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    Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity. ⏤ John Muir


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The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.

Alan Alda

Why wilderness? Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger.

Edward Abbey

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.

Charles Lindbergh

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson

We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.

John Hope Franklin

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

Walt Disney

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.

Garrett Hardin

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.

Stewart Udall

In wildness is the preservation of the world.

Henry David Thoreau

None know how often the hand of God is seen in a wilderness but them that rove it for a man's life.

Thomas Cole

It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged.

Bruce Babbitt

We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.

Henry David Thoreau

The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.

Jim Fowler

Shoes and clothing damage our ability to survive naked in the wilderness.

Steve Mann

I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.

Steve Martin

When we parcel heaven and fence eternity, when the wildness is all tamed and torn, don't let me live to see.

Connie Dover

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.

Edward Abbey

When you are facing the wilderness on your own, you have a totally different attitude to someone who works in government or who has a monthly cheque.

Rick Santelli

The way one approaches a wilderness story is to fashion a quest - find something that you are truly interested in finding or discovering.

Tim Cahill

I wanted to show how a man of sensitive and noble character, born for religion, comes to throw off the orthodoxies of his day and moment, and to go out into the wilderness where all is experiment, and spiritual life begins again.

Mary Augusta Ward

Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast; and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness.

Hugh Miller

There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with.

Michael Pollan

When it comes to wilderness animals we have to make an effort to preserve what areas we can that they can be themselves in. Its come to a point though, clearly, where some species have to be cared for by humans if they are not going to disappear altogether.

Matthew Fox

We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to go there.... We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.

Edward Abbey

There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone -- who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.

Hubert Humphrey

We need the tonic of wildness, to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.

Henry David Thoreau

To seek the timeless way we must first know the quality without a name. There is a central quality which is the root criterion of life and spirit in a man, a town, a building, or a wilderness. This quality is objective and precise, but it cannot be named.

Christopher Alexander

To act with a tennis ball and imagine it's a tentacle, or if you're in some kind of wilderness film and you go, 'Okay, we can't have a grizzly bear here, but imagine when you step over the rock there there's a grizzly bear.' I don't know. They're tough moments.

Joel Edgerton

They can see the brave silhouette from almost anywhere in the District of Columbia and use it as a compass to locate other monuments and eventually to find their way out of the great, gray federal wilderness.

Hugh Sidey

My daughter is here in town doing a play, and her dog is staying with us. We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness.

Rene Auberjonois

We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities.

James H. Breasted

The lands granted were in the occupancy of savages and situated in a wilderness, of which the government had never taken possession, and of which it could not with its own citizens ever have taken possession.

William H. Wharton

In our own time it has been seen... that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature.

Giorgio Vasari

Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, - that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, - being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse.

James Longstreet

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

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Italy is definitely where I feel most at home, or alternatively, living in total wilderness, in the bush in Australia.

Noah Taylor

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.

Henry David Thoreau

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

John Muir

To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.

John Muir

Don't complain. The Israelites wasted forty years murmuring and complaining in the wilderness, when they could have just obeyed God and entered into their Promised Land.

Joyce Meyer

Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it began as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth.

Mary Oliver

Until I carried my wife off to New Hampshire, she defined wilderness as the Bronx.

P. J. O'Rourke

There is in every American, I think, something of the old Daniel Boone - who, when he could see the smoke from another chimney, felt himself too crowded and moved further out into the wilderness.

Hubert H. Humphrey

...a city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood-red neon its own peculiar wilderness.

Nelson Algren

On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity.

Mark Udall

When the late Bishop was appointed, about thirty-two years ago, to diffuse the light of the Gospel through this extensive portion of His Majesty's dominions, it was even a greater spiritual, than a natural wilderness.

John Strachan

For a variety of reasons, I believe, the time is right to resolve many of the long standing and thorny land use, recreation, and wilderness designation issues in Central Idaho.

Michael K. Simpson

I realize the answer is not to create wilderness and walk away.

Michael K. Simpson

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