John Muir Quotations

-As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.

-One fancies a heart like our own must be beating in every crystal and cell. No wonder when we consider that we all have the same Father and Mother.

-The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.

-When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

-Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
John Muir