Forest Sayings and Quotes

Looking to decompress? A dose of nature may do just the trick. That’s right, forests aren’t just ecosystems, they can also provide a mood boost for city dwellers needing peace and quiet. Embrace your inner tree-hugger with the list of wise and insightful forest quotes below.


The world's forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children's future.     

Desmond Tutu

Save the elephants, and then you save the forest and then you save yourself.     

Mark Shand

I never see a forest that does not bear a mark or a sign of history.     

Anselm Kiefer

In a hamlet or in a forest, in the deep water or on the dry land, wherever venerable persons dwell, that place is delightful.     

Friedrich Max Muller

An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

A forest bird never wants a cage.     

Henrik Ibsen

As the forest went, so went the bird. It's an indicator species, representative of what we did to the forests. Having it return is perhaps a sign that the forests and habitat are coming back as well.     

David Luneau

We commend the forest for trying to do more. But at the same time i think everyone realizes a lot more can be done.     

Ed Bond

When you hear that howl alone at night in the forest, it's one of the most frightening sounds you'll ever hear.     

Tim Cope

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.     

Willa Cather

Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.     

Bill Bradley

Trees're always a relief, after people.     

David Mitchell

A forest doesn't weep over one tree.     

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes.     

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.     

Martin Luther

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.     

Hal Borland

Only with a leaf can I talk of the forest.     

Visar Zhiti

If you're in a forest, the quality of the echo is very strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of all those trees that you get this strange, itchy ricochet effect.     

Brian Eno