“She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank with her little plastic transistor shaped like a tangerine. She smoked cigarettes and had midnight swims.”
– Arundhati Roy.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
– Mahatma Gandhi.
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
– Chris Maser.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead.
“Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.”
– John Muir.
“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”
– Thomas Fuller.
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
– Henry David Thoreau.
“The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.”
– Marlee Matlin.
“So bleak is the picture… that the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century.”
– Philip Shabecoff.
“The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.”
– Havelock Ellis.
“We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
– Thích Nhất Hạnh.
“We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.”
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
“Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.”
-Motto of the Baltimore Grotto.