55 Explore Quotes All Wanderlusters Must Read

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Greetings ladies and gents…

Welcome to the internet’s best collection of explore quotes.

Whether you’re looking for fill your wanderlust tank, or you just need a quote about exploring for an epic Instagram caption…you’re in the right place.

See, I’m kinda obsessed with quotes.

Over the past three decades of life (yeah, I’m that old!), I’ve noticed something peculiar…

We humans tend to get ourselves into ruts.

We get comfortable. We get stuck in boring routines. We settle.

Most “normal” people don’t mind this.

But you and I?

We’re not like most people.

We’re explorers.

We want to suck out all the awesomeness this life has to offer—to live every day to the max. And to do that, we need to keep our inspiration tanks topped up.

Lucky for you, this list of explore quotes was designed specially for inspiration tanks…

So start fillin’ her up!

Note: Feel free to use any of these explore quote images wherever you like. (But if you use them on your website, please credit me with a link 😇). For even more inspiration, check out this huge list of adventure quotes.

Quotes on Exploring

explore quotes by Don Walsh

1. “Exploration is curiosity put into action.”

—Don Walsh


2. “But I suppose there’s a lot to see everywhere, if only you keep your eyes open.”

—Norton Juster


3. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

—Carl Sandburg


4. “Travel…the best way to be lost and found at the same time.”

—Brenna Smith


5. “Wanderlust: (n) A strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.”


6. “Surely, of all the wonders of the world, the horizon is the greatest.”

—Freya Stark


7.”Not all those who wander are lost.”

—J.R.R. Tolkien


8. “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

—Ibn Battuta


9. “Life is short and the world is wide.”


Explore the World Quotes

inspiring wanderlust quotes

10. “Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.

—Robert J. Hastings


11. “It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.”

—Henry David Thoreau


 12.  “Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”


13. “Be brave, take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”

—Paulo Coelho


14. “I’d rather have a passport full of stamps, than a house full of stuff.”


15. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.”

―Paulo Coelho


16. “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.”

Carew Papritz


Short Explore Quotes

short quotes about exploring

17. “Never stop exploring.”


 18. “Born to explore the world.”


19. “Create a life you don’t need a vacation from.”


20. “Live simply and explore”

—Dayan Tabima 


21. “Never lose your sense of wonder.” 


22. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” 

—Stephen Covey


 23. “Wander often, wonder always.”


24. “People don’t take trips, trips take people.”


Quotes About Exploring Nature

quotes about exploring nature

25. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.” 


26. “This wonderful world was created to be explored.”


27. “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

―Heraclitu


28. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

—Andre Gide


29. “Why seek to scale Mount Everest, queen of the air; why strive to crown that cruel crest, and deathward dare? Said Mallory of Dauntless Quest, “Because it’s there.”


Famous Explorer Quotes

Stephen Covey travel quote

30. “The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”

―Norton Juster


 31. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

—Henry Miller


32. “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” 

  —Robert Louis Stevenson 


33. “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”

―Henry Ward Beecher


34. “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”

—Greg Anderson


35. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

Napolean Hill


36. “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

—T.S. Eliot


Explore Life Quotes

quotes about exploring the world

37. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.”

—Paulo Coelho


38. “Travel has the ability to enrich your life in some way, shape, or form—you return a different person than when you arrived.”

—Annette White 


39. “It’s not leaving that you should fear, but staying forever in the same place.”

—Dayan Tabima


40. “…There ain’t no journey that don’t change you some.”

―David Mitchell


41. “Those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.”


42. “Explore as much as you can, as far as you can, for as long as you can. Because eventually, the day will come when you can’t.

—Dayan Tabima


43. “The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.”

—Alan Watts


44. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket.”


45. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—they must be felt with the heart.” 

—Helen Keller.


46. “Discover your passion, then take one step every day to live it.”

—Annette White


47. “The places you have seen and the memories you have made can never be taken from you.”

—Dayan Tabima


Quotes About Exploring the Unknown

inspirational quote by Dayan Tabima

 48.  “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” 

Herman Melville


49. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. so throw off the bowlines. catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”


50. “To explore a new place—not knowing where you’ll end up—is adrenaline at its purest.”

—Mitchell A. Glass


51. “People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.”

 —Martin Yan


52. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

―Erol Ozan


53. “Travel as much as you can, as far as you can, life is not meant to be lived in one place.”


54. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

―Martin Buber


55. “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” 

—Paulo Coelho

travel quote by Carl Sandburg

What Are Your Favorite Quotes On Exploring The World?

So what do you think guys?

Feeling full yet?

I know I am.

I’m always on the lookout for new explore quotes. Do you have any favorites that I missed?

If so, leave them in the comments below and I’ll get them added!

Happy exploring 😎!

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