Jungle Quotes

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“Emotion is ‘recognition’. When treasured moments are identified in the jungle of our personal history during a visual or aural encounter, we capture magic sparks from our past, arousing flashes of insight and revealing an inner flare. These instants of recognition may kindle enthralling emotion and fulfilling inspiration. (“Those journeys of love”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Tahir Shah
“The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

Edgar Rice Burroughs
“I got this story from someone who had no business in the telling of it.”
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes

Tahir Shah
“On a hard jungle journey nothing is so important as having a team you can trust.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

Nancy Farmer
“I am she who lifts the mountains
When she goes to hunt,
Who wears mamba for a headband
And a lion for a belt.
Beware!
I swallow elephants whole
And pick my teeth with rhinoceros horns,
I drink up rivers to get at the hippos.
Let them hear my words!
Nhamo is coming
And her hunger is great.

I am she who tosses trees
Instead of spears.
The ostrich is my pillow
And the elephant is my footstool!
I am Nhamo
Who makes the river my highway
And sends crocodiles scurrying into the reeds!”
Nancy Farmer, A Girl Named Disaster

Tahir Shah
“There comes a stage at which a man would rather die cleanly by a bullet than by the unknown terror of the phantom in the forest.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

Tahir Shah
“Spend sixteen weeks in the jungle and you being to question your own sanity, especially when you are the one goading everyone else ahead.”
Tahir Shah

Greig Beck
“Hell is not hot, or cold. Nor is it deep below ground, or somewhere in the sky. Instead it is a place on Earth filled with sucking bogs, disfiguring diseases and millions of tiny flesh-eating creatures.
Hell is a jungle, and it is monstrously green.”
Greig Beck, This Green Hell
tags: jungle

Tahir Shah
“The situation was different in the jungle. Every inch of ground had to be earned, and was done so through much exertion with the blade.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

Henryk Sienkiewicz
“There, about a dozen times during the day, the wind drives over the sky the swollen clouds, which water the earth copiously, after which the sun shines brightly, as if freshly bathed, and floods with a golden luster the rocks, the river, the trees, and the entire jungle.”
Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

Ruskin Bond
“A tiger is a tiger; he has his dignity to preserve even though he isn't aware of it!”
Ruskin Bond, Time Stops at Shamli & Other Stories

Jina S. Bazzar
“Weak prey didn’t live long. It was the law of the jungle.”
Jina S. Bazzar, Heir of Ashes

“Not a single bird makes its first leap from a tree without faith, and not a single animal in the jungle begins its day without faith. Faith is the flame that eliminates fear, and faith is the conqueror of dreams.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Tahir Shah
“The inertia of a jungle village is a dangerous thing. Before you know it your whole life has slipped by and you are still waiting there.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

“He softly brushed a lock of brown hair from her face, “Believe it, liefie, it seems you are irresistible. I will have to keep my guard up if I don’t want you to be snatched away.”
Katie Cody, Wild for Him:

“Everything has a decorum and a protocol.

You cannot construct your house in the jungle without good relations with the wolf, the tiger, the lion.”
Avijeet Das

“Lutalo stood for a moment to catch his breath. He could still taste the sweetness of her lips and hear her breathy moans ringing in his ears. His eyes caught the mark he left on her shoulder and he couldn’t stop the grin from slipping onto his face.”
Katie Cody, Wild for Him:

Paul Rosolie
“The jungle at night is the greatest freak show on earth. When the sun goes down the landscape welcomes a churning nightshift of murdering, slithering, creeping, fornicating, stalking, swimming, glowing life. To walk the Amazon by night is to enter a world where you are gravely disadvantaged compared to millions of sensory savants.”
Paul Rosolie, Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon

Jane Wilson-Howarth
“red-trunked rhododendron trees looked like so many writhing russet snakes. In some places the forest floor was carpeted crimson with fallen rhododendron petals.”
Jane Wilson-Howarth, Chasing the Tiger

“Reaching a hand up she touched her lips, “You…You kissed me,” she breathed.
His chocolate brown eyes seemed to melt into amber gold as he answered, “Yes…and you kissed me back,” his slow rumble sent shivers of excitement through her.”
Katie Cody, Wild for Him:

Leslie Marmon Silko
“Jungle rain had no beginning or end; it grew like foliage from the sky, branching and arching to the earth, sometimes in solid thickets entangling the islands, and other times, in tendrils of blue mist curling out of coastal clouds. The jungle breathed an eternal green that fevered men until they dripped sweat the way rubbery jungle leaves dripped the monsoon rain.”
Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony

Talismanist Giebra
“There is something about this wine and a jungle river at dusk when thirsty animals approach to drink. Over there you’ll find some philosophical beginnings…”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

César Aira
“La jungla evaporaba todo lo azul, que se escurría como niebla por los volcanes del cielo. El gran anillo negro del horizonte empezaba a dorarse poco a poco, aparecían unas transparencias prematuras, otras que se demoraban arrastrando visiones, otras más, como lupas rosa. Los niños, los únicos que madrugaban tanto como él, ya se estaban zambullendo en las cascadas. Al fin se producía el amanecer, como una red para atrapar monos.”
César Aira, El santo
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Awdhesh Singh
“The world has always been ruled by violent people just as a jungle is ruled by a lion. Non-violent people have always had to submit to the onslaught of the violent people and lose their honour.The rule of non-violence i as utopian as the sheep ruling a jungle over lions.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Mukta Singh-Zocchi
“The night was dark and pregnant with mystical presences. It was fragrant, startled one with sudden cries and incited him with fear and awe. Still, in its blackness each man felt like a prince.”
Mukta Singh-Zocchi, The Thugs & a Courtesan

Mukta Singh-Zocchi
“The night was dark and pregnant with mystical presences. It was fragrant, startled one with sudden cries and incited him with fear and awe. Still, in its blackness each man felt like a prince. They were used to it. Night after night they had walked through many paths, so they marched through the dark space like one does towards the bed of a lover. She strokes him with her dark, mysterious fingers. He leaps at her with wild passion. The gentle breeze tickles between his hairs.”
Mukta Singh-Zocchi, The Thugs & a Courtesan

Kevin Ansbro
“Smoky hills that loomed like ogres.”
Kevin Ansbro, Kinnara

Liz Braswell
“Large-leafed plants at the edge of the jungle reflected the sun rather than soaking it up, their dark green surfaces sparkling white in the sunlight. Some of the smaller ones had literally low-hanging fruit, like jewels from a fairy tale. Behind them was an extremely inviting path into the jungle with giant white shells for stepping-stones. And rather than the muggy, disease-filled forests of books that seemed to kill so many explorers, here the air was cool and pleasant and not too moist- although Wendy could hear the distant tinkle of water splashing from a height.
"Oh! Is that the Tonal Spring? Or Diamond Falls?" Wendy withered breathlessly. "Luna, let's go see!"
She made herself not race ahead down the path, but moved at a leisurely, measured pace. Like an adventuress sure of herself but wary of her surroundings.
(And yet, as she wouldn't realize until later, she hadn't thought to grab her stockings or shoes. Those got left in her hut without even a simple goodbye.)
Everywhere she looked, Wendy found another wonder of Never Land, from the slow camosnails to the gently nodding heads of the fritillary lilies. She smiled, imagining John as he peered over his glasses and the snail faded away into the background in fear- or Michael getting his nose covered in honey-scented lily pollen as he enthusiastically sniffed the pretty flowers.
The path continued, winding around a boulder into a delightful little clearing, sandy but padded here and there with tuffets of emerald green grass and clumps of purple orchids. It was like a desert island vacation of a perfect English meadow.”
Liz Braswell, Straight On Till Morning

Richard Paul Evans
“- Vous ne comprenez pas. Si je tombe à l'eau, je m’électrocute. (Zeus regardait Jaime en face, pour bien lui faire comprendre tout le sérieux de la situation.) Mon électricité va me tuer.
Là, le péruvien était près d'un petit rire, qui s'est amplifié jusqu’à la grosse poilade. Zeus l’a fusillé du regard, rouge de colère.
- Mais fermez-la ! Pourquoi vous vous marrez ?
- Amigo. Je ne veux pas te manquer de respect, mais regarde autour de toi. Tu vois ça, amigo ? Des caïmans. La rivière en est infestée, ainsi que de piranhas et d'anacondas. Si tu tombes à l'eau, tu meurs quoi qu'il arrive !”
Richard Paul Evans, Le cercle des 17 - tome 2 Dans les griffes de l'ennemi (2)
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“A deer's cry never spooks the tiger.”
VKBoy, Shambala Sect

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