Wildlife Quotes

Quotes tagged as "wildlife" (showing 1-30 of 128)
Steve Irwin
“Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”
Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin
“If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.”
Steve Irwin

Terri Irwin
“Crocodiles are easy,' Steve said. 'They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”
Terri Irwin, Steve & Me

Carl Hiaasen
“That's what people do when they find a special place that wild and full of life, they trample it to death.”
Carl Hiaasen, Flush

“The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Every creature was designed to serve a purpose. Learn from animals for they are there to teach you the way of life. There is a wealth of knowledge that is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals. Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Chris Palmer
“In this image-driven age, wildlife filmmakers carry a heavy responsibility. They can influence how we think and behave when we’re in nature. They can even influence how we raise our kids, how we vote and volunteer in our communities, as well as the future of our wildlands and wildlife. If the stories they create are misleading or false in some way, viewers will misunderstand the issues and react in inappropriate ways. People who consume a heavy diet of wildlife films filled with staged violence and aggression, for example, are likely to think about nature as a circus or a freak show. They certainly won’t form the same positive connections to the natural world as people who watch more thoughtful, authentic, and conservation-oriented films.”
Chris Palmer, Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom

“It may be underfunded and at times mismanaged, but the [Endangered Species] Act is an unprecedented attempt to delegate human-caused extinction to the chapters of history we would rather not revisit: the Slave Trade, the Indian Removal Policy, the subjection of women, child labor, segregation. The Endangered Species Act is a zero-tolerance law: no new extinctions. It keeps eyes on the ground with legal backing-the gun may be in the holster most of the time, but its available if necessary to keep species from disappearing. I discovered in my travels that a law protecting all animals and plants, all of nature, might be as revolutionary-and as American-as the Declaration of Independence.”
Joe Roman, Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act

Doug Peacock
“The dangerous temptation of wildlife films is that they can lull us into thinking we can get by without the original models -- that we might not need animals in the flesh.”
Doug Peacock, Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness

Julie  Murphy
“A male frigate bird blows up a wild red pouch on his neck. He can keep it puffed up for hours. It is his way of impressing the girls.”
Julie Murphy, Seabirds

“I find my soul in forests...”
Kedar dhepe

“Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“A trademark of something that works well, the cat body has hardly changed since its inception. Like with today's cats, their digestive systems could handle only flesh. The lesson of the cat is that if you are to become a full-fledged carnivore, you have to commit everything to it. A house cat fed vegetarian food will shrivel and die.”
Craig Childs, The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild

“Remember that even just watching animals has an impact. Intrusion into their living space can expose them to predation, keep them from feeding or other essential activities, or cause them to leave their young exposed to predation or the elements. No photo or viewing opportunity is worth harassing or stressing wildlife. In appreciating and watching them, we have a responsibility to protect and preserve the animals that share our state.”
Mary Taylor Young, The Guide to Colorado Mammals

Chris Palmer
“Audiences see personalities on shows interacting with wild animals as if they were not dangerous or, at the other extreme, provoking them to give viewers an adrenaline rush. Mostly, the animals just want to be left alone, so it’s not surprising that these entertainers are seriously hurt or even killed on rare occasions. On one level, it’s that very possibility the shows are selling.”
Chris Palmer, Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom

“Animals do not even know that God is someone else”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Mary Oliver
“I go out
to the pale dunes, to look over
the empty spaces
of the wilderness.

For something is there,
something is there when nothing is there but itself,
that is not there when anything else is.”
Mary Oliver, A Thousand Mornings

“A forest's beauty lies with its inhabitants.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Travel , photography and wilderness are my addictions....
And I'm happy with that...”
Kedar Dhepe

“Animals will attack if provoked, to protect their family or just to put food on the table, yet man still hasn't learnt these simple basics of life. Somehow I don't think we are the intelligent species after all.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“I spent my summers at my grandparents’ cabin in Estes Park, literally next door to Rocky Mountain National Park. We had a view of Longs Peak across the valley and the giant rock beaver who, my granddad told me, was forever climbing toward the summit of the mountain. We awoke to mule deer peering in the windows and hummingbirds buzzing around the red-trimmed feeders; spent the days chasing chipmunks across the boulders of Deer Mountain and the nights listening to coyotes howling in the dark.”
Mary Taylor Young, The Guide to Colorado Mammals

“It's when the forest is quiet that you know to tread lightly.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“If you don't love animals, you'll never love the wild.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Freequill
“Is the deer crossing the road, or is the road crossing the forest?”
Freequill

“All my Best Friends have 4 Legs.”
Tim Poirier

Noel Marie Fletcher
“I suppose you could say these images present a glimpse of the world around me during the last 5 years as well as moments in time for the creatures and nature sharing the same space as me.”
Noel Marie Fletcher, Pathways in Time: Photo Journeys

“When reeling a fish in to not simply feel “the power of wildness intimately but the same time recognize the right of that wildness to continue”.”
Paul Greenberg, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

“Hmmm....conservation through game management.
I wonder if that's what they call it when they start world war 3?”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Hunting animals is not a wildlife or environmental management solution. Why should anyone spend money to protect an animal that a wealthy trophy hunter can then pay to go kill?”
Fuad Alakbarov, Exodus

“Most people I've met who weren't kind to animal, weren't kind to people either. Kindness is kindness. Simple as that. Barbaric activities such as hunting should be consigned to the history books.”
Fuad Alakbarov, Exodus

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