Inspiration for the Adventure

“Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.”
―Antonio Porchia

“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.”
—John Amatt

“The only question in life is whether or not you are going to answer a hearty ‘YES!’ to your adventure.”
—Joseph Campbell

“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

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
—J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
―Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“The greatest danger facing us is irrational fear of the unknown. But there’s no such thing as the unknown―only things temporarily not understood.”
―Captain James T. Kirk, Star Trek

“At dusk the three of us encountered an elderly lady and her beagle hiking toward us. Teetering along on a walking stick, she wore a motoring cap and held a bunch of wildflowers. I said hello and asked her where she was going. She replied in Welsh, ‘Rydw i yna yn barod.’ We looked to Erica for a translation. “She said, ‘I’m already there.’”
―from “A Ramble in Wales,” The National Geographic Traveler

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art.”
―Maya Angelou

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
―Annie Dillard

“Here is the test to find whether or not your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn’t.”
―Richard Bach

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.”
―Graham Greene