“Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic”
– Edward Abbey, Author

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”
– Frank Borman, Apollo 8 Astronaut

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
– Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

“Adventure is a state of mind and spirit.”
– Jacqueline Cochran, American Aviation Pioneer

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”
– Confucius, Philosopher

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
– Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
– Amelia Earhart, American Pioneer

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
– Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist

“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, Essayist, Poet

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
– André Gide, Author

“Once human beings realize something can be done, they’re not satisfied until they’ve done it.”
– Frank Herbert, Author

“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”
– Groucho Marx, Comedian

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas…”
– Herman Melville, Moby Dick: or, the Whale

“That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.”
– Leonard Nimoy, Actor

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”
– Anais Nin, Author

“And when the day arrives I’ll become the sky and I’ll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.”
– Trent Reznor, Songwriter

“For myself, I like a universe that, includes much that is unknown and, at the same time, much that is knowable.”
– Carl Sagan, Astronomer

“We are travelers constantly moving forward and looking back. Alone, and as one, we have no choice but to try for our insatiable curiosity, for our fear of what should happen if we don’t. You are that explorer now. We will say goodbye and you will look back one last time and know that wherever you go we will be with you.”
– Commander Shepard, Mass Effect: Andromeda

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
– Susan Sontag, Writer/Filmmaker

“Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here.”
– John Swigert, Astronaut, Apollo 13 command module pilot

“The years, the months, the days, and the hours have flown by my open window. Here and there an incident, a towering moment, a naked memory, an etched countenance, a whisper in the dark, a golden glow these and much more are the woven fabric of the time I have lived.”
– Howard Thurman, Author

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu, Philosopher/Writer

“Walk, walk till you reach the end of the road, where all of your dreams await.”
– Unknown

“Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go.”
– Unknown