You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light.
Grown men do not need leaders.
If the end does not justify the means – what can?
Climbing K2 or floating the Grand Canyon in an inner tube; there are some things one would rather have done than do.
What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
Say what you like about my bloody murderous government,’ I says, ‘but don’t insult me poor bleedin’ country.
That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other – instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
Our culture runs on coffee and gasoline, the first often tasting like the second.
The missionaries go forth to Christianize the savages – as if the savages weren’t dangerous enough already.