“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – William Abby

Mountains

“Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit” – Ansel Adams

Happy 110th birthday Mr. Adams!!


“Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal” – Elizabeth Aston


“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied — it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.” – Ansel Adams


“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” – Edvard Munch


“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 (1757-1827) Letter to Revd Dr Trusler, 1799-08-23


“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.” – Audobon


“The peace of nature and of the innocent creatures of God seems to be secure and deep, only so long as the presence of man and his restless and unquiet spirit are not there to trouble its sanctity.” – Tomas De Quincey


“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” – Ansel Adams


“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” – Toni Morrison


“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.” – Charles A. Lindbergh, Life, 22 December 1967


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carlson


“The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.” – Henry David Thoreau


“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” – John Muir – The Yosemite (1912)


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”

 


“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment” – Ansel Adams


“The poetry of the earth is never dead” ~ John Keats


“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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