Tuesday, September 21, 2010

John Muir

muirThree quotes from John Muir, Scotsman and lover of wilderness:

“The battle for conservation will go on endlessly. It is part of the universal battle between right and wrong.”

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.”

“The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

John Muir (1838-1914)