We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.
Without wilderness, the world's a cage.
Sometimes luck is with you, and sometimes not, but the important thing is to take the dare. Those who climb mountains or raft rivers understand this.
The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place.
Politicians are like weather vanes. Our job is to make the wind blow.
The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.
We still need conservationists who will attempt the impossible, achieving it because they aren't aware how impossible it is.
We are no longer inheriting the Earth from our parents, we are stealing it from our children.
We cannot go on fiddling while the earth's wild places burn....
I'm always impressed with what young people can do before older people tell them it's impossible
True wilderness is where you keep it, and real wilderness experience cannot be a sedentary one; you have to seek it out not seated, but afoot.
Let the mountains talk, let the river run. Once more, and forever.
Bring diversity back to agriculture. That's what made it work in the first place.
Polite conservationists leave no mark save the scars upon the Earth that could have been prevented had they stood their ground.
Politics is democracy's way of handling public business. We won't get the type of country in the kind of world we want unless people take part in the public's business.
There are many ways to salvation, and one of them is to follow a river.
We need the sea. We need a place to stand and touch and listen - to feel the pusle of the world as the surf rolls in.
Truth and beauty can still win battles. We need more art, more passion, more wit in defense of the Earth.
Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.
It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it.
All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent
Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations.
If you want to get people off drugs, improve reality.
To me, a wilderness is where the flow of wildness is essentially uninterrupted by technology; without wilderness the world is a cage.
It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.
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