Some of Our Favorite Outdoor Quotes of All Time


We’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes related to adventure and the outdoors. We hope these will bring you motivation to get outside and experience nature in this new year. These quotes are from some of the most famous conservationists, explorers and authors.

1) Gary Snyder – “Nature is not a place to visit. It is a home.”

2) Nancy Newhall – “The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.”

3) Edward Abbey – “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”

4) Edward Abbey – “A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.”

5) Susan Sontag – “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

6) Mark Twain – “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

7) John Muir – “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”

8) William Blake – “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”

9) Henry David Thoreua – “A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”