If you've never read the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer or seen the movie version, here's a quick recap.
Basically, it's the tale of a young guy whose had it with society and longs to go back to his more primal roots. So he sets off into the wild on his own where he learns all kinds of life lessons about freedom, the human spirit, and occasionally the harrowing truth about how people need each other.
Here you'll find some of the more beautiful truths he realizes without even having to set out into the wilderness or making your home out of an abandoned bus.
"There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."
"Happiness is only real when shared."
"Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past."
"If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed."
"I don't want to know what time it is. I don't want to know what day it is or where I am. None of that matters."
"The core of men's spirit comes from new experiences."
"When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it."
"When you forgive you love and when you love, God's light shines upon you."
"I read somewhere... how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong."
“It is the experiences, the memories, the great triumphant joy of living to the fullest extent in which real meaning is found."
"The fragility of crystal is not a weakness but a fineness."
"Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future."
"Danger has always held a certain allure. That, in large part, is why so many teenagers drive too fast and drink too much and take too many drugs, why it has always been so easy for nations to recruit young men to go to war."
Send these quotes along to anyone with an inextinguishable sense of wanderlust!