“You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go do them.” -Author Unknown
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” -Author Unknown
You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So . . . get on your way!
-Doctor Seuss (pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904 - 1991))
“Everyone needs a friend that will call and say, ‘Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure.’“ -Author Unknown
“To forever new frontiers!” -Author Unknown
“The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there.” -J. R. R. Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 - 1973)): “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (28 November 2012) movie; words spoken by character Gandalf
Who never walks, save where he sees men’s tracks
Makes no discoveries.
-Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819 - 1881): “Kathrina: Her Life and Mine” (1867), part 3
“And then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.” -Author Unknown
“Adventure can be real happiness.” -Author Unknown
“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.” -Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
“Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world . . .” -Herman Melville (1819 - 1891): “Moby Dick” (18 October 1851)
“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” -André Gide (André Paul Guillaume Gide (1869 - 1951)): “Les faux-monnayeurs” (English: “The Counterfeiters”) (1925)
“To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.” -Joshua Slocum
“Old men ought to be explorers.” -T. S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888 - 1965)): “Four Quartets,” ‘East Coker’ (1940)
Flamingo: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Skylark: She was excited at the possibility of new adventures.
“Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers.” -Author Unknown
“Faith is an adventure; it is the courage of the soul to face the unknown. But that courage springs from the hope and confidence of the soul that its adventure will succeed.” -Henry van Dyke (Henry Jackson van Dyke, Junior (1852 - 1933))
“The adventure is just beginning.” -Susan Greenfield
There was a young lady named Laura,
Who went to the wilds of Angora,
She came back on a goat
With a beautiful coat,
And notes of the fauna and flora.
-William Cosmo Monkhouse
“If you’re not lost, you’re not much of an explorer.” -John Perry Barlow (born 1947)
“Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.” -Author Unknown
“You are about to begin the hero’s journey. Travel well on the quest. A life of more is your birthright. Know the vast resources that reside in you and are provided for you in the world. You have raised the battle cry of, ‘There must be more than this.’” -Judith Wright
“Time for a new adventure.” -Author Unknown
“Grand adventures await those who are willing to turn the corner.” -Author Unknown
“Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.” -Annie Besant (1847 - 1933)
“The world is yours to explore.” -Author Unknown
Mission top secret,
Destination unknown -
Don’t even know
When we’re coming home.
-Author Unknown: American military double-time marching cadence
“Adventure awaits.” -Author Unknown
“Among my favorite half-dozen topics in the field of Victorian female explorers, the intrepid women who packed up their parasols and petticoats and roamed the world in search of adventure. Some were scientists, some artists, some unabashed curiosity-seekers who simply went out to see what they could see.” -Deanna Raybourn
“The growth of the human mind is still high adventure, in many ways, the highest adventure on Earth.” -Norman Cousins (1915 - 1990)
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
“Can’t keep still all day . . . I like adventures, and I’m going to find one.” -Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888): “Little Women” (volume 1, 1868 and volume 2, 1869)
“Where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.” -Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
“The only life worth living is the adventurous life. Of such a life a dominate characteristic is that it is unafraid. It is unafraid of what people think. Like Columbus, it dares not only to assert a belief but live in the face of contrary opinion. It does not adopt either its pace or its objectives to the pace and objectives of its neighbors. It thinks its own thoughts, it reads its own books, it develops its own hobbies, and it is governed by its own conscience. The herd may graze where it pleases, but he who lives the adventurous life will remain unafraid when he finds himself alone.” -Raymond B. Fosdick
“You must go on adventures to find out where you belong.” -Sue Fitzmaurice
“I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.” -Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820), (June 1819), as quoted in Chester Harding: “My Egotistigraphy” (1866)
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.” -John A. Shedd (John Augustus Shedd (1859 - 1928)): “Salt from My Attic” (1928), page 20 (similar quotation attributed to William G. T. Shedd)
“Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone.” -André Gide (André Paul Guillaume Gide (1869 - 1951))
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” -William A. Feather (William Arthur Feather (1889 - 1981))
“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.” -André Gide (André Paul Guillaume Gide (1869 - 1951))
“Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’; otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life.” -Ian Fleming (Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908 - 1964)): “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car” (22 October 1964)
“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.” -Wilfred A. Peterson
Where Can One Find Adventures and Explore?
- The bottom of the ocean.
- Libraries and museums.
- Wilderness areas including forests, deserts, tundra, and woodlands.
- Grow plants that beautify your home and neighborhood.
- Interests such as mathematics and biology.
- Start a business or nonprofit venture.
Where else can people find adventure and explore?
“You should know there is adventure in simply being among those we love and the things we love, and beauty, too.” -Lloyd Alexander
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller (Helen Adams Keller (1880 - 1968))
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius (K’ung Fu-tzu or K’ung Ch’iu (about 551 B.C.E. - about 479 B.C.E.))
“It’s a magical world, Hobbes, oil’ buddy . . . Let’s go exploring!” -Bill Waterson (Bill Waterson II (born 1958)): “Calvin and Hobbes,” last panel, line spoken by fictional character Calvin
This is MFOL! (Make Fun Of Life!) . . . make an adventure of your life and never stop exploring . . .