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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
James Russell Lowell
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
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.
I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
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
The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
There's a part of you - the born-again part, your spirit - that's dead to sin. That's why it bothers you now when you sin. The 'wilderness' part of you - your soul - is your unrenewed mind, out-of-control emotions, and stubborn will.
I think probably one of the important things that happened to me was growing up in Idaho in the mountains, in the woods, and having a very strong presence of the wilderness around me. That never felt like emptiness. It always felt like presence.
I took four years off after 'In the Cut' because I wanted to see who I'd be without work. I even tried being a hermit in the wilderness in New Zealand. I stayed in a warden's hut two-and-a-half hours off the Routeburn Track through the fjords on the South Island. It was early winter, so there was no electricity or running water.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.
It's not like Alaska isn't wilderness - it mostly is. But most Alaskans don't live in the wild. They live on the edge of the wild in towns with schools and cable TV and stores and dentists and roller rinks sometimes. It's just like anyplace else, only with mountains and moose.
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.
The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
We all want Canaan without going through the wilderness.
I believe that Ronald Reagan will someday make this country what it once was... an arctic wilderness.
Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.
Every well-written book is a light for me. When you write, you use other writers and their books as guides in the wilderness.
Surrounded by a burgeoning human population, Asian elephants have to contend with the spread of settlements and farming, and the demands of rapidly developing nations: plantations, mines, railways, and irrigation canals have carved up former wilderness.
For short term relaxation, I take a hot tub. It's my best way to unblock writers' block, too. For a bit longer relaxation, I enjoy camping. Just being in the wilderness, with no phones or computers or anything I have to do really refreshes my spirit.
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