3 Great American Writers on the Importance of a Wild Life

Jack Kerouac, on the road, Jack Kerouac quotes

At WildLives.co, we implore you to live life to the fullest; to break free from the rat race; to travel; to eat, drink, and love and be wild.

Of course, we’re hardly the first to suggest this is the way to live.

Here are three great writers who have stressed the importance of living a truly wild life.

Charles Bukowski:

Charles Bukowski, 9-5, rat race, mail man, quit your job

“We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”― Charles Bukowski.

Jack Kerouac: 

Jack Kerouac, Jack Kerouac travel quotes, on the road, quotes

“They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” – Jack Kerouac.

Hunter S. Thompson:

Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo, Travel Quotes

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” –Hunter S. Thompson.

If you like this article, let us know in the comments, and we’ll whip up some more awesome quotes from the world’s great writers.

This article first appeared on WildLives.co on 21/5/2017

 

 

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