"Stuff your eyes with wonder," he said, "live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that," he said, "shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass."
Just finished rereading this book the other day. It’s amazing how differently it affected me than when I read it years ago. In high school I recognized that it was a great book, but reading it now was just so perfectly timed. a wonderful reminder to open your eyes, look at how you’re living your life, look at whether this lifestyle is making you happy or if maybe there’s something more out there for you.