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25 Of The Best Literary Quotes About Nature

25 Of The Best Literary Quotes About Nature

These 25 of the best literary quotes about nature will inspire you to get outside and enjoy nature, no matter what the season.

1. “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”―Hans Christian Andersen, author of Hans Christian Andersen’s Complete Fairy Tales

2. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'”―Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

3. “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more”―Lord Byron, author of Don Juan

4. “Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”―Albert Einstein, author of The World As I See It

5. “The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?”―Percy Bysshe Shelley, author of The Major Works (Oxford World’s Classics)

6. “…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”―Vincent Willem van Gogh, author of The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

7. “The mountains are calling and I must go.”―John Muir, author of Wilderness Essays

8. “Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.”―Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God

9. “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”―Helen Keller, author of The Story of My Life

10. “I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”―William Shakespeare

11. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”―Ralph Waldo Emerson, author of Nature

12. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”―John Muir, author of Wilderness Essays

13. “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”―Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden

14. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'”―Lewis Carroll, author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

15. “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” ― Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard’s Egg

16. “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.”―Toni Morrison, author of The Bluest Eye

17. “Not just beautiful, though–the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

18. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”―Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

19. “If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.”―Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

20. “Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

21. “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”―Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, author of On Death And Dying

22. “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”―Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden

23. “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”―Walt Whitman, author of Leaves of Grass

24. “The earth laughs in flowers.”―Ralph Waldo Emerson, author of Nature

25. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”―Mahatma Gandhi, author of Mohandas K. Gandhi, Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth

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