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.
The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.
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.
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.
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.
We still need conservationists who will attempt the impossible, achieving it because they aren't aware how impossible it is.
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?
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.
Let man heal the hurt places and revere whatever is still miraculously pristine.
To me, a wilderness is where the flow of wildness is essentially uninterrupted by technology; without wilderness the world is a cage.
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!
There is more inside you than you dare think.
It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it.
We cannot go on fiddling while the earth's wild places burn....
It's like turning the space program over to the Long Island Railroad.
At that time a senator who was on the Joint Committee of Atomic Energy said rather quietly, 'You know, we're having a little problem with waste these days.' I didn't know what he meant then, but I know now.
Apollo 13, as you may remember, gave us a reactor that is bubbling away right now somewhere in the Pacific. It's supposed to be bubbling away on the moon, but it's in the Pacific Ocean instead.
I began working with the John Muir Institute and then started helping found Friends of the Earth organizations here and there in other countries. That pretty well brings us up to the present.
The risk presented by these lethal wastes is like no other risk, and we should not be expected to accept it or to project it into the future in order for manufacturers and utilities to make a dollar killing now.
Yet another proposal would have us rocket the waste into the sun, but, as you're probably aware, about one in ten of our space shots doesn't quite make it out of the earth's gravitational field.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends