See this funny born to be wild quote. Most people over the age of forty will be able to relate to it. For those of you who are still young will all think, I will never be like this. At some point, life will teach you the lesson that you are no longer the person you once were. One day you too will be able to say 'I was born to be wild, but only until around 9 pm, or so'. For those of you who do not know, the phrase born to be wild came from a song was first performed by Steppenwolf became popular in 1969 when it appeared in the movie Easy Rider.