So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild (via quotes-shape-us)
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…and I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel
strong, to find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head.
Into The Wild (2007)
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After all this time, it still seems to me like straight and fast is the only way out - but I choose the labyrinth. The labyrinth blows, but I choose it.
John Green, Looking for Alaska (via quotes-shape-us)
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The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
John Green, Looking for Alaska (via intheworldofbooks)
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Have you really read all those books in your room?”
Alaska laughing- “Oh God no. I’ve maybe read a third of ‘em. But I’m going to read them all. I call it my Life’s Library. Every summer since I was little, I’ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read.
John Green (Looking for Alaska)
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