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a few quotes from one of my favourite movies
August 19, 2008, 6:06 am
Filed under: diary, the arts | Tags: , ,

I just watched Into the Wild last week. I am yet to find sufficient time to properly pen my thoughts about the movie and its enigmatic main character Christopher McCandless.

Memorable and meaningful quotes punctuate the movie, and I shall precede my ruminations by posting some quotes that I found to be particularly meaningful and thought-provoking.

I read somewhere… how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong… but to feel strong.

“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.”

“Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.”

“The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.”

“If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.”

“Rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness… give me truth.”

“Mr. Franz I think careers are a 20th century invention and I don’t want one.”

What if I were smiling and running into your arms? Would you see then what I see now?

When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it

You don’t need human relationships to be happy, God has placed it all around us.


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