55+ Best Wilderness Quotes To Be In Communion With Nature

Wilderness quotes never fail to bring solace to the mind.

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Wilderness refers to any region that is uninhabited by man and is predominated by natural elements.

Quotes about the wilderness celebrate the beauty and grandeur of nature. Whether it is with alone in the wilderness quotes, wilderness survival quotes, or simply some wilderness quotes about the beauty of nature, we can cherish Mother Nature through words.

For those who love the wilderness and find peace amidst the wild, wilderness quotes are very appealing. Even if you have not been in close contact with nature, wilderness quotes and sayings can make you feel like you are cuddled in the lap of nature, mesmerized with its unfiltered grace and thankful for its seamless bounties. So, we have compiled more than 50 famous wilderness quotes including short wilderness quotes and literary wilderness quotes to help you feel at one with nature. Our collection also includes funny wilderness quotes and braving the wilderness quotes to bring a tinge of humor and adventure into the mix.

If you like what you read, then do check out our other quotes articles like Wild quotes and [Wildflower quotes].

Best Quotes On Wilderness

Wilderness quotes are a way of appreciating the untamed vigor of nature.

Here are some of the greatest wilderness quotes that you can share with your friends.

1. "Away, away, from men and towns,

To the wild wood and the downs, —

To the silent wilderness,

Where the soul need not repress its music."

- Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'To Jane: The Invitation'.

2. "Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from."

- Terry Tempest Williams.

3. "The sea is a desert of waves,

A wilderness of water."

- Langston Hughes, 'Long Trip'.

4. "We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and Titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets."

- Henry David Thoreau, 'Walden; or, Life in the Woods'.

5. "Man always kills the thing he loves. And so we the pioneers have killed our wilderness."

- Aldo Leopold, 'A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There'.

6. "Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread."

- Edward Abbey, 'Desert Solitaire'.

7. "If wilderness is outlawed, only outlaws can save wilderness."

- Edward Abbey, 'A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal'.

8. "I made it through the wilderness

Somehow I made it through

Didn't know how lost I was until I found you"

- Madonna, 'Like A Virgin'.

9. "The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."

- John Muir.

10. "The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom."

- Theodore Roosevelt.

11. "A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words."

- Samuel Butler, 'The Note Books Of Samuel Butler'.

12. "Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed…We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in."

- Wallace Stegner, 'The Sound of Mountain Water'.

13. "The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask."

- Nancy Newhall.

14. "If you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go. We are talking about the body of the beloved, not real estate."

- Terry Tempest Williams.

15. "In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia."

- Charles Lindbergh.

16. "Our drive, our ruggedness, our unquenchable optimism and zeal and elan go back to the challenges of the untrammeled wilderness."

- Harvey Broome.

17. "Without wilderness, we will eventually lose the capacity to understand America."

- Harvey Broome.

18. "The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."

- Edward Abbey.

19. "But the love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need — if only we had the eyes to see."

- Edward Abbey.

20. "Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter."

- John Muir.

21. "Universe is through a forest wilderness."

- John Muir.

22. "Wilderness is a necessity... there must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls."

- John Muir.

23. "Be that as it may, I am glad I shall never be young without wild country to be young in."

- Aldo Leopold.

24. "A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself."

- Edward Abbey, 'A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There'.

25. "Going to the mountains is going home."

- John Muir.

26. "Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."

- John Lubbock.

27. "In Wildness is the Preservation of the World."

-Henry David Thoreau, the title of his book.

Beautiful Wilderness Quotes

Nature quotes urge us to protect this precious resource.

Nature nurtures, and these quotes about nature will inspire you to nurture it back. Read this list of the best nature quotes appreciating nature's beauty.

28. "One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken."

- Leo Tolstoy.

29. "The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see."

- Albert Einstein.

30. "The greatest wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

31. "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

32. "Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

33. "Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy."

- Isaac Newton.

34. "By discovering nature, you discover yourself."

- Maxime Lagacé.

35. "I love Nature partly because she is not man, but a retreat from him. None of his institutions control or pervade her."

- Henry David Thoreau, 'Journal', 3 January 1853.

36. "I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright."

- Henry David Thoreau, 'Excursions, Poems and Familiar Letters V2'.

37. "Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles."

- Terence McKenna.

38. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."

- John Muir.

39. "We can never have enough of nature."

-Henry David Thoreau.

Quotes About Earth

These quotes about the blue planet will inspire you to care for it.

40. "The earth laughs in flowers."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

41. "The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing."

- Paulo Coelho, 'The Winner Stands Alone'.

42. "Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there."

- Gary Snyder.

43. "Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."

- Rachel Carson.

44. "What have they done to the earth?

What have they done to our fair sister?

Ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her

Stuck her with knives in the side of the dawn

And tied her with fences and dragged her down"

- Jim Morrison, 'When The Music's Over'.

45. "Earth is ancient now, but all knowledge is stored up in her. She keeps a record of everything that has happened since time began."

- Jeanette Winterson.

46. "We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis."

- LeeAnn Taylor.

47. "I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."

- Neil Armstrong.

48. "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

- Rachel Carson.

49. "Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth."

- Roman Payne.

50. "Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky."

- Khalil Gibran.

51. "It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart."

- Rainer Maria Rilke.

52. "Earth's crammed with heaven...

But only he who sees, takes off his shoes."

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

53. "And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."

- Kahlil Gibran, 'The Prophet'.

54. "The Earth is what we all have in common."

- Wendell Berry.

55. "If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees."

- Rainer Maria Rilke.

56. "Now I see the secret of making the best person. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."

- Walt Whitman.

57. "All things are bound together. All things connect. Whatever happens to the Earth happens to the children of the Earth."

- Chief Seattle.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Wilderness Quotes then why not take a look at Transcendentalism quotes, or [Wild Child quotes].


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