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Jon Krakauer - Quotes

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The thing that is most beautiful about Antarctica for me is the light. It's like no other light on Earth, because the air is so free of impurities. You get drugged by it, like when you listen to one of your favorite songs. The light there is a mood-enhancing substance. ---->>>

I'm intrigued by fanatics - people who are seduced by the promise, or the illusion, of the absolute. ---->>>

I love being outdoors, being in the mountains and the desert, and my wife enjoys that too. That's one of the things that sustain our relationship.

I love being outdoors, being in the mountains and the desert, and my wife enjoys that too. That's one of the things that sustain our relationship.

Once you believe that God is speaking directly to you, there is no discussion. ---->>>

Heaven, for me, is one focused project - it's like a weird form of autism. ---->>>

There's something about being afraid, about being small, about enforced humility that draws me to climbing. ---->>>

Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It's like going to the moon. ---->>>

You can get a lawyer with two months off or a New York socialite who wants to play at being Lewis and Clark and put them up there, but Everest is still in charge; it can still kick butt. ---->>>

When I went to Everest, I underestimated things. I just didn't know what altitude could do. Or the cold - I especially didn't appreciate the cold. It can be just debilitating, and things can happen so quickly. ---->>>

I think part of the appeal of Antarctica is experiencing some sort of power, the forces of the natural world. ---->>>

I never studied writing, but I'd always been a reader and had a secret fantasy about being a writer. ---->>>

There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery.

There is nothing glamorous or romantic about war. It's mostly about random pointless death and misery.

Antarctica is a very alien environment, and you can't survive here more than minutes if you're not equipped properly and doing the right thing all the time. ---->>>

Almost every magazine piece I've ever written, I felt like I haven't done it justice, like it was just a gloss. ---->>>

Rob Hall was, without doubt, the most competent guide in mountaineering. ---->>>

The way to Everest is not a Yellow Brick Road. ---->>>

When I start any book, I have no idea what I'm going to do. ---->>>

You get a compound fracture in Colorado where I live, and you can probably be in a hospital within a matter of hours, certainly within a day. ---->>>

I knew that you couldn't make a living simply writing about the outdoors, so I made an effort from the beginning of my freelance career to write about other subjects. ---->>>

As I point out in the very first pages of 'Into the Wild,' I approached this book not as a normal, you know, unbiased journalist. ---->>>

I really enjoy researching, and for almost every piece, I research enough to write a book. ---->>>

Military investigations are designed not to find anyone guilty. ---->>>

Military investigations are designed not to find anyone guilty. And you can't investigate up the chain of command, which is a huge impediment. ---->>>

Short form media is reductionist by nature. ---->>>

The pieces I've written for 'Outside' magazine are definitely my best work, and they're virtually all about the outdoors. ---->>>

I've had a lot of crappy jobs, but one of my favorites was working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. What I loved about it was, you got paid for what you caught. ---->>>

Most friendly fire incidents aren't investigated properly because of neglect or a natural inclination to cover up the embarrassing fact that they killed one of their own. ---->>>

When I was 23, I went to Alaska by myself into the glaciers of the coast range and climbed a mountain by myself. It was incredibly reckless, incredibly stupid. But I was lucky. And I survived, and I came back to tell my story. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-12, 1954
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Occupation: Writer
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Jon Krakauer (born April 12, 1954) is an American writer and mountaineer, primarily known for his writings about the outdoors, especially mountain-climbing. He is the author of best-selling non-fiction books—Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Under the Banner of Heaven, and Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman—as well as numerous magazine articles (wikipedia)