Whether its an adventure your planning, a business venture or your next career move. Here are ten quotes by adventurous women to inspire you.

Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything.

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly was an American investigative journalist & inventor from the 1800s. Nellie was known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days which was a recreation of Jules Verne’s fictional character Phileas Fogg.

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart a was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

I am very resourceful, as any woman would be.

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina was the first woman in space. On 16 June 1963, Valentina was launched on a solo mission aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6. She spent more than 70 hours orbiting the Earth, two years after Yuri Gagarin’s first human-crewed flight in space.

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing.


I made my mind up to try. I tried and was successful.

Bessie Coleman

I couldn’t choose just one of Bessie’s quotes so here are two to inspire you. Bessie Coleman was the first African American, and the first Native American, woman pilot. 

When I was out there I was never ever alone, there was always a team of people behind me, in mind if he not in body.

Dame Ellen MacArthur

Dame Ellen MacArthur is a solo long-distance yachtswoman who runs a charitable foundation in her namesake that promotes a circular economy.

I shall be up before you are awake; I shall be afield before you are up; and I shall have breakfasted before you are afield. In short, I shall astonish you all.

Bathsheba Everdene,

Now Bathsheba isn’t a real person, but is one of my favourite fictional character from the Thomas Hardy novel Far from the Madding Crowd and I think she’s pretty adventurous.

I don’t think I’ll use them. The people who do are always running behind me.

María Lorena Ramírez

Mexican long-distance runner on receiving a pair of running trainers from a well known brand. If you’re interested there is a really good film on Netflix about María Lorena called Lorena, Light-Footed Woman.

My strongest emotion was the excitement I felt about the new things I was going to experience

Wanny Wolstead

Wanny Wolstead was a the first woman trapper & hunter on Svalbard. She was a Norwegian woman who lived all year round self-sufficiently in the high-Arctic cut off by sea ice.

I just want to go out and find out if this thing that I have thought will be is as amazing. But I think it is going to be better.

Pip Hare, on leaving for the vendee globe.

Pip Hare is a long-distance solo yachtswoman, who finished the Vendée Globe round-the-world 2020 yacht race on her yacht Medallia.

Don’t buy a couch.

Kika Mevs, Sailing UMA

Kika Mevs is one half of Sailing UMA. Kika has been sailing with her partner Dan on their yacht SV UMA to far flung places, including the High-Arctic. They have a YouTube channel called Sailing UMA.

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