Category Archives: Quotes

Nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure”
-Alexander Supertramp,Into the Wild

This is one of my favourite quotes- it depicts so well the way I see and feel about life, and helps to explain why- unlike many people I’m surrounded with who cannot seem to understand- I am not, and cannot, be satisfied with the boring, average, secure life. Why I don’t sacrifice everything for financial stability and why it does not particularly concern me, why I have goals but do not plan out my life and why the prospect of not knowing what comes next and living life as it comes excites me. Why my parents don’t understand why I can’t be logical and happy to stay in a secure, 8-5 Monday-Friday office job and save for my future instead of having fun when I could not think of anything more mundane, suffocating and spirit crushing. I desire for life to be a liberating adventure full of spontaneity, magical moments and crazy fun and I want to live in the present, not the future.

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What is my life for and what am I going to do with it? I don’t know and I’m afraid. I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And what do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

I find her fascinating

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

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It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case, you fail by default.

following this morning’s rather obsessive Harry Potter post, this quote by JK Rowling furthers my admiration of her.

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