12 quotes to inspire you to be more curious and live a fuller life

12 quotes to inspire you

Life is bursting with possibility and potential - just look at the scatter of sunshine and stars seducing us with their twinkle and light every day and night.

We all want to be inspired and inspiring - and free to choose how we live our lives.

Yet we're obsessed with all the wrong things. We're trapped in mediocre jobs, tied to our things, obscene mortgages and living above our means. We're hating on our imperfect bodies, preoccupied with counting calories and avengelising the latest health fads.

We're bowing to societal pressures and expectations in a desperate bid to be happy, successful and relevant, as we board the speed train hurtling through the years of our lives leaving behind a blurred trail of lost days and neglected dreams.

We're devoted to our smartphones and scouring the internet for inspiration, yet we ignore the creative stimulus and wonder of nature, contunually compromising our freedom, imagination and capacity to live well with every mindless click.

It's time to stop and smell the proverbial roses.

Let the words below be your reminder to reconnect with your wild heart, to play and invite more adventure into your day. Because the only way to embrace, honour and celebrate the beauty and diversity of the world we live in is to engage with it, fully, deeply, and passionately, letting it take your breath away.

Here are 12 quotes to inspire you to be more curious and live a fuller life:

Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. 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.
— Jon Krakauer, Into The Wild
Once we realize the extraordinary power we have to compose our lives, we’ll move from passive, conditioned thinking to being co-creators of our fate.
— Jason Silvia
The cost of inaction is vast. Don’t go to your grave with your best work inside you. Choose to die empty.
— Todd Henry, Die Empty
Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself, and your life will become a glorious romance and adventure.
— Mack Douglas
No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.
— Jim Morrison
Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures.
— Lovelle Drachman
You’ve got to take life and ride it until the wheels fall off.
— Brad Simms
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.
— Jack Kerouac
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
— Christopher Morley
Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure.
— Maya Angelou
What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?
— John Green
We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity leads us down new paths.
— Walt Disney

Before you go, how can you invite more adventure into your life? Leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you.