Wilderness Quotes

The smaller we come to feel ourselves compared to the mountain, the nearer we come too participating in its greatness. I do not know why this is so.

Arne Naess

I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree.† Indeed, unless the billboards fall I'll never see a tree at all.

Ogden Nash†

The Wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned how to ask.

Nancy Newhall

Live each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit puts the goal in mind. Many beautiful scenes can be observed from each new vantage point. Climb steadily, slowly, enjoy each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax to the journey.

Joe Porcino

The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.

Indian Proverb

The thoughts of the earth are my thoughts. The voice of the earth is my voice. All that belongs to the earth belongs to me. All that surrounds the earth surrounds me. It is lovely indeed, it is lovely indeed.

Proverbs, Navajo Song

Then he was told: Remember what you have seen, because everything forgotten returns to the circling winds.

Lines from a Navajo chant

You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side.

Chinese Proverb

The great sea Has sent me adrift It moves me As the weed in a great river Earth and the great weather Move me Have carried me away And moved my inward parts with joy.

Uvavnuk, Eskimo Song

There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection.

Theodore Roosevelt

Beauty created by Nature is equal in value to, and to be accorded reverence equal to that of the beauty of music, art or poetry of man, and experts are available to testify as to degrees of natural beauty just as they are able to testify to the quality of mortalsí art.

David Sive

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.

Gary Snyder

We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.

Wallace Stegner

Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction; if we pollute the last clean air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence, so that never again will Americans be free in their own country from the noise, the exhausts, the stinks of human and automotive waste.

Wallace Stegner

Thereís no music like a little riverís ... It takes the mind out of doors ... and... sir, it quiets a man down like saying his prayers.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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