Sawing Quotes (3 quotes)
Across the road from my cabin was a huge clear-cutâ€”hundreds of acres of massive spruce stumps interspersed with tiny Douglas firsâ€”products of what they call â€śReforestation,â€ť which I guess makes the spindly firs en masse a â€śReforest,â€ť which makes an individual spindly fir a â€śRefir,â€ť which means you could say that Weyerhauser, who owns the joint, has Refir Madness, since they think that sawing down 200-foot-tall spruces and replacing them with puling 2-foot Refirs is no different from farming beans or corn or alfalfa. They even call the towering spires they wipe from the Earth's face forever a â€ścropâ€ť--as if they'd planted the virgin forest! But I'm just a fisherman and may be missing some deeper significance in their nomenclature and stranger treatment of primordial trees.
Beaconsfield said: â€śAction may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.â€ť The first portion of this observation is just freighted down with truth. Take the action of sawing hard and dry wood, for instance. You wager it doesnâ€™t bring happiness instead of backache.
Many people think that conservation is just about saving fluffy animalsâ€”what they donâ€™t realise is that weâ€™re trying to prevent the human race from committing suicide â€¦ We have declared war on the biological world, the world that supports us â€¦ At the moment the human race is in the position of a man sawing off the tree branch he is sitting on.