10 Favorite Outdoor Quotes!

1. "Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion." - Anatoli Boukreev

2. "I would rather be ashes than dust!  I would rather my sparks should burn out in a blaze that it should by stifled by dry-rot.  I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than asleep and permanent as a planet.  The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.  I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.  I shall use my time."  -  Jack London

3. “This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” - John Muir

4.  "And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our feet, and learn to be at home." - Wendell Berry

5. "All the truly deep people have at the core of their being the genius to be simple or to know how to seek simplicity."  -  Martin E. Marty

6.  "No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."  -Helen Keller

7.  “And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”         - William Shakespeare

8. "The wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit." - Joseph Wood Krutch

9.  "Nobody grows old merely by a number of years.  We grow old by deserting our ideals.  Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.  Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair — these bow the heart and turn the spirit back to dust.  You are as young as your faith, as old as your fear; as young as your hopes, as old as your despair."  - B. Ullman

10. "I think,” said Christopher Robin, “that we ought to eat all out provisions now, so we won’t have so much to carry."- A. A. Milne