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The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature,
by John Muir

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature,
and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

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The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

 

The mountains are calling and I must go.
- John Muir

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
- John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- John Muir

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

To the lover of wilderness,
Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
- John Muir

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir

Let children walk with Nature,
let them see the beautiful blendings
and communions of death and life,
their joyous inseparable unity,
as taught in woods and meadows,
plains and mountains and streams
of our blessed star,
and they will learn that death
is stingless indeed,
and as beautiful as life.
- John Muir

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at
times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
- John Muir

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
- John Muir

According to the study, approximately 16.7 million U.S.
workers born in Latin America had a combined gross
income of $450 billion last year,
of which 93 percent was spent locally.
- Luis Gutierrez

Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation.
- Craig Bruce

The friend of the present order of things condemns
all political speculations in the gross.
- Thomas Malthus

Eat some pizza, play some Xbox, watch some TV.
Gross? Maybe.
Me? Yes.
- Dustin Diamond

Insomnia is a gross feeder.
It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking,
including thinking about not thinking.
- Clifton Fadiman

The price of imported oil in the US doubled between
summer 2003 and summer 2005,
reducing consumers' purchasing power by more than 1
per cent of gross domestic product.
- Martin Feldstein

I'm pretty gross.
When I talk I can be gross and crude.
- Yvonne Strahovski

It's the teenage and university crowd,
so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

It's a little gross to put yourself in every song.
I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?
- Jakob Dylan

Firms would be given initial entitlements to gross
markup on the basis of past performance.
These entitlements would be transferable and a market
in them would be developed.
- William Vickrey

Gross ignorance is 144 times worse than ordinary ignorance.
- Bennett Cerf

People who wear fur smell like a wet dog if they're in the rain.
And they look fat and gross.
- Pamela Anderson

Breast implants gross me out.
I don't think they're attractive at all.
- Natalie Portman

I ate a bug once.
It was flying around me.
I was trying to get it away.
It went right in my mouth.
It was so gross!
- Hilary Duff

When there are no women on the tour it can get awful and ugly -
constant horrible jokes and gross behaviour.
It needs to be leavened with a feminine presence.
- Evan Dando

I don't know how many sacred cows there are today.
I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor.
That's kind of regrettable.
- Bob Newhart

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not,
at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with
every weapon of communal stupidity.
- Robertson Davies

The Alien is gross, scary.
There is something in a human being that looks at them
and sees it as a cockroach.
You can never feel nurturing towards the cockroach.
- Sanaa Lathan

Pure innovation is more gross than error.
- George Chapman

When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award
and every other gross-out award.
- Jack Nicholson

Rock music should be gross: that's the fun of it.
It gets up and drops its trousers.
- Bruce Dickinson

We have always had gross humor.
But we try for funny, not gross.
- Shawn Wayans

I find capitalism repugnant.
It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating...
because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
- Fidel Castro

I just started making Bloody Marys.
I always thought they looked gross, then I tasted one.
There's an art to it, from the Tabasco to the Worcestershire.
- Tara Reid

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
- Martin L. Gross

Well, I'm proud to say American Pie was the kind of crazy,
gross-out film that guys thought was the greatest.
- Jason Biggs

Everybody smokes!
Models, actresses, everyone!
Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction,
but it still pains me to see my friends do it.
- Kirsten Dunst

One night stands are not for me.
I think it's gross when you just give it up.
- Paris Hilton

People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff.
I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy...
and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
- Stephen King

I feel like a voodoo doll.
It's grim.
It's gross.
- Emma Watson

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
- Errol Flynn

The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis.
Compromise is its second name.
- Enid Bagnold

So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget,
and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product.
- George Wald

Fair use is always going to be a gray area,
and it should be.
We need to allow for things we can't see yet.
- Robin Gross

We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man,
cowardly in the presence of a brave one,
gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on.
We always imagine, and in imagining share,
the judgments of the other mind.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Housing has led our nation's economic expansion over the past few years,
accounting for 16 percent of our Gross Domestic Product.
New housing starts and home sales hit record levels from 2003 through 2005.
- Randy Neugebauer

It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood.
- Terry Gross

Every American, regardless of their background,
has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion.
Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will
reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone
our basic Constitutional rights.
- Pete Stark

Nominally, there is one executive for every eight federal employees,
a ratio that would bankrupt many private industries.
- Martin L. Gross

The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth,
and with little understanding of what wage-earners
must do to make ends meet.
- Martin L. Gross

We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law.
- Robin Gross

When a scientist is ahead of his times,
it is often through misunderstanding of current,
rather than intuition of future truth.
In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day,
from some perspective, appear prophetic.
- Jean Rostand

What puts someone on guard isn't necessarily the fear of being found out.
- Terry Gross

At the time I came along, Hollywood's idea of teen
movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity,
usually involving boys in pursuit of sex,
and pretty gross overall.
Either that or a horror movie.
And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
- John Hughes

The copyright bargain: a balance between protection
for the artist and rights for the consumer.
- Robin Gross

Government loses its claim to legitimacy when it fails
to fulfill its obligations.
- Martin L. Gross

When you think about it, we actors are kind of prostitutes.
We get paid to feign attraction and love.
Other people are paying to watch us kissing someone,
touching someone, doing things people in a normal monogamous
relationship would never do with anyone who's not their partner.
It's really kind of gross.
- Megan Fox

I think this year we'll open up 900 gross,
we're closing some, so the net count is lower,
but the 900 are spread all over the place.
Some of the closures are relocations,
where you're moving it to another place in the marketplace.
- Jim Cantalupo

In its best prewar year, Europe with almost 300 million
people had a gross national product of 150 billion dollars.
In that same year, the United States with 150 million
people had a gross national product of 300 billion dollars.
- Paul Hoffman

The human mind is capable of excitement without the
application of gross and violent stimulants;
and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty
and dignity who does not know this.
- William Wordsworth


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