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Forests Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Forests

Please enjoy these Forests Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Nature

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who
make a living from the land and for those of us who
use them for recreational purposes.
- Cathy McMorris

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests
and farms is a tricky task,
especially when politicians do it.
- Donella Meadows

 

Except on their southern borders the great northern
forests are not good as a permanent home for man.
- Ellsworth Huntington

It's a matter of life and death for this country.
The Kenyan forests are facing extinction and it is a man-made problem.
- Wangari Maathai

Michael would take us on location and see how the colors
worked in the forests and fields.
- Madeleine Stowe

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As a lifelong Oregonian, I prefer our forests green,
not black.
- Greg Walden

Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper.
- Daphne Zuniga

Swirls of antique stained glass, blazes of brass,
forests of carved wood and waterfalls of crystal combine
to make up the city's most fabulously festive interior.
- Mimi Sheraton

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds,
stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes -
every form of animate or inanimate existence,
leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden

Official education was telling people almost nothing
of the nature of all those things on the seashores,
and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains.
- Gregory Bateson

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words.
Man approaches it through forests of symbols,
which observe him with familiar glances.
- Charles Baudelaire

The whole territory of the Netherlands was girt with forests.
- John Lothrop Motley

Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest.
If you have more trees than you have forests,
then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.
- Dan Quayle

New York has more hermits than will be found in all the forests,
mountains and deserts of the United States.
- Simeon Strunsky

Removing substantial fuel loads from our forests helps
prevent catastrophic fire and better protects species,
watersheds and neighboring communities that call them home.
- Greg Walden

Every book is a quotation;
and every house is a quotation out of all forests,
and mines, and stone quarries;
and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved
with their public lands and forests.
We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.
- Robert Towne

In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself
from the persons around me and retire to some secluded
part of our noble forests.
- John James Audubon

We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those
northwestern forests for perpetuity.
The unemployment rate has gone not up,
but down.
The economy has gone up.
- Bruce Babbitt

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.
Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air
and giving fresh strength to our people.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Each generation takes the earth as trustees.
We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and
orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
- Julius Sterling Morton

Millions of Americans each year use our national forests to go hiking,
fishing, hunting, camping, swimming,
horseback riding,
and canoeing.
- Ric Keller

One of the things that people don't realize is that that natural beauty,
those recreational forests, they have an economic development
impact for the state as well.
- Ed Rendell

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river,
it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber,
it steeped itself in the forests.
- Pablo Neruda

On the screen I saw tanks rolling through dusty streets,
and fallen buildings, and forests of unfamiliar trees
into which East Pakistani refugees had fled,
seeking safety over the Indian border.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Turkeys, quails, and small birds, are here to be seen;
but birds are not numerous in desart forests;
they draw near to the habitations of men,
as I have constantly observed in all my travels.
- William Bartram

Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north
must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers,
a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur
company to maintain a practical monopoly.
- Ellsworth Huntington

General Howe turned out some German wild boars and sows in his forests,
to the great terror of the neighbourhood;
and,
at one time, a wild bull or buffalo:
but the country rose upon them and destroyed them.
- Gilbert White

And the beautiful open spaces, the forests of Pennsylvania,
the recreational uses that come from having these green open spaces and forests,
they contribute dramatically to the level of our tourism,
dramatically.
- Ed Rendell

The development of civilization and industry in general
has always shown itself so active in the destruction
of forests that everything that has been done for their
conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
- Karl Marx

Here you do have forests, where pigs could be raised
by letting them root about in the forests for a good part of the year.
Therefore, you have a different attitude toward them
compared with what continues to exist in the Middle East.
- Marvin Harris

The historical circumstance of interest is that the
tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts
of the continents since their origins as stronghold
of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.
- E. O. Wilson

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa,
whereby its leaders combine in their efforts
to solve the problems of this continent.
I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests,
of all our great wildernesses.
- Nelson Mandela

I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble
races of red men who are now spread over these trackless
forests and boundless prairies,
melting away at the approach of civilization.
- George Catlin

The Negro people of America...
have cut our forests, tilled our fields,
built our railroads, fought our battles,
and in all of their trials they have manifested a simple faith,
a grateful heart, a cheerful spirit,
and an undivided loyalty .
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

As the GAO report recognizes, the long-term health
of our forests relies on additional fuel reduction
options and funding to reduce the risks that catastrophic
fire poses to our nation's ecosystems,
communities and federal budgetary resources.
- Greg Walden

It is not acceptable that we continue to see thousands
of acres burn because of forest fires,
because of poor management on our forests,
big kill, and we have these catastrophic situations
take place when we are not able to take action.
- Cathy McMorris

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
- John Muir

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

The career of a sage is of two kinds:
He is either honored by all in the world,
Like a flower waving its head,
Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
- Lao Tzu

Every time I have some moment on a seashore,
or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest,
I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.
- Bill Bradley

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
- David Douglas

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
- A. Whitney Brown

While I was at college studying design I decided to paint.
I was also greatly inspired by the colours that I had
seen on my travels in the Brazilian Rain forest.
- John Dyer

Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
- James Lovelock

The world's a forest, in which all lose their way;
though by a different path each goes astray.
- George Villiers

If you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs,
was it a joke?
- Steven Wright

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood -
there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun)
with a few conifers mixed in.
This takes until 8 'o clock.
- Gustav Klimt

The parish of Selborne, by taking in so much of the forest,
is a vast district.
- Gilbert White

Your soul is a dark forest.
But the trees are of a particular species,
they are genealogical trees.
- Marcel Proust

In America, with all of its evils and faults,
you can still reach through the forest and see the sun.
But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
- Dick Gregory

We must not always talk in the market-place of what
happens to us in the forest.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The heart of another is a dark forest,
always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
- Willa Cather

If you're in a forest, the quality of the echo is very
strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of
all those trees that you get this strange,
itchy ricochet effect.
- Brian Eno

The death of the forest is the end of our life.
- Dorothy Stang

A forest bird never wants a cage.
- Henrik Ibsen

The rain forest has Sting.
Now Siberia has Jack Dee.
Someone had to draw the short straw.
In this case it was the rain forest.
- Jack Dee

If I have my way, I'm going to dissolve the Forest Service.
They're in the business of harvesting trees and they're not harvesting trees,
so why have them anymore?
- Don Young

We are aware only of the empty space in the forest,
which only yesterday was filled with trees.
- Anna Freud

The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend,
the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
- Barbara Tuchman

I was in the forest jumping around daffodils while
everyone was high on heroin.
- Rufus Wainwright

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

You wait until the forest fire is on your front step before you step up.
- Peter Dawson

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
- George Jean Nathan

I have gone to the forest.
- Knut Hamsun

Have you ever walked late at night through a forest
when you are first in love?
- Conrad Veidt


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