Michael Finkel’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Michael Finkel Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Finkel, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Michael Finkel you will find my Ten favourites of Michael Finkel’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“I read. That’s my form of travel.”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

 “Not for a moment did he consider keeping a journal. He would never allow anyone to read his private thoughts; therefore, he did not risk writing them down. “I’d rather take it to my grave,” he said. And anyway, when was a journal ever honest? “It either tells a lot of truths to cover a single lie, ” he said, “or a lot of lies to cover a single truth.”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

“He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer, in exchange for money, was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was disturbed. Observing the trees was indolent; cutting them down was enterprising. What did Knight do for a living? He lived for a living. Knight”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

 “I understand I’ve made an unusual lifestyle choice. But the label ‘crazy’ bothers me. Annoys me. Because it prevents response. When someone asks if you’re crazy, Knight lamented, you can either say yes, which makes you crazy, or you can say no, which makes you sound defensive, as if you fear that you really are crazy. There’s no good answer.”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

 “Solitude increased my perception. But here’s the tricky thing: when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. There was no audience, no one to perform for. There was no need to define myself. I became irrelevant. (I)solation felt more like communion…To put it romantically, I was completely free.”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

 “I think that most of us feel like something is missing from our lives. And I wondered then if Knight’s journey was to seek it. But life isn’t about searching endlessly to find what’s missing. It’s about learning to live with the missing parts.”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

“Modern life seems set up so that we can avoid loneliness at all costs, but maybe it’s worthwhile to face it occasionally. The further we push aloneness away, the less are we able to cope with it, and the more terrifying it gets.”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

 “That silence intimidates puzzles me. Silence is to me normal, comfortable.” Later he added, “I will admit to feeling a little contempt for those who can’t keep quiet.”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

“I’m not used to seeing people’s faces. There’s too much information there. Aren’t you aware of it? Too much, too fast.”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

“Carl Jung said that only an introvert could see “the unfathomable stupidity of man”
― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Finkel

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Michael Finkel, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Michael Finkel.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Michael Finkel. 

One Final Bonus – Michael Finkel Quote 

“One’s desire to be alone, biologists have found, is partially genetic and to some degree measurable. If you have low levels of the pituitary peptide oxytocin–sometimes called the master chemical of sociability– and high quantities of the hormone vasopressin, which may suppress your need for affection, you tend to require fewer interpersonal relationships.”

― Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

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