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Quotes from John Muir

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Quotes from My First Summer in the Sierra

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, June 5, 1869

“How rich our inheritance in these blessed mountains. ” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, June 15, 1869

“Just bread and water and delightful toil is all I need.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 7, 1869

“Exhilarated with the mountain air, I feel like shouting this morning with excess of wild animal joy.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 9, 1869

“Blessed indeed should be every pilgrim in these holy mountains.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 12, 1869

“No pain here. No dull empty hours. No fear of the past. No fear of the future. These blessed mountains are so compactly filled with God’s beauty no petty personal hope or experience has room to be.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 20, 1869

“The more I see of deer the more I admire them as mountaineers. They make their way into the heart of the roughest solitudes with smooth reserve of strength,… healthy and able, adding beauty to every landscape.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 22, 1869

“Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer? Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 26, 1869

“On I sauntered in freedom complete; body without weight as far as I was aware.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 27, 1869

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, July 27, 1869

“We see that everything in Nature called destruction must be creation, –a change from beauty to beauty.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, August 21, 1869

“The birds are still here, showing no sign of leaving for winter quarters though the frost must bring them to mind. For my part I should like to stay here all winter or all my life or even all eternity.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, August 25, 1869

“If I had a few sacks of flour, an axe, and some matches, I would build a cabin of pine logs, pile up plenty of firewood about it and stay all winter to see the grand fertile snow-storms, watch the birds and animals that winter thus high, how they live, how the forests look snowladen or buried, and how the avalanches look and sound on their way down the mountains. But now I’ll have to go, for there is nothing to spare in the way of provisions. I’ll surely be back, however, surely I’ll be back. No other place has ever so overwhelmingly attracted me as this hospitable, Godful wilderness.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, September 1, 1869

Quotes from Stickeen

“What a psalm the storm was singing.” – John Muir, Stickeen

“There is nothing like work for toning down excessive fear or joy.” – John Muir, Stickeen

Find out more about John Muir here.

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