“The stillness, solitude, wildness of nature is a kind or thoroughwort or boneset, to my intellect. This is what I go out to seek. It is as if I always met in those places some grand, serene, immortal, infinitely encouraging though invisible, companion, and walked with him.”
- Henry David Thoreau

“To spend a lengthy period alone in the forests or mountains, a period of coming to terms with the solitude and nonhumanity or nature is to discover who, or what, one really is—a discovery hardly possible while the community is telling you what you are, or ought to be.”
- Alan Watts