Quotes About Adventure

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Robert Macfarlane
“Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”
Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit

Guy Debord
“Like lost children we live our unfinished adventures.”
Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle

Suzanne Collins
“Beware, Underlanders, time hangs by a thread.
The hunters are hunted, white water runs red.
The Gnawers will strike to extinguish the rest.
The hope of the hopeless resides in a quest.

An Overland warrior, a son of the sun,
May bring us back light, he may bring us back none.
But gather your neighbors and follow his call
Or rats will most surely devour us all.

Two over, two under, of royal descent,
Two flyers, two crawlers, two spinners assent.
One gnawer beside and one lost up ahead.
And eight will be left when we count up the dead.

The last who will die must decide where he stands.
The fate of the eight is contained in his hands.
So bid him take care, bid him look where he leaps,
As life may be death and death life again reaps.”
Suzanne Collins, Gregor the Overlander

Kathryn Schulz
“To err is to wander and wandering is the way we discover the world and lost in thought it is the also the way we discover ourselves. Being right might be gratifying but in the end it is static a mere statement. Being wrong is hard and humbling and sometimes even dangerous but in the end it is a journey and a story. Who really wants to stay at home and be right when you can don your armor spring up on your steed and go forth to explore the world True you might get lost along get stranded in a swamp have a scare at the edge of a cliff thieves might steal your gold brigands might imprison you in a cave sorcerers might turn you into a toad but what of what To fuck up is to find adventure: it is in the spirit that this book is written.”
Kathryn Schulz, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

Robert Louis Stevenson
“Seaward ho! Hang the treasure! It's the glory of the sea that has turned my head.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island

Dorothy L. Sayers
“Here be dragons to be slain, here be rich rewards to gain;
If we perish in the seeking, why, how small a thing is death!”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Catholic Tales and Christian Songs

“Go small, go simple, go now”
Larry Pardey, Cruising in "Seraffyn"

“I - will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all.”
Marc Norman, Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay

“A smart person is not one that knows the answers, but one who knows where to find them...”
William Petersen, Underground

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It was exciting to be off on a journey she had looked forward to for months. Oddly, the billowing diesel fumes of the airport did not smell like suffocating effluence, it assumed a peculiar pungent scent that morning, like the beginning of a new adventure, if an adventure could exude a fragrance.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Richard Russo
“What I discovered I liked best about striking out on my bicycle was that the farther I got from home, the more interesting and unusual my thoughts became.”
Richard Russo

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Oh! That was poetry!" said Pippin. "Do you really mean to start before the break of day?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Jean-Paul Sartre
“For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

Jimmy Buffett
“Maybe there is another who sees life not as a flickering candle but as a torch that can illuminate an undiscovered world.”
Jimmy Buffett, A Salty Piece of Land

“Always there has been an adventure just around the corner--and the world is still full of corners.”
Roy Chapman Andrews

Arthur Ransome
“Who would wave a flag to be rescued if they had a desert island of their own? That was the thing that spoilt Robinson Crusoe. In the end he came home. There never ought to be an end.”
Arthur Ransome

Daniel Amory
“Look, girls know when they’re cute,” he said. “You don’t have to tell them. All they need to do is look in the mirror. I have one friend out in New York, an attorney. She moved out there after the school year to take the bar. She doesn’t have a job. I was like, ‘How are you going to get a job there in this market?’ And she’s like, ‘I’ll wink and I’ll smile.’ She’s a pretty girl. Whether that works despite her poor grades is yet to be seen.”
Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

Laura Miller
“Adventure,' then, is what might otherwise be called hardship if it were attempted in a different spirit. Turning a difficult task or a perilous journey into an adventure is largely a matter of telling yourself the right story about it, which is one thing that Lewis's child characters have learned from reading, 'the right books.”
Laura Miller, The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia

Y.S. Lee
“For several moments, Mary couldn't hear anything over the violent pounding of her pulse.”
Y.S. Lee, A Spy in the House

J.Z. Colby
“One thing I can guarantee, is that the world will never change itself because of our weaknesses. In fact, it has ways of actually becoming more dangerous when we approach it with a bad attitude.”
J.Z. Colby, Selection

Terry Pratchett
“Adventure! People talked about the idea as if it were something worthwhile, rather than a mess of bad food, no sleep and strange people inexplicably trying to stick pointed objects in bits of you.”
Terry Pratchett

J.R.R. Tolkien
“They hammered on the outer gate and called, but there was at first no answer; and then to their surprise someone blew a horn, and the lights in the windows went out. A voice shouted in the dark: 'Who's that? Be off! You can't come in. Can't you read the notice: No admittance between sundown and sunrise?' 'Of course we can't read the notice in the dark,' Sam shouted back. 'And if hobbits of the Shire are to be kept out in the wet on a night like this, I'll tear down your notice when I find it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Emily Rodda
“A hero called Adin rose from the ranks of the people. He was an ordinary man, a blacksmith who made swords and armor and shoes for horses. But he had been blessed with strsngth, courage, and cleverness. ”
Emily Rodda, The Forests of Silence

Nathalie M. Leblanc
“You must try to have a positive attitude. It does not matter how small a person is. One can still change the future. Size is only a state of mind. You know – it is how you use your wits that counts. Nothing can stop us, if we put our hearts into it. Anything is achievable girls, anything at all!”
Nathalie M. Leblanc, Shrinking Forward

Michael Joseph Murano
“Rise like the hero you were born to be, or die the slave you think you are.”
Michael Joseph Murano, Age of the Seer

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“With favoring winds, o'er sunlit seas,
We sailed for the Hesperides,
The land where golden apples grow;
But that, ah! that was long ago.

How far, since then, the ocean streams
Have swept us from that land of dreams,
That land of fiction and of truth,
The lost Atlantis of our youth!

Whither, ah, whither? Are not these
The tempest-haunted Orcades,
Where sea-gulls scream, and breakers roar,
And wreck and sea-weed line the shore?

Ultima Thule! Utmost Isle!
Here in thy harbors for a while
We lower our sails; a while we rest
From the unending, endless quest.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ness Kingsley
“Toads are to dragons what carrots are to unicorns.”
Ness Kingsley, The Curse of Cackling Meadows

Kem
“I could not have climbed any mountains while looking from the ground... I would not have flown... or dived... or surfed... or swum... I am not a tourist nor a spectator... this is the life I have left, and I will not waste it like some rubber-neck”
Kem, Tales of a Chocolate Smuggler: My Life with Dragons

Vladimir Nabokov
“Treading the soil of the moon, palpating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of one's stomach the separation from terra... these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known...”
Vladimir Nabokov

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