30 Spine-Tingling Quotes About Adventure and Love

Read my favourite quotes about adventure and love! Here are 30 top quotes for anyone feeling gooey-eyed and adventurous at the same time. Enjoy!


I hope you enjoy these quotes about adventure and love!

Travel’s always held an air of romance for me.

Ever since I was a kid it represented everything I wanted: freedom, independence, and a total lack of constraints.

These days, just the thought of having an adventure lights me up like nothing else.

It’s a simmering kind of excitement, bubbling and gurgling away beneath the surface- distracting me from whatever I’m doing in the present moment.

It’s intrigue. It’s action. It’s possibility. It’s escaping the norm…it’s what life should be all about.

As you can tell- the prospect of adventure gets me all gooey-eyed! I love it.

So, I put together this list of my favourite quotes about adventure and love for anyone who feels the same way.

There’s a whole mish-mash of themes hidden amongst them.

But, generally speaking, they’ll make you want to have an adventure and/or go on one with someone you love! Enjoy!


My first quotes about adventure is one that might resonate with all couples travelling together.

30 Awesome Quotes About Adventure and Love


“I would like to travel the world with you twice. Once to see the world. Twice, to see the way you see the world.”

— Anonymous

It always amazes me how different people can have such different reactions to the same experience.

How cool would it be to go an adventure with someone you love; to get so close to them that you understand the way they see the world?

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“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.”

— Jaime Lyn

Speaking from experience, adventures also have a habit of emptying your pockets.

But I wouldn’t change it. Somehow, you still walk away richer.

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“Will you give me yourself? Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?”

— Walt Whitman

If you love a bit of cheese, then you’ll love this quote about adventure and love!

It’s sort of gross, but sort of nice at the same time. Mainly gross.


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

This is one of my all-time favourite travel quotes.

It sums up to a tee how I feel about life, and why I can’t ignore the clarion call of adventure.

Here’s a good read if you’re wondering exactly what you’re doing with life right now.


“Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars.”

— Cecelia Ahern

I hate the idea of settling.

I hate the prospect of waking up one day and being 40, with no stories to tell or battle scars to show.

I want to be ambitious and to wring the last dregs of experience from my life. This quote isn’t necessarily about adventure, but it definitely inspires you to aim high.

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I love this Pico Iyer quote about adventure!


“The best trips, like best love affairs, never really end.”

— Pico Iyer

This is actually the end of a much longer Pico Iyer quote, where they liken the experience of travel to that of love.

I totally agree. To fall in love and be travelling at the same time, then, is like getting all the love; it’s love-squared.


“Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible?”

— Thornton Wilder

We’re all going to die.

Accept that fact and, as clichéd as it is, you’re free to really live. Nothing else matters with the prospect of your annihilation looming over the horizon.

It helps you let the little things slide, and set about making life more adventurous.

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“In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.”

— Charles Schultz

It’s hard to overstate how significant a difference it makes to have people you love with you on the road.

Being alone is great, too, of course.

But when you’re with others- especially those you care for- everything is that bit sweeter. The destination really doesn’t matter anymore; anywhere you go is made special.


“I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.”

— Laird Hamilton

I love this quote, but there’s no denying it: double-negatives are a bit confusing.

The basic message? Don’t let fear get in the way of living.


“Go the distance, couples who travel together are more likely to stay together.”

— Anonymous

Going on an adventure with your partner can be the making of your relationship.

But it can also be the breaking of it! Travelling with someone is bloody stressful. You’ll definitely learn a thing or two about the long term viability of the partnership.

Get through it all and you’re sure to come out stronger.


“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.”

— The Dhammapada

I take this one to mean you should choose your companions for adventure wisely.

Don’t just go with anybody! A mismatch of personalities and priorities is a recipe for travel troubles.


This quote about love and adventure is another that’ll get you raring for an adventure!


“Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.”

— Steve Pavlina

Be bold! Take action. Have a bloody adventure. You’ll prefer it to a lifetime in the office.

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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s amazing.

You can be in the most incredible places in the world. But if you feel in any way negative, though- be it sad, angry, resentful, or anything, then you see the world through that lens.

To truly have an adventure, you need to leave your emotional baggage at home.

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“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”

— Cesare Pavese

This quote speaks of the same thing:

You’ll never get the most out of your travels unless you unburden yourself of negative perspectives and beliefs.


“Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.”

— Angelina Jolie

For me, that’s what travel is: possibility.

I love the idea of staring at a map to realize the extent of possibility out there. It’s why I can never imagine myself tiring of travel.

There’s just always more out there.


“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

— Rabindranath Tagore

Again, take action! Stop talking and dreaming about that adventure. Go have it!


“Here’s to all the places we went, and here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again: I love you.”

— John Green

Okay, so here’s another quote about adventure and love that’s a little (or even a lot) gross.

It might speak to some people out there though! So, for that, it deserves its place on this list.


Another of my favourite travel quotes full stop!


“A ship in harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”

— John Shedd

Humans are literally designed to roam.

We were hunters and gatherers long before we decided to settle down. We need to move and to explore in order to feel alive.

There’s nothing like a foreign shore to stimulate the senses and invigorate the soul.


“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.”

— W.M. Lewis

Stop dilly-dallying and pussy-footing around!

Get out there and have that adventure you’ve been toying with for so long.


“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”

— Antoine Desaint-Exupery

On the road, being on the same page as your partner makes life a thousand times easier.

When you want the same things and share the same path, then you’re in for an awesome adventure together.


“I have found out there is no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

— Mark Twain

Travelling together as a couple? Expect a bit of both!

Love and hate are both likely to feature in your experience with one another. Here’s hoping it’ll be weighted more on the side of love.


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

— Aristophanes

I know I keep telling you to just go have that adventure. But don’t get me wrong, I also know that it isn’t always that easy.

It takes bravery, and sometimes sacrifice, to hit the road. You take a dive into the unknown and hope it’ll be worth it. More often than not, the risk will pay off.


“Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage.”

— Paul Coelho

Okay, so it’s a bit about money.

But, yes, mainly courage! You have to somehow find a way to summon it, say ‘fuck it’, and give it a shot. You won’t regret the decision.


Another awesome quote about travel to, hopefully, inspire adventure.


“How you live your life is up to you. You have to go out and grab the world by the horns. Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you.”

— Sarah Reijonen

Having an adventure requires you to take control of life.

It’s about being an active participant in it, as opposed to a bystander, content with watching the world pass them by. What have you got to lose?


“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.”

— Anonymous

If you give me a choice between experiences or things, then I choose experiences every time.

For one thing, I’ve only got a backpack. There’s literally only so much physical stuff I can carry. Mainly, though, I want stories to tell, as opposed to objects to touch.


“We love because it’s the only true adventure.”

— William Gladstone

The experience of being in a loving and committed relationship is definitely a journey in its own right.

Combine it with an actual adventure, though, and you’ve got yourself a golden ticket to an unforgettable time together.


“The best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”

— Lewis Carroll

Again, yay for experiences, nay for unnecessary material stuff. Give it all a miss and save the money for adventures instead.

Why should a relationship mean settling down? Wait for someone who won’t let life escape you, who’ll challenge you and drive you towards your dreams.

Don’t forget to write about those adventures too! Here are some of my favourite writing prompts to help you keep a travel journal.


“Someone spontaneous who you can get lost in the world with. A relationship, with the right person, is a release not a restriction.”

— Beau Taplin

It’s a definite dilemma when you want to travel but your partner doesn’t.

It’s actually a major reason my last relationship ended (and why I started writing this blog!). Again, it goes back to the previous quote about looking in the same direction.

To actually enjoy any adventure you go on, you both have to want it.


“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on an old familiar pillow.”

— Lin Yutong

Coming home from an adventure is often the hardest part of the experience.

For me, it only ever serves to whet my appetite for more.


“If happiness is the goal- and it should be- then adventures should be top priority.”

— Richard Branson

Be happy- have an adventure! It’s what life should be all about.

Fall in Love With These Adventure Quotes

The one thing in life I love most is the prospect and process of having an adventure.

Just the thought of it gets me chomping at the bit. Few things appeal more to me than a lifetime of adventure; of squeezing everything I can from the time I have.

Hopefully, these quotes about love and adventure have sold you on the idea of doing the same!

Now I’d love to hear from you! Which quote did you like best? Drop me a comment to let me know!

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