Woods Quotes

In treating of the oak, I have considered that the species of it growing in warm climates is superior to that which is produced in cold countries. But we must not imagine this to be the case with all woods on the contrary, the fir timber grown in cold countries is superior to that produced in warm ones, where its growth is rapid.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

I’d go into the woods to look for the witches, the mythical beings.

— Anya Taylor-Joy

My father… removed from Kentucky to… Indiana, in my eighth year… It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up… Of course when I came of age, I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher… but that was all.

— Abraham Lincoln

I like to buy a new fragrance for each film. I’ll go out in the city where I’m filming and snap it up. The one I have for ‘Into the Woods’ is Terry de Gunzburg Flagrant Delice, which I bought in London.

— Anna Kendrick

I’m an obsessive musical theatre person, so some of the most formative albums for me were, you know, the ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ soundtrack or ‘Into The Woods.’

— Allison Williams

Into The Woods was… a lot of running around in the woods! I can’t wait to see the show again. People didn’t realize it back then, but kids still come up to me-young people-and they talk about it. It really made its mark.

— Bernadette Peters

As any old Taoist walking out of the woods can tell you, simple-minded does not necessarily mean stupid.

— Benjamin Hoff

I have no fancy living at all. Well, I have a house in Sun Valley. Five acres in the woods. I guess that’s fancy.

— B. Wayne Hughes

When I worked in Los Angeles covering hard news, very often when something important would happen I’d be off in the woods covering something unimportant, which was more interesting to me.

— Charles Kuralt

Some people fast, some people go on a cruise or visit a day spa. I get out in the woods with a rifle or a bow. That’s my release.

— Chris Pratt

I usually write in my kitchen, which is a large, octagonal room that looks into woods – three big windows look out into the trees.

— Chuck Palahniuk

I spent four years in the United States Army between 1985 and 1989, and I certainly learned how to survive out in the woods.

— Chad Coleman

When you get a job on ‘The Walking Dead’ you imagine you’re going to be running through the woods with a lot of weaponry shouting, ‘Look out!’

— Dallas Roberts

Creating stuff is hard. But, if that terrifies you, you will just be numb, and you better just stay at home and watch TV and do something else. Move into the woods and live with the trees.

— Daniel Espinosa

If you put Willem Dafoe, Liam Neeson and James Woods in a room together, there wouldn’t be room for anyone else.

— Dana Delany

When I want to kick it up, I like to add hardwood chips or chunks to the grill it adds bold smoky flavors. The most common woods are hickory and mesquite, but you can find alder, apple, cherry and, my personal favorite, pecan.

— Emeril Lagasse

We fill the woods with invasive primates camouflaged to look like piles of leaves who sneak around, sprinkling estrus doe urine and manipulating gadgets that sound like antlers clashing.

— Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

I mean, horror films in general put humans in these awful supernatural or horrible situations, but ‘Cabin In The Woods’ cranks it up a few notches and becomes outrageous and totally bizarre.

— Fran Kranz

In the spring of 1993, I married Beverly and moved to the woods. This is something I could never have imagined myself doing.

— Floyd Skloot

When Beverly and I got together in 1992, and I moved to be with her in the little round house she’d built in the middle of 20 acres of woods near Amity, I found myself immersed in a natural setting that I responded to with all my being.

— Floyd Skloot

We were soon free of the woods and bushes, and fairly upon the broad prairie.

— Francis Parkman

When at home in Buckinghamshire, I tend to work out for two to three hours on the track or in the woods close by and then do weights.

— Greg Rutherford

The parish I live in is a very abrupt, uneven country, full of hills and woods, and therefore full of birds.

— Gilbert White

Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us.

— Huston Smith

My weekends are spent hidden in the woods, and then I have to come back and pretend to be this very upper-crust insurance investigator. But, I mean, duality’s nice. You never get bored. You can’t say the grass is always greener if you’re in both backyards.

— Hilarie Burton

Well it’s not easy being Tiger Woods on the course. It’s not easy being Tiger Woods off the course. In his defense, it’s not easy being Tiger Woods.

— Hank Haney

Most young people find botany a dull study. So it is, as taught from the text-books in the schools but study it yourself in the fields and woods, and you will find it a source of perennial delight.

— John Burroughs

The redwood is the glory of the Coast Range. It extends along the western slope, in a nearly continuous belt about ten miles wide, from beyond the Oregon boundary to the south of Santa Cruz, a distance of nearly four hundred miles, and in massive, sustained grandeur and closeness of growth surpasses all the other timber woods of the world.

— John Muir

I met Tiger Woods when he was younger. He’s amazing – obviously technically, but his mental approach, too. He’s really something.

— John Wooden

I have two brothers and we basically spent our lives playing in the woods, falling in ponds, getting chased by wasps and riding donkeys that we shouldn’t have been riding.

— Jo Brand

Along 4 Mile Run, there was a nice woods down in front of the house. I used to run around there.

— Jim Fowler

I live in the woods, so really the only way you can get to me is if you send a letter.

— Jeffrey Dean Morgan

I love to ride horses, hike in the woods with Juliette and appraise Longhorns.

— Janine Turner

I found many treasures in the woods over the years: shotgun shells, empty Colt 45 bottles, old railroad spikes, orange and black beetles eating a dead mouse, pebbles that looked just like teeth, old stone walls and cellar holes, a rusted out frying pan, the skull of a cat.

— Jennifer McMahon

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.

— John Fowles

I collect old rusty hand tools and sharpen and polish them, then use them to build things out of walnut and cherry that I harvest from fallen trees in the woods.

— John Grogan

There’s simply no excuse not do a game about ‘Blair Witch,’ which has everything from the time-dimensional shifting to being chased through the woods. Kind of like the VR website experience where the woods shift whenever you turn.

— James Allen McCune

Mathematical discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no man can hasten or retard.

— Janos Bolyai

I wish I were with some of the wild people that run in the woods, and know nothing about accomplishments!

— Joanna Baillie

But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray woods came lanterns with wagons and horses, bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

They drove a long way through the snowy woods, till they came to the town of Pepin. Mary and Laura had seen it once before, but it looked different now.

— Laura Ingalls Wilder

If Tiger Woods had played football, he would have been a quarterback.

— Lou Holtz

The woods that I loved as a child are entirely gone. The woods that I loved as a young adult are gone. The woods that most recently I walked in are not gone, but they’re full of bicycle trails.

— Mary Oliver

When you say ‘fear of the unknown’, that is the definition of fear fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it’s genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we’re not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe.

— M. Night Shyamalan

As a modern-day role model, I’d have to go for Tiger Woods. I’m also a massive Sachin Tendulkar fan.

— Mark Lawrenson

The magnificent lobby of the Chrysler Building – faced with rare marbles, aglitter with decorative metalwork, and surmounted by a ceiling painted with a totemic image of the tower itself – leads to elevator cabs inlaid with exotic woods in fanciful patterns. The entire route from street to office is invested with ceremony, dignity, and delight.

— Martin Filler

I wrote my first real murder story as a journalist for the Daytona Beach News Journal in 1980. It was about a body found in the woods. Later, the murder was linked to a serial killer who was later caught and executed for his crimes.

— Michael Connelly

I met Evan Rachel Wood, James Woods, Kevin Bacon at Sundance. Steve Buscemi is pretty laid-back. I met Judy Greer in Vegas, and she was cool.

— Mark Zupan

Beaumont-Hamel sits within a thousand acres of French agriculture. The trenches are under this blanket of grass. In the 1920s, a park was established here and trees from Newfoundland imported to encircle the battlefield so you get the feeling of being within a copse of woods.

— Michael Winter

Man is a great blunderer going about in the woods, and there is no other except the bear makes so much noise.

— Mary Hunter Austin

I’ve been camping and stuff, but if you left me in the woods I’d probably just curl up and cry until someone found me.

— Norman Reedus

You know the fairy-tale drill, especially from the Disney versions: the heroines endure awful stuff in rites of passage that lead to a joyous resolution of, usually, marriage to a prince. ‘Into the Woods’ follows that template, then asks, ‘What happens after Happy Ever After?’

— Richard Corliss

New Jersey is the most poetic state: close enough to New York to be urban and cosmopolitan, far enough to be desirous and unsure densely populated, but full of farms and woods, with the most deer of any state.

— Robert Pinsky

I just know that for my honeymoon, I’m not going to go to a cabin in the woods.

— Rose Leslie

I don’t have my own garden we’re on shale and in the woods. And if I did have a garden, the deer and chipmunks and squirrels and bears would eat everything anyway.

— Ruth Reichl

We were so far back in the woods, they almost had to pipe in sunlight.

— Roy Rogers

How can I intimidate Tiger Woods? I mean, the guy’s got 75 or whatever PGA Tour wins, 14 majors. He’s been the biggest thing ever in our sport. How could some little 23-year-old from Northern Ireland with a few wins come up and intimidate him.

— Rory McIlroy

Your woods, irons and wedges are built with specific lengths and lie angles, which demand that you stand to the ball a little differently for each one. The secret is to know which elements of your address position remain constant, and which ones you have to tweak to match the club in your hand.

— Sergio Garcia

I was raised in South Alabama in the woods, y’know? I’m country.

— Shelby Lynne

Ray Bradbury’s connections to fantasy, space, cinema, to the macabre and the melancholy, were all born of his years spent running, jumping, galloping through the woods, across the fields, and down the brick-paved streets of Waukegan.

— Sam Weller

I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country… dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.

— Terry Gilliam

I see so many guys, really athletic guys, wearing pleats and I just shake my head. Like, Tiger Woods used to wear pleated pants! I’m like, ‘C’mon, Tiger!’

— Tom Brady

I’d rather fight 100 structure fires than a wildfire. With a structure fire you know where your flames are, but in the woods it can move anywhere it can come right up behind you.

— Tom Watson

I do like not knowing where I’m going, wandering in strange woods, whistling and following bread crumbs.

— Tilda Swinton

There is a number among us, young and old, of all sorts almost among us, that swarm up and down towns, and woods, and fields, whose care and work hitherto hath been like bees, only to get honey to their own hive.

— Thomas Shepard

In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write but evidently can’t read. If they could read their stuff, they’d stop writing.

— Will Rogers
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