adventure

A Quote by Velma West Sykes on adventure, christmas, cities, day, friendship, sleep, stability, travel, and work

Christmas parable: The stable boy had finished work that day, Had filled the manger with new, fragrant hay, Had fed the beasts, and usually would sleep Snuggled for warmth among the placid sheep; But not tonight, for he'd conceived a plan To join a merchant's camel caravan And travel to far places. He had heard Exciting tales of cities which had stirred His longing for adventure. He would go Where things were happening; his friends would know Why he had gone. He often said to them, "Oh, nothing happens here in bethlehem." He looked back once, before they traveled far, And wondered vaguely: why that brilliant star?

Velma West Sykes

Source: Magazine clipping. Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Tim Cahill on adventure, emotion, needs, and time

An adventure is never an adventure while it's happening. Challenging experiences need time to ferment, and adventure is simply physical and emotional discomfort recollected in tranquillity.

Tim Cahill

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A Quote by Thornton Niven Wilder on adventure, home, and wishes

It's when you are safe at home that you're having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.

Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on adventure, death, duty, fear, joy, and life

Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

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A Quote by Sir John Buchan on adventure, ambition, careers, honor, life, men, and politics

Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.

Sir John Buchan (1875 - 1940)

Source: Pilgrim’s Way, 1940

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A Quote by Sir James Matthew Barrie on adventure and death

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937)

Source: Peter Pan

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A Quote by Ruth Ryden on adventure, change, dance, fear, and prophets

Don't let the prophecies, ancient or modern, trap you in a box of fear and futility. Change the dance by becoming the light that you are, the light that continues through and beyond the box into the adventure of forever.

Ruth Ryden

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A Quote by Robert Browning on adventure and preparation

Are there not, dear Michael, Two points in the adventure of the diver,- One, when a beggar he prepares to plunge; One, when a prince he rises with his pearl? Festus, I plunge.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Paracelsus. Part i.

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A Quote by Robert Armstrong on adventure, fame, and money

It's money and adventure and fame. It's the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage that starts at six o'clock tomorrow morning.

Robert Armstrong

Source: As Carl Denham, fearless adventure filmmaker/producer, preparing an expedition, King Kong 1933

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on adventure, beginning, discovery, husbands, marriage, unhappiness, and wives

If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all!

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Running

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