Great Outdoors Quotes

Here are some of my favorite quotes by people who made made a living in the great outdoors (fictional or nonfictional).

"One must labor for beauty as for bread, here as elsewhere"
             - John Muir, The Yosemite: a Wonderful Ascent

"The different species are arranged in zones and sections... and so appreciable are these relations the traveler need never be at a loss in determining within a few hundred feet his elevation above sea-level by the trees alone."
             - John Muir, The Yosemite: The Forest Trees in General

"You never know how steep something is until you rub noses with it."
             - Bear Grylls, Man vs. Wild

"I told my pap and mam I was going to be a mountain man; acted like they was gut-shot. 'Make your life go here, son. Here's where the people is. Them mountains is for Indians and wild men.' 'Mother Gue', I says, 'the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world,' and by God, I was right."
             - Del Gue, from the movie Jeremiah Johnson

"There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing."
             - John "Lofty" Wiseman, SAS: Survival Handbook

Other References

  • Joe's Ultralight Backpacking
  • Books

  • High Sierra
  • SAS Survival Handbook
  • Other

  • Great Quotes