You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that it is out of the reach of industry and valor.

I see for Nature no defeat In one tree's overthrow Or for myself in my retreat For yet another blow.

Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.

The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

The writing in this book gives us a vocabulary and a way of seeing. But ultimately, with these words resonating in our consciousness, we must turn to the book of nature itself. It matters how we think about and touch this place during our brief and precious time in the world…it can come to reside in us as surely as we reside in it.

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.”

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.

I think computer viruses should count as life ... I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in night: god said, let newton be! and all was light.

We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors.

“I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.”