Camping Quotes

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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: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

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

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

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

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

Aldo Leopold
“Wilderness areas are first of all a series of sanctuaries for the primitive arts of wilderness travel, especially canoeing and packing. I suppose some will wish to debate whether it is important to keep these primitive arts alive. I shall not debate it. Either you know it in your bones, or you are very, very old.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

G.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.”
G.A. Cohen, Why Not Socialism?

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

“There is nothing worse, after days of falling asleep by a babbling brook and waking up to a choir chirping birds, than to go inside a house with insulated walls and an obstructive roof. This torturous invention, a cage, a box, prevents you from seeing or hearing anything of natural importance. Make time to free yourself and find a bit of nature.”
Katherine Keith

Mehmet Murat ildan
“What could be smarter than going to camping in a deserted forest in a global pandemic time? However, even without such a pandemic, the smartest thing to do would be camping again!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Paige Lewis
“I might ask you one day to go camping, and if you have the desire to dance.”
Paige Lewis, Space Struck

Laurence Galian
“To think about our bodies as horses to be ridden or even temples to be occupied, is to create a duality between our thinking and our body. It is like a tourist who arrives in a wild forest in his or her Recreation Vehicle. We have all see those campers with their televisions, and so on. Are they experiencing the nature around them? They have an insular experience, that is, camping without getting their hands dirty.”
Laurence Galian, The Sun At Midnight: The Revealed Mysteries Of The Ahlul Bayt Sufis

“Very few things in life can be so exhilarating as a cabin in the middle of the forest and loving life effortlessly while enjoying the smell of freshly ground heaven in your hot cup, in front of a fireplace... Sweet Solitude, you have taught me to live with very little. So very little it turned out to be a luxury.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Emma Lord
“This moment of recognition reflected back at me in her face. It's not even something I can see, but something I feel. It's not my mom and my dad or my brothers. It's me. My own confusion, my own fear. She could look like a stranger to me, and I'd still feel it as plainly.”
Emma Lord, You Have a Match

Kenneth Grahame
“Late in the evening, tired and happy and miles from home, they drew up on a remote common far from habitations, turned the horse loose to graze, and ate their simple supper sitting on the grass by the side of the cart. . . . [The] stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company. . . .”
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

L.J.  Fox
“Your swag or mine?”
L.J. Fox, Viktoria

John Muir
“You may be a little cold some nights on mountain tops above the timber-line, but you will see the stars, and by and by you can sleep enough in your town bed. or at least in your grave. Keep awake while you may in mountain mansions so rare.”
John Muir, The Yellowstone National Park

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Escape to nature is not only a simple escape from stupidities in the city, but also a great refreshment to better fight fools and stupidities when you return to the city!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Far from the luxuries of home, camp life forces a slower, more thoughtful approach to living. Mornings are savored. Coffee is sipped rather than drained. Making meals is less a chore and more an event. An evening stroll replaces the nightly TV hypnosis. In short, for a few fleeting days, we are briefly, blissfully, beautifully human again.”
Mark Kenyon, That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands

Steven Magee
“When we would go camping in rural Wales, we would get sick. What I did not realize at the time was the sickness was a detoxification reaction from the toxic city environment that we normally lived in.”
Steven Magee

Aspen Matis
“He kissed my mitten. “Then we’ll get you to New York,” he said. He described Manhattan as an epicenter of creativity, a midnight tar-paved island where the young artists of the world go to pursue themselves. Listening, growing warmer, I peered up through the tent’s mesh roof at faraway stars, faint glitter, giddy.”
Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Here is a great day, here is a perfect choice! A camp in nature! What else do you need? You don't have to dream because you are in a dream now!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Thomm Quackenbush
“Campgrounds are never comfortable. They are merely less awful than other options. In normal circumstances, if told that the nearest available toilet was half a mile away, up a dirt path frequented by animals in gastric distress, one would lock the doors and speed to civilization. When a tent or camper is involved, one is jubilant. At least this site had flush toilets!”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

Raynor Winn
“Six thirty and I could hear the gulls coming and going over the cliff and the now familiar early-morning battle with boots and tent flaps took far too long. As soon as I stood up I was overwhelmed. Not only by the desire to sit on a white, shiny, flushing toilet, but mainly by a wave of vertigo. Somehow in the dark and fog of the night before we had pitched the tent two meters from the edge of the cliff. Tent, path, scrap of grass, hundred-meter-drop. I regained my balance and looked for somewhere slightly disguised. All I could see was an open hillside with a small clump of gorse bushes. There was no waiting; it would have to do. I frantically tried to dig a hole with the heel of my boot - we hadn't carried a trowel for this, far too much weight and anyway we'd always find a public toilet. My thumb ripped through the waist of my leggings in the rush as I squatted behind the spikey sharp gorse with as much relief as Renton in 'Trainspotting'...
'Morning. You found somewhere to camp then?”
Raynor Winn, The Salt Path

Daniel J. Rice
“The molting light glowed on the horizon where darkness wriggled itself free and shook off the sun like the nymphal skin of a mayfly. The magenta sky fell down. Golden embers of fire disappeared into darkness. This was a mysterious world and he wanted to paint it. He wanted to capture it the way he saw it now. He crawled into his tent and fell asleep to the thought that we are all painters of a mysterious world, a world of colors only magic could explain, and viewed only through the prismatic distortion of our own eyes.”
Daniel J. Rice, This Side of a Wilderness

Daniel J. Rice
“Eli returned to the river and paused for a moment midstream. His feet were balanced upon uneven stones. The current tumbled around him. The canyon walls were steep and jagged and solid. The colors beneath the surface stirred and glittered. He wanted to hold his face under water and breathe in their beauty. He dipped his fingers into the snow-cold transient texture and felt a tingle. He closed his eyes to see this sensation clearly. He breathed. He put his hand up to his face and felt the freshness enter his soul. Water droplets dripped from his skin and returned to the river. He opened his eyes as if they were separate from his body, separate from the tension of life, distant from any distraction. He breathed.”
Daniel J. Rice, This Side of a Wilderness

Jennifer Lynch
“Going to a festival?’ asked the sales assistant curiously.
‘I’m going to a salsa festival, yes,’ replied Cameron.
‘Salsa? said the surprised young man. You can’t do that in this tent. You can barely stand up!’ he answered.
‘That’s when I salsa best,’ said Cameron and strode off to pack.”
Jennifer Lynch, Salsa

Brigid Kemmerer
“An eternity at Prince Rhen's side, surviving his monster, surviving Lilith, surviving as a guardsman, and I'm going to die in the leaves beside a campfire because I was stupid .”
Brigid Kemmerer, A Heart So Fierce and Broken

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