Quotations About / On: FOREST

  • 11.
    We have as yet had no adequate account of a primitive pine forest.
    (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).)
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  • 12.
    The commonwealth of Athens is become a forest of beasts.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Apemantus, in Timon of Athens, act 4, sc. 3, l. 347-8. His cynical view of the state of Athens.)
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  • 13.
    A match does not an iceberg ignite nor does a waterdrop survive in a forest fire. We are influenced by the company we keep.
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 14.
    The tallest pine in the coniferous forest was once a cone on the ground being stepped upon.
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  • 15.
    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).)
  • 16.
    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).)
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  • 17.
    The anthropologists are busy, indeed, and ready to transport us back into the savage forest where all human things ... have their beginnings; but the seed never explains the flower.
    (Edith Hamilton (1867-1963), U.S. classical scholar, translator. The Greek Way, ch. 1 (1930).)
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  • 18.
    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).)
  • 19.
    Your soul ... is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.
    (Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist. "Fragments From Italian Comedy," no. 7, sct. 4, Pleasures and Regrets (1896, trans. 1948).)
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  • 20.
    The locomotive, working rapidly with its elbows, hurried through a pine forest, then—with relief—among fields.
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. "Cloud, Castle, Lake," Nabokov's Dozen (1958).)
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