115 Best Bucket List Quotes To Inspire You To Explore Life

A bucket list is a list of things or a number of experiences or adventures a person wishes to do before dying. Life is too short and unpredictable, so why not accomplish all your dreams before “you bite the dust”. So hurry up and add all those things which you want to do but you haven’t checked in your bucket list.

So what are your top 10 bucket list items? We have rounded up the best collection of bucket list quotes, sayings, captions, status, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to follow and achieve your bucket list ideas.

All of us have a wish list and things to do list before we die, which encourages us to achieve our goals with passion. Why live a life without a to-do t list, a life without any dreams and ambition?

These motivational quotes about bucket list are divided in these sections;

  • Bucket List Quotes
  • Funny Bucket List Quotes
  • Inspirational Bucket List Travel Quotes

These bucket list quotes will inspire and encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and work hard towards attaining your dreams and goals check the items in your bucket list.

If you like these quotes do check out our post about Kayaking Quotes and  boat quotes for a life full of adventure.

Bucket List Quotes

  1. “Without a goal, you can’t score.”

  2. “Life is a one time offer, use it well.”

  3. “Die with memories, not with dreams.”

  4. “Been there. Done that. I have a bucket list.”                                                                                 

    Bucket List Quotes Images
    Bucket List Quotes Images

  5. “Create a life you don’t need a vacation from.”

  6. “The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.”

  7. “It’s the perfect time to live out your bucket list.”                                                                       

    quotes about bucket lists
    quotes about bucket lists

  8. “The way you are living will have been your life.”

  9. “Adventure may hurt you, but monotony will kill you.”

  10. “Design a life you are inspired to live.” – Annette White

  11. “A life lived in fear…. is a life half-lived.” – Baz Luhrmann

  12. “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” – John Lewis

  13. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller                                         

    bucket list checked quotes
    bucket list checked quotes

  14. “Live your life by a compass, not a clock.” – Stephen R. Covey

  15. “A goal without a plan is a wish.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

  16. “Measure life by the people who measure themselves by you.”

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

    Bucket List Quotes
    Bucket List Quotes

  18. “Fill your life with tiny and large adventurous moments.” – Sark

  19. “It is not down in any map, true places never are.” – Henry Miller

  20. “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

  21. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

  22. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson

  23. “Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it.” – Annette White

  24. “If you find yourself in a hole, the first to do is to stop digging.” – Will Rogers

  25. “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

  26. “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” – Dolly Parton

  27. “Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely.” – Thomas P. Murphy

  28. “We could accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”

  29. “If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

  30. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

  31. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot

  32. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin

  33. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

  34. “Everyone who got where he is has had to begin where he was.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

  35. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Tony Gaskins

  36. “At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.” – Christopher Reeves

  37. “Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life is meant to be.” – Steve Pavlina

  38. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  39. “Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent it is gone forever.” – Zig Ziglar

  40. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

  41. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shoreline.” – Andre Gide

  42. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

  43. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  44. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

  45. “When life gives you the opportunity to check off a thing on the bucket list, you have to check them.” – Ryan Tedder

  46. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

  47. “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  48. “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.” – Walter Cronkite

  49. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  50. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

  51. “You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.” – Roman Payne

  52. “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  53. “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace

  54. “Everyone who’s born has a mysterious life path to follow. We must live to find that one reason to live.” – Suchet Chaturvedi

  55. “We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and each one should be really excellent. Because these are our lives.” – Steve Jobs

  56. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

  57. “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward

  58. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you have always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho

  59. “Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.” – Doug Larson

  60. “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman

  61. “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.” – Mark Victor Hansen

  62. “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  63. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac

  64. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway

  65. “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

  66. “My bucket list is pretty much checked off. But oh, we should play in space! Let’s do that. We’ll play in space, up on a satellite somewhere.” – Patrick Stump

  67. “March Bucket list: Eat breakfast in bed. Volunteer with a roadside crew. Tour a large city near you. Clean out your closet. Plan a date night. Make homemade soup.”

  68. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  69. “Some rules to live by:- Be kind, be gracious, be patient, be slow to condemn and quick to forgive, be of strong faith, believe in yourself, and always give more than you take.”

  70. “If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.” – Mark Houlahan

  71. “We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.” – Sheryl Sandberg

  72. “Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you never knew existed. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” – Joseph Campbell

  73. “Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

  74. “Have you arrived at your happy day by day yet, or are you waiting for a happy ending that will never actually arrive? There’s no happy ever after – Only, happy right now!” – Jimmy Tudeski

  75. “Spring bucket list: Play in the rain. Make a rainbow craft. Decorate Easter eggs. Fly a kite. Easter egg hunt. Visit a garden. Celebrate Earth day. Go on a panic. Make pinwheels. Paint birdhouses.”

  76. “If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.” – Morgan Freeman

  77. “Winter Bucket List: Make a snowman. Go ice skating. Make a snow angel. Build an igloo. Go stargazing. Track the weather. Go bowling. Celebrate new year’s day. Watch ice skating. Attend a football party. Decorate your home.”

  78. “The yearly bucket list oath: I solemnly swear to create memories that last a lifetime. I vow to make an impression on the world, not the couch. I promise to dream about unrealistic goals. And make them my reality.”

  79. “My Summer Bucket List: kiss that boy you think is cute. Travel as much as you can. Go on runs. Take time for yourself. Sit outside and get tan. For camping with a bunch of friends. Listening to country music, it’s good for the soul.”

  80. “I don’t have a bucket list because it is my dedication to live every day of my life there. I don’t have a bucket list because I’m doing it that day. I don’t want to go to bed and say, ‘Oh, I wish I had done this.’” – Melissa Etheridge

  81. “Holiday Bucket list: Go light riding. Sip hot chocolate. Watch a Christmas movie. Decorate the tree. Sing Christmas carols. Stand under the mistletoe. Donate a wrapped toy. Having a holiday lunch with friends. Start a new tradition.”

  82. “On 3 things in his bucket list: On my bucket list… Uhm, the question is totally catching me by surprise. Some more travel, spending quality time with my family and just getting the most I can out of my wife and daughter.” – Gabriel Macht

  83. “Bucket List: Find joy in my life. Give others joy because of me. Help a complete unknown person for his welfare. Adopt a child if I’m capable. Experience something magical. Die with a smile on my lips and satisfaction in my eyes.”

  84. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things 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.” – Mark Twain

  85. “We’ve learned to find happiness with less, and we’ve become more open-minded and open-hearted. We’ve learned about other cultures and where they seek happiness. Good, happy people, I’ve learned, come from everywhere.” – Garrett Gee

  86. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” – Terry Pratchett

  87. “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” – T. E. Lawrence

  88. “You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ ‘Has your life brought joy to others?’” – Morgan Freeman

  89. “Coming up with the bucket list is the easy part, but ticking off the list is the challenge. I love a good challenge, which is why I strongly advise everyone to come up with a bucket list. It doesn’t have to contain out of this world tasks. But once you have written down the list, screw it, just do it!” – Richard Branson

  90. “Best friend bucket list: Take a vacation together. Get matching tattoos, Sing a duet at karaoke. Be her wing woman. Go to a wine tasting. Help her reach her goals. See your favorite band. Have a sleepover. Laugh until you cry. Have a perfect dinner date. Have a wonderful beach date. Be with her in her hard times.”

Funny Bucket List Quotes

Bucket list should have items that are adventurous, crazy and funny at the same time. Life is filled with stress and chaos so it is important to do hilarious things to balance things out.

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Here are some of the beautiful bucket list quotes to motivate you to keep your funny side alive. You can also check our post on

  1. “No bucket list but my fucket list is long.”

  2. “Bucket List: Buy bucket. Fill with wine. Drink bucket.”

  3. “I don’t need a president with a bucket list!” – Chris Rock

  4. “It’s on my bucket list, to get in a real fight.” – Naya Rivera

  5. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin

  6. “I love flying. I’ve been to almost as many places as my luggage.” – Bob Hope

  7. “As soon as anyone starts telling you to be realistic, cross that person off your invitation list.” – John Eliot

  8. “I won’t make a bucket list because I’m so afraid that I’ll die and then people will find my bucket list and be, like, ‘Oh, she didn’t get to do that.’” – Emma Stone

  9. “I had a very funny and depressing talk with my seventy-four-year-old mother. I decided, she doesn’t have a bucket list – she has a kick-the-bucket list.” – Lori Lesko

Inspirational Bucket List Travel Quotes

Bucket list are endearing as well as fascinating. They keep reminding you of your goals and ambitions and motivate you to work hard towards them.

If you liked these quotes also check out our post on best travel quotes and vacation quotes to refresh your mind, body and soul.

Travelling to distant places, exploring new destinations and meeting different people around the world makes your bucket list interesting and exciting. Check out these beautiful bucket list quotes and add a new destination to travel in your bucket list.

  1. “Wander often, wonder always.”

  2. “Oh, the places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

  3. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

  4. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

  5. “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

  6. “Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret.” – Oscar Wilde

  7. “Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” – Paulo Coelho

  8. “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama

  9. “I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”

  10. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

  11. “Travel is not a reward for working, its education for living.” – Anthony Bourdain

  12. “I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.” – John Green

  13. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

  14. “During our travels we focus on three things: adventure, culture, and service.” – Garrett Gee

  15. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro


Your bucket list may be different and unique. Travel, adventure, and exploring life and doing things which we always wanted are some of the few ideas which people add to their wish list.

To get away from the mundane people often add exciting and adventurous like hiking high mountains, exploring the Safari in South Africa, or to experience the Northern lights,  or something related to their profession, career or personal life. These are things which they always wanted to do or achieve in life before the kick the bucket.

Once you have checked off all your bucket list items make a new one and start a fresh.

These amazing bucket list complete captions and quotes with pics might just make each day a little bit better and bring a slight smile to your face.

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