"No longer to be poisoned by civilisation, he flees..."
"henceforth will learn to accept my errors, however great they be."
"Conscious attention to the basics of life...a job, a task, a book; anything requiring efficient concentration.(...All true meaning resides in the personal relationship to a phenomenon, what it means to you)" ...si Tolstoi "..the only certain happiness in life is to live for others....A quiet secluded life in the country with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love...such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children..."
"He read a lot. Used a lot of big words. I think maybe part of what got him into trouble was that he did too much thinking. Sometimes, he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often. A couple of times I tried to tell him it was a mistake to get too deep into that kind of stuff, but Alex got stuck on things. ..."(J. Krakauer)