Quotations About / On: FOREST

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist. Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1862).)
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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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).)
  • 25.
    It was a remarkable kind of light to steer for,—daylight seen through a vista in the forest,—but visible as far as an ordinary beacon at night.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 202, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    The forests are held cheap after the white pine has been culled out; and the explorers and hunters pray for rain only to clear the atmosphere of smoke.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 45, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 30.
    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist. "Fantine," bk. 2, ch. 6, Les Misérables (1862).)
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