Quotations About / On: FOREST

  • 11.
    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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  • 12.
    The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
    (Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Godfrey St. Peter, in The Professor's House, book I, ch. VIII (1925). The professor is surprised to discover that his wife, too, has suffered from the emotional distance that has arisen between them.)
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  • 13.
    I was struck by this universal spring upward of the forest evergreens.
    (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. 121, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 14.
    You may tell by looking at any twig of the forest, ay, at your very wood-pile, whether its winter is past or not.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 345, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 15.
    I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 225, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 16.
    Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 55, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 17.
    What would human life be without forests, those natural cities?
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Winter Walk" (1843), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 169, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 18.
    What forests of laurel we bring, and the tears of mankind, to those who stood firm against the opinion of their contemporaries!
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 19.
    Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, pp. 349-350, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 20.
    The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded in the first man.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "History," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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