When life gets too hard and the walls around me seem like they are closing in, I escape to nature. Being outdoors; feeling the wind and the rain on my skin is the best feeling in the world (if you ask me). But sometimes I can’t escape. That’s when I turn to these inspiring outdoor quotes that help me reconnect with nature.
I spend all my free time exploring. Being outdoors and taking a breather from the technology that eats up all of my time and energy is rejuvenating and relaxing. If you don’t believe me, just take some time to go out and see for yourself. And, if you can’t, or are reluctant to, check out these best nature-related quotes that will surely inspire you as much as they do me.
23 Best Outdoor Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live Life to the Fullest
Outdoor Quotes About Embracing Everything That Nature Has to Offer
#1. “I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” — E. B. White
#2. “To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” — Terry Tempest Williams
#3. “You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few brief minutes and then the wind blows away your footprints.” ― Arlene Blum
#4. “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” ― Helen Keller
#5. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” — John Burroughs
Outdoor Quotes That Will Motivate You to Wander
#6. “The Earth has music for those who listen.” ― Williams Shakespeare
#7. “Summer on the high plateau can be delectable as honey; it can also be a roaring scourge. To those who love the place, both are good, since both are part of its essential nature. And it is to know its essential nature that I am seeking here. To know, that is, with the knowledge that is a process of living. This is not done easily nor in an hour. It is a tale too slow for the impatience of our age, not of immediate enough import for its desperate problems. Yet it has its own rare value. It is, for one thing, a corrective of glib assessment: one never quite knows the mountain, nor oneself in relation to it. However often I walk on them, these hills hold astonishment for me. There is no getting accustomed to them.” ― Nan Shepherd
#8. “I feel a hint of pity for those who don’t get to experience the crisp air and excitement of mountain climbing. Are they ever really awake?” ― Tommy Caldwell
#9. “Of all the things I’d been skeptical about, I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.” — Cheryl Strayed
#10. “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” — John Muir
#11. “Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.” — Lorraine Anderson
#12. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So, get on your way.” ― Dr. Seuss
Outdoor Quotes That Will Leave You Itching for an Adventure
#13. “To apprehend things — walking on a hill, seeing the light change, the mist, the dark, being aware, using the whole of one’s body to instruct the spirit — yes, that is a secret life one has and knows others have. But to be able to share it, in and through words — that is what frightens me. … It dissolves one’s being, I am no longer myself but a part of a life beyond myself when I read pages which are so much an expression of myself.” ― Nan Shepherd
#14. “In nature, nothing is perfect and yet everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” ― Alice Walker
#15. “Smart people that like good health spend several hours outdoors daily in the shade of trees.” ― Steven Magee
#16. “Now I know the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the Earth.” — Walt Whitman
#17. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’”— Sylvia Plath
#18. “A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.” — Alan S. Kesselheim
Outdoor Quotes That Speak to Your Nomadic Soul
#19. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” — Edward Abbey
#20. “A good roast of sun, it slows you, lets you relax ― and out here if there’s anything wrong, you can see it coming with bags of time to do what’s next. This is the place and the weather for peace, for the cultivation of a friendly mind.” ― A.L. Kennedy
#21. “My breath catches in my lungs as exhilaration takes over my energized limbs. I no longer feel the stones underfoot. All I know is the air whooshing past my ears and the thud of my wild heart. I am light as air.” ― K.V. Wilson
#22. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” ― John Muir
#23. “You lift your head, you’re on your way, but really just to be walking, to be out of doors. That’s it, that’s all, and you’re there. Outdoors is our element: the exact sensation of living there.” ― Frédéric Gros
So, do you feel ready to go out into the wilderness yet? Becoming one with nature isn’t that hard. If you’ll excuse my bad pun, it’s natural! All you have to do is to step outside and open your mind.
I hope these outdoor quotes inspired you to plan your next adventure or at least reminded you that there’s more to life than what’s inside the four walls you live in. Let yourself be free, and try to get outside as much as possible!