Wilderness & Survival Quotes To Get You Outdoors and Inspired

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Here are some quotes that have inspired me to try and live up to a life worth living.

Traveling Quotes

Traveling Quotes

“O, Wanderess, Wanderess
When did you feel your
most euphoric kiss?
Was I the source
of your greatest bliss?”
– Roman Payne


“Not all who wander are lost.” 

J.R.R Tolkien


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” 

– Lao-Tzu


Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
― Henry David Thoreau


“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”

― Henry David Thoreau


“I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
― Henry David Thoreau


“Man is whole when he is in tune with the winds, the stars, and the hills… Being in tune with the universe is the entire secret.”

William O. Douglas


“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…”
― Henry David Thoreau


Wilderness Quotes

Wilderness Quotes

If we lose wilderness, we lose forever the knowledge of what the world was.

Harvey Broome


“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.”
– Henry David Thoreau


“Going to the Woods is Going Home”

John Muir


“And into the forest, I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

John Muir


“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”

Frank Lloyd Wright


“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

-Lao Tzu


“The wilderness is a place of rest, not in the sense of being motionless, for the lure, after all, is to move, to round the next bend. The rest comes in the isolation from distractions, in the slowing of the daily centrifugal forces that keep us off balance.”
– David Douglas


“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”

-Aldous Huxley

Survival Quotes

Survival Quotes

“All good things are wild and free.”
Henry David Thoreau


“The more you know, the less you have to carry.  The less you know, the more you have to carry.”  

– Mors Kochanski


"Survival is 100% mental...If a man says he feels lousy – he will. If a man says he feels great – chances are he will – all day. The same applies to any given task. If you think it will fizzle, it will. If you are convinced you can do it, more often than not you will succeed.”
- Gene Fear
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Bram Johnson
Hi, My Name is Bram, the Editor of Survival Artist. Here you will find all things Wilderness, Survival, & Primitive Living. I grew up in the backcountry and got hooked on the simple chop wood carry water lifestyle. If you know anything about me then you know you can find me either running up mountain trails or sipping coffee over a book of philosophy.