„No one had ever called her wild before. She wanted to be wild now, for him. Wild seemed more enticing then a bowl of berries.“

Source: Forest Born

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Shannon Hale109
American fantasy novelist 1974

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„O she had not these ways
When all the wild summer was in her gaze.“

—  W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939

The Folly Of Being Comforted http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1623/
In The Seven Woods (1904)
Context: One that is ever kind said yesterday:
'Your well-belovéd's hair has threads of grey,
And little shadows come about her eyes;
Time can but make it easier to be wise
Though now it seems impossible, and so
All that you need is patience.'
Heart cries, 'No,
I have not a crumb of comfort, not a grain.
Time can but make her beauty over again:
Because of that great nobleness of hers
The fire that stirs about her, when she stirs,
Burns but more clearly. O she had not these ways
When all the wild summer was in her gaze.'
O heart! O heart! if she'd but turn her head,
You'd know the folly of being comforted.

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„[Wild] with a dream of wildness.“

—  Grace Paley American writer and activist 1922 - 2007

"The Expensive Moment"

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„I now walk into the wild.“

—  Jon Krakauer, book Into the Wild

Source: Into the Wild

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„Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldn't drag me away.“

—  Mick Jagger British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943

"Wild Horses (The Rolling Stones song)" (co-written with Keith Richards), on Sticky Fingers (1971).
Lyrics
Context: Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted, I bought them for you
Graceless lady, you know who I am
You know I can't let you slide through my hands
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldn't drag me away.

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„Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them some day…“

—  Mick Jagger British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943

"Wild Horses" (co-written with Keith Richards), on Sticky Fingers (1971).
Lyrics
Context: I know I've dreamed you, a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don't have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let's do some living, after we die
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them some day…

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„The God is wild, but his is the wildness of connection, not of domination. Wildness is not the same as violence. Gentleness and tenderness do not translate into wimpiness.“

—  Starhawk American author, activist and Neopagan 1951

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess (1979)
Context: One of the great disservices a culture of domination has done to all of us is to confuse the erotic with domination and violence. The God is wild, but his is the wildness of connection, not of domination. Wildness is not the same as violence. Gentleness and tenderness do not translate into wimpiness. When men — or women, for that matter — begin to unleash what is untamed in us, we need to remember that the first images and impulses we encounter will often be the stereotyped paths of power we have learned in a culture of domination. To become truly wild, we must not be sidetracked by the dramas of power-over, the seduction of addictions, or the thrill of control. We must go deeper. <!-- p. 233

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„With wild eyes that had seen freedom.“

—  Susanna Kaysen, book Girl, Interrupted

Source: Girl, Interrupted

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„I wanted my wild things to be frightening.“

—  Maurice Sendak American illustrator and writer of children's books 1928 - 2012

As quoted in The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma G. Lanes (1980)
Context: I wanted my wild things to be frightening. But why? It was probably at this point that I remembered how I detested my Brooklyn relatives as a small child. They came almost every Sunday, and there was my week-long anxiety about their coming the next Sunday... They'd lean way over with their bad teeth and hairy noses, and say something threatening like "You're so cute I could eat you up." And I knew if my mother didn't hurry up with the cooking, they probably would.

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„I want to be spontaneous like a wild animal“

—  Giovanni Morassutti Italian actor, theatre director and cultural entrepreneur. 1980

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„Wild days, wild riders, and the stink of warfare across the world!“

—  Michael Moorcock, book The Sword of the Dawn

Book 1, Chapter 3 “Elvereza Tozer” (p. 269)
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„It's the wild, wild West of baseball, and it just keeps getting wilder.“

—  Joe Kehoskie American baseball agent 1973

Discussing the business of Cuban baseball defectors, from the Boston Globe article "Hardball" http://apse.dallasnews.com/contest/2000/writing/all.investigative.third1.html by Steve Fainaru and Shira Springer (28 May 2000)

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