I am always inspired by adventure, and I’m not even the most adventurous type. I love sitting on my squishy coach reading about the adventurous lives of others. I enjoy watching hot air balloons rise in the sky. And someday, darnit, I’m going to do those things myself. In the meantime, I’ll reflect on these quotes, and perhaps they will inspire you to live more adventurously and fully too.
“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” (Eugene Ionesco)
“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.” (George Eliot)
“Adventure without risk is Disneyland.” (Doug Coupland)
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton)
“An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.” (Norma Shearer)
“Be careful going in search of adventure – it’s ridiculously easy to find.” (William Least Heat-Moon)
“Democracy is an extraordinary adventure. It’s difficult, full of daring and risk and danger. But it’s the greatest gift we have.” (Jon Voight)
“Each coming together of man and wife, even if they have been mated for many years, should be a fresh adventure; each winning should necessitate a fresh wooing.” (Marie Carmichael Stopes)
“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” (Irving Wallace)
“Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?” (Frank Moore Colby)
Your adventure starts here.
If you’re in the West Michigan region and want your life to be more adventurous, exciting, and purposeful, then check out my group coaching program starting in September: The Year of Living Adventurously. Don’t wait for adventure to find you. Chase after it, and really live.