  10. #21
    “This is the end of a story that even people who are not usually amazed at anything may refuse to believe. But I am armed in advance against human incredulity.”
  11. #22
    “I’ve got a map in my car that wants to be used, and I think there are places we can go that need to be seen. Maybe no one else will ever visit them and appreciate them or take the time to think they’re important, but maybe even the smallest places mean something.”

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Fortunately, the Milk book
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5.3
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Mira and the Big Story book
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The Granddaughter Necklace book
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5.0
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Ta-Da! book
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5.0
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Once Upon a Baby Brother book
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5.0
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Campfire Stories book
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The Storyteller book
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  1. #23
    “Call’s gone to round up a dern bunch of cowboys so we can head out for Montana with a dern bunch of cows and suffer for the rest of our lives.”
  2. #24
    “I don’t need to worry that Finch and I never filmed our wanderings. It’s okay that we didn’t collect souvenirs or that we never had time to pull it all together in a way that made sense to anyone else but us. The thing I realize is that it’s not what you take, but it’s what you leave.”
  3. #25
    “‘You’ll be departing our…great state, and before…you do, you should…see it. You should…wander….’”
  4. #26
    “For men and women alike, this journey is a the trajectory between birth and death, a human life lived. No one escapes the adventure. We only work with it differently.”
  5. #27
    “You have this one, precious life and you alone dictate the colorful resplendence of your mural. You decide the spectacular spectrum of shades and brush strokes you’ll use to illustrate your story. And while I can’t fathom what life has in store for any of us, I do know that life is not too short, but rather, far too long for you to waste another day not seeking out every adventure calling your name.”
  6. #28
    “I now walk into the wild.”
  7. #29
    “If their stories transplant them to faraway lands, I will encourage them to take the journey.”
  8. #30
    “If its half as good as the half we’ve known, heres Hail! to the rest of the road.”
  9. #31
    ″‘It’s no use talking about it,’ Alice said, looking up at the house and pretending it was arguing with her. ‘I’m not going in again yet. I know I should have to get through the Looking-glass again – back into the old room – and there’d be an end of all my adventures!’
    So, resolutely turning her back upon the house, she set out once more down the path, determined to keep straight on till she got to the hill.”
  10. #32
    “Surrounded by the music, I felt like someone else, riding into unknown territory, some adventurous woman in a movie.”
  11. #33
    “You made me happy and you made me laugh, and if I could do it all over again, I would not hesitate. Look at our life, at the trips we took, the adventures we had. As your father used to say, we shared the longest ride together, this thing called life, and mine has been filled with joy because of you.”
  1. #34
    “With you, my life felt indeed like a fantastic adventure-despite our ordinary circumstances, your love imbued everything we did with secret riches.”
  2. #35
    “Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.”
  3. #36
    “Truth be told, most of us are faking our way through life. We pick only those battles we are sure to win, only those adventures we are sure to handle, only those beauties we are sure to rescue.”
  4. #37
    “My life looks as if it had been wasted for want of chances! When I see what you know, what you have read, and seen, and thought, I feel what a nothing I am!”
  5. #38
    “What a tale we have been in, Mr. Frodo, haven’t we?”
  6. #39
    Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.
  7. #40
    “Now we want to hear all your adventures, and let us relieve you of your burdens.”
  8. #41
    “Let me explain it to you, let me run it down just briefly if I can. We’re looking for the American Dream, and we were told it was somewhere in this area. Well, we’re here looking for it, ‘cause they sent us out here all the way from San Francisco to look for it. That’s why they gave us this white Cadillac, they figure that we could catch up with it in that …”
  9. #42
    “There was also the socio-psychic factor. Every now and then when life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only real cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas. To relax as it were, in the womb of the desert sun. Just roll the roof back and screw it on, grease the face with white tanning butter, and move out with the music at top volume, and at least a pint of ether.”
  10. #43
    “You ought to be brave for two reasons- the first is that you are a Gascon, and the second is that you are my son. Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”
  11. #44
    “But what was the story? No one had bothered to say. So we would have to drum it up on our own. Free enterprise. The American Dream. Horatio Alger gone mad on drugs in Las Vegas. Do it now: pure Gonzo journalism.”

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Wherever You Go book
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This Little Explorer book
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L Is for London book
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Everything & Everywhere book
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Jane Foster's Cities: London book
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How Do You Say I Love You? book
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Disney It's A Small World: Hello, World! book
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  1. #45
    “I tell you, my man, this is the American Dream in action! We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end.”
  2. #46
    “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”
  3. #47
    “Suddenly we came down from the mountain and overlooked the great sea-plain of Denver; heat rose as from an oven. We began to sing songs. I was itching to get on to San Francisco.”
  4. #48
    “Take me with you. For laughs, for luck, for the unknown. Take me with you.”
  5. #49
    “Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.”
  6. #50
    “And [he] sailed back over a year
    and in and out of weeks
    and through a day
    and into the night of his very own room
    where he found his supper waiting for him
    and it was still hot”
  7. #51
    “Take the adventure, heed the call, now ere the irrevocable moment passes! ‘Tis but a banging of the door behind you, a blithesome step forward, and you are out of the old life and into the new! Then some day, some day long hence, jog home here if you will, when the cup has been drained and the play has been played, and sit down by your quiet river with a store of goodly memories for company.”
  8. #52
    “I beg your pardon,” said the Mole, pulling himself together with an effort. “You must think me very rude; but all this is so new to me. So - this - is - a - River!”
    “The River,” corrected the Rat.
  9. #53
    “Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wide World,” said the Rat. “And that’s something that doesn’t matter, either to you or me. I’ve never been there, and I’m never going, nor you either, if you’ve got any sense at all.”
  10. #54
    “Katherine gave in to the wonder of the moment, imagining herself in the astronauts’ place. What emotions welled up from the depths of their hearts as they regarded their watery blue home from the void of space? How did it feel to be separated by a nearly unimaginable gulf from the rest of humanity yet carry the hopes, dreams, and fears of their entire species there with them in their tiny, vulnerable craft? Most people she knew wouldn’t have traded places with the astronauts for all of the gold in Fort Knox. The men existed all alone out their in the void of space, connected so tenuously to Earth, with the real possibility that something could go wrong. But given the chance to throw her lot in with the astronauts, Katherine Johnson would have packed her bags immediately. Even without the pressure of the space race, even without the mandate to beat the enemy. For Katherine Johnson, curiosity always bested fear.”
  11. #55
    “The Mole was bewitched, entranced, fascinated. By the side of the river he trotted as one trots, when very small, by the side of a man who holds one spell-bound by exciting stories; and when tired at last, he sat on the bank, while the river still chattered on to him, a babbling procession of the best stories in the world, sent from the heart of the earth to be told at last to the insatiable sea.”
  1. #56
    “Glorious, stirring sight! The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today—in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped—always somebody else’s horizon! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!”
  2. #57
    “Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that’s always changing!”
  3. #58
    “They were people of the horse, not of the town; in that they were more like the Comanches than Call would ever have admitted.”
  4. #59
    “I don’t think it was a lie, Maxwell, do you? I think he needed something to hope for and so he invented this rather remarkable fantasy you describe. Everybody needs something to hope for. Don’t call it a lie. Kevin wasn’t a liar.”
  5. #60
    “I won’t have the time, so you’ll have to do it. Just write it all down like you’re talking. Put in all the fun we had, the cool things we did. Our adventures.”
  6. #61
    “Living a ‘perfect’ life is like watching television in black and white; you take out all of the color. We need the adventure, all of the highs and lows, the unexpected heartbreaks, the ecstasy, the challenges, and the sweet, smooth sailing. Life isn’t about picking out the parts you like and leaving the rest, it’s learning to coexist with it all and choosing to see the beauty, the grace, and the hilarity while also experiencing the inevitable disappointment and failure.”
  7. #62
    “Then his sense of adventure and mischief prompted him. He would go himself and bring back some news before they even knew that he had gone. That would give Bigwig something to bite on.”
  8. #63
    “Fall in love with someone who tastes like adventure but looks like the calm, beautiful morning after a terrible storm”
  9. #64
    “I refused to become a princess but adopted the titles of Court Linguist and Cook’s Helper. I also refused to stay at home when Char traveled, and learned every language and dialect that came our way.”
  10. #65
    “And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”
  11. #66
    “Every adventure requires a first step.”
  1. #67
    “Would you like an adventure now, or would like to have your tea first?”
  2. #68
    “If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.”
  3. #69
    “Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea – any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye!”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concept
    adventures
  4. #70
    “We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody sees in them.”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concept
    adventures
  5. #71
    “Farewell, King under the Mountain! This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils – that has been more than any Baggins deserves.”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Hobbit
    character
    Bilbo
    concept
    adventures
  6. #72
    “So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. 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.”
  7. #73
    “In coming to Alaska, McCandless yearned to wander uncharted country, to find a blank spot on the map. In 1992, however, there were no more blank spots on the map—not in Alaska, not anywhere. But Chris, with his idiosyncratic logic, came up with an elegant solution to this dilemma: He simply got rid of the map. In his own mind, if nowhere else, the terra would thereby remain incognita.”
  8. #74
    “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”
  9. #75
    “OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.”
  10. #76
    “Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still know where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”
  11. #77
    “Everywhere I go, I’m the first. Step outside the rover? First guy ever to be there! Climb a hill? First guy to climb that hill.”
  1. #78
    “Bastian looked at the book.
    ‘I wonder,’ he said to himself, ‘what’s in a book while it’s closed. Oh, I know it’s full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there’s a whole story with people I don’t know yet and all kinds of adventures, deeds and battles. And sometimes there are storms at sea, or it takes you to strange cities and countries. All those things are somehow shut in a book. Of course you have to read it to find out. But it’s already there, that’s the funny thing. I just wish I knew how it could be.’
    Suddenly an almost festive mood came over him.
    He settled himself down, picked up the book, opened it to the first page, and began to read...”
  2. #79
    “But there are so many places we have not yet seen. So many people still to meet. Not to mention all the wrongs to right, villains to vanquish, sights to see, all that.”
  3. #80
    “Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire and the beaten earth around it, and to plunge into the forest, and on and on, he knew not where or why; nor did he wonder where or why, the call sounding imperiously, deep in the forest. But as often as he gained the soft unbroken earth and the green shade, the love for John Thornton drew him back to the fire again.”
  4. #81
    “I, the Creator of the universe, am the most creative Being imaginable. I will not leave you circling in deeply rutted paths. Instead, I will lead you along fresh trails of adventure, revealing to you thing you did not know.”
  5. #82
    “Holmes was warm and charming and talkative and touched them with a familiarity that, while perhaps offensive back home, somehow seemed all right in this new world of Chicago—just another aspect of the great adventure on which these women had embarked. And what good was an adventure if it did not feel a little dangerous?”
  6. #83
    “Those who knew Anne best felt, without realizing that they felt it, that her greatest attraction was the aura of possibility surrounding her... the power of future development that was in her. She seemed to walk in an atmosphere of things about to happen.”
  7. #84
    ″‘Having adventures comes natural to some people’, said Anne serenely. ‘You just have a gift for them or you haven’t.‘”
  8. #85
    “Ivy sat rapt with attention. Mr Daniel’s words - incredible adventure, beauty and light, unquestionably brilliant, begin in earnest - fueled her with optimism.”
  9. #86
    “And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”
  10. #87
    “A journey is a person itself; no two are alike.”
  11. #88
    “To compensate for the difficulties in their lives, people spend a lot of their time daydreaming, imagining a future full of adventure, success, and romance. If you can create the illusion that through you they can live out their dreams, you will have them at your mercy.”
  12. #89
    “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
  13. #90
    “Chronicle your adventures with photos - for yourself and for your daughter. Have a camera handy during all wedding planning sessions and outings.”
  14. #91
    “The call to adventure signifies that destiny has summoned the hero and transferred his spiritual center of gravity from within the pale of this society to a zone unknown.”
  15. #92
    “We think you’ll find that every woman in her heart of hearts longs for three things: to be romanced, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, and to unveil beauty. That’s what makes a woman come alive.”
  16. #93
    “That longing in the heart of a woman to share life together as a great adventure-that comes straight from the heart of God, who also longs for this. He does not want to be an option in our lives. He does not want to be an appendage, a tagalong. Neither does any woman. ”
  17. #94
    “Adventure requires something of us, puts us to the test. Though we may fear the test, at the same time we yearn to be tested, to discover that we have what it takes.”
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