Quotes about Adventure

The growing drama has outgrown such toys
Of simulated stature, face, and speech:
It also peradventure may outgrow
The simulation of the painted scene,
Boards, actors, prompters, gaslight, and costume,
And take for a worthier stage the soul itself,
Its shifting fancies and celestial lights,
With all its grand orchestral silences
To keep the pauses of its rhythmic sounds.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Are there not, dear Michal,
Two points in the adventure of the diver,--
One, when a beggar he prepares to plunge;
One, when a prince he rises with his pearl?
Festus, I plunge.

Robert Browning

He had got death over with, then. He was, in a sense, lucky. Perhaps posthumous life was better than the real thing. Oh God, yes, I remember Enderby, what a man. Eater, drinker, wencher, and such exotic adventures. You could go on living without all the trouble of still being alive. Your character got blurred and mingled with those of other dead men, wittier, handsomer, themselves more vital now that they were dead. And there was one’s work, good or bad, but still a death-cheater. It wasn’t death that was the that was the trouble, of course, it was dying.

Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing.

Helen Adams Keller

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.

G.K. Chesterton

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.


Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Norman Cousins

Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign, And unknown regions date descry.

Thomas Gray

. . . and now expecting Each hour their great adventurer, from the search Of foreign words.

John Milton

He who has not an adventure has not horse or mule, so says Solomon.--Who is too adventurous, said Echephron,--loses horse and mule. [Fr., Qui ne s'adventure n'a cheval ny mule, ce dist Salomon.-- Qui trop, dist Echephron, s'adventure--perd cheval et mule, respondit Malcon.]

Francois Rabelais

Without adventure civilization is in full decay.

Alfred North Whitehead

Adventure is not outside a man; it is within.

David Grayson

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice. [Sp., No adventures mucho tu riqueza.]

Don Juan Manuel

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Beryl Coronet".

Conan Doyle

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 meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.

Annie Besant

Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.

Francis Bacon

It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth... and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.

Francis Bacon

We love because it's the only true adventure.

William Gladstone

The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.

John Updike

The only difference between fear and adventure is how much you breathe.

Rob Kalnitsky

Where there are love and generosity, there is joy. Where there are sincerity and sacrifice, there is friendship. Where there are harmony and simplicity, there is beauty. Where there are prayer and forgiveness, there is peace. Where there are moderation and patience, there is wisdom. Where there are conflicts and crises, there is opportunity. Where there are wonder and adventure, there is growth. Where there are adoration and confession, there is worship. Where there are compassion and concern, there is God. Where there are faith and hope, there is spring.

Larry Reed

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.

Adam Smith

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

Sir James Matthew Barrie

There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network. •Guy Almes A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist. •Steward Alsop I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. •Francis Bacon When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; When man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die! •Anna Letitia Barbauld Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children. •Henry Ward Beecher Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun. •Hilaire Belloc Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable. •Bhagavad Gita How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life? •Grant M. Bright No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness. •Hermann Broch Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death. •Sir Thomas Browne Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. •Albert Camus Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other. •Miguel De Cervantes Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console. •Charles Caleb Colton I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat. •Joseph Conrad While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. •Leonardo Da Vinci Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. •John Donne A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go. •James Duffecy Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet •George Eliot Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright. •Alice Thomas Ellis The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell. •John W. Foster Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. •Charles Frohman Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow. •Ibn Gabirol Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling. •Andre Gide Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born. •Gary Mark Gilmore Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. •Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing. •George Gurdjieff Oh you who have been removed from God in his solitude by the abyss of time, how can you expect to reach him without dying? •Hallaj Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you. •Georg Hermes The call of death is a call of l

Guy Almes

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