Camping Quotes

Quotes tagged as "camping" (showing 1-30 of 37)
Criss Jami
“It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites. A coward may be so cowardly that he masks his weakness with some false personification of power. He is afraid to love and to be loved because love tends to strip bare all emotional barricades. Without love, strength and independence are prone to losing every bit of their worth; they become nothing more than a fearful, intimidated, empty tent lost somewhere in the desert of self.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Dave Barry
“Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. ”
Dave Barry

Dave Barry
“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”
Dave Barry

Bill Bryson
“What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.”
Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods

Morgan Matson
“In a well-ordered universe...camping would take place indoors.”
Morgan Matson, Since You've Been Gone

Yvonne Prinz
“Mom, camping is not a date; it's an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.”
Yvonne Prinz, The Vinyl Princess

Daniel J. Rice
“I walked slowly to enjoy this freedom, and when I came out of the mountains, I saw the sky over the prairie, and I thought that if heaven was real, I hoped it was a place I never had to go, for this earth was greater than any paradise.”
Daniel J. Rice, The Unpeopled Season: Journal from a North Country Wilderness

Edward Abbey
“A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.”
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Bailey White
“I'm tired of being set upon by crazed Christians one minute and unbridled libertines the next. Girls, I'm going camping.”
Bailey White, Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living

Daniel J. Rice
“If you have not touched the rocky wall of a canyon. If you have not heard a rushing river pound over cobblestones. If you have not seen a native trout rise in a crystalline pool beneath a shattering riffle, or a golden eagle spread its wings and cover you in shadow. If you have not seen the tree line recede to the top of a bare crested mountain. If you have not looked into a pair of wild eyes and seen your own reflection. Please, for the good of your soul, travel west.”
Daniel J. Rice, This Side of a Wilderness

Algernon Blackwood
“Deep silence fell about the little camp, planted there so audaciously in the jaws of the wilderness. The lake gleamed like a sheet of black glass beneath the stars. The cold air pricked. In the draughts of night that poured their silent tide from the depths of the forest, with messages from distant ridges and from lakes just beginning to freeze, there lay already the faint, bleak odors of coming winter.

("The Wendigo")”
Algernon Blackwood, Monster Mix

“I must pack my short lifer full of interesting events and creative activity. Philosophy and aesthetic contemplation are not enough. I intend to do everything possible to broaden my experiences and allow myself to reach the fullest development. Then, and before physical deterioration obtrudes, I shall go on some last wilderness trip to a place I have known and loved. I shall not return.”
Everett Ruess, Everett Ruess: A Vagabond for Beauty

“A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.”
Alan S. Kesselheim, Let Them Paddle: Coming of Age on the Water

Daniel J. Rice
“The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.”

Sarah Mayberry
“I swear there are about a million rocks underneath me," [Dylan] said grouchily.
Think of it as therapeutic. Like a shiatsu massage." (Sadie)
You obviously have a much better imagination than me," he said.”
Sarah Mayberry, Take on Me

Gerald A. Cohen
“Of course, not everybody likes camping trips. I do not myself enjoy them much, because I'm not outdoorsy, or at any rate, I'm not outdoorsy overnight-without-a-matress-wise. There's a limit to the outdoorsiness to which some academics can be expected to submit.”
Gerald A. Cohen, Why Not Socialism?

David Eddings
“The stars were better company anyway. They were very beautiful, and they almost never snored.”
David Eddings, Crystal Gorge

Fennel Hudson
“Cooking and eating food outdoors makes it taste infinitely better than the same meal prepared and consumed indoors.”
Fennel Hudson, Fine Things - Fennel's Journal - No. 8

Jenn Bennett
“What's that?"
"French press."
"For coffee? Real coffee? Not instant?"
"We're camping, Zorie, not living in a dystopian nightmare.”
Jenn Bennett, Starry Eyes

“To wake up on a gloriously bright morning, in a tent pitched beneath spruce trees, and to look out lazily and sleepily for a moment from the open side of the tent, across the dead camp-fire of the night before, to the river, where the light of morning rests and perhaps some early-rising[240] native is gliding in his birch canoe; to go to the river and freshen one's self with the cold water, and yell exultingly to the gulls and hell-divers, in the very joy of living; or to wake at night, when you have rolled in your blankets in the frost-stricken dying grass without a tent, and to look up through the leaves above to the dark sky and the flashing stars, and hear far off the call of a night bird or the howl of a wolf: this is the poetry, the joy of a wild and roving existence, which cannot come too often”
Josiah Edward Spurr, Through the Yukon Gold Diggings

Carina Bartsch
“Nachdem er zum fünften Mal aufgerutscht und ich zum fünften Mal weggerutscht war, setzte er erneut an. »Emely, du musst mir dringend bei etwas helfen.«
Ohne zu wissen, was er überhaupt wollte, gab ich ihm seine Antwort. »Immer mit der Hand rauf und runter, das schaffst du auch ohne mich.«
Andy und Sebastian prusteten los, doch Elyas schmunzelte nur.”
Carina Bartsch

Daniel J. Rice
“When I returned to camp, they walked behind me on the trail, and we spoke not a word about getting skunked today, but rather talked about the days we returned with a stringer full of fish, and how we filleted them and the left the guts out for bears and eagles, and how those fish tasted fresh when we fried them over a fire.”
Daniel J. Rice, The Unpeopled Season: Journal from a North Country Wilderness

Viviana Giorgi
“«Proprio un elfo snob doveva toccarmi in sorte?» le rispose divertito. «Allora, non mi rimane altra scelta che portarti in campeggio, prima o poi, o in canoa o a fare una nuotata nel lago.»
Lei lo fissò con la sua più riuscita espressione Scordartelo disegnata sul volto.
«Puoi guardarmi come vuoi, ma mai dire mai» ridacchiò lui.
«Oh, invece mai è una delle mie parole preferite.»
«Scommetto che ti piacerebbe…»
«Il campeggio. Le stelle, il silenzio, le foglie che mormorano al vento, sai, quelle cose lì.»
«Per non parlare di orsi, insetti e magari di qualche serpente che ha perso la strada di casa. Mi vengono i brividi solo a pensarci. Sono un elfo cittadino a tutti gli effetti e ho il terrore di tutto ciò che si muove e che non sia addomesticabile.»
Lui la fissò con aria divertita. «Incluso il sottoscritto?»
Le si era avvicinato troppo e ora la fissava come se volesse divorarla, in modo così sfacciato che, per puro istinto di sopravvivenza, arretrò di un passo. Non abbassò lo sguardo ma per qualche attimo non seppe cosa rispondergli. Non che avesse dubbi che la categoria esseri viventi non addomesticabili e pericolosi includesse anche lui, almeno a dar retta a tutte quelle farfalle che le svolazzavano nello stomaco, ma come avrebbe potuto rispondergli sì? Così gli sorrise a sua volta, pronta all’ennesima bugia.
«Sono convinta, predatore, che tu, nonostante i grugniti e i continui brontolii e la tua probabile parentela con un grizzly, sia molto addomesticabile.»
Lui alzò un sopracciglio, con un’espressione da schiaffi da premio Oscar.”
Viviana Giorgi, E infine la Bestia incontrò Bella

Fennel Hudson
“My tent doesn’t look like much but, as an estate agent might say, “It is air-conditioned and has exceptional location.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2

Fennel Hudson
“You need to be outdoors. Away from here. You need a holiday.”
Fennel Hudson, Fine Things - Fennel's Journal - No. 8

Gail Sattler
“Anna had read books about people in the cities going camping. They would leave their comfortable homes and beds and deliberately sleep in tents, on the ground, then cook their food outside over an open fire instead of in a well-stocked kitchen. She couldn't imagine something so ridiculous.”
Gail Sattler, The Path to Piney Meadows

“A tent will never become a painter's canvas.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Carina Bartsch
“»Hab ich irgendwo einen Fleck?«, murmelte ich und senkte den Blick.
»Nein«, sagte er. »Aber eine Spinne in den Haaren.«
Ich starrte ihn an, sprang wie von der – Achtung, Wortwitz – Tarantel gestochen auf und schüttelte meine Haare aus. »Ist sie weg?«, rief ich.
Statt einer Antwort, hörte ich ihn leise lachen. Ich blinzelte durch meine Haare hindurch und sah wieder diesen unverschämten Schalk in seinen Augen aufblitzen.
»Da war überhaupt keine Spinne … oder?« Fünf Personen fingen an zu grinsen und beantworteten meine Frage mit einem Kopfschütteln.”
Carina Bartsch

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