We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.
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.
I'm always impressed with what young people can do before older people tell them it's impossible
Let the mountains talk, let the river run. Once more, and forever.
The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.
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.
We still need conservationists who will attempt the impossible, achieving it because they aren't aware how impossible it is.
Bring diversity back to agriculture. That's what made it work in the first place.
There are many ways to salvation, and one of them is to follow a river.
Without wilderness, the world's a cage.
Truth and beauty can still win battles. We need more art, more passion, more wit in defense of the Earth.
Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
Let man heal the hurt places and revere whatever is still miraculously pristine.
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.
There is more inside you than you dare think.
To me, a wilderness is where the flow of wildness is essentially uninterrupted by technology; without wilderness the world is a cage.
It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it.
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!
You don't have a conservation policy unless you have a population policy.
When people say, 'You're not being realistic,' they're just trying to tag some thoughts that they can't otherwise handle.
Realistic' is a loaded word for me. Anyone who uses the word 'realistic' is all bad.
For how many people do you think might yet stand on this planet before the sun grows cold? That's the responsibility we hold in our hands.
Have fun saving the world, or you are just going to depress yourself.
Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?
We are no longer inheriting the Earth from our parents, we are stealing it from our children.
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