Outdoors Quotes

Wild and Adventurous Outdoor Quotes

  1. “Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” 
  2. “The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” 
  3. “No matter the risks we take, we always consider the end to be too soon, even though in life, more than anything else, quality should be more important than quantity.”
  4. “Live the life you’ve dreamed.” 

 

  1. “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.” 

 

  1. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
  2. “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.” 
  3. “All that is gold does not glitter, not all who wander are lost.” 
  4. “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air’s salubrity.” 
  5. “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.”

Motivating Outdoor Quotes for When the Trail Gets Tough

  1. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” 
  2. “A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.” 
  3. “Anywhere is within walking distance.” 
  4. “Through struggle to the stars.” 
  5. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” 
  6. “Just get out and do it. Just get out and do it.” 
  7. “No Pain, No Rain, No Maine.”
  8. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” 
  9. “Hiking’s not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” 
  10. “You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well.” 
  11. “If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.” 
  12. “Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.” 
  13. “The best way out is always through.” 
  14. “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.”

Inspiring Walking & Hiking Quotes

 

  1. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” 
  2. “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” 
  3. “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” 
  4. “Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer, because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints.” 
  5. “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” 
  6. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
  7. “The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.”
  8. “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” 
  9. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” 
  10. “Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.”
  11. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” 
  12. “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” 
  13. “After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” 
  14. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” 

Nature & Outdoors Quotes

  1. “Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.” 
  2. “The Earth has music for those who listen.” 
  3. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” 
  4. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” 
  5. “The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.” 
  6. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” 
  7. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

Outdoor Exploration Quotes

  1. “Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun.” 
  2. “As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what’s around the corner.” 
  3. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
  4. “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.” 
  5. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.”

 

Adventurous Quotes for Outdoors Enthusiasts

 

. “The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” 

  1. “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” 
  2. “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.” 
  3. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” 
  4. “Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” 
  5. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
  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.” 
  7. “Not all who wander are lost.”
  8. “Live the life you’ve dreamed.” 
  9. “No matter the risks we take, we always consider the end to be too soon, even though in life, more than anything else, quality should be more important than quantity.”
  10. “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.” 
  11. “The Earth has music for those who listen.” 
  12. “The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.”
  13. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” 
  14. “Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me.” 
  15. “The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

Best Nature Quotes

  1. “All good things are wild and free.” – Unknown
  2. “Colors are the smiles of nature.”
  3. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.”
  4. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” 
  5. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” 
  6. “The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.”

Motivational Outdoors Quotes

These motivational outdoor quotes are designed to spark your enthusiasm for adventure and to spur you on when the going gets tough.

  1. “Anywhere is within walking distance.” 
  2. “The best way out is always through.” 
  3. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” 
  4. “A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.” 
  5. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” 
  6. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
  7. “Hiking is not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” 
  8. “You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well.” 
  9. “If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.” 
  10. “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.”
  11. “Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.”

Quotes on Outdoors and Nature

The feeling of freedom and fresh air can’t be topped, so these nature outdoor quotes draw on the emotions of excitement, wonder, and awe that nature often evokes.

  1. “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” 
  2. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” 
  3. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” 
  4. “Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher.”
  5. “Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.” 
  6. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” 

Adventure Nature Quotes

  1. “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.” 
  2. “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.” 
  3. “I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” 
  4. “My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” 
  5. “The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.” 

Inspiring Hiking and Outdoorsy Quotes

  1. “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” 
  2. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
  3. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
  4. “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” 
  5. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” 
  6. “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.”

 

25 inspiring nature quotes to make you want to go outside and explore nature

 

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” 

“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” 

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.” 

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” 

“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” 

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.” 

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” 

“Choose only one master – Nature” 

“The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my 

 

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.”

 

“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.” 

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” 

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but Nature more.” 

“I go to Nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put together.” 

“You don’t have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it.”

“The earth has music for those who listen.”

 

“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.”

 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” 

“He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.” 

“Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher.” 

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” 

“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.”

 

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”

 

“Woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.”

 

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”

 

Outdoors Quotes

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

 

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul”

 

“Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.”

 

“Water, water, water….There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among plants and animals, homes and towns and cities, which makes the arid West so different from any other part of the nation. There is no lack of water here unless you try to establish a city where no city should be.”

 

“I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.”

 

“None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here: two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind. When you walk, the world has neither present nor future: nothing but the cycle of mornings and evenings. Always the same thing to do all day: walk. But the walker who marvels while walking (the blue of the rocks in a July evening light, the silvery green of olive leaves at noon, the violet morning hills) has no past, no plans, no experience. He has within him the eternal child. While walking I am but a simple gaze.”

 

“Maybe freedom really is nothing left to lose. You had it once in childhood, when it was okay to climb a tree, to paint a crazy picture and wipe out on your bike, to get hurt. The spirit of risk gradually takes its leave. It follows the wild cries of joy and pain down the wind, through the hedgerow, growing ever fainter. What was that sound? A dog barking far off? That was our life calling to us, the one that was vigorous and undefended and curious.”

 

“SAUL: ‘We made love outdoors, my favorite place to make love, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and dripping with sweat.”

 

“The green-eyed angel came in less than a half hour and fell docile as a lamb into my arms. We kissed and caressed, I met no resistance when I unlaced the strings to free her dress and fill myself in the moist and hot bed nature made between her thighs. We made love outdoors—without a roof, I like most, without stove, my favorite place, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and dripping with dew, and our love for each other was seen. Our love for the world was new.”

“To me the outdoors is what you must pass through in order to get from your apartment into a taxicab.”

 

“No Geologist worth anything is permanently bound to a desk or laboratory, but the charming notion that true science can only be based on unbiased observation of nature in the raw is mythology. Creative work, in geology and anywhere else, is interaction and synthesis: half-baked ideas from a bar room, rocks in the field, chains of thought from lonely walks, numbers squeezed from rocks in a laboratory, numbers from a calculator riveted to a desk, fancy equipment usually malfunctioning on expensive ships, cheap equipment in the human cranium, arguments before a road cut.”

 

“A good roast of sun, it slows you, lets you relax–and out here if there’s anything wrong, you can see it coming with bags of time to do what’s next. This is the place and the weather for peace, for the cultivation of a friendly mind.”

 

“Some of us are drawn to mountains the way the moon draws the tide. Both the great forests and the mountains live in my bones. They have taught me, humbled me, purified me and changed me.”

 

“We made love outdoors—without a roof, I like most, without stove, my favorite place, assuming the weather be fair and balmy, and the earth beneath be clean. Our souls intertwined and dripping with dew, and our love for each other was seen. Our love for the world was new.”

 

“Walking causes a repetitive, spontaneous poetry to rise naturally to the lips, words as simple as the sound of footsteps on the road. There also seems to be an echo of walking in the practice of two choruses singing a psalm in alternate verses, each on a single note, a practice that makes it possible to chant and listen by turns. Its main effect is one of repetition and alternation that St Ambrose compared to the sound of the sea: when a gentle surf is breaking quietly on the shore the regularity of the sound doesn’t break the silence, but structures it and renders it audible. Psalmody in the same way, in the to-and-fro of alternating responses, produces (Ambrose said) a happy tranquillity in the soul. The echoing chants, the ebb and flow of waves recall the alternating movement of walking legs: not to shatter but to make the world’s presence palpable and keep time with it. And just as Claudel said that sound renders silence accessible and useful, it ought to be said that walking renders presence accessible and useful.”

 

“Owning land is like owning the ocean, or the air. no one owns land.”

 

“The whole concatenation of wild and artificial things, the natural ecosystem as modified by people over the centuries, the build environment layered over layers, the eerie mix of sounds and smells and glimpses neither natural nor crafted- all of it is free for the taking, for the taking in. Take it, take it in, take in more every weekend, every day, and quickly it becomes the theater that intrigues, relaxes, fascinates, seduces, and above all expands any mind focused on it. Outside lies utterly ordinary space open to any casual explorer willing to find the extraordinary. Outside lies unprogrammed awareness that at times becomes directed serendipity. Outside lies magic.”

 

“Camping has become one of my most beloved pastimes. I take a fierce delight in swinging a pak o my back or into a canoe and heading for the hills or lakes. In my opinion, camping can be the greatest expression of free will, personal independence, innate ability, and resourcefulness possible today in our industrialized, urbanized existence. Regardless of how miserable or how splendid the circumstances, the sheer experience of camping seems a total justification for doing it.”

 

“Blinding, mineral, shattering silence. You hear nothing but the quiet crunch of stones underfoot. An implacable, definitive silence, like a transparent death. Sky of a perfectly detached blue. You advance with eyes down, reassuring yourself sometimes with a silent mumbling. Cloudless sky, limestone slabs filled with presence: silence nothing can sidestep. Silence fulfilled, vibrant immobility, tensed like a bow. There’s the silence of early morning. For long routes in autumn you have to start very early. Outside everything is violet, the dim light slanting through red and gold leaves. It is an expectant silence. You walk softly among huge dark trees, still swathed in traces of blue night. You are almost afraid of awakening. Everything whispering quietly. There’s the silence of walks through the snow, muffled footsteps under a white sky. All around you nothing moves. Things and even time itself are iced up, frozen solid in silent immobility. Everything is stopped, unified, thickly padded. A watching silence, white, fluffy, suspended as if in parentheses.”

 

“Summer on the high plateau can be delectable as honey; it can also be a roaring scourge. To those who love the place, both are good, since both are part of its essential nature. And it is to know its essential nature that I am seeking here. To know, that is, with the knowledge that is a process of living. This is not done easily nor in an hour. It is a tale too slow for the impatience of our age, not of immediate enough import for its desperate problems. Yet it has its own rare value. It is, for one thing, a corrective of glib assessment: one never quite knows the mountain, nor oneself in relation to it. However often I walk on them, these hills hold astonishment for me. There is no getting accustomed to them.”

 

“But walking causes absorption. Walking interminably, taking in through your pores the height of the mountains when you are confronting them at length, breathing in the shape of the hills for hours at a time during a slow descent. The body becomes steeped in the earth it treads. And thus, gradually, it stops being in the landscape: it becomes the landscape. That doesn’t have to mean dissolution, as if the walker were fading away to become a mere inflection, a footnote. It’s more a flashing moment: sudden flame, time catching fire. And here, the feeling of eternity is all at once that vibration between presences. Eternity, here, in a spark.”

 

“Be healthy by being outdoors in the natural daylight with nature!”

“I never knew I liked to be outside so much. I never knew I liked lochs and views and that, but I could seriously handle living in a cottage by the side of somewhere like this.”

The Panopticon”

 

“Brute animals are the most healthy, and they are exposed to all weather, and of men, those are healthiest who are the most exposed.”

 

“Alone in distant woods or fields, in unpretending sprout lands or pastures tracked by rabbits, even in a bleak and, to most, cheerless day like this, when a villager would be thinking of his inn, I come to myself. I once more feel myself grandly related. This cold and solitude are friends of mine.”

 

“Like that of the house, the all too common overuse of the neck leads to the underuse of the muscles of the eye.”

 

“To the timid traveler, fresh from the sedimentary levels of the lowlands, these highways, however picturesque and grand, seem terribly forbidding — cold, dead, gloomy gashes in the bones of the mountains, and of all Nature’s ways the ones to be most cautiously avoided. Yet they are full of the finest and most telling examples of Nature’s love; and though hard to travel, none are safer. For they lead through regions that lie far above the ordinary haunts of the devil, and of the pestilence that walks in darkness. True, there are innumerable places where the careless step will be the last step; and a rock falling from the cliffs may crush without warning like lightning from the sky; but what then? Accidents in the mountains are less common than in the lowlands, and these mountain mansions are decent, delightful, even divine, places to die in, compared with the doleful chambers of civilization. Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain-passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action. Even the sick should try these so-called dangerous passes, because for every unfortunate they kill, they cure a thousand.”

 

“School rewards with a certificate; nature rewards with enlightenment.”

 

“…in the world of mountains, there will always be someone doing something bigger, better, and crazier”

 

“Anything that gets you out, that gets you physically active, is going to be good psychotherapy and stave off winter problems.”