A Walk in Nature / Famous & Notable Quotes

Sicilian Tranquility
Some of my favorite quotes about nature along with some of my nature photography.

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -- Lao Tzu

“The earth has music for those who listen.” ― George Santayana

"Nature holds all the answers — go outside and ask some questions — open your heart and listen to the response!" -Amethyst Wyldfyre

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”  ― Albert Einstein

"Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard." -- Standing Bear

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Sunshine Flower I

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more” 

― George Gordon Byron

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." -Rachel Carson

“Human use, population, and technology have reached that certain stage where mother Earth no longer accepts our presence with silence.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'”  ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

“I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ― Emma Goldman

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” ― Gary Snyder
Tropical Stroll 417

“...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?” ― Vincent van Gogh

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” ― William Shakespeare

“If every individual should plant a tree in their life time, the world will be full of trees.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Beautiful Quotes

“Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.”  ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." --George Washington Carver

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” ― John Muir

“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.” ― George Carlin
Spain's Natural Decor

“Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.” 
― Robert Frost

"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." -- Henry David Thoreau

“And this is what happened, and this is why the caribou and the wolf are one; for the caribou feeds the wolf, but it is the wolf that keeps the caribou strong.” ― Farley Mowat

“Nature is pleased with simplicity.” ― Isaac Newton

“Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable .. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.” ― John F. Kennedy

“Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!” ― Bill Watterson
Butterfly

“Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.” ― Michael Pollan

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” ― John Lennon

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”  ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

“Nature does nothing uselessly.” ― Aristotle, Politics

“To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” ― Jane Austen
Flores III

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“If we surrendered
to earth's intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.” 

― Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” ― William Blake

“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.” ― John Muir

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” ― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations
Water Lily II

“We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.”  ― Wendell Berry, The Long-Legged House

“If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.”  ― Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God.” ― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

“Earth is the holiest place in the Universe, loving the earth, and loving life is the way to generate positive vibrations.” ― Amit Ray

“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.” ― Lorraine Anderson

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house." [Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842]  ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks
Orchid, Tree, Moss & Beauty

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”  ― Frank Lloyd Wright, Truth Against the World: Frank Lloyd Wright Speaks for an Organic Architecture

“There is no better designer than nature.” ― Alexander McQueen

“What would the world be, once bereft 
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, 
O let them be left, wildness and wet; 
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.” 

― Gerard Manley Hopkins, Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Complete Poems

“We must plant trees, grow gardens instead of lawns, ride bicycles when we can and support responsible local businesses over big brands.” ― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

“At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned.” ― Cormac McCarthy, Child of God

“When you're sad, my Little Star, go out of doors. It's always better underneath the open sky.” ― Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs
Waterlilies 127.2

“nights and days came and passed
and summer and winter
and the sun and the wind
and the rain.
and it was good to be a little island
a part of the world
and a world of its own
all surrounded by the bright blue sea.” 

― Margaret Wise Brown, The Little Island

“Nature is woman's best friend,' she [Yasmina] often said. 'If you're having troubles, you just swim in the water, stretch out in a field, or look up at the stars. That's how a woman cures her fears'.” ― Fatema Mernissi, Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

“...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” ― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

“It is blasphemy to separate oneself from the earth and look down on it like a god. It is more than blasphemy; it is dangerous. We can never be gods, after all - but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.”  ― N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
Adventure Awaits

“Endless moons, an opaque universe, thunder, tornadoes, the quaking earth. Rare moments of peace; forehead up against my knees, arms around my head, I though, I listened, I longed not to exist. but life was there, a transparent pearl, a star revolving slowly on its own axis.” ― Shan Sa, Empress

“A man could be a lover and defender of the wilderness without ever in his lifetime leaving the boundaries of asphalt, powerlines, and right-angled surfaces. We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to set foot in it. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope; without it the life of the cities would drive all men into crime or drugs or psychoanalysis.” ― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost. But not the gestures.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Peace is Beautiful

“Their [cats] effortless passing between the wild and domestic worlds suggests the kind of grace we need as a species to move between nature and culture.”  ― Richard Mabey, Nature Cure

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” ― Linda Hogan

“The view, though. The view. It is undeniably exhilarating.” ― Anita Shreve

“We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies.” ― John Marsden, The Dead of Night

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There Will Come Soft Rains 

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pool singing at night,
And wild plum-trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.


― poem by Sara Teasdale, Flame and Shadow

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