Nature, the vicaire of the almighty lorde.
- Geoffrey Chaucer
Nature, with equal mind, sees all her sons at play; sees man control the wind, the wind sweep man away.
- Matthew Arnold
Now, nature, as I am only too well aware, has her enthusiasts, but on the whole, I am not to be counted among them. To put it rather bluntly, I am not the type who wants to go back to the land-I am the type who wants to go back to the hotel.
- Fran Lebowitz
O the green things growing, the green things growing, the faint sweet smell of the green things growing!
- Dinah Mulock Craik
Obscurity knows nature will light the way.
Of the infinite variety of fruits which spring from the bosom of the earth, the trees of the wood are the greatest in dignity.
- Susan Fenmore Cooper
Once a century, all of a certain kind of bamboo flower on the same day. Whether they are in Malaysia or in a greenhouse in Minnesota makes no difference, nor does the age or size of the plant. They flower. Some current of an inner language passes between them, through space and separation, in ways we cannot explain in our language. They are all, somehow, one plant, each with a share of communal knowledge.
- LInda Hogan
One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk
- Tashunko Witklo
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal, underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
She knew things that nobody had ever told her. For instance, the words of the trees and the wind. She often spoke to falling seeds and said, "Ah hope you fall on soft ground," because she had heard seeds saying that to each other as they passed.
- Zora Neale Hurston
Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?
- Joy Adamson
Teach the legal rights of trees, the nobility of hills; respect the beauty of singularity, the value of solitude.
- Josephine Johnson
That is the charm of woods, anyway. Things live and breathe quietly and out of sight. You can sense it, but you don't know what or even if it isn't the wood itself, more alive than it seems.
- L. M. Boston
The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the sunflowers; he belongs just as the buffalo belonged.
- Luther Standing Bear
The aspen has éclat, a glorious brashness in defiance of the rules, the flapper who does the Charleston in the midst of the grand waltz.
- Ann Zwinger