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Jon Krakauer Quote: “Happiness is only real when shared.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “I now walk into the wild.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Its not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th century invention and I don’t want one.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “We like companionship, see, but we can’t stand to be around people for very long. So we go get ourselves lost, come back for a while, then get the hell out again.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “What if I were smiling and running into your arms? Would you see then what I see now?”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “But somethings in life are more important than being happy. Like being free to think for yourself.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “It is the experiences, the memories, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found. God it’s great to be alive! Thank you. Thank you.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th Century invention and I don’t want one. You don’t need to worry about me; I have a college education. I’m not destitute. I’m living like this by choice.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “That’s what was great about him. He tried. Not many do.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Everest has always been a magnet for kooks, publicity seekers, hopeless romantics and others with a shaky hold on reality.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “If you want a blank spot on the map, you gotta leave the map behind.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Once you believe that God is speaking directly to you, there is no discussion.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “At long last he was unencumbered, emancipated from the stifling world of his parents and peers, a world of abstraction and security and material excess, a world in which he felt grievously cut off from the raw throb of existence.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “I thought climbing the Devil’s Thumb would fix all that was wrong with my life. In the end, of course, it changed almost nothing. But I came to appreciate that mountains make poor receptacles for dreams.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “It is true that I miss intelligent companionship, but there are so few with whom I can share the things that mean so much to me that I have learned to contain myself. It is enough that I am surrounded with beauty...”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “In climbing, having confidence in your partners is no small concern. One climber’s actions can affect the welfare of the entire team.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Alaska has long been a magnet for dreamers and misfits, people who think the unsullied enormity of the Last Frontier will patch all the holes in their loves. The bush is an unforgiving place, however, that care nothing for hope or longing.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “You should own nothing except what you can carry on your back at a dead run.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. He was alone and young and wilful and wildhearted, alone amid a waste of wild air and brackish waters and the seaharvest of shells and tangle and veiled grey sunlight.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “I think part of the appeal of Antarctica is experiencing some sort of power, the forces of the natural world.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “It was titillating to brush up against the enigma of mortality, to steal a glimpse across its forbidden frontier. Climbing was a magnificient activity, I firmly believed, not in spite of the inherent perils, but precisely because of them.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “If you’re not a feminist, you’re part of the problem.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “I never studied writing, but I’d always been a reader and had a secret fantasy about being a writer.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Children can be harsh judges when it comes to their parents, disinclined to grant clemency.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “The trip was to be an odyssey in the fullest sense of the word, an epic journey that would change everything.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “According to the moral absolutism that characterizes McCandless’s beliefs, a challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn’t a challenge at all.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “I was dimly aware that I might be getting in over my head. But that only added to the scheme’s appeal. That it wouldn’t be easy was the whole point.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “The endless, agonizing recycling of what might have been, soon followed by a litany of rationalizations and self-deceptions as you struggle to reconcile the void between the person you want to be and the person you fear you are...”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “But now that I was finally here, standing on the summit of Mount Everest, I just couldn’t summon the energy to care.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “To the contrary: His life hummed with meaning and purpose. But the meaning he wrestled from existence lay beyond the comfortable path: McCandless distrusted the value of things than came easily.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “I understood what he was doing, that he had spent four years fulfilling the absurd and tedious duty of graduating from college and now he was emancipated from that world of abstraction, false security, parents, and material excess.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “The desert sharpened the sweet ache of his longing, amplified it, gave shape to it in sere geology and clean slant of light.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Having stumbled upon a tolerable career, for the first time in my life I was actually living above the poverty line. My hunger to climb had been blunted, in short, by a bunch of small satisfactions that added up to something like happiness.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “He needed his solitude at times, but he wasn’t a hermit. He did a lot of socializing. Sometimes I think it was like he was storing up company for the times when he knew nobody would be around.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Antarctica is a very alien environment, and you can’t survive here more than minutes if you’re not equipped properly and doing the right thing all the time.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Now what is history? It is the centuries of systematic explorations of the riddle of death, with a view to overcoming death. That’s why people discover mathematical infinity and electromagnetic waves, that’s why they write symphonies...”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “I’m intrigued by fanatics – people who are seduced by the promise, or the illusion, of the absolute.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Short form media is reductionist by nature.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “My reasoning, if one can call it that, was inflamed by the scatter shot passions of youth and a literary diet overly rich in the works of Nietzshe, Kerouac, and John Menlove Edwards...”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Heaven, for me, is one focused project – it’s like a weird form of autism.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Common sense is no match for the voice of God.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “Most climbers aren’t in fact deranged, they’re just infected with a particularly virulent strain of the Human Condition.”
Jon Krakauer Quote: “I love being outdoors, being in the mountains and the desert, and my wife enjoys that too. That’s one of the things that sustain our relationship.”
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