22 Urbex Quotes That Will Motivate You To Explore

Urban exploration for me is more than just walking around an abandoned empty building. Urban exploring helps me clear my mind, it relieves my stress, fills my soul, and inspires me to get in touch with my creative side.

I’ve actually come up with many of the posts I’ve written here on my blog while I’m out exploring. It’s hard not to be inspired when I’m in a quiet place with nothing but my thoughts. If you’ve been urban exploring I’m sure you know the feeling all too well. It’s something that you have to experience yourself to understand.

If you’re new to urban exploration but haven’t actually taken part in it, you’re missing out on so much more than just seeing cool abandoned buildings. The fact that you’re here reading my blog means that you’re at the very least interested in urban exploration. You can learn all there is to know about this hobby but you have to actually take part in it yourself to get the full experience.

I started this blog so I could teach you everything I know about urban exploration. But I can’t hold your hand and take you out exploring. You have to do that yourself. If you need a bit of motivation, below are 22 urbex quotes that will hopefully inspire and motivate you to go out and explore.


“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.”

Frank Borman


“Exploration is a wonderful way to open our eyes to the world and to truly see that impossible is just a word.”

Richard Branson


Several of these quotes would be great Instagram captions for abandoned places. Feel free to share them on social media!


“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”

Susan Sontag

“Exploration is curiosity put into action.”

Don Walsh


These quotes about abandoned places are good motivation for any person interested in urban exploring who hasn’t actually explored an abandoned building.


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”

Eleanor Roosevelt


“Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.”



“Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.”



“We were born to be free, to expand our horizons by going where we have never gone before, and not to hang out in the relative comfort and safety of the nest, the known. there is a place within us that is courageous beyond our human understanding; it yearns to explore beyond the boundaries of our daily life.”

Dennis Merritt Jones

“We only know a tiny proportion about the complexity of the natural world. Wherever you look, there are still things we don’t know about and don’t understand. There are always new things to find out if you go looking for them.”

David Attenborough


“Stop making excuses for why you can’t do epic shit and start making plans for how you can.”

Annette White


“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

 Andre Gide


If all you do is watch urbex videos on Youtube and never actually go out and explore yourself, you cannot discover these “oceans” with your own eyes. Let these urban exploration quotes be your motivation to go out and explore!


 “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

T.S Eliot

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Helen Keller


“Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what’s beyond.”

Buzz Aldrin


“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Jawaharlal Nehru


“I long to set foot where no man has trod before.”

Charles Darwin


“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Muriel Strode


“Adventure without risk is Disneyland.”

Douglas Coupland


“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do.”

Walter Bagehot


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“It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.”

Oberyn Martell, Game of Thrones


“Half the fun of the travel is the aesthetic of lostness.”

Ray Bradbury

There you have it. 22 urbex quotes that will hopefully ignite a fire in you to go out and experience urban exploration. If you’re still looking for more motivation to explore, check out these urbex documentaries. Also d you know of any other quotes I should have included in this post? Please share them in the comments!

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