The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild.— Gilbert K. Chesterton
Eye-opening Wild Things quotations
To be wild is not to be crazy or psychotic.
True wildness is a love of nature, a delight in silence, a voice free to say spontaneous things, and an exuberant curiosity in the face of the unknown.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.
I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect.
And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.
.. I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.
What can educators do to foster real intelligence?.
. .We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation, and wildness.
I must see new things and investigate them.
I want to taste dark water and see crackling trees and wild winds.
A wild thing may say wild things.
For some are in the habit of carrying about the name in wicked guile, while they still practice things unworthy of God. You must flee these as you would wild beasts. For they are ravening dogs, who bite secretly, against whom you must be on your guard, since they are men who can scarcely be cured.
And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis.
It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.
You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
In the United States, viewers don't get to see a lot of things we can show in other countries. We didn't get to show our naked Twister game from Wild On Jamaica, but we definitely filmed it.
I wouldn't go back on my old days, though;
everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing.
And the walls became the world all around.
Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television.
Imagine your anger to be a kind of wild beast, because it has ferocious teeth and claws, and if you don't tame it, it will devastate all things even corrupting the soul.
I know that if there’s a purpose for life, it was for me to hear Mozart.
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
We’re all misfits herefrom our weirdnesses and our differences, from our manic fixations, our obsessions, our passions. From all those wild and wacky things that make each of us unique.
That's the trouble with loving a wild thing: You're always left watching the door.
All good things are wild and free.
When despair for the world grows in me.
.. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
There is lace in every living thing: the bare branches of winter, the patterns of clouds, the surface of water as it ripples in the breeze.... Even a wild dog's matted fur shows a lacy pattern if you look at it closely enough.
There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.
For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television, and the chance to find a pasque-flower is a right as inalienable as free speech.
No matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself
Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them
Children do live in fantasy and reality;
they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do.
And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!
All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer.
The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
We face the question whether a still higher "standard of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free.
A lot of young girls together is a romantic secret thing like the first sight of wild ducks at dawn.
Don't we all die someday and someday comes all too soon? What will you do with your own wild, glorious chance at this thing we call life.