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48 Us National Parks Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Us National Parks Sayings By Arianna Huffington: We'll have to reclaim the ward 'taxes.' Why has it become a synonym for 'evil'? We'll have to reclaim the ward 'taxes.' Why has it become a synonym for 'evil'? I understand that no one likes to pay good money for nothing. But fire and police protection aren't nothing ... Roads, bridges, airports, and mass transit systems aren't nothing. National parks, clean air, and clear water aren't nothing. A safe food supply, functioning schools with well-trained teachers, and well-equipped hospitals aren't vaporous apparitions either. — Arianna Huffington
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Us National Parks Sayings By Edward Abbey: Whatever the cost, however financed, the benefits for park visitors in health and happinessvirtues unknown Whatever the cost, however financed, the benefits for park visitors in health and happiness
virtues unknown to statisticians
would be immeasurable. — Edward Abbey
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Us National Parks Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: Feminism has both undone the hierarchy in which the elements aligned with the masculine were Feminism has both undone the hierarchy in which the elements aligned with the masculine were given greater value than those of the feminine and undermined the metaphors that aligned these broad aspects of experience with gender. So, there goes women and nature. What does it leave us with? One thing is a political mandate to decentralize privilege and power and equalize access, and that can be a literal spatial goal too, the goal of our designed landscapes and even the managed ones
the national parks, forests, refuges, recreation areas, and so on. — Rebecca Solnit
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Us National Parks Sayings By Franklin D. Roosevelt: There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbal of the great human principle. — Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Us National Parks Sayings By Paul D. Boyer: Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures. — Paul D. Boyer
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Us National Parks Sayings By Edward Abbey: The national parks belong to everyone. To the people. To all of us. The government The national parks belong to everyone. To the people. To all of us. The government keeps saying so and maybe, in this one case at least, the government is telling the truth. Hard to believe, but possible. — Edward Abbey
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Us National Parks Sayings By Enos Mills: Within National Parks is roomglorious roomroom in which to find ourselves, in which to think Within National Parks is room
glorious room
room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve. — Enos Mills
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Us National Parks Sayings By Eban Goodstein: One hundred years ago, visionary political leaders from the Progressive Era established a system of One hundred years ago, visionary political leaders from the Progressive Era established a system of national forests and parks in our country that are the envy of the world and today are the treasure of an entire nation. Why not a similar, global vision for our generation? — Eban Goodstein
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Us National Parks Sayings By Laura Chinchilla: Costa Rica, with its tourist-based economy and lack of a national army, has focused on Costa Rica, with its tourist-based economy and lack of a national army, has focused on keeping safe its beaches, parks and other public draws. It is one if the safest countries in Central America based on the number of homicides. — Laura Chinchilla
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Us National Parks Sayings By Robert Smithson: The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness. — Robert Smithson
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Us National Parks Sayings By T. H. Watkins: As strenuous challenge or contemplative retreat, the parks and other units of the national lands As strenuous challenge or contemplative retreat, the parks and other units of the national lands offer welcome respite from the world, a safety valve for body and spirit. — T. H. Watkins
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Us National Parks Sayings By Anonymous: Despite its convict history, the Australian state of Tasmania is no longer associated only with Despite its convict history, the Australian state of Tasmania is no longer associated only with austerity and privation. Nowadays it's a sybarite's nirvana surrounded by some of the most untouched nature on the planet. "Mainland Tassie," as the Tasmanians who live on the outer islands call it, covers 35,000 square miles, and 45% of that is preserved in bio-reserves, national parks or World Heritage sites. On the other 55%, there are just 515,000 people. — Anonymous
Us National Parks Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: Our national parks are memory palaces where our personal histories reside. Our national parks are memory palaces where our personal histories reside. — Terry Tempest Williams
Us National Parks Sayings By S.J. Kincaid: This war ends, then so do the taxpayer-funded contracts, the drumbeats in the media, the This war ends, then so do the taxpayer-funded contracts, the drumbeats in the media, the nice Combatant faces, and the patriotic cause to lull the civilians and shame the dissenters. The other thing that comes to an end is all the justification for why this country's run the way it is. People will wonder why their paychecks are still getting halved to pay off the men who own their utility companies, their roads, their national parks. They'll wonder why they've got to work eighty-hour weeks to support the folks who took their houses and destroyed the middle-class jobs. There's not going to be an enemy to point a finger at anymore. People will see the real problem. — S.J. Kincaid
Us National Parks Sayings By Robert Adams: Many have asked, pointing incredulously toward a sweep of tract homes and billboards, why picture Many have asked, pointing incredulously toward a sweep of tract homes and billboards, why picture that? The question sounds simple, but it implies a difficult issue - why open our eyes anywhere but in undamaged places like national parks? — Robert Adams
Us National Parks Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: By definition, our national parks in all their particularity and peculiarity show us as much By definition, our national parks in all their particularity and peculiarity show us as much about ourselves as the landscapes they honor and protect. They can be seen as holograms of an America born of shadow and light; dimensional; full of contradictions and complexities. Our dreams, our generosities, our cruelties and crimes are absorbed into these parks like water. The poet Rumi says, "Water, stories, the — Terry Tempest Williams
Us National Parks Sayings By Charles Edwin Winter: As to the reserved and withdrawn areas, excluding and excepting only the national parks, it As to the reserved and withdrawn areas, excluding and excepting only the national parks, it is manifest that justice, equality, and dignity for these States require that ultimately all should be ceded to the States wherein they lie. The theory that the Western States can not intelligently and wisely administer these areas, for example, the forest reserves, is based on the delinquencies and wastefulness of the States to the eastward which had their resources and their opportunity, and in some cases, as States, misused and abused their rights. This constitutes no reason as to why the same right which they enjoyed should be denied to the Western states. — Charles Edwin Winter
Us National Parks Sayings By J. Horace McFarland: The influence of (the national parks) is far beyond what is usually esteemed or usually The influence of (the national parks) is far beyond what is usually esteemed or usually considered. It has a relation to efficiency
the working efficiency of the people, to their health, and particularly to their patriotism
which would make the parks worth while, if there were not a cent of revenue in it, and if every visitor to the parks meant that the Government would have to pay a tax of $1 simply to get him there. — J. Horace McFarland
Us National Parks Sayings By William Kittredge: It is our duty to preserve huge tracts of land in something resembling its native It is our duty to preserve huge tracts of land in something resembling its native condition. The biological interactions necessary to insure the continuities of life are astonishingly complex, and cannot take place in islands of semiwilderness like the national parks. — William Kittredge
Us National Parks Sayings By Wallace Stegner: That is all the National Parks are about. Use, but do no harm. That is all the National Parks are about. Use, but do no harm. — Wallace Stegner
Us National Parks Sayings By Patrick Egan: Berkeley was the Capital of the Hand Dryers? I felt bad enough being locked out Berkeley was the Capital of the Hand Dryers? I felt bad enough being locked out of the National Parks and Forests because of the Federal Shutdown, so the chance to salvage something uniquely interesting and culturally important as the hand dryer factory slipped by me. Not one sign on any exit ramp. — Patrick Egan
Us National Parks Sayings By Brian Boitano: On the lip of the Grand Canyon. I've always wanted to do that. My very On the lip of the Grand Canyon. I've always wanted to do that. My very first TV special out of the Olympics was on a glacier in Alaska. Right after that one, I went and pitched this idea to skate in three National Parks. Like Voyageurs National Park, because it freezes over and you have these little islands that you can skate around. [The networks] were like, 'Way too expensive.' — Brian Boitano
Us National Parks Sayings By John Muir: The axe and saw are insanely busy, chips are flying thick as snowflakes, and every The axe and saw are insanely busy, chips are flying thick as snowflakes, and every summer thousands of acres of priceless forests, with their underbrush, soil, springs, climate, scenery, and religion, are vanishing away in clouds of smoke, while, except in the national parks, not one forest guard is employed. — John Muir
Us National Parks Sayings By Robert Hass: 'Paradise Lost' was printed in an edition of no more than 1,500 copies and transformed 'Paradise Lost' was printed in an edition of no more than 1,500 copies and transformed the English language. Took a while. Wordsworth had new ideas about nature: Thoreau read Wordsworth, Muir read Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt read Muir, and we got a lot of national parks. Took a century. What poetry gives us is an archive, the fullest existent archive of what human beings have thought and felt by the kind of artists who loved language in a way that allowed them to labor over how you make a music of words to render experience exactly and fully. — Robert Hass
Us National Parks Sayings By Stewart Udall: The National Park Service today exemplifies one of the highest traditions of public service. The National Park Service today exemplifies one of the highest traditions of public service. — Stewart Udall
Us National Parks Sayings By Michael Gurnow: I had not been prepared for my employer's approach to vehicular navigation, which was a I had not been prepared for my employer's approach to vehicular navigation, which was a simple case of being unable to tell the difference between a very large, multi-windowed van that could accommodate a mobile disco and a Formula One racer. — Michael Gurnow
Us National Parks Sayings By Ann Zwinger: This landscape is animate: it moves, transposes, builds, proceeds, shifts, always going on, never coming This landscape is animate: it moves, transposes, builds, proceeds, shifts, always going on, never coming back, and one can only retain it in vignettes, impressions caught in a flash, flipped through in succession, leaving a richness of images imprinted on a sunburned retina. — Ann Zwinger
Us National Parks Sayings By Michael Gurnow: My wife simply quoted, 'For better or worse.' It was only then that I realized My wife simply quoted, 'For better or worse.' It was only then that I realized the phrase was not multiple-choice. — Michael Gurnow
Us National Parks Sayings By Terry Eagleton: In a world in which everything bears the indelible impress of Man, it is refreshing In a world in which everything bears the indelible impress of Man, it is refreshing to escape from time to time from this wall-to-wall humanisation. Hence the American enthusiasm for national parks and outdoor activities. It is seductive to see the world as though we were not there to see it. We can always dream of perceiving things as they are in themselves, without the buzz and distortion of human meaning. We can take a vacation now and then from the intolerable burden of sense-making, rather as we do when we treat human flesh as something to be mindlessly indulged. We can shuck off language and confront reality in the raw, as we imagine an innocent child might do. — Terry Eagleton
Us National Parks Sayings By Michael Shnayerson: In the hierarchy of public lands, national parks by law have been above the rest: In the hierarchy of public lands, national parks by law have been above the rest: America's most special places, where natural beauty and all its attendant pleasures - quiet waters, the scents of fir and balsam, the hoot of an owl, and the dark of a night sky unsullied by city lights - are sacrosanct. — Michael Shnayerson
Us National Parks Sayings By Michael Gurnow: I had married an environmentalist and didn't know it. I knew without having to look I had married an environmentalist and didn't know it.
I knew without having to look that there was no tree hugging indemnity clause even in the fine print of our marriage certificate. But we'd been manacled together in the Catholic Church. I wondered if I could get some leverage with the religious institution if I pinned my wife with the label of nature-worshipping Wiccan or possibly even Druid. — Michael Gurnow
Us National Parks Sayings By Ann Zwinger: I sit watching until dusk, hypnotized. I think of the sea as continually sloshing back I sit watching until dusk, hypnotized. I think of the sea as continually sloshing back and forth, repetitive, but my psyche goes with the river- always loping downhill, purposeful, listening only to gravity. — Ann Zwinger
Us National Parks Sayings By George Carlin: Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. — George Carlin
Us National Parks Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: These are difficult time, transformative times- times of extreme actions especially within our national parks. These are difficult time, transformative times- times of extreme actions especially within our national parks. Extreme drought. Extreme fires. Extreme development with extreme policy shifts needed in the name of global warming. The world is changing dramatically, both ecologically as well as politically. But I believe our greatest transformation as a species will be spiritual. The word "we" must include all species. — Terry Tempest Williams
Us National Parks Sayings By Stephen Colletti: My costar James Lafferty, and his little brother Stuart Lafferty, and another buddy of ours, My costar James Lafferty, and his little brother Stuart Lafferty, and another buddy of ours, Ian Shive, are working on this project called 'Generation Wild.' It's about getting people to realize that being outdoors is not scary - you can go on adventures like we do, in national parks, and practically in your own backyard. — Stephen Colletti
Us National Parks Sayings By Donella Meadows: Biodiversity can't be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving Biodiversity can't be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving greenbelts or national parks. To function properly, nature needs more room than that. It can maintain itself, however, without human expense, without zookeepers, park rangers, foresters or gene banks. All it needs is to be left alone. — Donella Meadows
Us National Parks Sayings By Peter Benchley: If you take away the predators in the prairies and the national parks, you suddenly If you take away the predators in the prairies and the national parks, you suddenly have an explosion of elk, and then you have a lack of the food source for the elk, so they strip all the ground bare and that takes away the cover, on and on and on and on. The whole food chain is disrupted. — Peter Benchley
Us National Parks Sayings By Mitch McConnell: While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency. — Mitch McConnell
Us National Parks Sayings By Wallace Stegner: If the national park is, as Lord Bryce suggested, the best idea America has ever If the national park is, as Lord Bryce suggested, the best idea America has ever had, wilderness preservation is the highest refinement of that idea, — Wallace Stegner
Us National Parks Sayings By Ann Zwinger: As dawn leaks into the sky it edits out the stars like excess punctuation marks, As dawn leaks into the sky it edits out the stars like excess punctuation marks, deleting asterisks and periods, commas, and semi-colons, leaving only unhinged thoughts rotating and pivoting, and unsecured words. — Ann Zwinger
Us National Parks Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship. — Theodore Roosevelt
Us National Parks Sayings By Michael Gurnow: If owning frivolous articles of excess were indeed the trappings of malevolence, my home was If owning frivolous articles of excess were indeed the trappings of malevolence, my home was ready to play host to the Axis powers. — Michael Gurnow
Us National Parks Sayings By David Quammen: There was a very important superintendent of Yellowstone, a man who was involved in the There was a very important superintendent of Yellowstone, a man who was involved in the founding of the National Park Service itself, Horace Albright. And he became superintendent, which is the boss of Yellowstone Park, in 1919 - from 1919 to 1929. Later, he was director of the park service itself. Albright embraced the idea that in order for the national parks - and Yellowstone in particular - to have support from the American people and from politicians, there needed to be wildlife as spectacle. — David Quammen
Us National Parks Sayings By Wallace Stegner: National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst. — Wallace Stegner
Us National Parks Sayings By Ann Zwinger: Unkar Delta at Mile 73The layers of brick red sandstone, siltstone, and mudstone of the Unkar Delta at Mile 73
The layers of brick red sandstone, siltstone, and mudstone of the Dox formation deposited a billion years ago, erode easily, giving the landscape an open, rolling character very different that the narrow, limestone walled canyon upstream, both in lithology and color, fully fitting Van Dyke's description of "raspberry-red color, tempered with a what-not of mauve, heliotrope, and violet." Sediments flowing in from the west formed deltas, floodplains, and tidal flats, which indurated into these fine-grained sedimentary rocks thinly laid deposits of a restful sea, lined with shadows as precise as the staves of a musical score, ribboned layers, an elegant alteration of quiet siltings and delicious lappings, crinkled water compressed, solidified, lithified. — Ann Zwinger
Us National Parks Sayings By Edward Abbey: The itch for naming things is almost as bad as the itch for possessing things. The itch for naming things is almost as bad as the itch for possessing things. Let them and leave them alone
they'll survive for a few more thousand years, more or less, without any glorification from us. — Edward Abbey
Us National Parks Sayings By Edward Abbey: No more cars in national parks. Let the people walk. Or ride horses, bicycles, mules, No more cars in national parks. Let the people walk. Or ride horses, bicycles, mules, wild pigs
anything
but keep the automobiles and the motorcycles and all their motorized relatives out. We have agreed not to drive our automobiles into cathedrals, concert halls, art museums, legislative assemblies, private bedrooms and the other sanctums of our culture; we should treat our national parks with the same deference, for they, too, are holy places. An increasingly pagan and hedonistic people (thank God!), we are learning finally that the forests and mountains and desert canyons are holier than our churches. Therefore let us behave accordingly. — Edward Abbey
Us National Parks Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: I could walk forever with beauty. Our steps are not measured in miles but in I could walk forever with beauty. Our steps are not measured in miles but in the amount of time we are pulled forward by awe. This is another gift from our national parks, to be led by the vistas, to forget what nags us at home and remember what sustains us, the horizon. — Terry Tempest Williams