40 Extraordinary Outdoor Quotes to Ignite the Adventurer In You

If read my post about A Beginner’s Guide to Camping Hacks & Gear Essentials but still are hesitant about going camping, here are 40 Extraordinary Outdoor Quotes to Ignite the Adventurer In You.

These quotes about the outdoors have been collected from famous writers, politicians, scientists, explorers, and even artists. So you can be sure there is at least one outdoor quote that will inspire you.

Motivational Outdoors Quotes

Motivational Outdoors Quotes
  1. “A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.” – Unknown
  2. “You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well.” – Terri Guillemets
  3. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
  4. “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  5. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” –John Burroughs
  6. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
  8. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock
  9. “The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.” – Unknown
  10. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

Adventurous Outdoors Quotes

  1. “Anywhere is within walking distance.” Unknown
  2. “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.” – Finis Mitchell
  3. “Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth
  4. “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates
  5. “As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what’s around the corner.” – Jimmy Chin
  6. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro
  7. “The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” – Nancy Newhall
  8. “The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.” – Shikoba
  9. “All good things are wild and free.” – Unknown
  10. “And into the forest, I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

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Inspiring Outdoor Quotes

Inspiring Outdoor Quotes​
  1. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir
  2. “If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.” – Unknown
  3. “There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” – Linda Hogan
  4. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder
  5. “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle
  6. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith
  7. “Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” – Charles Lindbergh
  8. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Longfellow
  9. “Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.” – Carl Sagan
  10. “In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Exploration Quotes About Being Outdoors in Nature

Exploration Quotes About Being Outdoors in Nature
  1. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” – J. R.R. Tolkien
  2. “Colors are the smiles of nature.” – Leigh Hunt
  3. “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun.” – Karolina Kurkova
  5. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-Tzu
  6. “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.” – Alexander Supertramp McCandless
  7. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey
  8. “Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” – Walt Whitman
  9. “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer
  10. “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” – Carrie Latet

That’s 40 Motivating Quotes about the Great Outdoors

I hope you found a few of these outdoor quotes inspiring enough to make you take that first step and plan a holiday or at least a road trip. (Click to get my FREE downloadable Road Trip Packing Check List)

I’d love to know which one is your favourite, and if I’ve missed any great quotes about the outdoors then please let me know in the comments below.

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3 thoughts on “40 Extraordinary Outdoor Quotes to Ignite the Adventurer In You”

  1. Awesome quotes! My favorite? “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” So true!
    Thanks for compiling and sharing the quotes.


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