Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Good Quote

Do you ever have one of those days when you feel like you just can't keep studying/working/going and then you read or hear something that just speaks to you? After a day of spending way too much time in front of a computer, this spoke to me:

One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am -a reluctant enthusiast… a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.

- Edward Abbey

(Would it surprise you that this was posted in the Natural Resources department?)

4 comments:

GSmith said...

Good quote! My sentiments exactly.
Mother Smith

Dennen and Hilary Frazier said...

Agreed, what are we going to do this weekend to party and enjoy nature?

-Hils

made sweet said...

I love this quote!! thanks so much for sharing. :) You guys are so cute.

Michelle

Birrell Family said...

Wise words, I may take it and make it my own...