Het bos met rust willen laten


“Ik geloof het niet”, zei heer Ollie zorgelijk. “Het is jullie eigen schuld bedoel ik. Ik geloof dat jullie er alleen uit kunnen komen als je het bos met rust wilt laten. Dat geloof ik.”Marten Toonder (1971) De Kwinkslagen.

La révélation de leur harmonie (forêts)


Je tâchais de découvrir, dans les bruits des forêts et des flots, des mots que les autres hommes n’entendaient point, et j’ouvrais l’oreille pour écouter la révélation de leur harmonie. Gustave Flaubert (1842) (english: "I tried to discover, in the [...]

Forests are the lungs


"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people." Franklin D. Roosevelt

A survivor of vast forgotten woods


"As they listened, they began to understand the lives of the Forest, apart from themselves, indeed to feel themselves as the strangers where all other things were at home. [...] Tom's words laid bare the hearts of trees and their [...]

A great spiritual power


“From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, and it was very, very strong in the [...]

I’m always astonished by a forest


I'm always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn.Günther Grass* Bibliography *Jaggi, M. (2010). A life in writing: Günter Grass. [online] [...]

The clearest way


“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”John Muir, naturalist.

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