"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."
"The environment is everything that isn't me."Roger Tory Peterson on Albert Einstein
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."Roger Tory Peterson on Margaret Mead
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."Roger Tory Peterson on John Muir
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."Roger Tory Peterson on Henry David Thoreau
"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."Roger Tory Peterson on John Muir
"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."
"Birds have wings they're free they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy."