Quotes About Nature

People have been admiring the beauty, might, and harmony of nature since time immemorial. Writers glorify it via words and quotes about nature, artists endeavour to recreate its wondrous shapes with a brush and paint, philosophers try to understand its depth… Paradoxically, the more we comprehend the world around us and make use of its gifts, the more we move away from nature. Nowadays, the talks about Mother Earth have shifted from the words of admiration to the words of warning. In the pursuit of profit and conveniences, we’re slowly destroying our precious natural surrounds. From near and far, we can hear calls to save nature, our mother.

This is a selection of inspirational quotes about nature from renowned authors, artists, scientists, environmentalists, philosophers, and orators of today, celebrities. We hope these wise words make you ponder over the future of our planet because we have no other home.


“As time goes on I’ve become more radical, because I’ve seen what’s been lost, and how many of those things can’t be repaired… The meter is ticking [particularly in the face of climate change], so you’ve got to get to as much as you can as fast as you can. I grew up with “This Land Is Our Land,” and public land doesn’t belong to that administration or this one… We want our kids to grow up with real natural places, not just photos of them.”

Robert Redford, American actor, director and activist

“People today have forgotten they’re really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don’t understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they’re so proud of their inventions. What’s worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don’t know it, but they’re losing nature. They don’t see that they’re going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.”

Akira Kurosawa, Japanese film director, screenwriter. and producer

“I love being immersed in nature, going to places in the world that are pristine and untouched by man. It’s almost a religious experience when you go to a place like the Amazon, and there’s no civilisation for thousands of miles.”

Leonardo DiCaprio, American Actor, Producer and Environmentalist

“I exclusively buy used clothes… I’m going to be a citizen of this planet, and I’m going to do my responsibility and live in stride with nature instead of constantly fighting against her.”

Shailene Woodley, American actress

TV Presenters

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”

Sir David Attenborough, Broadcaster and Natural Historian

“Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.”

Bear Grylls, Survival Expert, Adventurer and TV Presenter

“There’s no other species on earth that destroys the environment it relies on to survive. We are more destructive and more pervasive than any other animal. If you took us away from the planet right now the result would be wonderful.”

Steve Backshall, English Naturalist and TV Presenter

Scientists and Engineers

“There’s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature’s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.”

Carl Sagan, American astronomer, poet and science communicator

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, author, and conservationist

“Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.”

Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” 

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French oceanographer, explorer, conservationist

“I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax.”

Richard Feynman, American theoretical physicist


“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.”

Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Painter, Draftsman, Sculptor, Architect, and Engineer

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” 

Vincent van Gogh, Dutch post-impressionist painter

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” 

William Blake, English engraver, artist, poet, and visionary

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”

Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”

Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker

Thinkers and Philosophers

“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.” 

Aristotle, Greek philosopher and polymath

“Nature is like a woman who enjoys disguising herself, and whose different disguises, revealing now one part of her ad now another, permit those who study her and assiduously to hope that one day they may know the whole of her person.”

Denis Diderot, French philosopher, art critic, and writer


“My grandfather ran off the V-2 rocket film […] to remind people that we’re allotted a little space on earth and that we survive in that wilderness that can take back what it has given, as easily as blowing its breath on us or sending the sea to tell us we are not so big.

When we forget how close the wilderness is […] some day it will come in and get us, for we will have forgotten how terrible and real it can be.”

Ray Bradbury, American author and screenwriter

“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”

Ernest Hemingway, American journalist, novelist

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”

Henry David Thoreau, American writer, philosopher, publicist, naturalist, and poet

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”

Alice Walker, American novelist, poet, and social activist


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn.”

John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmentalist

“The industrial corporation is the natural enemy of nature.”

Edward Abbey, American author, essayist, environmentalist 

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