"They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth." --Henry Beston, 1928 (The Outermost House)
"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."
-Henry Van Dyke
Birdwatchers are cheep dates.
"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." -William Blake
"I have often had the impression that, to penguins, man is just another penguin -- different, less predictable, occasionally violent, but tolerable company when he sits still and minds his own business."