wild Quotes

27 of the best book quotes about wild
  1. #1
    “At the man’s heels trotted a dog, a big native husky, the proper wolf dog, gray-coated and without any visible or temperamental difference from its brother the wild wolf. The animal […] knew that it was no time for traveling. Its instinct told it a truer tale than the man’s judgment.”
  2. #2
    “Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.”
  3. #3
    “There was something about Idgie that was like a wild animal. She wouldn’t let anybody get too close to her. When she thought that somebody like her too much, she’d just take off in the woods.”
  4. #4
    “Not just new—but big and awkward. With crazy hair, bright red on top of curly. And she was dressed like… like she wanted people to look at her. Or maybe like she didn’t get what a mess she was… Like something that wouldn’t survive in the wild.”
  5. #5
    ″ that moment he turned into a weird creature, wild, concurrently young and old, dying and newborn. My father became a myth.”
  6. #6
    “Stories are the wildest things of all, the monster rumbled. Stories chase and bite and hunt.”
  7. #7
    “The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept.”
  8. #8
    “As with all truly wild things, care is necessary in approaching them. Stealth is useless. Wild things recognize stealth for what it is, a lie and a trap. While wild things might play games of stealth, and in doing so may even occasionally fall prey to stealth, they are never truly caught by it.”
  9. #9
    “Much of the Wild had been lost, so that to them the Wild was the unknown, the terrible, the ever menacing and ever warring. But to him, in appearance and action and impulse, still clung the Wild.”
  1. #10
    “It is indeed strange to be looked in the eye by this fearless wild animal”
  2. #11
    ″ It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental.”
  3. #12
    As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.
  4. #13
    “If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”
  5. #14
    “Papa, I got two wild yunguns locked in the kitchen.”
  6. #15
    “Papa, I got two wild yunguns locked in the kitchen.”
  7. #16
    “You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing, and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage--well, baby you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the West by Tulip, Texas, or on the East by Somaliland--it’s wherever you go, because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”
  8. #17
    “Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire and the beaten earth around it, and to plunge into the forest, and on and on, he knew not where or why; nor did he wonder where or why, the call sounding imperiously, deep in the forest. But as often as he gained the soft unbroken earth and the green shade, the love for John Thornton drew him back to the fire again.”
  9. #18
    “We are beautiful things, wild things, searching for the brilliance within us.”

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  1. #19
    “Jason: So…this is not the first time
    I have seen irrevocable damage done
    by a barbarous rage.”
  2. #20
    “I now lived within a fire of unsatisfied long, of tense expectancy that often drove me completely wild.”
  3. #21
    “You’re like a little wild thing
    that was never sent to school.
    Sit, I say, and you jump up.
    Come, I say, and you go galloping down the sand
    to the nearest dead fish
    with which you perfume your sweet neck.”
  4. #22
    “On the barren shore, and on the lofty ice barrier in the background, myriads of grotesque penguins squawked and flapped their fins; while many fat seals were visible on the water, swimming or sprawling across large cakes of slowly drifting ice.”
  5. #23
    “Through the desolate summits swept raging intermittent gusts of the terrible antarctic wind; whose cadences sometimes held vague suggestions of a wild and half-sentient musical piping, with notes extending over a wide range, and which for some subconscious mnemonic reason seemed to me disquieting and even dimly terrible.”
  6. #24
    “We were strange in love
    her and I
    too wild to last
    too rare to die.”
  7. #25
    “I will follow you,
    my love,
    to the edge of all our days,
    to our very last
  8. #26
    “I aspire to be
    an old man
    with an old wife
    laughing at old jokes
    from a wild youth.”
  9. #27
    “Love her but leave her wild ”
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