Sitater om natur

I boken «Last Child in the Woods» av Richard Louv er det samlet en del sitater ved inngangen til hvert kapittel. Mange av disse fortjener en plass her i bloggen!

Here is this vast, savage, bowling mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man.
Henry David Thoreau

For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms…
Henry David Thoreau

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.
John Burroughs

Our children no longer learn how to read the great Book of Nature from their own direct experience or how to interact creatively with the seasonal transformations of the planet. They seldom learn where their water comes from or where it goes. We no longer coordinate our human celebration with the great liturgy of the heavens.
Wendell Berry

Man´s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; (the Lakota) knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
Luther Standing Bear (c1868-1939)

I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains…
John Muir

Each new year is a surprise to us. We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird, and when we hear it again, it is remembered like a dream, reminding us of a previous state of existence… The voice of nature is always encouraging.
Henry David Thoreau

It is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world.
Rachel Carson

Let nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to… The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent van Gogh

Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives.
Thomas Berry

We have not merely escaped from something but also into something… We have joined the greatest of all communities, which is not that of man alone but of everything which shares with us the great adventure of being alive.
Joseph Wood Krutch

When going back makes sense, you are going ahead.
Wendell Berry

To trace the history of a river or a raindrop, as John Muir would have done, is also to trace the history of the soul, the history of the wind descending and arising in the body. In both, we constantly seek and stumble on divinity…
Gretel Ehrlich

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