Jon Krakauer > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Jon Krakauer

“The fragility of crystal is not a weakness but a fineness. My parents understood that fine crystal glass had to be cared for or may be shattered. But when it came to my brother, they didn’t seem to know or care that their course of their secret action brought the kind of devastation that could cut them. Their fraudulent marriage and our father’s denial of his other son was for Chris a murder of every day’s truth. He felt his whole life turned like a river suddenly reversing the direction of its flow. Suddenly running uphill. These revelations struck at the core of Chris’s sense of identity. They made his entire childhood seem like fiction. Chris never told them he knew and made me promise silence as well.”

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
Read more quotes from Jon Krakauer

Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote

To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Members Who Liked This Quote

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

Into the Wild Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
520,338 ratings, average rating, 14,309 reviews
Open Preview

Browse By Tag