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30 Quotes About Spending Time at the Park

“It’s very important to take care of yourself. Everyone’s lives are so busy. Take at least an hour a day to recharge and do whatever makes you better. For grown-ups, whether it’s a spa, sitting in a park with a book, or coffee, take time for yourself.” – Ana Ivanovic

“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahli Gibran

“Joy comes from places you least expect it. It’s usually the simple things, like watching my son play basketball or going through Central Park when the blossoms are blooming.” – Dave Gahan

“I like to take walks in the park by myself, where no one can bother me and I can think.” – Magic Johnson

“If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll get some appreciation for the scale and beauty of the outdoors. When you walk into it, then you see it in a completely different way. You discover it in a much slower, more majestic sort of way.” – Bill Bryson

“What I want to do with my film making is help kids experience the truth and wisdom of nature no matter where they are, whether or not they have the opportunity to go to a national park.” – Louie Schwartzberg

“My perfect weekend is going for a walk with my family in the park. I don’t think there’s anything better.” – Anne Wojcicki

“The outdoors, the beautiful environment, both in fresh and salt water. And the thing that concerns me is the amount of kids that stand on street corners, or go into pinball parlours, and call it recreation.” – Rex Hunt

“When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing – just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?” – Ralph Marston

“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“I’ve visited Lincoln Park Zoo more times than I can count because I believe the more the public learns about our animals, plants and environment, the better equipped we are to play a leading role in protecting our planet.” – Mike Quigley

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.” – Charles Dickens

“You can’t tell a kid that it’s time to exercise; that’s a turn off…you have to say, “Let’s go to the park and have some fun! Then you get them to do some running, play on the swings, practice on the balance beam, and basically get a full workout disguised as play.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You can get the true essence of New Yorkers by just hanging out in Central Park.” – Andy Roddick

“My favorite British spots are any of the beautiful parks, especially on a sunny day such as this, after a long stretch of cold, cloudy and rainy days.” – Richard Schiff

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

“If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll get some appreciation for the scale and beauty of the outdoors. When you walk into it, then you see it in a completely different way. You discover it in a much slower, more majestic sort of way.” – Bill Bryson

“The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet

“The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.” – Ellen Burns Sherman

“I can’t wait for summer in the city! I love all the free activities in the parks that become available to us New Yorkers. Yoga and movie screenings in Bryant Park, concerts in Central Park – there’s so much more available to the New York community in the summer! And everyone just seems to smile more.” – Kara Lindsay

“Choose only one master – Nature” – Rembrandt

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Congress has an obligation to protect our country’s natural beauty, embodied in our nation’s parks, rivers and breathtaking landscapes.” – Dave Reichert

“I’m perfectly happy doing nothing. I’ll hang around the house and take the dog to the park.” – Jorge Garcia

“Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighborhoods.” – David Suzuki

“I just want to go through Central Park and watch folks passing by. Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that.” – Barack Obama

“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of the great human principle.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

 

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