Quotations About / On:
A forest bird never wants a cage.
(Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Hilde, in The Master Builder, act 3.)
A woman is a hunter without a forest.
(Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. For Love Alone, ch. 6 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.).
Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
What were the "forests" of England to these?
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 169, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
The tranquility of my room partakes too much of Forest Lawn.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Imagination has the right to feast in the shade of the tree that it turns into a forest.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
(Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), U.S. author. Hester Prynne, in The Scarlet Letter, ch. 22 (1850).)
If I were a Brazilian without land or money or the means to feed my children, I would be burning the rain forest too.
(Sting [Gordon Matthew Sumner] (b. 1951), British rock musician. International Herald Tribune (Paris, April 14, 1989).)
The locomotive, working rapidly with its elbows, hurried through a pine forest, thenwith reliefamong fields.
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. "Cloud, Castle, Lake," Nabokov's Dozen (1958).)
The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
(Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Godfrey St. Peter, in The Professor's House, book I, ch. VIII (1925).
The professor is surprised to discover that his wife, too, has suffered from the emotional distance that has arisen between them.)
I was struck by this universal spring upward of the forest evergreens.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 121, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)