The talking oak, the ancients spoke. But any tree will talk to me.
- Mary Carolyn Davies
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.
- Kate Chopin
The west is color….it's colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness.
- Jessamyn West
The whole of Nature, as has been said, is a conjunction of the verb to eat, in the active and passive.
- Dean W. R. Inge
The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one's eyes.
- George Sand
The woods are drugging. They are too powerful. I can't describe the grandeur of it all. Nature has upended her horn of plenty here.
- Zora Neale Hurston
The woods, tall as waves, sang in mixed tongues that loosened the scalp
- Sonia Sanches
Then is not Death at watch within those secret waters? What wants he but to catch earth's heedless sons and daughters?
- Edmund Blunden
There are dangers in sentimentalizing nature. Most sentimental ideas imply, at bottom, a deep if unacknowledged disrespect. It is no accident that we Americans, probably the world's champion sentimentalizers about nature, are at one and the same time probably the world's most voracious and disrespectful destroyers of wild and rural countryside.
- Jane Jacobs
There is memory in the forest
- Margaret Widemer
There is no question that plants have (all) kinds of sensitivities. They do a lot of responding to their environment. They can do almost anything you can think of. But just because they sit there, anybody walking down the road considers them just a plastic area to look at, (as if) they're not really alive.
- Barbara McClintock
There is nothing in nature that can't be taken as a sign of both mortality and invigoration.
- Gretel Ehrlich
Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee, whether the summer clothe the general earth with greenness, or the redbreast sit and sing betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch of mossy apple-tree.
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor, for even death is one of the things Nature wills.
- Marcus Aurelius Antoniinus
Those who dwell, as scientists or lawyers, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life…Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
- Rachel Carson
Though a tree grow ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.
- Malay Proverb
To the land, she had given her mind and heart with the abandonment that she had found disastrous in any human relation.
- Ellen Glasgow
To you, topics, I owe that childlike enthusiasm of running, laughing over mountains and clouds, while an ocean of sky is shattered in innumerable star-waves at my feet.
- Nicolas Guillen