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John the Savage Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes from John the Savage
  1. #1
    But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
  2. #2
    If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.
  3. #3
    Isn’t there something in living dangerously?
  4. #4
    I ate civilization. It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then, I ate my own wickedness.
  5. #5
    You got rid of them. Yes, that’s just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Whether ‘tis better in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows or outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them...But you don’t do either. Neither suffer nor oppose. You just abolish the slings and arrows. It’s too easy.
  6. #6
    Nothing costs enough here.
  7. #7
    One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.
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