I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
Edward Abbey (1927-1989)- Desert Solitaire “Cliffrose and Bayonets”, p. 25 (1968)

The domination of nature leads to the domination of human nature.
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) – Beyond The Wall: Essays from the Outside, 1971

There are no vacant lots in nature.
Edward Abbey (1927-1989)- Desert Solitude, “The First Morning,” p.6, Ballantine Books, NY, NY, 1968

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) – The Journey Home (1991) The Rape of the West p. 183

Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful.
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) – A Voice Crying in the Wilderness, Notes from a Secret Journal, 1986, Ch,9 p86

Nature neither gives nor expects mercy.
Diane Ackerman (1948 -) – The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Penguins, Crocodilians, and Whales, Random House, NY,NY, 1991, 239-240.

Nature is also great fun. To pretend that nature isn’t fun is to miss much of the joy of being alive.
Diane Ackerman (1948 -) – The rarest of the rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds, Introduction, Vintage Books, NY, NY, p.xx, 1997

Nature is what wins in the end.
Abby Adams (1902-1984) – The Gardener’s Gripe Book, Workmans Publishing, NY, NY, 1995, p. 10.

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