Be like a wolf. Wild. Free. Hungry.
Even a lone wolf is full of hope and freedom.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
We are all born free and spend a lifetime becoming slaves to our own false truths.
It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!
I am often accused of colluding with the British during the freedom struggle. I want to ask, how?
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Through discipline comes freedom.
If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower.
Aesthetic freedom is like free speech; it is, indeed, a form of free speech.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it.
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.