Quotations About / On: FOREST
A thorny tree survives more in the forest.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
(Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Hilde, in The Master Builder, act 3.)
A woman is a hunter without a forest.
(Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. For Love Alone, ch. 6 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.).
Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
What were the "forests" of England to these?
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 169, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
The tallest pine in the coniferous forest was once a cone on the ground being stepped upon.
The same girl that reject you in society will not reject you in the forest.
The tranquility of my room partakes too much of Forest Lawn.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Imagination has the right to feast in the shade of the tree that it turns into a forest.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
(Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), U.S. author. Hester Prynne, in The Scarlet Letter, ch. 22 (1850).)
If I were a Brazilian without land or money or the means to feed my children, I would be burning the rain forest too.
(Sting [Gordon Matthew Sumner] (b. 1951), British rock musician. International Herald Tribune (Paris, April 14, 1989).)