51 Beautiful 'Into The Wild' Quotes For Students

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The book and the movie 'Into The Wild' revolves around the life and journey of Christopher McCandless.

Christopher, after graduating in 1992, decides to give up everything to leave for the adventure in the wild to Alaska. He believed the travel will test his ability to live without any comforts, it is a quest of a young man in search of peace and happiness.

As a generation of troubled teenagers, we all have come across in life the suffocating reality of our civilization. When we meet Alex Supertramp, first in the book and later in the movie, he was going through the same life. However, he chooses to fight in his own way by living in seclusion and trying to find peace.  

If you share the spirit to appreciate nature and understand the facades of society, you will surely relate to these quotes in this article.

You will find 'Into The Wild' quotes in this article, along with quotes such as; important 'Into The Wild' quotes, 'Into The Wild' quotes about materialism, 'Into The Wild' quotes about youth, 'Into The Wild' quotes about freedom and 'Into The Wild' quotes about fulfillment.

If you like what you are reading then also read wanderlust quotes and wilderness quotes.

'Into The Wild' Quotes About Nature

'Into the Wild' quotes by Christopher are motivational.

Alex Supertramp the protagonist of 'Into The Wild' narrates the travel story of Christopher to the wilds of Alaska. In his journey, he meets many fellow travelers and the story weaves beautifully through the pains of human society.

If you are a philanthropist then these will be cherishing.

1. “People just need to change the way they look at things.”

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

2. “The core of man's spirit comes from new experiences.”

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

3. “Jan: Where are your mom and dad?

Christopher McCandless: Living their lies somewhere.”

―  'Into The Wild'.

4. "The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.”

― Jon Krakauer, 'Into The Wild'.

5. “Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th-century invention and I don't want one.”

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

6. "You are wrong if you think that the joy of life comes principally from the joy of human relationships. God's place is all around us, it is in everything and in anything we can experience. People just need to change the way they look at things."

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

7. "Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past."

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

8. "Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon."

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

9. “Nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.”

-'Into the Wild'.

10. “When you want something in life you just gotta reach out and grab it.”

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

'Into The Wild' Quotes About Spiritualism

Relatable quotes about spiritualism.

Planning to go for a spiritual awakening, go for a walk amidst nature, and feel the peace that resides in the green, read these selected lists of quotes from the book 'Into The Wild'.

11. “Happiness is only real when shared”

― Jon Krakauer, 'Into The Wild'.

12. “It's not always necessary to be strong, but to feel strong.”

― Jon Krakauer, 'Into The Wild'.

13. “When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.”

― Jon Krakauer, 'Into The Wild'.

14. “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."

― Jon Krakauer, 'Into The Wild'.

15. “I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here... rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth.”

― Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

16. “It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.”

― 'Into The Wild'.

17. “Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often.”

― 'Into The Wild'.

18. “According to the moral absolutism that characterizes McCandless's beliefs, a challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn't a challenge at all.”

― 'Into The Wild'.

19. “I thought climbing the Devil's Thumb would fix all that was wrong with my life. In the end, of course, it changed almost nothing. But I came to appreciate that mountains make poor receptacles for dreams.”

-'Into The Wild'.

20. "When Alex left for Alaska,' Franz remembers, 'I prayed. I asked God to keep his finger on the shoulder of that one; I told him that boy was special. But he let Alex die."

- 'Into The Wild'.

Jon Krakauer 'Into The Wild' Quotes

These quotes are inspirational and engaging, they resonate with everyday life and emotions.

21. “I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life.”

- 'Into The Wild'.

22. “Alaska has long been a magnet for dreamers and misfits, people who think the unsullied enormity of the Last Frontier will patch all the holes in their loves. The bush is an unforgiving place, however, that care nothing for hope or longing.”

- 'Into The Wild'.

23. “But Everett and McCandless, at least they tried to follow their dream. That’s what was great about them. They tried. Not many do.”

-'Into The Wild'.

24. “Chris would use the spiritual aspect to try to motivate us. He'd tell us to think about all the evil in the world, all the hatred, and imagine ourselves running against the forces of darkness, the evil wall that was trying to keep us from running our best. He believed that doing well was all mental, a simple matter of harnessing whatever energy was available.”

-'Into The Wild'.

25. “My reasoning, if one can call it that, was inflamed by the scatter shot passions of youth and a literary diet overly rich in the works of Nietzsche, Kerouac, and John Menlove Edwards...”

-'Into The Wild'.

Christopher McCandless Quotes On Life

The core of a man is guided by the experiences he encounters in his life. Christoper McCandless gives the 21st-century audience a reason to move 'Into The Wild' in search of peace.

Here is a list of McCandless quotes for your enjoyment.

26. “Strong. You can do anything. You can go anywhere. Money, power is an illusion. It’s up here. You can be here. Me and you.”

-'Into The Wild'.

27. “People soften with the forced reflection that comes with loss.”

-'Into The Wild'.

28. “It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life.”

-'Into The Wild'.

29. “Hours slide by like minutes. The accumulated clutter of day-to-day existence — the lapses of conscience, the unpaid bills, the bungled opportunities, the dust under the couch, the inescapable prison of your genes — all of it is temporarily forgotten.”

-'Into The Wild'.

30. "At that stage of my youth, death remained as abstract a concept as non-Euclidean geometry or marriage."

-'Into The Wild'.

'Into The Wild' Quotes About Wilderness

Enjoy the list of quotes from the songs of the book made on the life of Christopher McCandless.

31. "Be it no concern

Point of no return

Go forward in reverse

This I will recall

Every time I fall"

-Eddie Vedder, 'Setting Forth'.

32. "Gonna rise up

Burning black holes in dark memories

Gonna rise up

Turning mistakes into gold"

-Eddie Vedder, 'Rise'.

33. "Find a way to where the sky meets the earth

It's all right and all wrong

For me it begins at the end of the road

We come and go..."

-Eddie Vedder, 'End Of The Road'.

34. "Society, you're a crazy breed

I hope you're not lonely without me"

-Eddie Vedder, 'Society'.

Adventure Quotes From The Life Of McCandless

These are some amazing quotes from Christopher McCandless. These include quotes from the book 'Into The Wild' as well.

35. “Unlike Muir and Thoreau, McCandless went into the wilderness not primarily to ponder nature or the world at large but, rather, to explore the inner country of his own soul.”

-'Into The Wild'.

36. “I had some terrific experiences in the wilderness since I wrote you last - overpowering, overwhelming,' he gushed to his friend Cornel Tengel. 'But since then I am always being overwhelmed. I require it to sustain life."

-Everett Ruess, 'Into The Wild'.

37. “He was right in saying that the only certain happiness in life is to live for others...”

-'Into The Wild'.

38. “The pursuit of knowledge, he maintained, was a worthy objective in its own right and needed no external validation.”

-'Into The Wild'.

39. “The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.”

-'Into The Wild'.

40. “All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon, what it means to you.”

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

41. “Danger has always held a certain allure. That, in large part, is why so many teenagers drive too fast and drink too much and take too many drugs, why it has always been so easy for nations to recruit young men to go to war.”

-'Into The Wild'.

42. “I have always been unsatisfied with life as most people live it. Always I want to live more richly and intensely.”

-'Into The Wild'.

43. “Sometimes I think it was like he was storing up company for the times when he knew nobody would be around.”

-'Into The Wild'.

44. "I'm not Superman, I'm Supertramp and you're super apple. You're so tasty, you're so organic, so natural. You are the apple of my eye, ha!"

-Christopher McCandless, 'Into The Wild'.

45. “What if I were smiling and running into your arms? Would you see then what I see now?”

-'Into The Wild'.

46. “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods; there is a rapture on the lonely shore; there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more.”

-'Into The Wild'.

47. “It should not be denied that being footloose has always exhilarated us."

-'Into The Wild'.

48. "It is associated in our minds with escape from history and oppression and law and irksome obligations."

-'Into The Wild'.

49. “Rainey: So you're a leather now.

Christopher McCandless: I'm a leather?

Jan: Yeah, a leather tramp. That's what they call the ones that hoof it, go on foot.”

-'Into The Wild'.

50. “Wayne Westerberg: What are you doing when we're there? Now you're in the wild, what are we doing?

Christopher McCandless: You're just living, man. You're just there, in that moment, in that special place and time. Maybe when I get back, I can write a book about my travels.”

-'Into The Wild'.

51. “He'd just nod politely and then do exactly what he wanted.”

-'Into The Wild'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Into The Wild' quotes then why not take a look at Zadie Smith quotes, or Yeats quotes.


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