Either a daring adventure, or nothing…

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

Amelia Earhart (1897 โ€“ disappeared 1937)

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller (1880 โ€“ 1968)

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.

-Bertrand Russell (1872 โ€“ 1970)

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather (1889 – 1981)

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874 โ€“ 1965)

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.

Jacob Bronowski (1908 โ€“ 1974)

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

G. K. Chesterton (1874 โ€“ 1936)

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

George Eliot (1819 โ€“ 1880)

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Norman Cousins (1915 โ€“ 1990)

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

J. K. Rowling (b. 1965)

39 thoughts on “Either a daring adventure, or nothing…”

  1. Apart from the obvious quote which a lot of folk would have heard of and formed the title of this blog, the following two stood out to me: “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”

    โ€“George Eliotย (1819 โ€“ 1880)

    “Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”

    โ€“Norman Cousinsย (1915 โ€“ 1990)

  2. Your quotes always make me think about the words you highlight. Adventure seems like one of those, like authentic, that has been given far too much weight to bear, until all meaning has been lost in gravity. (K)

  3. โ€œAn adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.โ€
    โ€• G.K. Chesterton

  4. Always love reading the quotations you post. (I wonder what being married to GK Chesteron was like?)

  5. Just read two posts where someoneโ€™s friend died unexpectedly. We cannot count on tomorrow to be there to realize our dreams.

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