Wildlife Quotes

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Michael Bassey Johnson
“Reserve your love, not for the slow and tamed, but for the wild and adventurous.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

“Of all the special things we choose to do for our planet, let one of them to be of service to animals”
Paul Oxton

“Wilderness is source of Happiness..”
Kedar dhepe

Rick Bass
“I love the wild things, and the birds most of all. My education began, I am sure, the moment I was pushed free of the womb by Mother, born on Prade Ranch in the back bedroom on a late afternoon in early March-the seventh of March which is when the golden-cheeked warblers usually return to Prade Ranch after wintering down in Mexico. There would have been doves calling, as if to counter Mother's gasps and cries, and the flylike buzz of the hummingbirds (the aggressive black-chinned ones making most of the racket) at the nectar feeders just outside the open window. There would have been a breeze stirring the lace curtains. Father in the room with the doctor, and Grandfather and Chubb on the back porch, waiting for this next new part of the world to begin. Grandfather said he knew that was going to be the day, not just because of the golden-cheeked warblers' return, but because he'd heard a vermilion flycatcher buzzing-pit-zee,pit-zee-all the day before, and on into the night, well past midnight-the only time he's ever heard of that, before or since.”
Rick Bass

Lyanda Lynn Haupt
“Perhaps the corollary would be just as good an opening for a tale; not "long ago, when animals could speak," but "Long ago, when people could listen.”
Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Mozart's Starling

Michael Bassey Johnson
“We are here to turn the forest into a home, and make peace with all creatures.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Deidre Havrelock
“Your Buffalo are wild and I want them to stay. But it’s Buffalo wild down here. Buffalo wild! In the wildest way!”
Deidre Havrelock, Buffalo Wild!

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of Nature

What do the rivers do?
Give water for our thirst.
What do the trees do?
Give air for our lungs.
What do the animals do?
Give food for our tummy.
What do the flowers do?
Give fragrance for our body.
After taking everything,
From every member of nature,
What do we pompous idiots do?
Destroy all natural order.
It's high time to get our act together.
Nature doesn't need us, but we need her.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Lyanda Lynn Haupt
“But the earth and its beings are extravagantly wild, full of unexpected wonders. It is time to turn from our textbooks and listen to the birds themselves.”
Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Mozart's Starling

Mary Roach
“Californians are like, 'Lions are everywhere now!'" What's on the rise are home security cameras. Doorbell cameras are the mammograms of wildlife biology.”
Mary Roach, Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

“... one star appears to stand almost overhead hour after hour, night after night, seemingly never moving even as the others circle perpetually around it.
In recognition thereof, it is dubbed Polaris, the pole star ...”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

“My focus is on bringing people’s attention to nature and animals. I advocate the need to preserve forests.”
Biju Karakkonam, Nature and Wildlife Photographer

“When I go into the forest, I don’t go there expecting to see any animal. I go there just to enjoy the wilderness. Any picture I get is a bonus.”
Biju Karakkonam, Nature and Wildlife Photographer

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Out there in the wild, the lion is a VIP, and the rest are his entourage.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Jane Wilson-Howarth
“Ready?’ Bim and James nodded and clung on to the flimsy bamboo basketwork that formed the sides of the tray. I pushed them over the edge. They sped away, rattling down. The little basket went hurtling away with James shrieking like a crazed jackal. They reached the lowest point on the cable and continued a little way up on the other side. The momentum didn’t help them much though. Soon they had stopped and Bim was standing with both her hands on the cable. If you lost balance and grabbed the cable downhill of the wheels, I could picture now how easy it would be for the wheels – pulled down by your body weight – to run over your fingers. Bim was trying to pull them up the other side.”
Jane Wilson-Howarth, Himalayan Heist: an Alex and James wildlife adventure in Nepal

“Love them or leave them, because killing them will hurts us all..
Save wildlife..!”
Kedar dhepe

Rick Bass
“They're old letters from this fellow Chubb and I used to know," he sang, almost in a whisper, and I imagined that the birds, if they could hear him, rustled in their sleep, on their roosts: his words entering their dreams, calling to them.”
Rick Bass, The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness

Pamela McDowell
“I think somebody hid their dinner under that bush." Cricket looked up at the raven in the trees above them. "We shouldn't be this close."

"Do you think it was a bear? Or a wolf?" Shilo looked around nervously.

Cricket shook her head. "We better get to school and call my dad." She grabbed Shilo's arm to stop her from running.

"You have to walk."

"What--? What do you think it was?"

"A cougar," Cricket said, looking over her shoulder. "I think it was a cougar.”
Pamela McDowell, Cougar Frenzy

Lyanda Lynn Haupt
“I waited so eagerly for Carmen to mimic back the concerto's motif. Now I see that she has been calling out something much bigger, much more vital; she has been singing back the song of life, all of life, all the time.”
Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Mozart's Starling

“Wildlife management? Wildlife only needs managing because we can't manage ourselves properly in relation to our environment.”
Michael Corthell

Katie Fallon
“We hoped for the best, for a wild life free on the wing; keep calm and carrion, friend.”
Katie Fallon, Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird

“It sounds on paper the slightest of shelters for the most powerful of predators. A hole in a snowdrift, sealed by more snow, scarcely seems sufficiently substantial to provide privacy and protection for one of the largest truly carnivorous mammals on Earth. And yet, the hostile environment is an impediment to all but the most curious and determined, and the monochrome surroundings render the dens invisible to all but the keenest, most experienced eyes.”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

“the inherent adorableness of furry white bear cubs”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

“Tom Smith has found that in Alaska, mothers and cubs tend to tarry at their dens on average two days before heading out for the sea ice, although some do so the same day the emerge ... 'I'm convinced that the only reason mothers tarry at dens is to monitor cubs' growth and development,' he says. 'Once it meets some standard written in her genes, off they go.”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

“In time, they will grow up to be among the largest and most fearsome predators on Earth; now, they are vulnerable, largely defenseless, and insecure. Like any youngster taking its first steps in a frightening world, they want and need to stay close to their mother.”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

“They noticed that Earth tilted in relation to the sun, offering first one hemisphere and then the other over the course of the year ...”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

“Then the bear jumped on the tent.”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

“But Churchill lies directly in the path of polar bears that migrate from summer shelter to the coast of Hudson Bay in anticipation of the bay's waters freezing; it was one thing to have experienced, as I had on several occasions, a moose lying in the driveway or walking down the street, but the prospect of a large and hungry carnivore lurking around the corner seeming to me an entirely different proposition.”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear

“For Churchill residents, particularly those who, like Lance, grew up in the community, bear awareness is. both ingrained and a matter of pride; appropriately safe behaviors are second-nature. The approach is one of neither blustering bravado nor crippling caution; common sense prevails”
Kieran Mulvaney, The Great White Bear: A Natural and Unnatural History of the Polar Bear