Yosemite Related Quotes



I can't help thinking that if the American West were discovered today, the most glorious bits would be sold off to the highest bidder. Yosemite might be nothing but weekend homes for Internet tycoons.

Nicholas Kristof


The future of Yosemite climbing lies not in Yosemite, but in using the new techniques in the great granite ranges of the world.

Yvon Chouinard


“Ansel taught a workshop in Yosemite which I happened to attend. We talked. He suggested I come work for him after I finished school. Ansel was then in his 80s. I was his photographic assistant until his death in 1984, after which I worked with his friend Mary Alinder on Ansel's biography. The entire experience was very much a privilege.”

Chris Rainier


“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.”

Ansel Adams


I wonder how many men, hiding their youngness, rise as I do, Saturday mornings, filled with the hope that Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck will be there waiting as our one true always and forever salvation?

Ray Bradbury


I knew my destiny when I first experienced Yosemite.

Ansel Adams


Things need shaking up when American women feel endangered even as Yosemite bears lumber around belching, their eyes glazed with surfeit, their pelts covered in Oreo crumbs.

Sandra Tsing Loh


A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite and go camping.

Michael Steger


A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.

Galen Rowell


What they [Jim deMint and the oil lobby] do care about is the precedent. If they open up ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), they'll think they can do anything to the environment - anything at all. Drilling in Yosemite? In the Grand Canyon? What's next?

Barbara Boxer