Jack London’s Wild Life Quotes from The Call of The Wild

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Once again back to Jack London and his thrilling novel, The Call of The Wild. This time I am back with ten wild life quotes of Jack London from this addictive novel. Earlier, I’ve posted few survival instincts thoughts and quotes from The Call of the Wild.

Jack London is an American Novelist, Journalist and social activist. He is famous for his two fiction novels – The Call of the Wild and White Fang. Jack London was born on January 12, 1876 in San Francisco, California. He died at the age of 40.

The Story in a Nut Shell

The novel, The Call of The Wild is the adventure story of a pet dog. Buck, who is a pet dog and a St. Bernard-Scotch Shepherd breed is the leading character in this novel. The story is entirely revolving around Buck and take us through his different emotions and that deeply touch us.

Buck got stolen from his master’s house in Santa Clara Valley, California and ported to Canada to use as a sled dog. This is because, the demand for strong dogs were very high that time due to the discovery of Gold in the Klondike region, in Canada.

Once sold, Buck has handed through different owners and on the course he met life threatening situations.

The chilling weather, the hard job he has to do and other threats changed Buck entirely and made him strong and wild. He sometimes began to hear a wild call.

Does he survive in his fight for existence and respond to the call of the wild? Check out the novel Here.

Best Ten Wild Life Quotes of Jack London from the Call of the Wild.

1. “The ghostly winter silence had given way to the great spring murmur of awakening life. This murmur arose from all the land, fraught with the joy of living.”

2. “The willows and aspens were bursting out in young buds. Shrubs and vines were putting on fresh garbs of green. Crickets sang in the nights.”

3. “I wouldn’t risk my carcass on that ice for all the gold in Alaska.”

4. “Without speech, his heart shining out of his eyes.”

5. “Mercy did not exist in the primordial life. It was misunderstood for fear, and such misunderstandings made for death. Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten, was the law; and this mandate, down out of the depths of Time, he obeyed.”

6. “The fighting spirit that soars above odds, fails to recognise the impossible, and is deaf to all save the clamour for battle.”

7. “There was no life nor sign of life – only the blowing of chill winds, the forming of ice in sheltered places, and the melancholy rippling of waves on lonely beaches.”

8. “Spring came on once more, and at the end of all their wandering they found, not the Lost Cabin, but a shallow placer in a broad valley where the gold showed like yellow butter across the bottom of the washing-pan.”

9. “In point of fact the three actions of perceiving, determining, and responding were sequential; but so infinitesimal were the intervals of time between them that they appeared simultaneous.”

10. “There is a patience of the wild—dogged, tireless, persistent as life itself—that holds motionless for endless hours the spider in its web, the snake in its coils, the panther in its ambuscade; this patience belongs peculiarly to life when it hunts its living food.”

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