"Birds have wings they're free they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Roger Tory Peterson on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Roger Tory Peterson on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Roger Tory Peterson on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Roger Tory Peterson on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Roger Tory Peterson on Abraham Lincoln
"Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble."
"Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life - all life."
"I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them."