Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

Edward Abbey

We are all travelers in the wilderness of the World, and the best that we can find in our travels is an honest friend.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The clearest way to the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir

Life offstage has sometimes been a wilderness of unpredictables in an unchoreographed world.

Margot Fonteyn

[As Moses,] I just want to be an ordinary man. In his head and heart, he's in the wilderness. He wants to focus his life on something he believes in, and yet he's not sure he's the right person. He has to lead his people to the Promised Land and figure out what God sees as worthy in him.

Dougray Scott

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.

Charles Lindbergh

In the present age, alas! our pens are ravished by unlettered authors and unmannered critics, that make a havoc rather than a building, a wilderness rather than a garden. But, a lack! what boots it to drop tears upon the preterit?

Aubrey Beardsley

It?s just like the local logging communities that opposed the hell out of wilderness and national parks when they were first proposed. The world did not end as they feared, and now they?re better off for it. The same thing will happen with coastal communities and marine reserves.

Andy Kerr

For many people, the wolf is an icon of Wisconsin's wilderness, and many people want that image on their car.

Signe Holtz

At the Mercy of the River: An Exploration of the Last African Wilderness.

Peter Stark

Braddock's road, this brilliant thrust into the wilderness, became the road for people moving into the frontier.

Frank Cassell

Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.

Austin O'Malley

Touring is the whole experience. When you're in true wilderness, there's only one way to get there, and that's on foot. And you know there won't be a lot of people out there.

Dick Jackson

MANNA, n. A food miraculously given to the Israelites in the wilderness. When it was no longer supplied to them they settled down and tilled the soil, fertilizing it, as a rule, with the bodies of the original occupants.

Ambrose Bierce

This is golden opportunity for Meet the Wilderness. This will be a test to see if it can stand on its own.

Jim Himmes

Society was once surrounded by wilderness; now wilderness is surrounded by society. Once you divide that wilderness, it is no longer recoverable.

James Dawson

The Wilderness holds answers to more questions than we have yet learned to ask.

Nancy Newhall

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.

Alan Alda

Why do we need more wilderness?

Frank Nelson

What would the world be, once bereft of wet and wildness? Let them be left. O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

After you've been wandering in the wilderness and you've done your work, something will rise to the surface that it is so clear, that your skills, passion and preference are tailored for the job.

Ruth Luban

The problem for bike riders, joggers and hikers in the wilderness is that the mountain lion has its own habitat.

Pat Mcdonnell

They plug me in anywhere they can think of. I also teach EMT classes, Wilderness First Responder, CPR, survival skills and rock climbing.

Scott Egolf

We were successful in eliminating the majority of potential residual risk to wilderness travelers.

Stan Hooley

Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts. To eat dusty bread.

Louise Bogan

You open the door to aircraft in the wilderness anywhere you see a wolf, you open it when you see an elk or anything else.

Jon Marvel

Idaho has a number of areas that are being considered for wilderness areas... and perhaps as Secretary of the Interior, Kempthorne would be in a position to move that forward.

Justin Hayes

We shouldn't forget how terrifying untamed landscape was to early settlers. From their perspective, mankind was put here in the New World to conquer the wilderness.

Tracy Kidder

I think it is really important that there is a network around the country. You are not a voice crying alone in the wilderness.

Vicki Kramer

I'm living in the city and at the same time, I can slip between the cracks in the concrete and find these little spots of wilderness.

Terrence Wright

As the parcels included in the quarterly sales have been increasingly controversial over the last few years, from including important habitat for Gunnison Sage Grouse, split-estate lands, and citizen-proposed wilderness areas, BLM going above the minimum the law requires and providing an ample opportunity for the public to be involved would be prudent.

Reed Morris

Even our largest wilderness areas have shown themselves to be incapable of self-perpetuating populations of wildlife. They're too small and too isolated.

Bart Semcer

It's a very lightly visited wilderness park, so people who are specifically interested in getting away from it all can really get away from it all in Isle Royale.

Al Nash

Thicket by thicket and wetland by wetland, we were losing the Greater Golden Horseshoe's remaining wilderness and diversity of life. The greenbelt is stopping the loss of natural features and the species they host.

Jim Bradley

The bay's wilderness character makes it a favorite destination of Juneau's residents for camping, boating, fishing, bird watching, kayaking, whale watching, and many other recreational activities. Berners Bay contributes enormously to Juneau's quality of life. This mine, with its docks and vessel traffic, puts the bay's wildlife at risk, and will severely impact the recreational uses of the area.

John Hudson

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.

Havelock Ellis

He needs privacy and time. I'm going to take Jim out to the wilderness somewhere and take a long, restorative wilderness walk.

Dan Hunt

[King, who has lived in Idaho for 28 years, said she is proud of rural Custer County and noted that she still votes by paper ballot in the nearby town of Clayton. A sign near her house says] Welcome to Challis, Gateway to Wilderness. ... It does not say 'Gateway to Off-Road Vehicle Trails.'

Carole King

We aren't getting rid of grazing; we're redistributing where it occurs -- away from core wildlife areas near national parks and wilderness areas and closer to low-conflict areas.

Hank Fischer

All at onceA fresher wind sweeps by, and breaks my dream,And I am in the wilderness alone.

William Cullen Bryant

It's a classic example of what CDF preaches against, ... People build in wilderness areas with narrow streets and very few ways of getting out. There's sheer panic with people worried about their homes and their lives.

Steve Sherman

If you put a wilderness designation on there, the management options are gone.

Tim Baker

Find me the men on earth who care Enough for faith or creed today To seek the barren wilderness For simple liberty to pray.

Helen Fiske Hunt Jackson

British Columbians are showing that it is possible to protect the environment and provide the economic foundation for healthy communities. This innovative rainforest agreement provides a real world example of how people and wilderness can prosper together.

Lisa Matthaus

I'm not sure adaptive management will protect wilderness.

Suzanne Jones

It was by no means a historic election with people pouring back into the city to choose the leader who's going to bring them out of the wilderness. Maybe they're not coming back. Maybe they don't see any hope. Maybe they're literally on the verge of changing their addresses. It's something I'd be concerned about if I was a New Orleans official.

Bernie Pinsonat

The island is a one-stop shop for wilderness and outdoor adventure. You can get your feet dirty by day and be pampered at night.

Claire Ellis

Falls are the leading cause of death in Rocky Mountain National Park. Jeff?s death reminds us all that the wilderness is not a controlled environment. We have 3 million visitors each year here, and most of them have a safe experience. Still, there are things people need to be aware of.

Kyle Patterson

Both the historic resource and wilderness character were slipping away from us. We had to figure out how to compromise our divergent perspectives without compromising Cumberland Island.

Don Barger

This is the best day for British farming for a good many years. It marks the end of 10 years in the wilderness for the British beef industry.

Anthony Gibson

(Lee is) a joyful raconteur, a woman with grit, grace and humor. Lee is the desert's lover. Her voice is a torch in the wilderness.

Terry Tempest Williams

[Explorers, for the most part, had been of the Marco Polo school of writing:] Basically, you travel through the wilderness for a long time, then you come to a city, ... That's not very helpful or useful.

Wayne Fields

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.

Garrett Hardin

We openly talk about wilderness in this administration. We are not scared of the word. We use it openly. And I think the next generation of users is going to come to Maine for wilderness experiences.

Patrick Mcgowan

It's a wilderness hunt. You're at the Arctic Circle when hunting moose.

Denny Geurink

We are a voice crying in the wilderness.

Marilyn Marinelli

He was a wonderful father. He was always trying to teach her something -- not like school-type lessons: lessons in life, life skills, wilderness skills, survival skills.

Bethany Parker

[I]f you know wilderness in the way that you know love, you would be unwilling to let it go. We are talking about the body of the beloved, not real estate.

Terry Tempest Williams

When you look at the mosaic of fires that have burned over the last 20 years, it's probably very similar to what occurred in the 1800s. Not a whole lot of fires occurred in the wilderness from 1929 to 1985.

Steve Wirt

[Travel to off-season destinations. You can save on summer travel by staying at winter resorts.] Many ski reports have great summer programs, ... with terrific facilities and wilderness at your door, but much less expensive than in ski season.

Amy Ziff

What Europeans saw when they came here wasn't total wilderness. It was something managed by fire.

Ron Haugen

When Katrina and Rita come into it, the American people know what to be scared of, ... I think the American people are asking: `Why don't we have enough energy?' And they're not susceptible anymore to misrepresentations that ANWR is some kind of pristine wilderness. It's empty. It's ugly.

Ted Stevens

It feels like a backcountry wilderness primitive campsite.

Michael Carr

None know how often the hand of God is seen in a wilderness but them that rove it for a man's life.

Thomas Cole

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.

Alan Alda

It's a wilderness island, there's places to go back there where you can't be seen by anyone.

Caleb Chung

Long may Elton John continue to be a foul mouthed voice in the wilderness, ranting against the pomposity of pop and entertaining us all into the bargain.

Lorraine Kelly

There's a lot of talk every time a search like this comes up that we should put signs up and crosses. That totally negates the whole idea of it being a wilderness area. I'd hate to see that happen.

Tim Cochrane

We found that our wilderness and bordering areas in Summit County are not as bad as we had feared.

Currie Craven

The wilderness is derived by not being allowed to know what's next until you do your homework. The people who stop and do this are so much better off because they really clarify their values and priorities.

Ruth Luban

Not having anybody else around you, living sort of up in the bush itself, is a much more authentic experience rather than going to some really, really hyper-managed game reserve or game lodge where you don't really get the feeling of the wilderness.

Jeff Gish

I started having dreams that there was a home for me there. The desert motivates me in a very different way than the city. There's a very harsh brutality that calls upon your survival instincts. It's a harshness that is very beautiful to me. I feel very much a part of this wilderness.

Ana Castillo

It's off the beaten path. You're away from civilization in this dramatic place. That's part of the charm of the area. It's sort of a Southwest wilderness experience. You're not just there for the birds, but to take part in a dramatic natural vista.

Greg Butcher

My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.

Elayne Boosler

There was a lot of activity here. And it wasn't just a settlement of rich gentlemen who were lazy and didn't work and didn't know how to exist in the wilderness.

William Kelso

It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. Yes we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights. Yes we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness. Yes we can.

Barack Obama

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough, / A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou / Beside me singing in the Wilderness- / And Wilderness is Paradise enow.

Edward Fitzgerald

It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.

Edward Dahlberg

We had visions of untamed wilderness, soaring bald eagles and humpback whales flapping their tails in the water. Thankfully, we were not disappointed.

Eron Garcia

I think they are one of the neatest animals in the woods. They look like a ghost when they run and there's no other animal like it in the state. To me, they symbolize wilderness.

Ed Zygmunt

Our goal in these settlement negotiations will be to achieve a project method that will provide strong protections for wildlife, wilderness qualities and fossil resources.

Erik Molvar