"Daniel Quinn" is an American writer and former publisher of textbook/educational texts best known for his novel Ishmael (novel)/Ishmael, which won the Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award in 1991 and was published the following year. Quinn's ideas are popularly associated with environmentalism, though he criticizes this term, claiming that it portrays the environment as somehow separate from human life and thus creates a false dichotomy. Rather, Quinn identifies himself a cultural critic and specifically refers to his philosophy as new tribalism.

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It's the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It's seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can't watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor's tepee. Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health.

Blessed are those who do whatever they can wherever they are, for no one is devoid of resources or opportunities.