An Entrance to the Woods- Berry
"When I finally realize that it is only the sound the creek is making, though I have not come here for company and do not want any, I am inexplicably sad" (Berry 7).
"When the Native Americans and the first European hunters entered this country they were altogether here as soon as they arrived, for they had seen and experienced fully everything between here and their starting place, and so the transition was graduate and articulate in their consciousness" (Berry 11).
"Wilderness is the element in which we lived encased in civilization, as a mollusk lives in his shell in the sea" (Berry 16).
"This wilderness of the Red River now carries on its ancient processes within the human climate of war and waste and confusion" (Berry 26).
"I feel the possibility of a frugal and protective love for the creation that would be unimaginably more meaningful and joyful than our present destructive and wasteful economy" (Berry 29).
"The quiet of the woods has ceased to be something that I observe; now it is something that I am a part of" (Berry 37).
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