“I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. 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 damaging 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. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.
Don’t settle down & sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon.”
-- CHRIS McCANDLESS
"I think as a songwriter you write about what you know about. I think there’s a few really bad songwriters that write stuff about what they don’t know about and that becomes really weird so I do’nt know, I know a lot about fields and the sea and you know I’ve spent so much time in cities now that maybe the next album would be some sort of like city songs about like drug dealers and brothels and stuff like that and like hardcore songs!"