65 Redwood Quotes On Success In Life

These Redwood quotes will inspire you. Sequoioideae, popularly known as redwoods, is a subfamily of coniferous trees within the family Cupressaceae.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Redwood quotes, Redwood sayings, and Redwood proverbs.

Best Redwood Quotes

  1. “The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.” ~ John Steinbeck
  2. “No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe” ~ John Steinbeck
  3. “There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  4. “A grove of giant redwood or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great and beautiful cathedral.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  5. “What can the redwoods tell us about ourselves? Well, I think they can tell us something about human time. The flickering, transitory quality of human time and the brevity of human life – the necessity to love.” ~ Richard Preston
  6. “But more impressive than the facts and figures as to height, width, age, etc., are the entrancing beauty and tranquility that pervade the forest, the feelings of peace, awe, and reverence that it inspires.” ~ George MacDonald
  7. “Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” ~ Linda Hogan
  8. “I didn’t need to understand the hypostatic unity of the Trinity; I just needed to turn my life over to whoever came up with redwood trees.” ~ Anne Lamott

  9. “A murmuring, fateful, giant voice, out of the earth and sky, Voice of a mighty dying tree in the Redwood forest dense…. [T]he wood-spirits came from their haunts of a thousand years, to join the refrain; But in my soul I plainly heard. Murmuring out of its myriad leaves, Down from its lofty top, rising two hundred feet high, Out of its stalwart trunk and limbs – out of its foot-thick bark, That chant of the seasons and time – chant, not of the past only, but of the future.” ~ Walt Whitman
  10. “The redwood is one of the few conifers that sprout from the stump and roots, and it declares itself willing to begin immediately to repair the damage of the lumberman and also that of the forest burner.” ~ John Muir
  11. “Ideas are like seeds, apparently insignificant when first held in the hand. Once firmly planted, they can grow and flower into almost anything at all, a cornstalk, or a giant redwood, or a flight across the ocean. Whatever a man imagines, he can achieve.” ~ Charles Lindbergh
  12. “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

  13. “To sustain an environment suitable for man, we must fight on a thousand battlegrounds. Despite all of our wealth and knowledge, we cannot create a redwood forest, a wild river, or a gleaming seashore.” ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  14. “God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” ~ John Muir
  15. “Do behold the king in his glory, King Sequoia. Behold! Behold! seems all I can say…. Well may I fast, not from bread but from business, bookmaking, duty doing & other trifles…. I’m in the woods woods woods, & they are in mee-ee-ee…. I wish I were wilder & so bless Sequoia I will be.” ~ John Muir
  16. “Going to the mountains is going home.” ~ John Muir

  17. “As I went walking I saw a sign there And on the sign it said “No Trespassing.” But on the other side, it didn’t say anything, That side was made for you and me. This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York island From the Redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.” ~ Woody Guthri
  18. “Civil disobedience can help to focus attention on a particular injustice. It was used historically to highlight wrongs in society – turning ancient redwood forests into paper towels or preventing people from sitting down at lunch counters because of the color of their skin. On climate change, we have not seen strong leadership coming from Washington, DC.In particular, the president has an enormous opportunity to follow up on his inaugural speech with a concerted course of action to aggressively take on a clean energy transition.” ~ Michael Brune
  19. “I think, too, that we’ve got to recognize that where the preservation of a natural resource like the redwoods is concerned, that there is a common-sense limit. I mean, if you’ve looked at a hundred thousand acres or so of trees-you know, a tree is a tree, how many more do you need to look at?
    Opposing expansion of Redwood National Park.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  20. “A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at?” ~ Ronald Reagan

  21. “Amory Lovins says the primary design criteria he uses is the question How do we love all the children? Not just our children, not just the ones who look like us or who have resources, not just the human children but the young of birds and salmon and redwood trees. When we love all the children, when that love is truly sacred to us in the sense of being most important, then we have to take action in the world to enact that love. We are called to make the earth a place where all the children can thrive.” ~ Starhawk
  22. “I know what every colored woman in this country is doing… Dying. Just like me. But the difference is they dying like a stump. Me, I’m going down like one of those redwoods. I sure did live in this world.” ~ Toni Morrison
  23. “Gigantic second and third growth trees are found in the redwoods, forming magnificent temple-like circles around charred ruins more than a thousand years old.” ~ John Muir
  24. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” ~ John Muir

  25. “It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these western woods … Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries since Christ’s time-and long before that-God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining, leveling tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools.” ~ John Muir
  26. “I saw them; there is nothing beautiful about them, just that they are a little higher than the others. Referring to one of the oldest and loveliest groves of redwoods, showing insensitivity to their magnificence.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  27. “For millennia the two-million-acre redwood ecosystem thrived and sheltered myriad species of life. In the last 150 years, 97 percent of the original redwood forests have been destroyed by timber corporations. … Big business cut-and-run logging operations have instilled a false dichotomy: jobs versus the environment.” ~ Julia Hill
  28. “Any fool can destroy trees, they cannot run away.” ~ John Muir

  29. “Walking, I can almost hear the redwoods beating. And the oceans are above me here, rolling clouds, heavy and dark. It is winter and there is smoke from the fires. It is a world of elemental attention, of all things working together, listening to what speaks in the blood. Whichever road I follow, I walk in the land of many gods, and they love and eat one another. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” ~ Linda Hogan
  30. “The vineyard country, russet, reddish, carmine-brown in this season.
    A blue outline of hills above a fertile valley.
    It’s warm as long as the sun does not set, in the shade cold returns.
    A strong sauna and then swimming in a pool surrounded by trees.
    Dark redwoods, transparent pale-lived birches.
    In their delicate network, a sliver of the moon.
    I describe this for I have learned to doubt philosophy
    And the visible world is all that remains.” ~ Czeslaw Milosz
  31. “When a chainsaw rips into a 2,000-year-old redwood tree, it’s ripping into my guts. When a bulldozer plows through the Amazon rainforest, it’s ripping through my side. And when a Japanese whaling ship fires an exploding harpoon into a great whale it’s my heart that’s being blown to smithereens.” ~ David Foreman , Forest redwood quotes
  32. “If you’ve seen one redwood, you’ve seen them all.” ~ Ronald Reagan

  33. “Nature is very clear on this. In fact, there’s one fundamental law that all of nature obeys that mankind breaks every day. Now, this is a law that’s evolved over billions of years and the law is this: nothing in nature takes more than it needs. A redwood tree doesn’t take all of the soil’s nutrients, just what it needs to grow. A lion doesn’t kill every gazelle, just one. We have a term for something in the body when it takes more than its share. We call it cancer.” ~ Tom Shadyac , Nature redwood quotes
  34. “Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay
  35. “What a dull universe it would be if everything in it conformed to our expectations, if it held nothing to surprise or baffle us or confound our common sense. A century ago no one foresaw the existence of black holes, an expanding universe, oceans on Jupiter’s moons, or DNA. What could be more enriching than to know that we share a common origin with all living things, that we are kin to chimpanzees, redwoods and mollusks? And isn’t it a source of wonder to realize that the iron in our blood and the calcium in our bones were created in the bellies of supernovas?” ~ Steven Pinker
  36. “Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains.” ~ Gregory Bateson

  37. “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
  38. “Nature is a tenacious recycler, every dung heap and fallen redwood tree a bustling community of saprophytes wresting life from the dead and discarded, as though intuitively aware that there is nothing new under the sun. Throughout the physical world, from the cosmic to the subatomic, the same refrain resounds. Conservation: it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law.” ~ Natalie Angier
  39. “Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you’ll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city.” ~ Sylvia Earle
  40. “This land is your land, this land is my land” ~ Woody Guthrie

  41. “My father had been opposed to my flying from the first and had never flown himself. However, he had agreed to go up with me at the first opportunity, and one afternoon he climbed into the cockpit and we flew over the Redwood Falls together. From that day on I never heard a word against my flying and he never missed a chance to ride in the plane.” ~ Charles Lindbergh
  42. “To be worth making at all a journey has to be made in the mind as much as in the world of objects and dimensions. What value can there be in seeing or experiencing anything for the first time unless it comes as a revelation? And for that to happen, some previously held thought or belief must be confounded, or enhanced, or even transcended. What difference can it make otherwise to see a redwood tree, a tiger, or a hummingbird?” ~ Ted Simon
  43. “Tree It is foolish to let a young redwood grow next to a house. Even in this one lifetime, you will have to choose. That great calm being, this clutter of soup pots and books– Already the first branch-tips brush at the window. Softly, calmly, immensity taps at your life.” ~ Jane Hirshfield
  44. “Let me put it this way. According to my girth, I should be a ninety-foot redwood.” ~ Erma Bombeck

  45. “Going up north with the redwoods and driving along the coast, it’s got everything, man. It’s got the desert, the mountains, and the ocean. It’s beautiful.” ~ Chad Smith
  46. “Like all real treasures of the mind, perception can be split into infinitely small fractions without losing its quality. The weeds in a city lot convey the same lesson as the redwoods; the farmer may see in his cow-pasture what may not be vouchsafed to the scientist adventuring in the South Seas.” ~ Aldo Leopold
  47. “Between the redwoods, growing up and enjoying nature, camping on almost every vacation, and getting to go to summer camp in the Adirondacks, it was really very apparent to me that we had to preserve what we had on the earth.” ~ Bonnie Raitt
  48. “John Redwood is a young man but, let’s face it, so was Margaret Thatcher in 1975.” ~ Edward Leigh

  49. “To survive, our minds must taste redwood, and agate, octopi, bat, and in the bat’s mouth, insect. It’s hard to think like a planet, but we’ve got to try.” ~ James Bertolino
  50. “He is likely to remain the one historian of the Sierra; he imported into his view the imagination of the poet and the reverence of the worshipper…. William Kent, during Muir’s life, paid him a rare tribute in giving to the nation a park of redwoods with the understanding that it should be named Muir Woods. But the nation owes him more. His work was not sectional but for the whole people, for he was the real father of the forest reservations of America.” ~ Robert Underwood Johnson
  51. “Uncle Sam is not often called a fool in business matters, yet he has sold millions of acres of timber land at two dollars and a half an acre on which a single tree was worth more than a hundred dollars. But this priceless land has been patented, and nothing can be done now about the crazy bargain…. a bad, black business from beginning to end.” ~ John Muir
  52. “One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.” ~ John Muir

  53. “That was it! The whole Redwood City philosophy was based on a willingness to try harder than anyone else.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell
  54. “Catelyn had never liked this godswood. She had been born a Tully, at Riverrun far to the south, on the Red Fork of the Trident. The godswood there was a garden, bright and airy, where tall redwoods spread dappled shadows across tinkling streams, birds sang from hidden nests, and the air was spicy with the scent of flowers.” ~ George R. R. Martin
  55. “Every year my mom takes her 5th grade class on an outdoor education trip, and ever since I was born, I came with her. One thing I remember the most was this long, old rickety bridge held by two redwood trees. In order to get to the camp fire, you had to cross it. Each time I went across I made my brother carry me on his shoulders. It freaked me out sooooo much, even a little now when I think about it.” ~ Zendaya
  56. “I made her the queen of my double wide trailer with the polyester curtains and redwood deck.” ~ Sammy Kershaw]

  57. “And they drank heavily, partied with great enthusiasm, and relished the drug culture; they moved in and out and slept around, and this was okay because they defined their own morality. They were fighting for the Mexicans and the redwoods, dammit! They had to be good people!” ~ John Grisham
  58. “If you want to save the snow leopard, or the giant Redwoods, or the Okavango delta, or the Amazon, or the atmosphere, or the Earth, or those you love, or yourself, or the human race, this is the only path that can achieve that-so the truth is the sooner you support and adopt this path of transformation through understanding the better. The choice is self-destruction or self-discovery.” ~ Jeremy Griffith
  59. “It’s a sign of respect and connection to learn the name of someone else, a sign of disrespect to ignore it. And yet, the average American can name over a hundred corporate logos and ten plants. Is it a surprise that we have accepted a political system that grants personhood to corporations, and no status at all for wild rice and redwoods? Learning the names of plants and animals is a powerful act of support for them. When we learn their names and their gifts, it opens the door to reciprocity.” ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer
  60. “These were people… who built redwood decks on their mobile homes and have no idea that smart-aleck Yankees think that is somehow funny. People of the pines. My people.” ~ Rick Bragg

  61. “Virtually all native cultures that have survived without fouling their nests have acknowledged that nature knows best, and have had the humility to ask the bears and wolves and ravens and redwoods for guidance.” ~ Janine Benyus
  62. “When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o’clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it.” ~ Willie Mays
  63. “Their preservation depends upon a sentiment. As sentiment never yet annihilated a paying industry, we cannot hope to stay, wholly, the ax and saw of the lumberman. But popular opinion, combined with action, if directed intelligently towards the setting apart of someone section of the noble redwood forests… will, I believe, save for our present delight and for that of the generations who come after us, at least one grand forest of the Sequoia sempervirens such as the world cannot show elsewhere, such as a thousand years cannot reproduce.” ~ Frank Howard Clark
  64. “If you go to a tree with an ax and take five whacks at the tree every day, it doesn’t matter if it’s an oak or a redwood; eventually the tree has to fall down.” ~ Jack Canfield

  65. “[W]hat have we done with our forests? Chopped them, and burned them, and wasted them; and now almost the last of the great stands of timber are here on the Pacific slope. We are in the center of the best of them. Probably nowhere on earth does there exist a forest to compare in continuous grandeur and unqualified beauty with the Redwoods that are found along the Eel River and to the north.” ~ Madison Grant

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