60 Serene Forest Quotes. Unleash the Secret of Forests.

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What inspired me to compile the best forest quotes I could find were the two major, major wildfires we had – the one in the Amazon Rainforest and the Australian bushfires. People sadly don’t think much about trees or forests until something like that happens but they are a crucial part of the ecosystem.

The sad part is that most of us already forgot about what happened mere months ago with all the COVID-19 situation we have going on.

And let’s face it, nothing is going to change anytime soon; forests will keep burning as they do, and we are going to continue to cut down trees at an alarming rate to make space for even more cows and crops for our growing population.

Let’s at least show some appreciation to trees and forests with these beautiful forest quotes.

For more inspiration, don’t forget to also check out our compilation of 60 Incredible Tree Quotes and Facts as well as 82 of the Most Important Animal Quotes.

“Plant a tree in your lifetime.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

Forest Quotes

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

“I find my soul in forests…”
― Kedar Dhepe

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
― Chris Maser

“If you go to a desert, you will hear this mysterious voice: Be wise, protect your forests!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Forest Quotes

“We all have forests on our minds. Forests unexplored, unending. Each one of us gets lost in the forest, every night, alone.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

“Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery.”
― Andrea Gibson

“Trees’re always a relief, after people.”
― David Mitchell

“Imagine that the forests disappear from the earth! Then, who will remember the November without the magnificent autumn trees, who will long for it to come?”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Forest quotes
Forest quotes

“All forests have their own personality. I don’t just mean the obvious differences, like how an English woodland is different from a Central American rain forest, or comparing tracts of West Coast redwoods to the saguaro forests of the American Southwest… they each have their own gossip, their own sound, their own rustling whispers and smells. A voice speaks up when you enter their acres that can’t be mistaken for one you’d hear anyplace else, a voice true to those particular tress, individual rather than of their species.”
― Charles de Lint

“Come to the woods, for here is rest.”
― John Muir

“A forest ecology is a delicate one. If the forest perishes, its fauna may go with it. The Athshean word for world is also the word for forest.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin

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“Who else goes to the woods to find peace only to discover themself in the process? I find forests unclutter the mind with each breath the trees afford me.”
― Michael Poeltl

“Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, both dark and bright, and they will ensnare your soul.”
― Robert Beatty

“Now then, let’s come right down in here and put some nice big strong arms on these trees. Tree needs an arm too. It’ll hold up the weight of the forest. Little bird has to have a place to set there. There he goes…”
― Bob Ross

“Forests are like churches, hallowed places. There’s a stillness about them, a sort of reverence.”
― Sabrina Elkins

“Talk to the forest because the forest always talks to you.”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

Forest Quotes

“The places of quiet are going away, the churches, the woods, the libraries. And it is only in silence we can hear the voice inside of us which gives us true peace.”
― James Rozoff

“Land forests are the coral reefs of the ocean of air.”
― Steven Magee

“You showed me there is something in the forest to cure most anything that bothers you.”
― Donald Smith

Forest quotes
Forest quotes

“Forests should not be walked on, they should be walked under and through.”
― Courtney M. Privett

“I have lived knowing nothing of the forest so there is nothing I can teach you. Go into the wild. Know the world….”
― Mamoru Hosoda

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“The forest was not dark, because darkness has nothing to do with the forest—the forest is made of life, of light—but the trees moved with wind and subtle creatures.”
― Lauren Groff

“When you save the life of a tree, you only pay your debt as we all owe our lives to the trees!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“I am convinced that most Americans of the new generation have no idea what a decent forest looks like. The only way to tell them is to show them.”
― Aldo Leopold

Forest Quotes

“All forests are one… They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to Mystery when the world began.”
― Charles de Lint

“In our forests
part divine
and makes her heart palpitate
wild and tame are one. What a delicious Sound!”
― John Cage

“Observe the beauty of forest.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

Forest quotes
Forest quotes

“For you, it’s all about money, money, money. But what about the forests I say? Some of those trees have been there for hundreds of years. What right have you to destroy that?”
― Emily Arden

“Tree is a soldier, forest is an army! And let us wish that all the battles against this army is lost!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“If the day comes when our descendants can venture with wonder into chestnut forests, we will have gained back more than a perfect tree. We will have gained a new reason for hope.”
― Susan Freinkel

“The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation.”
― Tahir Shah

“Forest! They seek your trees to sleep among,
With their long sentences hung. Forest!”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

Forest Quotes

“Do you know how many acres of beautiful forests and moors have been destroyed by your company? How many animals have lost their homes and how many trees have been murdered? I am sick of being bothered by you people.”
― Emily Arden

“A fortune can’t be made from a single coin in the same way a forest can be grown from a single seed.”
― VKBoy

“if love was a tree
I’d plant you a forest”
― Dahi Tamara Koch

“Nothing can match the joy of a forest in the
morning.”
― Millie Florence

“Few people know that trees in the Amazon put more water into the sky, in the form of steam, than the Amazon River transports to sea. We really need to take care of forests: they are an incredible value to all of us!”
― Yana Marull

“The people are leaving, he says, and the forest is gonna come back and take what’s hers”
― Joan Tierney

“Both brains and forests form highly efficient delivery systems that optimize transmission of energy and information through a larger system.”
― Julie J. Morley

“Be still within a forest and you will appreciate what it is like to be a tree,”
― Anthony T. Hincks

Forest Quotes

“…when humans experience something as powerful as a forest or a rainbow, it is not crazy to assign its existence to a Greater Intelligence.”
― Anne Lamott

“How humans love plundering a forest, like spoiled children with their parents’ ATM cards and no concept of moderation”
― Paul Rosolie

“Gold is a luxury. Trees are necessities. Man can live and thrive without gold, but we cannot survive without trees.”
― Paul Bamikole

“The forest will answer you in the way you call to it.”
― Finnish proverb

“Stories matter in an enchanted forest.”
― Kate Coombs

“I hate the forest, it’s absence of social enviroment.”
― Deyth Banger

“A forest full of trees is as important and valuable as a mine full of gold.”
― Paul Bamikole

“I would make my home, with joy and gladness, in a dark forest.”
― Alexander Pushkin

Forest Quotes

“There is life and death in all forest, the life will bring you beauty and the dead will bring you new life!”
― Roland R Kemler

“The Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating under a tree. To what extent did the tree’s being contribute to the Buddha’s shift of consciousness?”
― Melina Sempill Watts

“The forest wanted to beg for mercy but knew precious little about us. Pine trees roared like chainsaws, hoping this was the language of man.”
― T.R. Darling

“Every forest has its own character, its own whispered rumors and smells.”

― Jennifer Ackerman

“I love the forest.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill.”
― John Muir

“Planting a tree is the easiest way to align yourself with the cosmic rhythm.”
― Amit Ray

“These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds.”

― Samantha Hunt

Forest Quotes

“When you live on the edge of a cursed forest, you do a lot of staring into the dark.”
― Sarah Dalton

“A forest is a living thing like a human body…each part dependent on all the other parts. A forest needs its birds, its beaver…all its animals and plants. The forest gives shelter to the birds, but they repay the debt with the insects they eat, the droppings they leave, the seeds they carry off to plant elsewhere. The beaver builds dams for himself, but the dams keep water on the land, and although the beaver cut trees to use and to eat, their ponds provide water for the trees during the hot, dry months….Listen, and you can hear the forest breath.”
― Louis L’Amour

“Some of the best advice you will ever hear will come from the forest.”
― Dacha Avelin

“He would eventually have to pass through the forest, but he felt no fear. Of course – the forest was inside him, he knew, and it made him who he was.”
― Haruki Murakami

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Adrian Volenik

I've lived around animals my whole life and I hold a Diploma in Animal Physiology. When I'm not reading or writing about wild animals, health and fitness, and technology, you can find me playing with my son and two cats. My pastimes include running, playing video games, and solving the NY Times crossword.