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Jon Krakauer
“Still, the last sad memory hovers round, and sometimes drifts across like floating mist, cutting off sunshine and chilling the remembrance of happier times. There have been joys too great to be described in words, and there have been griefs upon which I have not dared to dwell; and with these in mind I say: Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end. EDWARD WHYMPER,
SCRAMBLES AMONGST THE ALPS”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Ken Ilgunas
“We need so little to be happy. Happiness does not come from things. Happiness comes from living a full and exciting life.”
Ken Ilgunas, Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom

“State’s rise”
Nicolas Hénin, Jihad Academy: The Rise of Islamic State

Jon Krakauer
“We sleep to time’s hurdy-gurdy; we wake, if we ever wake, to the silence of God. And then, when we wake to the deep shores of time uncreated, then when the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it’s time to toss things, like our reason, and our will; then it’s time to break our necks for home. There are no events but thoughts and the heart’s hard turning, the heart’s slow learning where to love and whom. The rest is merely gossip, and tales for other times. ANNIE DILLARD,
HOLY THE FIRM”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer
“I have been thinking more and more that I shall always be a lone wanderer of the wilderness. God, how the trail lures me. You cannot comprehend its resistless fascination for me. After all the lone trail is the best….I’ll never stop wandering. And when the time comes to die, I’ll find the wildest, loneliest, most desolate spot there is.”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

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