I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather
I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
- Ruth Stout
I'm glad the sky is painted blue; and the earth is painted green; and such a lot of nice fresh air all sandwiched in between.
If "heartache" sounds exaggerated then surely you have never gone to your garden one rare morning in June to find that the frost, without any perceptible motive, any hope of personal gain, has quietly killed your strawberry blossoms, tomatoes, lima and green beans, corn, squash, cucumbers. A brilliant sun is now smiling at this disaster with an insensitive cheerfulness as out of place as a funny story would be if someone you loved had just died.
- Ruth Stout
If dead things love, if earth and water distinguish friends from enemies, I should like to posses their love. I should like the green earth not to feel my step as a heavy burden. I should like her to forgive that she for my sake is wounded by plow and harrow, and willingly to open for my dead body.
- Selma Lagerlof
If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature; and the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature.
- John Burroughs
In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner thing happens, the resurge of nature.
- Edna O'Brien
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
In nature there are neither rewards or punishments, there are consequences.
- Robert G. Ingersoll
In nature there are no rights; there are only duties.
In nature things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place.
In nature's infinite book of secrecy a little I can read.
In shaping the snow into blossoms-the north wind is tender after all.
- Ping Hsin
It has always been to me, the ocean, overwhelming, monstrous, deep, dark, green and black, so foreign that it requires respect, silence, humility….All of the life in it is menacing, compelling, exquisite, with nothing consoling.
- Anddrea Dworkin
It has been proved that the land can exist without the country-and be better for it; it has not been proved…that the country can exist without the land
- Alice Walker
It is impossible to be among the woods animals on their own ground without a feeling of expanding one's own world, as when any foreign country is visited.
- Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
- Amelia E. Barr
It is the peculiar nature of the forest, that life and death may ever be found within its bounds, in immediate presence of each other; both with ceaseless, noiseless advances, aiming at the mastery; and if the influences of the first be most general, those of the last are the most striking.
- Susan Fenmore Cooper
It's just plain bad planning on nature's part, having the days shortest when there is most to do.